Affiliate News

Diabetics in Action

It is hard to believe it is almost March! Hopefully the roughest time of year, weather-wise at least, is almost over. It is a difficult time of year for diabetics to get out and do the same kind of outdoor exercise as can be done during nicer weather.  It is also a time of year when you want to stay indoors and eat comfort food!   Besides not making big amounts of the comfort foods, it is also a good thing to find exercises that can be done inside. Some of these are running in place or leg and arm exercises while sitting in a sturdy chair.
Like most other affiliates, DIA is working on presentations for the ACB convention in July.  We are lining up some interesting speakers and good food for our luncheon.  We will also be selling raffle tickets again.
Membership dues can still be paid to Alice Ritchhart, 139 Altama Connector #188, Brunswick, GA 31525.
We are still looking for someone to draw a logo for DIA.  It can be anything related to diabetes and needs to be sent either by fax, (703) 465-5085, or e-mail to: and  You do not have to be a member of DIA or ACB to enter this contest. The winner in this contest will receive $100.

DCCB Prepares to Celebrate Its 100th Birthday

The District of Columbia Council of the Blind (DCCB) was established in 1913 as the D.C. Association of Workers for the Blind to encourage and enable both sighted and blind citizens to provide necessary educational, vocational, mobility and other services before those services were available from governmental sources.  The DCCB, which joined the American Council of the Blind in the 1970s, will celebrate its 100th birthday late this spring with a celebration to which the general public will be invited.  A review of some of the services provided in the early days will amaze you, so stay tuned for details regarding the date and place of the historic celebration.