The ACB Braille Forum November 2017

Volume LVI November 2017 No. 5

 Published by the American Council of the Blind
 

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© 2017 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
1703 N. Beauregard St., Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22311
 
Table of Contents
 
ACB Creates Hurricane Relief Fund
 
Inside Union Station Hotel, by Janet Dickelman
 
We Really Should Say Thanks, by Tom Mitchell
 
Holiday Auction 2017 – The Goodies Will Be Delightful!, by Carla Ruschival
 
Summary of 2017 Resolutions
 
Role Models and Mentors Help Build Employment Success, by Kendra Farrow
 
Leading Across Generations, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
 
And The Winners Are …
 
Strategies for Membership Growth: Hear It from Those Who Have Done It, compiled by Ardis Bazyn
 
Affiliate News
 
Mini Mall Mayhem, by Carla Ruschival
 
Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
 
High Tech Swap Shop
 
ACB Officers, Board of Directors, and Board of Publications
 
Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums

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