Vol. LVI March 2018 No. 9
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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© 2018 American Council of the Blind
Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- In Memoriam: Mary Jane “M.J.” Hills Schmitt, by Mary Beth Metzger
- President’s Message: Flying Needs to Remain Friendly for Guide Dog Handlers, by Kim Charlson
- Voting in ACB: A Proposal for Your Consideration, by Jeff Thom
- Getting Out the Word about You, by Ron Brooks
- Propel to the Next Level: Apply to Become a 2018 ACB & JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Knowledge Is Power: Step into a New Realm!, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- 2018 Convention Sneak Preview: Special-Interest Affiliates and Committees, by Janet Dickelman
- Continuing Education Opportunities with ACB, by Carla Ruschival and Leslie Spoone
- All Aboard the Dillon Express, by Katie Frederick
- Broke Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Resolve to Support ACB through the MMS Program
- Crossroads – Let Your Journey Begin, by Amanda Selm
- Holiday Auction Thank-Yous, by Carla Ruschival
- Affiliate News
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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