[Nfbnet-members-list] Come celebrate the Human Services division's 20th anniversary

Merry Schoch merrys at verizon.net
Sun Jun 26 00:08:02 UTC 2016

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 
National Federation of the Blind’s Human Services 
division.  Below is our agenda which demonstrates 
our three dynamic presentations.  Please know we 
may have a few other guests surprise us!  The 
division meeting will be held on July 2nd in the 
Suwannee meeting room #20.  Meeting will begin at 
2:00 pm.  I am so excited about this year’s 
convention and I look forward to seeing you 
there!  Please stop by our table in the exhibit hall – table C34.
2016 Convention Agenda
The National Federation of the Blind
Human Services Division

1:00 to 1:50 pm - registration
2:00 pm:  Call to order- Merry C. Schoch, President
2:01 pm NFB Pledge – Tyrone Bratcher, Second Vice President
2:02 pm One minute message -   Tyrone Bratcher, Second Vice President
2:05 pm Treasurer’s report – Candice Chapman, Treasurer
2:10 pm Membership Introductions
2:25 pm Election for Secretary position – 1 year term
2:30 pm Presentation:  "Giving Your Best in the Helping Professions”,
Including an exercise in Progressive Muscle 
Relaxation followed by an interactive discussion.
Presented by: Jeannie Massay, Licensed 
Professional Counselor & National Federation of the Blind’s Treasurer
3:15 pm:  National Federation of the Blind 2016 scholarship winners
Winners who fall within the human services 
umbrella will introduce themselves and share their career aspirations.
3:30 pm “Veterans Receive Services for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”
Learn about the training and the tasks the dogs 
perform for veterans with PTSD
Presented by:  Greg Levick, Field Representative, 
Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs
  4:00 pm Constitutional Amendments
4:10 pm Committee reports
Education and Development – Mary Ann Robinson, First Vice President
Events – Tyrone Bratcher, Second Vice President
Legislation and Advocacy – Sarah Meyer, Board Member
Membership – Candice Chapman, Treasurer
Social Media:- Dennis Sumlin, Board Member
4:35 pm:  Presentation:  “Human Services through the Years and Across Careers
Our First Lady of the NFB shares her experiences 
in the human services field past and present.
Presented by Melissa L. Riccobono
4:55 pm:  Drawing for a $50 gift card from Bath & Body Works
All individuals who pay membership dues of $5.00 
will receive a raffle ticket for the gift card.
5:00 pm Adjournment
**I along with all the Board of Directors and 
members thank the presenters who have taken time 
to share their knowledge,  skills, and 
experiences  with us.  The professionals in our 
division have a responsibility to share with our 
cohorts and colleagues that blind parents have 
the right and ability to raise children.  Please 
take the Parenting brochure and the “What is the 
NFB”  brochure with you located at the front of 
the room.  Thank you all for joining our division 
and participating in  the meeting!

With heartfelt gratitude, love, hope, and determination,
Merry C. Schoch, LCSW
National Federation of the Blind
Human Services Division
merrys at verizon.net

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