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California Connection

Welcome to the California Connection, the weekly news service provided in English and Spanish by the California Council of the Blind.

Remember that in order to have a message in on the next connection, please provide the message either to the office or to Gabe Griffith directly at (925) 768-8195 or Ca.connection@ccbnet.org by Wednesday before the connection is recorded, or it will need to be placed in the following connection.

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California Connection - Current Eddition
September 22, 2017

Welcome to the California connection for September 22.
In order to have a message in the connection, please provide the message either to the office or to Gabe Griffith directly at (925) 768-8195 or ca.connection@ccbnet.org by 5:00 PM on Wednesday before the connection is recorded.
Also, please make sure your message states in the subject line that it is for the connection or it may be missed.

CANES Across California

We have designed a brief, half-sheet flyer with talking points for Canes Across California. It has both the CAC and CCB logos in addition to the text.

Nicole can send you print flyers or a pdf or text version upon request.

From The President

Presidents call:

When: Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 PM
Dial-in number: (712)770-8014
Access code: 127353

Agenda includes:
Discussion of Constitution and bylaws, questions for review and feedback with your chapter, Upcoming chapter elections, And more!

Office hours:

I will be holding office hours Saturday, September 23 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.
Same dial-in number as above.
Come with any concerns, questions, ideas, and thoughts. I look forward to speaking with you then.

CCB Survey

Thank you to those who have already responded to our CCB survey. For those who have not yet responded, your voice needs to be heard. The Publications Committee invites members to complete the CCB demographic survey so that we can understand the diversity and needs of our members. The survey contains about 30 questions and may take up to a half hour to complete.

The survey can be completed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZRD7YDX or call Nicole at the office at 800-221-6359 to assist you in completing it.

Southern California Canes Across California Events

Several of the Southern California CCB Chapters have been meeting by conference call and are going to do informational programs for "Canes Across California" at two venues, the first at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11-4 PM. The location will be near the Anthropology clothing store, 1402 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA, southwest corner. This will be the drop off and pick up point for Access. Please contact Ken Metz for further information by phone at (818) 882-3610-HOME or (323) 793-1805-CELL, or email, kenmetz1946@gmail.com.
We will give out informational packets regarding CCB and White Cane Safety as well as writing names and short messages with Braillewriters for those persons wishing them. CCB members in Southern California, your help is needed.

The second program will be on October 15, 2017, White Cane Safety Day, at Downtown Disney, further information to follow.

Roundabouts Conference Call

The American Council of the Blind Transportation Committee and the American Council of the Blind Environmental Access Committee are co-sponsoring a conference call on roundabouts on Saturday September 30 2017 from 2-4PM EST

Roundabouts are one of the newest types of intersections and they pose some major obstacles for the blind.

The phone numbers to participate are as follows:
605-475-4120, Pin Number: 818-9279

Thank you for reading,
Have a nice day

Gabe Griffith

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