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This is the state Conference/Convention page for the Alabama Council of the Blind. This page is a work in progress, reflecting on past accomplishments and forecasting the goals of the future. Changes are posted as quickly as they become available. Also, depending on the time of year that you visit this section of our website, this page may have changed significantly from what it was the last time you were here. We hope you find the information here helpful. Thanks for visiting, and be sure to check back again to see what is happening during the year.
***Auction Items for ACB Conference***
The 2012 Alabama Council of the Blind (ACB) State Conference and Convention is going to be exciting, informative, and a great networking opportunity. The Alabama Council of the Blind has worked hard to have a positive impact by sponsoring events, supporting blind and visually impaired people, and helping to increase the quality of life for the blind community. In order to continue to have the same positive impact, we need your help. As you know, fundraising is a vital part of any non profit organization.
There will be an auction on Friday night of the Conference/Convention. We need you to help us collect as many auction items as possible. It is sure to be a good time with a lot of great items to bid on. But we need you to begin now collecting those items. We also need prizes for the bingo fundraiser on Saturday evening. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide us. We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Alabama Council of the Blind State Conference and Convention!!! Come join us and visit with your friends, meet some new people and come away with a lot of good information.
~ Michael Talley, Second Vice President ACB
Phone: (205) 420-8112
*** Hello Everyone ***
Attached you will find the agenda and the pre-registration form for the 2012 State Alabama Council of the Blind (ACB) Conference and Convention that will be held September 14th through 16th in Huntsville at the Holiday Inn Research Park. You will also find a flyer regarding a pre-conference leadership training that will be sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. The pre-conference training session will be held Friday, September 14th from 9:00 to 12:00. To view the entire schedule of events click on the word agenda.
Other conference and convention highlights are: Legislative Forum, presentation by Talking Book Narrator, panel discussion by Dr. Cary Boswell, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Dr. Terry Graham, President of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind and Dr. Tommy Bice, Superintendent of the State Department of Education.
Please note the deadline of August 24th to make room reservations for the conference and convention room rate and the deadline of September 5th for pre-registration. Also, if you have accessibility needs, it is necessary that you pre-register in order that we can ensure that you are accommodated appropriately.
Please disseminate this information regarding the 2012 State ACB Conference and Convention to all you deem appropriate. I hope that each of you will be able to participate in this educational and informative event.
Once again, don't let time fly by and you forget to do it. Click on the pre-registration form, print it, fill it out and mail it to the address shown on the.
Norman Culver, President, Alabama Council of the Blind (ACB)