New chapters

A new chapter is forming in the Skagit / Island counties. Wenatchee Valley Council of the Blind (WVCB) became an affiliate this Spring. They meet the second Saturday of the month at Lilac Services. Contact Mike Symonds, president, for more information at (509) 888-0895. To find a chapter near you visit our Chapters page.

WCB Scholarship Applications are due August 15

Last year the WCB awarded a total of $17,500 to nine recipients. Why not you? Why not now?  Read the requirements and apply today.

Wilson Charles addresses the scholarship reception.
Pictured above, Wilson Charles, a 3-time WCB scholarship recipient, is a junior at the University of Washington, where he is double majoring in Political Science (International security option) and Philosophy. He is in the honors program and is carrying a 3.52 GPA. Mr. Charles plans to attend law school with the goal of becoming a diplomat.

Read our Spring 2016 Newsline

This issue features movie reviews from Kevin Daniel, a blog post from one of our OTC students, and ticket info for our trip to the Mariner’s game July 16.

Beep Baseball teams forming around the Pacific Northwest

Player running for first base.
Seattle Slugger Nancy Swaney runs for first base.

The Anchorage Lions Club is working to create an Alaskan team. A team started last year in Vancouver, B.C. Tri-Cities and Wenatchee are planning to start teams. On August 20, there will be a meeting to discuss the future possibility of a regional or state-wide tournament. Stay turned for details.

Current teams: the Spokane Lion Pride, the Seattle South King Sluggers, and the Tacoma Tide. Contact the local Council chapter to see how you can support, volunteer, or tryout.

WCB Leadership Training

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We train 16 people each year. Leadership classes prove effective, getting people engaged, learning to advocate in their communities. WCB is now developing a Leadership Institute. If interested, contact Steve Fiksdal.

Pick up the phone and let’s chat

Got questions about technology, parenting, Unified English Braille, or health? These forums are open to anyone. Check the Calendar of Events for more information.

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