The Braille Monitor                                                                                       March 2003

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Ruth Swenson (left), president of the NFB of Arizona, and Dan Duffy meet with Congressman Trent Franks
Ruth Swenson (left), president of the NFB of Arizona, and Dan Duffy meet with Congressman Trent Franks.
Fred Schroeder (left): Senator Jeff Bingaman; and Art Schreiber, president of the NFB of New Mexico
Fred Schroeder (left); Senator Jeff Bingaman; and Art Schreiber, president of the NFB of New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Pete Domenici meets with Fred Schroeder(standing left) and Art Schreiber (seated center), president of the NFB of New Mexica, and other affiliate members.

Senator Pete Domenici meets with Fred Schroeder (standing left) and Art Schreiber (seated center), president of the NFB of New Mexico, and other affiliate members.

Venona Thomas, president of the NFB of Alaska, meets with Senator Ted Stevens.

Venona Thomas, president of the NFB of Alaska, meets with Senator Ted Stevens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Debbie Stabenow entertains Fred Wurtzel, president of the NFB of Michigan, and other affiliate members at her morning breakfast
Senator Debbie Stabenow entertains Fred Wurtzel, president of the NFB of Michigan, and other affiliate members at her morning breakfast.
Donna Hartzell (left), first vice presidentf of the president of the NFB od Arkansas, and other affiliate members meet with Senator Mark Pryor (standing center).
Donna Hartzell (left), first vice president of the NFB of Arkansas, and other affiliate members meet with Senator Mark Pryor (standing center).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the Washington Seminar Federationists have 535 representatives and senators to visit. Often we must be satisfied to meet with staffers, but sometimes we actually get to talk to the members themselves. Here are pictures of some of the meetings that took place during the 2003 Washington Seminar.

 

Congressman Barney Frank (seated behind his desk) meets with members of the Massachusetts affiliate
Congressman Barney Frank (seated behind his desk) meets with members of the Massachusetts affiliate.
Pam Allen, president of the NFB of Louisiana, and Congressman Rodney Alexander
Pam Allen, president of the NFB of Louisiana, and Congressman Rodney Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anil Lewis, president of the NFB of Georgia (left center), enjoys a laugh with Senator Saxby Chambliss  while affiliate members look on.
Anil Lewis, president of the NFB of Georgia (left center), enjoys a laugh with Senator Saxby Chambliss while affiliate members look on.
Congressman Bob Beauprez (R-CO) listens to Dianne McGeorge, president of the NFB of Colorado, and other affiliate members.
Congressman Bob Beauprez listens to Diane McGeorge, president of the NFB of Colorado, and other affiliate members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Harmon,Jr.., president of the NFB of Nevada, and Raquel Silva discuss issues with Senator Harry Reid.
William Harmon, Jr., president of the NFB of Nevada, and Raquel Silva discuss issues with Senator Harry Reid.

 

Senator Orrin G. Hatch listens to Ron Gardner, president of the NFB of Utah, and a colleague.
Senator Orrin G. Hatch listens to Ron Gardner, president of the NFB of Utah, and a colleague.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Christopher Dodd and Jessie Kirchner, member of the NFB of Connecticut.
Senator Christopher Dodd and Jessie Kirchner, member of the NFB of Connecticut
Donna Hartzell, NFB of Arkansas first vice president (third from the left), and other affiliate members meet with Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (center).
Donna Hartzell, NFB of Arkansas first vice president (third from left), and other affiliate members meet with Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (center)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressman Jim Nussle greets each member of the NFB of Iowa delegation.  Allen and Joy Harris (standing right) wait their turn.
Congressman Jim Nussle greets each member of the NFB of Iowa delegation. Allen and Joy Harris (standing right) wait their turn.
Ron Gardner, president of the NFB of Utah, and his son meet Senator Robert F. Bennett (center).
Ron Gardner, president of the NFB of Utah, and his son meet Senator Robert F. Bennett (center).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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