Donna Seliger Receives Distinguished Service Award
Former ACB secretary Donna Seliger received the Distinguished Service Award from the Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America® at their awards luncheon on July 2. Donna was honored for her many years of service to RSVA in many capacities, including secretary, volunteer on the convention committee and the Sagebrush conference committee, as well as the publications committee.
Save the Date ... Nominate ... Donate ... and Celebrate
Do you remember the first episode of SpongeBob Square Pants? The Pokemon craze? The TV show “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?” The 3rd Harry Potter book? The Britney Spears scandal?
They all happened 24 years ago in 1999.
It was also that year when the American Council of the Blind’s Board of Directors voted to approve the Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss as a new affiliate. And it happened on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1999.
Save the Date
We will be celebrating AAVL’s momentous 25th anniversary with a fun-filled two-hour Zoom call celebration on Saturday, February 10, 2024, from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern.
Folks will share their reflections and memories of the early years of AAVL and of its dynamic founder and first president, Teddie-Joy Remhild.
We will also talk about our exciting advocacy initiatives on behalf of older people with vision loss, our weekly support group, our newsletter, the Hourglass, our web resource lists, our monthly community calls and much more.
We’ll also be giving away door prizes every 20 minutes. You definitely want to be there!
Our board recently approved the Teddie-Joy Remhild Service Award, which will be presented for the first time, at this event, to a worthy AAVL member who has given exceptional service toward the betterment of the lives of older people who are blind or who are losing vision. Nominations for this award will be accepted through December 10, 2023, so if you know someone who deserves this recognition, please find the submission details on www.aavl-blind-seniors.org.
We are also creating the AAVL Anniversary Fund for members who need some financial help for things like attendance at the national convention or assistive technology acquisition. If you’d like to honor us on our anniversary in a tangible way, donating to this fund will be greatly appreciated. Please mark your contribution specifically to the AAVL Anniversary Fund (a “donate” button is available on www.aavl-blind-seniors.org).
Mark your calendar so you can join in our celebration of our first 25 years on February 10, 2024, 4-6 p.m. Eastern.