[NFBWATLK] NFB of WA Convention

Robert Sellers robertsellers500 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 5 00:53:37 UTC 2018

I completely agree with your statements.
The breakout segments was a good addition to the convention.

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Subject: [NFBWATLK] NFB of WA Convention

Hello Fellow Federationists and friends,

I'm taking a moment at lunch to write a quick note to thank Marci, Corey and
the whole group of organizers for this year's state NFB convention in
Olympia. As Kaye mentioned, this was a convention that is one of the best
we've had. President Riccobono was with us all weekend, participating
actively in all of the many activities. His banquet speech was particularly
timely, since there were a large number of first time attendees, and they
got a full blown speech concerning our philosophy, our dreams and our real
belief that blindness won't hold anyone back, and we can live the lives we
want. I hope that in the coming days, others can put their thoughts about
the convention on the list so that others who unfortunately had to miss the
festivities will get a flavor of the rich and uplifting experience.

In fact, we had two outstanding scholarship winners this weekend, and a
couple of runners up that are just as capable and came to get into the
spirit of the Federation. Congratulations to Shannon Donahue and Kaleigh
Rainwater for their outstanding scholarship. We hope you'll use the money
wisely, and continue the participation in the organization that has great
expectations for the blind. The other two students that had applied, will we
hope work with us, and of course, reapply, because you never know when and
where the money will be there.

I'm sure I'll probably have more to say later, but can't sandwich it all in
during lunch. (smile.)

Once again, thanks to president Carpenter and the whole group of outstanding
Federationists for the fun, thought and tools that were brought to and used
at the convention. Let's go continue to build the Federation.


Bennett Prows

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