[Nfbnet-members-list] Conference Call for Seniors
Ruth Sager via Nfb-seniors
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Wed May 27 02:12:51 UTC 2015
Fifth Conference Call for 2015
Sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind Senior Division
Please join Ms. Shelley Kopel for the fifth nationwide conference
call Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at our usual afternoon time .
Topic: Out on the Town-dining out, theater, museums and much
more. Share your ideas, tips and concerns about stepping out on the
town. We seniors aren't sitting home; we're out and about in our
communities, actively engaged in organizations and you can be too.
Shellley Kopel has a master's degree as a teacher of the blind, TVI,
and has taught in Nebraska for several years, at the Commission for
the Blind and more recently at the Colorado center for the
Blind. She currently resides in South Carolina and is the fabulous
secretary for the National Federation of the Blind Senior
Division. She reports:
"This afforded me the opportunity, in those early days especially, to
teach blind individuals skills, and at the same time, really feel
confident within myself to accomplish what I was telling others they
could do. I have met so many wonderful people through the National
Federation of the Blind who have helped to shaped my opportunities
and ultimate belief in myself." Shelley willingly passes her
knowledge and skill on to others. Please join her as she moderates
this all-important conference call.
All calls will be held at the times listed below
4:00Eastern standard time,
3:00 Central time,
2:00 Mountain time,
1:00 Pacific time.
The conference call numbers are as follows for all calls:
All calls will be recorded and put on the NFB Senior webpage and
directions for calling back to listen to the call if missed will be
given a few hours after the calls have taken place.
In order to obtain the best possible sound for these calls, it is
recommended that each caller, after dialing in, press star 6 which
puts you in a "mute" mode. You will be able to hear everything
during the call but background noise from your location will not
disturb others listening in on the conversation. When you wish to
speak and enter the discussion, press star 6 once again and you will
be released from the "mute" mode and able to participate.
It is also highly recommended that each person wishing to speak state
his or her name and wait for the moderator to recognize you before
speaking. We can have too many people trying to seek the floor at
one time and chaos can occur. The moderator will do the very best to
recognize as many callers as possible however, Shelley will determine
the order in which speakers poceed.
Again, when finished with your comments, press star 6 once again to
go back into "mute" mode to facilitate better, uncluttered
communication for everyone.
We look forward to a stimulating, thought-provoking discussion with
many callers contributing their experiences and knowledge to seniors
who are anticipating stepping out once again into the community
around them. Please enjoy this upcoming conference call and share
the information you learn with fellow colleagues, neighbors and friends.
Coordinator, Senior Services
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21227
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SAVE THE DATE--August 20, 2015 POSSIBILITIES FAIR for Seniors Losing
Vision Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21227 Recommended for Low Vision
& Blind Seniors 55 +
For more info, contact: Andy McIver, amciver at bism.org, 410-737-2648
Ruth Sager, rsager at bism.org, 410-737-2649 Shirley Riffle,
sriffle at bism.org, 410-737-2645
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