2019 WYCB Convention

Wyoming Council of the Blind 2019 State Convention
Friday, June 28      5 – 8 pm
Saturday, June 29     8:30 – 5:30
Bethel Baptist Church
3030 South Poplar   Casper, WY

 

“Being Creative and Courageous”

 
Please plan to join us for our WyCB State Convention being held in Casper on June 28 and 29.  This year will kick off Friday from 5 – 8pm with a Vendor Expo where you’ll have a chance to participate in
hands-on trials of some of the most current low vision devices, such as cctvs (magnification devices),  ScripTalk, and other adaptive aids.
 
Saturday will be informative as well as interactive.

  • Our keynote speaker, Denny Moyer, is a founding member and current CEO of the Ensight Skills Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation in Fort Collins.
  • We will have a hands-on art activity after our keynote speaker.  If you have safety goggles, please bring them with you; if not, we will have some for you to use.  Please mark your art selection on the registration form.

 
During our annual business meeting, you will have the opportunity to find out what has been happening in the organization.  You will also have the opportunity to elect new Officers and Directors.  A ballot is enclosed in this packet in the event that you are unable to attend the convention and would consider submitting an absentee ballot, as provided by our by-laws.
 
Lunch will immediately follow the business meeting and the awards will be presented during this time.
 
Please mark your lunch selection on the registration form.
 
If you need directions to the church, please call Jacquie at 307-359-8045.  If you need transportation on Saturday, please contact Jacquie for that as well.
 
For those who need lodging, we have made arrangements for special pricing at the Quality Inn.  Please see the information page which follows.
 
Fundraising is a very important aspect of this organization in order to continue to grow and provide support to individuals with low vision.
This year we will be raffling several different packages.  We ask for your participation in purchasing raffle tickets and would appreciate you sharing the word amongst friends and family.  The winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, June 29.  The convention and the raffles are open to EVERYONE.  We will also have a 50/50 raffle at the convention.  Adding to the fun of the convention will be lots of door prizes to be given away throughout the day.
 
Members are vital to this organization; without members, we wouldn’t exist!  One of the benefits to being a member of an organization is that people feel more of a connectedness and feel more secure when they know that they have others around them who share their goals and care about their progress.  If you are already a member, we thank you.  If you are not yet a member, would you consider joining today?  Dues are just $20 a year.  Please find a membership application enclosed.
 
Finally… the registration form.  Please fill it out and complete all items that apply, including preferred print format, menu and art selections.  Completed registration forms and payment of $25 per person are due to  treasurer, Ilene Whiteley, by June 10.  Late registrations will be accepted until June 19 but the registration fee then increases to $40.
We look forward to seeing you in Casper on June 28-29!

Below are links to the web pages to read the information packet as well as links to download the packet pages.
Read information here:
2019 Convention Information
2019 Convention Lodging
2019 Convention Agenda
2019 Keynote Speaker Bio
2019 Registration Form
2019 Absentee Ballot

Download MS Word files here:
2019 General Info for Convention Packet
2019 Convention Lodging
2019 Convention Agenda
2019 Keynote Speaker Bio
2019 Registration for Convention
2019 Absentee Ballot