Volume LVII March 2019 No. 9
Published by the American Council of the Blind
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Eric Bridges, Executive Director
Sharon Lovering, Editor
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Table of Contents
- President’s Message: Protect Your Economic Identity!, by Kim Charlson
- Rochester 2019: A Sneak Preview of Affiliate and Committee Programming, by Janet Dickelman
- DKM First-Timers Committee Prepares to Receive Applications for 2019
- Step Into the Leadership Spotlight: Apply to Become a 2019 ACB & JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellow, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Let’s Walk Toward a 100K Photo Finish, by Donna Brown
- ACB’s Audio Description Project Announces the 2019 BADIE Award Winners
- Auction Time in the Great Northeast Will Be Picture Perfect, by Jeff Thom and the 2019 ACB Auction Committee
- ACB Angels Memorial Tribute Program
- Paying It Forward, by Kenneth Semien Sr.
- Holiday Auction a Huge Success, Thanks to You, by Carla Ruschival
- Affiliate News
- Using Fundraising as a Membership Tool, by Ardis Bazyn
- Mini Mall Mini-Reminders, by Carla Ruschival
- Here and There, edited by Sharon Strzalkowski
- High Tech Swap Shop
- ACB Officers, Board of Directors and Board of Publications
- Accessing Your ACB Braille and E-Forums
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