RSVA® Sagebrush 2021 Conference Announcement
Mark your calendar and spread the word! The Sagebrush National BEP Training Conference will be held Feb. 15-18 – and it will be virtual! This year’s theme is “Virtually Back to the Future.” Registration forms are now available https://www.randolph-sheppard.org.
You’ll have the opportunity to earn continuing education units with a number of our various sessions. There will also be a special 40th anniversary networking event via Zoom; stay tuned to the RSVA website listed below for further information.
To be eligible to win door prizes and participate in all sessions via Zoom, be sure to register. All sessions will be streamed and recorded for listening on ACB Radio worldwide during and after the conference. If you register by Jan. 1, 2021, you’ll save money!
All those completing a registration with payment for the conference on the Sagebrush conference registration link at https://www.randolph-sheppard.org by Jan. 1 will have their name entered into a drawing for free registration for the 2022 event. The winner from the 2020 Sagebrush conference was Burnetta Schlechter from Las Vegas.
Got something to donate to the auction? Contact Karen Blachowicz via email, [email protected] and cc [email protected] about donations.
For more information, contact:
Dan Sippl - (715) 828-9088, [email protected]
Ardis Bazyn - (818) 238-9321, abazyncommunications.com or [email protected]
CCLVI Scheigert Scholarships
The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI), an affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, annually awards three scholarships in the amount of $3,000 each to full-time college students — an incoming freshman, an undergraduate and a graduate student — all of whom must be low vision, maintain a strong GPA and be involved in school/local community activities.
Application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 15, 2021. Scholarship monies will be awarded for the 2021 – 2022 academic year. To access the guidelines, application and vision certification form, visit https://cclvi.info/ and click on the Scheigert Scholarship link.
Applications will be available to complete and submit online from Jan. 1, 2021 to the March 15 deadline. If you have questions, contact CCLVI at 1-844-460-0625. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Minnesota Convention in January
Come one, come all! Join the American Council of the Blind of Minnesota (ACBM) for our 2021 state convention. Convention dates are Friday, January 22nd through Sunday, January 24th.
Convention registration is just $15. By registering, you will be eligible for door prizes and receive an electronic copy of our convention program, which will include Zoom links to join the convention and interact with our vendors. To register, go to www.acbminnesota.org, or call Jennifer Dubbin at (651) 312-1435.
The convention will begin with a virtual exhibit hall Friday afternoon. Then there will be a presentation from the Minnesota Historical Society focusing on prohibition, gangsters and caves followed by an audio-described play titled “Operation: Immigration.”
On Saturday, join us and learn how to become an advocate; we’ll also get updates from the Minnesota library and state services for the blind. Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring blind authors, a presentation on self-driving cars, learn about the importance of balance (including a balance class), enjoy a presentation from an Emmy-nominated blind film composer, and hear from ACB president Dan Spoone.
Saturday night’s big feature is the auction. There will be plenty of goodies to bid on!