There have been so many memorable moments and people in the American Council of the Blind over the last 60 years, and there have also been so many Furry Skilled Professionals who live in our hearts and memories. Sunday Edition is partnering with Guide Dog Users, Inc. (GDUI) for a program to recognize some of these amazing guides. This year during the national conference and convention in Omaha, join us as we remember and honor these wonderful dogs — and of course their handlers, too.
This is how Furry-Tails will work
Sunday Edition will collect nominations from March 1st through May 15th. Then a committee from GDUI and Sunday Edition will select 10 Furry-Tail recipients to be honored during the convention program. A paw-shaped plaque will be awarded to each winning guide dog handler or a representative of the handler, and a testimonial will be placed on the Furry-Tails webpage that we are creating for this awesome program. Pictures and video testimonials will be recorded and made available for the convention program, and handlers will have the opportunity to tell program attendees about their special Furry professionals. Additionally, Sunday Edition will highlight the awardees on the weekly program in August.
Submissions should include:
• A written testimonial of 500 to 750 words, including the story of said furry professional with anecdotes and accomplishments. Please include any memorable moments from the life of the nominee.
• Who is the handler and who will represent the handler and nominee at convention; and
• Any folks who wish to share stories and memories of the nominee.
• Photos are optional.
Please send your nominations to SundayEditionAC@gmail.com, and use the subject: Furry-Tails Nominee.
As we celebrate 60 memorable years of the American Council of the Blind, let’s also celebrate the Furry members who have added so much to our great community together. Look for more information on Furry-Tails in the national convention program and announcements on Sunday Edition. We look forward to brushing through the submissions and presenting these amazing stories for ACB members at convention.
The Sunday Edition Team and the Leaders of GDUI
P.S. We hope to make this a yearly ACB conference and convention event.