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THE MINNESOTA MEMO ARCHIVE

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EDITION

ARTICLES

2017

Summer 2017 President's Message by Marian Haslerud
. 2017 Annual ACBM Picnic By The Picnic Committee
New Horizons For Seniors With Vision Loss
2017 Reno Convention By Catalina Martinez
My X-1 Experience by Nicky Schlender
Disabled and Proud Announcement by Sam Jasmine
Board of Directors

Winter 2017 President's Message by Jeff Mihelich
. 2017 Elections By Steve Robertson
Beat The Winter Blues By Beat The Winter Blues Committee
2017 Minnesota State Conventionn Recap By Nicky Schlender
Beer Bread Recipe By Marian Haslerud
Calendar of Events by Mike Hally
Board of Directors

2016

Summer 2016 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
Treasurerís report by Catalina Martinez
ACB Conference report by Larry Lora
Calendar of Events by Juliette Silvers
Picnic/Auction by committee
ACBM Board of Directors

Winter 2016 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
Treasurer's Report by Catalina Martinez
ACB Conference report by Larry Lora
Calendar of Events by Juliette Silvers
Picnic/Auction by committee
ACBM Board of Directors

2015

Fall 2015 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
Treasurer's Report by Catalina Martinez
Calendar of Events by Mike Hally
Volunteers needed for the National Conference and convention by Janet Dickelman
Eye-Link, North Dakota by EyeLink
Proposed Bylaw changes by Bylaws committee
Recipe Corner by membership
Trail mix by Randee Boerboom
Chocolate chunk cookies by Jeff Mihelich
Tzatziki: Greek dip by Juliette Silvers
ACBM Board of Directors

Summer 2015 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
Calendar of Events by Mike Hally
Julyís quarterly by calling committee
ACBMís Picnic and auction draws near by picnic committee
2016 convention here in Minneapolis by Janet Dickelman
Vacation Bible School by Gary Boettcher
Thank you letter from ACB to ACBM
ACBM Board of Directors

Spring 2015 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
Calendar of Events by Mike Halley
Contact information from Kim Charlson's banquet speech
DVD and Blu-Ray listing of movies with Audio Description
ACBM Board of Directors

Winter 2015 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
We note the passing of Nicky Schlenders Father
Making a Main Menu Program by Dave Tanner
Fifteen Questions About the State ACBM Convention by Janet Dickelman
Calendar of Events by Mike Halley
Winter Blues Dinner by Winter Blues Committee
Community Center Advantages, Disadvantages by Juliette Silvers
Moorhead Low Vision Support Group by Todd Fahlstrom
ACBM Board of Directors

2014

Fall 2014 Presidentís Message by Jeff Mihelich
Editorís message by Jeff Mihelich
ACBM's Contest & Events by Janet Dickelman
Calendar of Events by Mike Hally
Baker's Square Sweet Returns Fund Raiser by Michael Malver
Report from Summer Convention by Marian Haslerud
ACBM's Winter State Conference by the committee
EyeLink Foundation by Jim Justesen
Openings on the Rehab Council & on the MAOCPD
ACBM Board of Directors

Summer 2014 Presidentís Message - Nicky Schlender
Editorís message - Jeff Mihelich
Calendar of Events Ė Mike Halley
From the Picnic committee
My experience in Nashville - Mike Hally
News from Metro Mobility
Walgreen offers nationwide talking prescription devices
ACBM Board of Directors

Spring 2014 President's Message
Editorís message
Notes from the Treasurerís Desk
Calling Committee
Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Board Officers and Directors
Midwest Leadership Conference
Calendar of Events
Grocery Shopping apps
MDID Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
Bylaw changes to be debated at upcoming quarterly meeting
Recipe - Jeff Mihelich
Recipe - Sue Olson
ACBM Board of Directors

Winter 2014 President's Message
Former Memo Editor
New Memo Editor
Calendar of Events
A message from the treasurer
Beat the Winter Blueís party
Side conversations during meetings
Convention 2013 The Columbus Experience
iPhone app for audio description at movie theaters
Sweet Rewards fundraiser
Recipe
National news that may be of interest
ACBM Board of Directors

2013

Spring 2013 Presidentís Message
Short Editorís Note:
Technology; My Best Friend and Worst Enemy
ACBM quarterly meeting announcement
Nominating Committee Seeks Candidates for Board Officers and Directors
ACBM Prepares for Expansion across Minnesota!
Quick Introduction
My adventure in Washington D. C.
SPICY PUMPKIN BUNDT CAKE
Described Television Programming
National Sleep Foundationís Non- Hour Sleep Wake Disorder Resource Center
Invitation from American Association of Woodturners
ACBM Board of Directors

2012

Summer-Fall 2012 Presidentís Message
Editorís Message
Convention 2012, My Experience
2013 Convention - ACBM, Forging ahead to the future!
What to do if you are not getting Audio Description (AD) on your TV
Joint Adventure with Vision Loss Resources (VLR) and Wilderness Inquiry (WI)
ACBM Board of Directors

Spring 2012 Presidentís Message Spring 2012
ACBM Quarterly Meeting
ACBM Elections
ACBM Monthly Dunn Brothers Gathering
Accessible Currency Update
ACBM Board of Directors

Winter 2012 Presidentís Message January 2012
January Ė A Busy Month for ACBM Members
ACBM Scholarship Update
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Accessibility Campaign (MS-PAAC)
Prepare to Beat the Winter Blues
Helping ACBM by Dining Out
Antipasti Salad
Announcements
Speaking Terrier / Speaking Yippish
ACBM Board of Directors

2011

Fall 2011 Presidentís Message
Obituary of Shirley Alexander
ACBM Quarterly Meeting Announcement
New Pedestrian Safety HandBook from ACB
E-Government Accessibility Comments and Complaint Line
Learn About ACBM Committees
ACBM Fundraisers
A New and Welcome Experience: Completing Blood Donation Questionnaire Privately and Independently
Sundry Announcements
Flavors of fall Red Curry
ACBM Board of Directors

Summer 2011 Presidentís Message
From the Editor
Daily Three Winners
ACBM picnic and auction
ACBM Offers PayPal as Option for Payments
Tone Blind
Tips While Traveling
Sundry Announcements
ACBM Board of Directors

Spring 2011 Presidentís Message
Quarterly Meeting and Bake Sale
Count down to Memorial Day and the beginning of summer with the Daily Three!
Do you feel a call to get more involved in ACBM?
Sherman Goplen Obituary
ACBM Scholarship Application
Yoga classes and ACBM event: Yoga for the Vision Impaired
Minnesota Employment Policy Initiative Releases New Briefs
FCC Information Overview regarding the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
Disability Law
Recruiting For Research
At Your Leisure
ACBM Board Of Directors

Fall 2010/Winter 2011 From the Editor
Presidentís Message
ACBM Announcements
ACB National Convention Highlights
Maintaining ACBMís viewpoint on the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
White Cane Award given to promote safe crossings
Critical Pedestrian Safety Legislation Moves to White House for Presidentís Signature
21st Century Telecommunications and Video Accessibility Act
Studies and Surveys
Notes and Resources
ACBM Board Of Directors

2010

Spring/Summer 2010 From The Presidentís Disk
In Memory of Bert Morlock, My Best Friend
Death of Founding Member of ACBM.
Big Week for Telecom and Quiet Car Legislation
ACBM Leads Successful Charge to Improve Protections for Service Animals in Minnesota
July Quarterly Meeting
ACBM Daily Three Fundraiser
Come to ACBMís Annual Picnic and Auction!
2011 ACBM State Convention
June Showers Bring Bachmanís Flowers:
Peter DaSilva for The New York Times
SSB Rule Making Advisory Committee
Listening to Braille
Reflections From a First-time Baby-Sitter
ACBM Standing Committee Chairs
ACBM Board Of Directors

Winter 2010 From The Presidentís Disk
Order Your ACBM Sweatshirts Today!
Who Approves The Annual Budget? You, Or Just The Board?
Introducing Guidebrook Productions: Continuing Education For Guide Dog   Handlers About How Dogs Think Learn And Behave
Click It Swipe It, Tap It, Flick It!
Help Support ACBM While Learning Things You Never Knew
I Think Weíve Created An Art Monster
Classes at the Adaptive Technology Lab Through February 2010
Using What We Ask For
Question of the Quarter
ACBM 2010 Calendar
ACBM Standing Committee Chairs
ACBM Board Of Directors

2009

Fall 2009 From The Presidentís Disk
ACBM Quarterly Meeting
ACBM Scholarship Winners
ACBM Life Members
Daily-3 Fundraiser Winners
Awesome Orlando
The ACB PR Committee's Mentoring Program for 2009/2010
Why Play Beep Baseball?
Question of the Quarter
ACBM 2009 Calendar
Two E-Mail Lists You Should Consider
Do You live on a Complete Street?
Deaf-Blind Communication Goes Portable
Classes at the Library
ACBM Standing Committee Chairs
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board Of Directors

Summer 2009 From The Presidentís Disk
Dunn Bros Community Giving Program
Summer Fun that Wonít Break the Bank
Audio Described Shows for Summer
Must I Burn My Fingers to Prove My Independence?
ACBM 2009 Calendar
Accessible Devices - Seeing With Your Tongue
Audio Described Seussical the Musical
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board Of Directors

Spring 2009 From The Presidentís Disk
ACBM Seeks Scholarship Applicants
ACBM Lifetime Membership
ACBM Board Nominations
ACBM 2009 Calendar
Where Is My Piece of the ADA Pie?
Everyone Needs a Plan
First Impressions of Talking Third Generation iPod Shuffle
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board Of Directors

Winter 2009 From The Presidentís Disk
2009 ACBM Dues
VLR Trip To History Museum Play
CCLVI Scholarship Announcement
ACBM 2009 Calendar
WebAim Survey
Not Just Any Tree!
Free Matter For The Blind
Louis Braille Story
Braille And Large Print Beverage Brochures At Starbucks
Cranberry Meatballs
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board Of Directors

2008

Fall 2008 From The Presidentís Disk
Correction Regarding Advocacy Groups and Adjustment-to-Blindness Training
Want A Personal Audio Newspaper?
2009 ACBM Dues
Itís Over There!
At last - The talking iPod has arrived
ACBM 2009 Calendar
Social Security Increase
The NEW Next Generation Perkins Braillerģ Is Here!
Vampire Fangs in Blood
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board Of Directors

Summer 2008 From The Presidentís Disk
St. Paul Stops Pop Pop Pop In Blind Mans Store
Want An Accessible Pedestrian Signal In Your Neighborhood?
Yard Work -- As Viewed From Heaven
Web-Based Program Gives The Blind Internet Access
Crashing Through Award
Information From The National Office
On The Road, Again
Non-Alcoholic Fruit Punch
Nuts And Bolts
ACBM Board Of Directors

Spring 2008 From the Presidentís Disk
ACBM Scholarships
State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
Chicago Lighthouse Assistive Technology Computer HelpDesk Hopes to Expand Service
Code Factory Receives 2008 AFB Access Award!
Self-Advocacy Can Be Critical When You Are Sick
Reading Habits of the Blind
ACBM Board of Directors

Winter 2008 From the Presidentís Disk
ACBM Info Express Gets A New Home
Welcome To 2008 ACBM Happenings!
4 Things You Probably Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do
Minnesota Author on RTB
Structured Negotiations Annual Message
FOR ANIMAL PEOPLE
Hats Off to Horizons for the Blind
What To Do When You Meet A Sighted Person
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board of Directors

2007

Fall 2007 From the Presidentís Disk
"Nickieís Nook" - Nickie Coby Enlightens Us About Her Book
Itís Show Time: How to Find Out Whatís Playing And Where!
Humanware Releases New Daisy Reader: The Victor Stream
ACB Conventions Change Volunteers Perspective
Halloween Cuisine
Do I Want My Sight Back?
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board of Directors

Summer 2007 From the Presidentís Disk
Accessible Pedestrian Signals May Be Coming To An Intersection Near You!
ACBM Scholarship Winners
Minnesota Guide Dog Users
Twin Cities VISIONWALK
Taxi! Taxi!
ACBM and the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
Smoothie Classico
Nuts and Bolts
ACBM Board of Directors

Spring 2007 President's Message
ACB Convention Coming to Minneapolis
ACBM Annual Picnic
Help ACBM Each Time You Use the Internet
Election of ACBM Officers
ACBM Board of Directors

 
January 2007 President's Message - Winter 2007
Election of Officers
ACBM Calendar
2007 ACB Convention Coming To Minneapolis
Help ACBM Each Time You Use the Internet
ACBM 2007 Scholarship Opportunities
ACBM Board of Directors

2005

July 2005 President's Message
Another Funding Source
Paratransit and other Help: Tools for Independence?
Toll-Free Hotline for Disability-Related Air Travel Problems
Horseshoe Pitching for the Blind and Visually Impaired: The Midnite Ringers
A Tale of Two Newspaper Services
ACB-M Board of Directors

 

January 2005 President's Message - Winter 2005
Jim Olsen, A friend to the American Council of the Blind of Minnesota
ACBM 2005 State Convention
In Memory of David Morris
SSB, the Minnesota Legislature and Congress
ACBM Scholarship Information
Generation To Generation- It Works Both Ways!
Communication Center Year In Review
Dues for 2005
ACBM 2005 Elections
ACB-M Board of Directors

2004

October 2004 President's Message - Fall 2004
A Message from Chuk Hamilton
ACBM Presents to Minnesota State Services for the Blind
Adjustment to Blindness Training Phase I: My Adjustment to State Services for the Blind
Calling Committee Volunteer
Expense-Paid Camp For Disabled
COST-OF-LIVING Increase for Social Security recipients
Seven Wonders of the World!
Dues for 2005
ACBM Board of Directors
 
July 2004 President's Message
ACBM Welcomes New Members.
A Special Invitation, Just for You!
In Memoriam Ė Don Bergstrom..
2004 ACB Scholarship Winners.
Odds and Ends.
Introducing the ACBM Calling Committee.
Poem.
Ninth Annual Alternative Convention Report.
Blind Get Wireless Guidance.
Thoughts.
 
April 2004 Presidents Message
April 2004 Quarterly Meeting in St. Paul
ACBM Recognizes Outstanding Individuals
Qwest's Center for Customers with Disabilities Contacts.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation Scholarship
Survey on Universal Design
ACBM Board of Directors
 
January 2004 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
LIVE A LIFE THAT MATTERS
Ken blind advocate's past inspires his future
Quarterly meeting on January 24, 2004 at new location
Copy of press release from American Foundation for the Blind Librarian of Congress ruling is victory for people who are blind or visually impaired
In Memory. A Longtime member Passes Michael L. O'Day
FCC#portability
ACBM Board of Directors

2003

October 2003 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
October Quarterly Meeting
August Picnic A Huge Success
Possible Future Transportation
ACBM Launches New Information Line
Annual Alternative Convention Report
Send a Braille Letter
More Accessibility Features In Panasonic 2003 Cordless Telephone Line
Avis Access For Travelers With Disabilities
Poem - The Silence of the Spaces
Xcel Energy Marking Program
ACBM Board of Directors
 
July 2003 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
A Note From Bonnie Elsey
News and Social Notes
Attitude
Rememberthe five simple rules to be happy
Family
ACBM 2003 Picnic and Auction
Go to the Movies, For FREE!!
ACBM State Convention
"People of Vision: a History of the American Council of the Blind"
Portable Reading Machine
"What???? You've got to be kidding"
"Finally, The Long Awaited Federal Review of SSB. Well, sort of..."
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
April 2003 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
April Quarterly Meeting
Celebrating Democracy
More Network and Cable Contacts
News Notes
New Federal Site Seeks Suggestions For Disabilities Research
Beaumont Foundation Offers Grants For Individuals
Jazz Camp for Blind Teens
Putting People First: Interacting With People With Disabilities
"Seeing Shoes" Could Help Blind People
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
January 2003 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
ACBM Quarterly Meeting
ACBM Dues Payable by 31 January
New Audible Signal in St. Paul
ACBM To Hold State Convention
ACB Scholarship Announcement
ACBM Does Crown Theatres at Block E!!
A Tribute to the Late Senator Paul Wellstone
Changes in Availability of Broadcasts on Cassette from SSB
ACBM E-Mail List Server
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Network Recruits for New Research Protocol
Tech Talk
Encouraging Our Networks and Broadcasters
News Notes
ACB Education White Paper
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2002

October 2002 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
ACBM Quarterly Meeting
A Letter to the Star Tribune
SSB Fact Sheet, Fall 2002
The ACBM Dues Dance
News Notes and Alternative Convention Report
Fun Thoughts
Fundraising
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
July 2002 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
ACBM Quarterly Meeting
Fundraising Announcement for ACBM!
News Notes
Food For Thought
Daily-3 Fundraiser
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
April 2002 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
April Quarterly Meeting
Annual Elections
We Didn't See Eye to Eye
Call to Action
Assistive Technology Fund
Travel Service for the Blind
News Notes
Fundraising
Tech Talk
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
January 2002 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
A "THANK YOU" TO ACBMN BOARD
George Failes Honored!
January Quarterly Meeting
SSB Quality Results 2001
Dreaded discussions
Communication Center Project
Seats on the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
News Notes
VISION WORLD WIDE, INC.
This Might Help
Fundraising
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2001

October 2001 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
American Council of the Blind of Minnesota Brochure
October Quarterly Meeting
It's Time to Get Active!
Letter from Shelli Nelson
The Eye-Link Foundation
Where Were You When
ACBM Fall Convention
News Notes
Tech Talk
Fundraising
Proposed ACBM By-Law Changes
Why Are We So Negative And Argumentative?
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
July 2001 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
July Quarterly Meeting
Nominations for Awards in Human Service
Does a View From the Top of the World Promote a Better View of Blindness?
NEWS NOTES
Tech Talk
ACB Message From Charles Crawford
ACB Message from Jonathan Mosen
The Philosophy of Life
ACBM Fall Convention
Fundraising
Proposed ACBM By-Law Changes
ACBM Picnic
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
April 2001 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
SSB NEWS
QUARTERLY MEETING
LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP
WRISTWATCH TRACKS BLOOD SUGAR
ACBM ELECTIONS
2001 POSTAL REGULATIONS ON FREE MATTER MAILING
MIKE'S NEWS NOTES
NATIONAL CHURCH CONFERENCE OF THE BLIND
100 YEARS AGO IN 1901
TECH TALK
Fundraising Report
Procrastinator's Creed
ACBM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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