Short on Sight, Long on Vision
Mid-Atlantic ACB Affiliate Convention
November 21-23, 2008
Holiday Inn-Rosslyn at Key Bridge, Arlington, VA
this letter as well as the registration form and tentative program can
also found online
if you’d like to read it that way.)
is your invitation to something special. Once
again, the American Council of the Blind of Maryland, Old Dominion Council of
the Blind and Visually Impaired, District of Columbia Council of the Blind, and
National Capital Citizens with Low Vision are hosting a convention together at
Inn, Rosslyn at Key Bridge, located at 1900 N. Ft. Myer Drive in Arlington,
year, everything will be bigger and better.
There will be twice as much exhibitor space as well as more sessions to
attend. On Saturday during lunch,
you’ll be inspired by Paralympian Joe Aukward’s story.
At the banquet, you’ll enjoy hearing our keynote speaker, Paul Edwards
who is a past American Council of the Blind president.
have a jam-packed weekend of informative and fun activities lined up for you.
There’ll be many opportunities for great networking, learning and fun! We kick off the weekend on Friday evening with exhibits and a
reception complete with a jazz quartet for your listening pleasure.
As was the case last year, Saturday and Sunday mornings begin with
find breakout sessions especially tailored for persons with partial sight as
well as those who are totally blind. We
delve into current events and how they impact our lives.
In addition, there’s cutting-edge information on assistive technology
and eye-related medical developments. With
14 breakout sessions to choose from, there’s sure to be something for
everyone. Build your own program!
Take a look at the attached tentative schedule for complete convention
Note: Our auction follows the
banquet and awards Saturday night. The
auction is a primary fund-raising event for our affiliates.
If you’ve attended in the past, you know just how much fun it is! If
you’re willing to donate either a door prize or auction items, please contact
a member of the auction committee listed below to make arrangements.
-Oral Miller in Washington, DC at
202-363-8334 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Adams in Northern Virginia at
703-437-1935 or email@example.com
Terry Pacheko in Maryland at
301-608-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
you very much for your consideration! The
proceeds from this event enable us to carry out our mission of helping people
who are blind and visually impaired all year long.
Early Bird registration fee is $50. if postmarked prior to November 1st.
and $65. if postmarked after that date.
Please register by November 14th to guarantee you will get
meals. The fee includes registration, all sessions and associated
materials, exhibits, reception, lunch and banquet.
rates are $99 (plus tax) per night for single or double occupancy.
To make a reservation, phone the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at 703-807-2000 or
1-800-368-3408. To get the reduced
rate, you must contact the hotel by November 1st and mention that you are with
the ACB convention.
registration form is enclosed. Complete
and mail in the registration form along with your check today!
And don’t forget to make your reservation at the Holiday Inn.
Check our web site www.acb.org/olddominion
for convention updates.
look forward to seeing you November 21-23!
Make plans to come…and bring a friend!