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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
April 21, 2017

Welcome to the California connection for April 21.
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 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.

Connection Guidelines

In order to best serve all interests and to allow the phone recording of the entire connection we are making some changes to connection submissions.
Beginning with the May 5 edition of the connection chapter, local, and non CCB announcements can only include the event, location, time, and who to contact. We apologize but we are no longer able to include details such as biographies and menus in the space we have. CCB state announcements will still be full length in order to provide everyone as much information as possible.
Thank you for your understanding as we move forward with this endeavor.

Office Updates

From CEO Paul Shane:
Jennifer Caldeira is no longer employed at the CCB office. We wish Jennifer the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Presidents Call

Our April presidents call
Tuesday, April 25 7 PM
dial-in number: 712-770-8014
access code: 127353

We will be dealing with the aftermath of employee changes at the CCB office including clearing up confusion about officer information sheets. And More!

The call will be recorded for future listening.

CCB Scholarship Message From Christy Crespin

As chair of the CCB Scholarship Committee, I would like to invite all eligible legally blind students to follow the link below and apply for the CCB 2017-2018 scholarship at your very earliest convenience. The link will close at the end of business on Monday, May 15, 2017.

We have special interest in those students involved in music, government, and fine arts.
If you are a graduate student, a full-time under-graduate, or will be a freshman student in the fall, please stop by and apply at the link below.

For questions, contact the CCB office at 800-221-6359 or Christy at ccrespin@att.net

Redwood Empire Chapter Event

The Redwood Empire chapter will be holding its April walk-about on Wednesday April 26 from 12 to 3 PM.

For those unfamiliar with the idea of a walk-about, this is an advocacy effort that the Redwood Empire chapter voted to do monthly. We select an intersection that has been giving our members problems for various reasons, be it no audible crosswalks, not enough time for wheelchair users or elderly pedestrians to get across the street, insufficient signage, or brush or other things that keep cars from seeing a waiting blind person.

Our April walk-about is geared toward the intersection of Ylupa and Montgomery.
We will meet on Wednesday April 26 at noon at Village Elementary School, 900 Ylupa Avenue, Santa Rosa.
After walking the route we will have lunch at Lila's Mexican Restaurant, 1299 Ylupa Avenue. It is suggested that those members who use Paratransit to get to and from this walk-about request a 3 o'clock pick-up at Lila's.

Thank you for reading,
Have a nice day

Gabe Griffith

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