[NFBWATlk] Seattle Chapter Meeting on March 25th!

Kris Colcock kris at colcock.com
Tue Mar 21 18:47:46 UTC 2023

Hi Jim,

I have a previous engagement at the Bainbridge Island FAMJAM which is
held at the kid's discovery museum. However, please let people know
about our upcoming NFB BELL Academy being held at the Washington State
School for the Blind in Vancouver from July 30 to August 4. We are
partnering with the NFB of Oregon to put together a residential
academy. We need volunteers on all levels. We need people to help:
* create materials
* Secure in-kind donations from Safeway, Fred Myer, Albertsons and Costco
* We need people to help spread the word
* We need people to secure monetary donations by participating in fund raisers
* We need chapters to pledge assistance of some kind to the academy

This academy not only helps the kids who attend, but it helps our
affiliate. These kids get to interact with successful individuals who
are blind. The parents get to know the NFBW and what we have to offer.

If anyone has questions or wishes to volunteer for a day or two
interacting with the children directly, please contact me. We have a
volunteer training event happening at the end of April for those who
will be directly working with our children. Individuals working
directly will the children will also have to complete a background

Thanks for your help and look forward to hearing from people!

Kris Colcock

On 3/20/23, portillo.jim at gmail.com <portillo.jim at gmail.com> wrote:
> National Federation of the Blind of Washington
> Greater Seattle Chapter Meeting!
> Join us for our upcoming meeting, Saturday March 25, 2023, beginning at
> 11:00 AM
> We will be meeting at Razzi's Pizzeria
> SEATTLE, WA 98103.
> Razzi's Pizzeria is on the #5 bus line.
> Our meeting will be action-packed!
> The dynamic duo of Shannon and Amandeep will begin our meeting with a short
> ice breaker. We will then be voting on the approval of our Secretary's
> report and hear from our treasurer. we will then hear from Marci Carpenter
> about all that's going on both on a state and national level. National
> Convention will be here before you know it!
> We will begin talking about and adding members to some committees that have
> been recently formed.
> We will be discussing some future chapter building activities, one that
> could possibly take the place of an upcoming meeting.
> We will also discuss membership and how to get more people involved, so
> come
> with ideas!
> Finally, Kristin and some of the board will have a great philosophy topic
> for us to discuss.
> This meeting will be interactive, so please come ready to participate and
> keep the new momentum of our growing chapter going!.
> After our meeting, let's stay, have lunch, and fellowship with one another.
> Razzi's has an extensive menu from which to choose a good meal, big or
> small. There is now a Braille menu, produced by one of our chapter members.
> Looking forward to seeing everyone on March 25th, at 11:00!
> Jim Portillo
> Seattle Chapter President

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