[Nfbnet-members-list] About Liquid Sunshine, Live Streams, and Guide Dog Users
blind411 at verizon.net
Wed Jun 11 21:57:05 UTC 2014
Please circulate the following message as widely as appropriate!
Greetings from the Sunshine State!
As a native Floridian, I know
quite a bit about the weather in the Sunshine
State and thought I would share what I know with
you! During the month of July, the sun always
shines during the day in Florida. Sometimes the
sunshine is the liquid sort and you should expect
it every day. Though you may be considering
bringing rain gear with you for our national
convention, there is no need to do so. NAGDU will
provide it for you. At the NAGDU table in the
exhibit hall (B-17) we will have rain ponchos
emblazoned with the brand new NFB logo. These
large ponchos measure 52 X 86 and feature a
very roomy hood. These ponchos are $10 each and
will definitely keep you dry! We will also be
selling our 20 oz. Oktoberfest beer steins for
$5.00, as well as raffle tickets for a very
unique Blue Tooth Tech package consisting of a
keyboard, waterproof speaker/microphone, and a
miniature USB battery charger/flashlight valued
at $195! Raffle tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
The National Federation of the
Blind is recognized as an innovator in the field
of blindness. As a strong and proud division of
the NFB, NAGDU is the leading force in the guide
dog Movement. During our meeting on July 1, we
will reflect our heritage with the NFB and our
leadership in the service animal movement by
launching an innovative, amazing resource that
will dramatically change the way guide and other
service animal users protect their civil rights.
If you are a guide dog user or interested in
guide dog users issues, you will not want to
miss this exciting, groundbreaking announcement!
We will also hear from an expert in Sharia law
who will discuss the official view of service
animals under Islamic law and practice.
On Thursday, July 3, we will hear from
several guide dog training programs who have
instituted new programs that are changing the way
guide dog users undergo training, including
fast-track training, community training, and
training that incorporates both residential and
community training. We are looking forward to a
packed room, so plan on coming early and staying
late to mix & mingle with your fellow guide dog
users and trainers! Both our meetings will be
held in Salon 3, Level 2 of the rosen Plaza Hotel
& Convention Center. Registration begins at 6:00
p.m. and will close at 6:45 p.m. Our meetings will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.
Did you say youre not able to make the meeting?
Not so! You can be a part of this exciting pair
of meetings, even if youre not in Orlando! This
year, NAGDU will be streaming our meetings live.
The live stream will be available from the
homepage of our website! Simply go to
and find the link to the live stream. Our
meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 1 and
Thursday, July 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dont
miss a minute of the most dynamic gathering of
guide dog users in the world and the incredible
announcement that will be made! If you would like
to make a contribution to defray the cost of our
live stream, you can do so by going to our donation page
The National Association of Guide dog Users is
the leader in guide and service animal policy,
education, and advocacy for guide dog users! We
are also the most dynamic, innovative, and
energetic organization of guide dog users in the
world! Our influence and strength are the result
of our robust membership. If you are not a
member of NAGDU or one of its affiliate
divisions, you are invited to join our ranks and
support our goal of Living the Life You Want as a
guide dog user. Membership in the National
Association of guide dog Users also makes you a
member of the National Federation of the Blind.
Joining is painless and simple. Our dues are only
$5.00 annually and you can join and pay your dues
online. For more information about joining NAGDU, please go to
Dont forget about the NAGDU
Information & Advocacy Hotline where you can hear
information about service animal laws and
regulations, as well as connect to a live
advocate who can help you in the event you face
access problems because of your guide dog. You
can call the Hotline 24/7 by calling 888-NAGDU411
(888-624-3841). The Hotline recently received a
sizable grant from Twilio Cloud Communications to
support the Hotline for years to come. Thanks to
Twilio for their generosity and support of this valuable resource!
Finally, you are invited to read our
NAGDU blog Harness Up! You can read the blog
and sign up for notifications when new posts are published by going to
I look forward to seeing you in
Orlando or having you participate on our live
stream. If you have any questions, do not
hesitate to get in touch with me. My contact information is below my signature.
Marion Gwizdala, President
National Association of Guide dog Users Inc.
National Federation of the Blind
Hotline: 888-NAGDU411 (888-624-3841
<mailto:Info at nagdu.org>Info at nagdu.org
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