Enjoy Braille Games with Ralph at Home!
The Braille Revival League is selling a booklet, consisting of nine games, in braille. As a tribute to baseball, each game is listed as an inning. All of us know that a normal baseball game has nine innings. Each game has nine clues and a corresponding answer sheet. There are nine separate games — no duplicates! In one game, see what you know about authors; in another, find what is common. There is also a numbers game. Are you knowledgeable about coffee? Well, find out in the coffee game. There is a notification page in this booklet with instructions for each inning. Each booklet costs $10, with all proceeds directed to the Braille Revival League. We hope you will enjoy the games and have fun! If you want to pay with a credit card, contact BRL treasurer Jane Carona at (301) 598-2131; to pay with PayPal, send to [email protected]. If you want to pay by check, make payable to BRL and send to Jane Carona, 3511 Forest Edge Dr., Apt. 1G, Silver Spring, MD 20906-1518. In the memo section, write “games booklet” (minus the quotes).
Bay State Council Honors Commissioner Paul Saner
BOSTON – At its 2018 convention, the Bay State Council of the Blind recognized the exemplary leadership of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Commissioner Paul Saner of Brookline, Mass.
Saner is a longtime community leader and advocate for the blind. He is an outspoken advocate and leader within the blindness community, tackling big issues with conviction and determination for many years. He was appointed as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) in August 2013.
Saner is former managing director of BankBoston (now Bank of America) and previously worked as a real estate executive.
During the 1990s, Saner was president of The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)’s Massachusetts affiliate and served on the executive committee of FFB’s national board. He was the 1998 recipient of the Carroll Society’s Blind Employee of the Year award.
After retiring on disability from BankBoston, he received specialized vision rehabilitation training sponsored by MCB from the Carroll Center for the Blind. Before being recruited as commissioner, Saner had been involved for many years with numerous community and blindness-related non-profits.
He holds a MBA in finance from the University of Rochester and a BA from Trinity College. He has been married to Sandra for 35 years and is the proud father of two daughters, Katelyn, a lawyer, and Jennifer, an occupational therapist.
Lawton Chapter to Host 2018 Oklahoma Convention
The Oklahoma Council of the Blind has chartered two new chapters in southwest Oklahoma. This opens more opportunities for places to hold conventions across the state. This year OCB’s state convention will be held in Lawton for the first time.
The 2018 convention, scheduled for Sept. 21-23, will be at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 135 SW 2nd St., Lawton, OK 73501. Room rates are $89 plus tax for up to four people in a room. The deadline for hotel reservations is Sept. 1. Any reservations made after that date may not be at the convention rate, or sleeping rooms may not be available. Call (580) 280-2100 to make your reservations.
The registration form will be available on the OCB website, www.okcb.org. For more information, call Kay Love, convention chair, at (580) 536-1650 or email [email protected].