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Sagebrush 2016 National BEP Training Conference Announcement

Mark your calendar for the next RSVA® Sagebrush National BEP Training Conference, beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 with the RSVA board of directors meeting and Sagebrush registration at 1 p.m. and ending on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at noon. Note: Valentine’s Day will be on the Sunday preceding the conference. Why not bring your Valentine and celebrate the beginning of another spectacular learning opportunity at the Golden Nugget Hotel in downtown Las Vegas?
Our theme for 2016 will be “Inspiring, Collaborating, and Communicating.” We will have a full program of knowledgeable speakers and an opportunity to visit with exhibitors and sponsors. Past Sagebrush conference summaries are available at The agenda and archives from 2015 are available at; they are also available on the RSVA web site (look under the Sagebrush conference link).

Blind Crafters’ Group

Are you someone who likes to create beautiful and unique craft items using different materials? Do you knit, crochet, make jewelry, or make crafts in general? Then this group is for you! Minh Ha and Lina Coral of the Bay State Council of the Blind are interested in starting a group for blind crafters to get together and learn from one another. Get in touch with Minh at to learn more.