[social-networking] ACB award nominations sought
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Fri Mar 30 12:05:03 EDT 2012
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Seeking Nominations for 2012 ACB Awards
By Cindy Van Winkle, Chair, ACB Awards Committee
At the upcoming ACB convention inLouisville, Kentucky, the American Council
of the Blind will bestow some prestigious awards on some very special
people. It is your job to inform the awards committee who those special
people are to be considered for these awards.
Below are the criteria for each award. We are seeking nominees who have made
a real impact on ACB and the blind community on a national level. Most
importantly, it's up to each of you to think of worthy nominees and share
details about him or her that would cause the awards committee to take
Please e-mail nomination letters to cindy.vw at gmail.com. Hard-copy letters
may be sent to: ACB Awards Committee, c/o American Council of the Blind,
2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 650, Arlington, VA 22201.
The deadline date for nominations is May 15, 2012. This means they should be
received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on May 15 or be postmarked by that
date if coming via U.S. mail.
The George Card Award is given to an individual who has dedicated his or her
life to work with and for blind people, making a real difference and
improving quality of life, for providing leadership and being a positive
The Robert S. Bray Award is given to a person who has made a contribution
for improving library technology or communication devices. It could also be
given for expanding access for blind people, or making opportunities within
the mainstream media.
The Durward K. McDaniel Ambassador Award is given in recognition of a blind
person who may or may not be a member of a blindness organization but who
has, through his or her personal characteristics and activities, unrelated
to his or her employment, contributed most to the acceptance and
understanding of blind people as capable and contributing members of the
The James R. Olsen Distinguished Service Award is periodically given to
individuals who have made important contributions which have advanced
opportunities for the blind community. This award can be given to an
individual or an organization.
The Affiliate Outreach Award is based on a recommendation by an affiliate
president, which recognizes a local chapter for a new outreach program. This
program must have a measurable outcome.
The Affiliate Growth Awards are based on the greatest increase in
membership, as determined by the 2011-2012 membership reports.
Please do not delay; submit your nominations now! The awards committee looks
forward to the challenge of selecting worthy recipients of the above awards
to be presented in 2012. We need your help to learn about these special
people and how they meet the prescribed criteria.
jeninems at wowway.com
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