DKM First-Timer Selection Nears

The April 1 deadline is rapidly approaching for submission of 2014 DKM First-Timer applications.  The DKM program provides the opportunity to participate in the national conference and convention as a guest of ACB and the DKM committee and to be part of a two-decade ACB tradition.
 
Who is eligible for selection as a DKM First-Timer?

  • Age 18 or older;
  • Blind or visually impaired;
  • Member in good standing of ACB; and
  • Never attended an ACB national conference and convention.

What must one do to apply for the DKM First-Timer award?

  • Submit letter to DKM committee including a personal narrative of the applicant's background, participation in ACB and the applicant's affiliate, and a statement of the importance of selection to the applicant's affiliate and community.
  • Submit letter of recommendation from the president of the applicant's state or special-interest affiliate.

What can I expect if selected as a DKM First-Timer?

  • Payment by ACB of reasonable round-trip transportation costs to the national conference and convention;
  • Hotel accommodation (double occupancy) for seven nights;
  • Per diem allowance for meals and incidentals; and
  • Conference registration fees; DKM reception ticket; ACB banquet ticket.

All application materials must be received in the ACB national office not later than April 1.  Send them to Francine Patterson, fpatterson@acb.org.  If you have questions, contact Allen Casey, mahatmaac@aol.com.