By Cachet Wells
Turning the page to another month is well underway as fireworks from New Year’s Eve celebrations have now settled. We’re off and running. From resolutions to goal setting, planning for our health and wellness, to learning new skills, we are swinging into the new year with zeal, heading to a better future. Accessing the resources that are available to us, we prepare to challenge ourselves to do a little more, experience a little more and advocate even more diligently for the causes we care so much about.
We’ve celebrated Louis Braille and Dr. Martin Luther King for all of their contributions that have advanced our own lives. Meetings have been scheduled to begin strategic conversations as we prepare for the D.C. Leadership meetings. State affiliates, special-interest affiliates and committees have begun to hold the conversations and plan for the events that will get us engaged throughout the year.
Looking ahead, moments to keep in mind include:
- February 1, 2022: Chinese Lunar New Year
- February 4, 2022: Wear Red Day
- February 14, 2022: Valentine’s Day
- Black History Month
- American Heart Month
- Low Vision Awareness Month
- National Cancer Prevention Month
Save These Dates:
- ACB Scholarship Deadline: February 14th, 2022. Get more information at: https://acb.org/2021-scholarship-application
- The 2022 ACB Leadership Meetings will take place virtually from Saturday, March 12, 2022 to Tuesday, March 15, 2022; 2022 DC Leadership Meetings Registration
This Month’s Featured ACB Affiliates
Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss
Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss provides support by advocating for the improvement of the social, economic and cultural status of adults with vision loss, by encouraging adults losing vision to realize their potential and assume their role as valued members of the community.
Jeff Thom, President
7414 Mooncrest Way
Sacramento, CA 95831
H: (916) 429-8201
C: (916) 995-3967
Library Users of America
Library Users of America (LUA) supports quality library services for people who are blind and visually impaired. We advocate for accessible libraries and address issues related to the NLS program.
Judy Wilkinson, President
Carla Ruschival, Membership
Pennsylvania Council of the Blind
Pennsylvania Council of the Blind has tirelessly worked on behalf of all people with vision loss. Whether advocating for employment opportunities, assuring the right to an independent and private vote or promoting legislation improving access to information; PCB and affiliate chapters throughout the state continue to encourage and assist all those with vision loss to achieve their fullest potential.
Christine Hunsinger, President
PO Box 68
Volant, PA 16156-0068
W: (717) 920-9999
Fax: (717) 920-9988
ACB of Oregon
The American Council of the Blind of Oregon (ACB of Oregon) strives to increase the independence and quality of life; provides opportunities for enrichment; discovers, studies, develops, and promotes social education and economic opportunities for all blind visually impaired people throughout Oregon. Strives to present a wholesome and realistic image of vision impairment
Carrie Muth, President
Coos Bay, OR
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