[NFBWATlk] Tremendous Convention

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Wed Nov 6 19:50:26 UTC 2019

Thank you to all who participated in and organized our 2019 NFB of Washington convention! Our workshops on Friday and breakout sessions on Saturday had high attendance and participation. The parents and youth sponsored by DSB were welcomed by everyone and the youth mentors did great job at the lunch on Saturday.

Congratulations to our newest NFB of Washington board members Jim Portillo and David Fair. Both will be great additions to our board and bring wonderful energy to our activities.

The Washington Association of Blind Students were very active at convention this year, from  selling tickets to it’s 50-50 drawing to the high energy karaoke night on Friday to the packed room at the student meeting on Saturday this is a group of students on the move!  The new officers of our student division are
Isaac Heiman, President
Shannon Donahue, Vice President
Luc Gandarias, Secretary
Amandeep Kaur, Treasurer

Congratulations to the new WAABS board! 

Isaac Heiman was also our $3000 NFB of Washington scholarship winner this year. Isaac is in his second year at Western Washington University as a pre-med major. Nikki Palm was our $2000 scholarship winner. Nikki is studying secondary education through an online degree program with Grand Canyon University. Nikki is also the treasure of our Members At Large chapter. Congratulations to Isaac and Nikki!

This convention had the highest level of participation of any NFB of Washington convention since I have been serving as President. The energy, enthusiasm and love of the National Federation of the Blind were very evident this weekend. We have much to do in the year ahead. We made some great plans and my door is always open for you to give me your ideas for new directions for our affiliate. I am inspired and eager to work with all of you to bring the Federation message to even more blind people in Washington state and to carry that message with you to government, agencies and the general public.  Let’s go build the National Federation of the Blind of Washington!

Marci Carpenter, President
National Federation of the Blind  of Washington
mjc59 at comcast.net

Sent from Marci's iPhone

> On Nov 6, 2019, at 9:49 AM, vincentricks65 via NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Yes Indeed, it was a tremendous convention, and I really enjoyed the Job seekers, semiar, and and I think Chris Colcock, did a great job on running the semiar, and her and Kay, did a great job on door prizes, and Pam Allen's, baquet speech, was great also, all in all it was the greatest convetion, that me and Sunni, have been to in years. Sent from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
> -------- Original message --------From: Les Fitzpatrick via NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> Date: 11/6/19  8:41 AM  (GMT-08:00) To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List' <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> Cc: Les Fitzpatrick <lfitz50 at gmail.com> Subject: Re: [NFBWATlk] Tremendous Convention It definitely was a great convention, I especially enjoyed hearing from PamAllen and seeing Rolland .As WelL.Les FitzpatrickPiano TechnicianHam Call Sign: K5FPT-----Original Message-----From: NFBWATlk <nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Kaye Kipp viaNFBWATlkSent: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:03 AMTo: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List' <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>Cc: Kaye Kipp <kkipp123 at gmail.com>Subject: Re: [NFBWATlk] Tremendous ConventionYes, it was a great convention; one of the best.  I always thing they can'tget any better, but they do.  I add my congratulations to the newly-electedboard members and scholarship winners.Kaye-----Original Message-----From: NFBWATlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Prows,Bennett (HHS/OCR) via NFBWATlkSent: Wednesday, November 06, 2019 7:14 AMTo: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>Cc: Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) <Bennett.Prows at HHS.GOV>Subject: [NFBWATlk] Tremendous ConventionThe just completed NFB of Washington convention was a vintage convention ofnorthwest conventioneers. How's that for a conventional opening. (grin.)This year's NFB of Washington convention was full of activities, enthusiasm,passion, and energy. I was extremely impressed  by the number of engagedblind friends and sighted participants who really came to work, play and bethe true Federation family. Marci of course did a fantastic job of runningall the convention sessions as our esteemed President, and the conventionplanning committee, with Corey Grandstaff as coordinator/chief/whip, ETC andall the others who worked on things was outstanding. The fact tha

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