[mountainstate] Fw: [leadership] Tis The Season
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Sat Dec 11 03:04:32 GMT 2010
> Tis The Season
> By Kathy Brockman
> December finds most of us celebrating some major holiday. No doubt about
> it, this is a festive time of year. Whether your celebration is religious
> or secular in nature, it usually involves some form of gift giving. Most
> us enjoy receiving gifts, but we usually enjoy giving as well. The reasons
> may vary, but it's frequently a pleasant experience for each of us.
> That brings me to ACB and the first point - receiving gifts. It's good to
> take a moment occasionally to reflect on what we have been given. So what
> does ACB do for us? First, many of us enjoy going to the annual conference
> and convention. This is an educational, fun time filled with friendship
> many opportunities. Then there is advocacy - a time-consuming process
> involving both staff and members to educate the community and legislators.
> We utilize audible signals so that we can safely cross streets, eventually
> have accessible currency that will enable us to independently manage
> maybe hear those quiet cars, receive scholarships to further educational
> goals and read accessible Social Security notices that affect the
> livelihood of many ACB members. Reading the Braille Forum helps keep us in
> touch and informed as well.
> These are just a few of the wonderful things that ACB does, and all of
> cost money to provide. Wouldn't a Christmas (or other holiday) present for
> ACB be a nice thank-you? Some prefer to make a large gift at the end of
> calendar year for tax reasons. That can be a challenge for others - which
> is where the MMS (Monthly Monetary Support) program comes in.
> A donation can be made monthly by having it automatically put on a charge
> card or deducted from a checking account. It's easy and more manageable
> people on limited incomes. The sign-up form can be found on ACB's website
> <www.acb.org>, calling the national office (800-424-8666) or the
> Minneapolis office (800-866-3242). Payments can be processed either on the
> 10th or 22nd of the month, whichever you prefer.
> Another benefit of the MMS program is that you may designate up to 50% of
> your monthly gift to your state or a special interest affiliate. Then you
> can help two organizations! So enjoy your holiday season, celebrations,
> friends, those great gifts you receive - and take a moment to give back to
> others and ACB. Your gift is really appreciated!
> Dr. Ronald E. Milliman, Professor of Marketing, Western Kentucky
> Chair, ACB Public Relations Committee
> Chair, ACB Monthly Monetary Support Program (MMS) Committee
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