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The purpose of the Arizona Council of the Blind (AzCB) is to promote an improved understanding of the capabilities and needs of people who are blind or
visually impaired residents of and visitors to the State of Arizona, and to work to improve the social, economic, educational, employment and civic opportunities
which are available to blind and visually impaired people within Arizona.
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2015 Annual Arizona Council State Convention is coming!
The 2015 AZCB Annual Conference will be held on Friday, May 22 at the DEC Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center located at 5025 East Washington Street in Phoenix. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with the program beginning at 8:30 AM and ending at 3:30 PM. The DEC is a fragrance free facility. Items such as cologne, perfume and other scented products along with latex are not permitted.
The cost to attend is $25.00 per person. Please fill out the enrollment form before May 14 to insure your lunch choice is available.
If you would like more information please download the 2015 convention program.
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com or leave a message at (602) 273-1510.
AzCB Conference Schedule - Friday, May 22, 2015
- 8:00 AM - Check in and Registration Desk opens
- 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM - Complimentary casual breakfast available for all conference enrollees
- 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Conference Opens - Welcome and Overview from Carlos Paraskevas, AzCB President. RSA SBVID Update from Karin Grandon, Deputy Administrator
- 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – AZDAC - Arizona Disability Advocacy Coalition discusses the inertia of apathy: The cost and the cure
- 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM - Break
- 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Comprehensive Programs - Specialized services for people who are blind through cooperative agreements - Amy Porterfield
- 11:15 AM – 12:15 – The Current State of IT/AT - What do consumers need to do to stay on top of ever evolving changes in technology - Jeff Bishop
- 12:15 – 12:30 PM - Break and lunch setup
- 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM - Scholarship and awards luncheon - Guest Speaker: Jay Taska, “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” … Journeys and Transitions of an Experienced Mobility Guy
- 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM - Break
- 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – TBD
- 3:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Conference Wrap Up
2015 AZCB Membership Meeting Announcement
The 2015 AZCB Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI) at 3100 East Roosevelt Street in Phoenix.
There is no fee for attending and food and beverages will be provided.
This meeting is open to AzCB members in good standing. In good standing means a members dues are paid for the current year which allows the member to vote. If you would like to join or renew your membership, please contact a chapter president, fill out a membership form or call (602) 273-1510 and leave a message for assistance.
Please RSVP by April 1, 2015.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
- Call to Order
- Moment of Silence
- Attendance (self-introduction)
- First Read of Constitution and Bylaws Amendments (if any)
- Approval of 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes
- Approval of Treasurer's Report
- President's Message (You get the organization you deserve)
- Chapter Updates:
- Guide Dog Users of Arizona
- Maricopa Club
- Phoenix Chapter
- Southern Arizona
- BRIEF-Grant Report on 2014 Activities
- Report from the Nominating Committee
- Officer and Board Elections
- Report from the Constitution and Bylaws Committee
- Second Read (if any)
- Consideration of Constitution and Bylaws Amendments
- Resolutions (if any) presented for consideration
- Old Business
- New Business
2015 Scholarship Application now available
Enrollment is now open for the 2015 Arizona Council Scholarship. Proceed to the application form to apply for the scholarship.
May Board Meeting
The May board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 from 9AM to 11AM. Please call (218-936-8581) and pass code (6320547) to join the board meeting. You may review the past agendas and minutes here.
Understanding Charitable Giving
We greatly encourage members and readers to read the article just posted on the web site all about Charitable Giving opportunities
Proclamation from the President of the United States
Read the historical proclamation from the President of the United States on the twentieth anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Arizona Council of the Blind is a registered 501C3 tax-exempt volunteer organization Supporting the blind and low-vision community of Arizona. If you would like to contribute to the work and actions of AzCB There are three-easy ways in which you can help keep our mission moving forward.
you can use PayPal to make a Tax Deductable Donation. No set amount required.
Donate a vehicle: it’s easy to do with help from customer service representatives (800-320-3746). And it’s convenient. The transportation company comes to your home or office to remove the donated vehicle. Get rid of that unwanted car—or van, RV, truck, plane, or boat—and enjoy a tax deduction, if you itemize, for the fair market value of your vehicle. Or click here to learn more about car donation.
Join the monthly Monetary subscription fund and have an amount deducted from a checking account. Each quarter the AzCB will receive a total split of all donations and a portion up to 50% will fund the work of the American Council of the Blind, our parent organization, and the rest stays here in Arizona. For more details visit the
Monthly Monetary Support web page.
We thank you for your contributions.
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