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On moving forward
WCB lost two dynamic, valued leaders and friends within a few weeks: Sue Ammeter and Marlaina Lieberg. We extend our condolences to their families. To truly honor them we each need to accelerate the work of advocacy: Opportunity, Equality, and Independence for people who are blind.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” — Washington Irving
Watch for upcoming news on college scholarship applications
With a tighter budget and new officers, WCB set course for 2018.
We also awarded $17,800 in college scholarships to eight recipients.
The 2018 WCB Convention will be November 1-3.
The convention will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in SeaTac. The address is 17338 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188-3530
If you have a speaker or program idea for convention, contact Cindy VanWinkle at email@example.com by March 31.
Room rates will be $99 plus tax, double occupancy
The WCB convention registration form will be online by August 31.
Early bird registration is September 1 thru 15
$35 Registration only
$65 Registration plus Friday only, Saturday only w/o banquet, or banquet only
$110 Full meal package
Registration from September 16 through October 15
$50 Registration only
$75 Registration plus Friday only, Saturday only w/o banquet, or banquet only
$125 Full meal package
Registration after October 15 and at convention
$75 Registration only
$100 Registration plus Friday only, Saturday only w/o banquet, or banquet only
$150 Full meal package
Exhibits will close during the lunch hour
No charge for power. Vendors will need to bring their own power strip.
$100 per table
Registration coordinator: Lori Allison
Volunteer coordinator: Holly Turri
Exhibits/Vendor coordinator: Carol Brame
News from around the state
Beep Baseball gaining momentum in Washington
Tacoma Tide motto is “Never Stop Rising”
Spokane Lion Pride plays various organizations in the area.
Seattle South King Sluggers attend the Beep Baseball World Series in Florida
Wenatchee Blind Bats are getting good media coverage
Will we see a Beep Baseball World Series in the Northwest by 2020?
Beep Ball Clubs of Washington State (BBCWS) is currently taking nominations for board members. If you are interested simply go to beepball.org to get the details. If interested in playing or volunteering on a team, contact your local chapter.
New chapters going strong
In the last couple years we’ve welcomed Skagit / Island Counties Council of the Blind, Wenatchee Valley Council of the Blind (WVCB), Beep Baseball Clubs of Washington State (BBCWS).
With chapters across the state offering local activities and advocacy, you can make your voice heard. To find a chapter near you visit our Chapters page.
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Got questions about technology or managing diabetes? Check the Calendar of Events for more information.
Opportunity – Equality – Independence
Business office: P.O. Box 1354, Puyallup, WA 98371
Administrative office: 1401 Northwest Lane SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Buzzline: (800) 255-1147