[Nfbnet-members-list] results of the Meet the Blind Month challenge

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Dec 4 01:11:12 UTC 2012

>The results of the Meet the Blind Month challenges are in! 
>Congratulations to the North Central Chapter of the NFB of Louisiana 
>and the NFB of Maine!
>The first challenge was to create a unique and innovative Meet the 
>Blind Month event. The Federation has spoken, and the winner of this 
>challenge is the North Central Chapter of the NFB of Louisiana. 
>Although the margins were close, the North Central Chapter's effort 
>to beautify a local park takes the crown.
>The chapter learned of a local beautification project and decided to 
>participate by creating Braille labels for over thirty different 
>trees in the park. The chapter designed the labels so that they 
>could be placed alongside or near the corresponding print labels. 
>They will also consider planting a tree in the name of the chapter 
>soon. This was a unique way to expose the general public to the many 
>uses of Braille, and to share the positive philosophy of the NFB. 
>Great job North Central Chapter!
>The second challenge was open to those affiliates that did not 
>participate in last year's campaign. Each event submitted by a 
>qualifying affiliate earned one entry into a drawing for the 
>Newcomer Challenge prize. The NFB of Maine is this year's lucky 
>winner. Congratulations to the Maine affiliate for stepping up and 
>participating in this year's campaign.
>Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Meet the Blind 
>Month activities.  A number of fantastic events were submitted, so 
>thank you to everyone who cast their vote to decide this year's 
>Innovative Event Challenge winner. Remember, it's never too early to 
>begin planning your 2013 Meet the Blind Month events.
>Kind Regards,
>Mika Baugh
>Outreach, Jernigan Institute
>200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
>Baltimore, MD 21230
><mailto:mbaugh at nfb.org>mbaugh at nfb.org
>(410) 659-9314, extension 2371
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