by Angela Wolf
As the spring semester comes to a close and the summer quickly rounds the corner, I hope this letter finds you well and ready to find refuge in all of the possibilities that summer holds. To those who have just graduated from high school or college, congratulations and best of luck as you embark on the next phase of your life. To those of you who have been eagerly awaiting a well-deserved break before beginning another year of school, relax and enjoy yourself for the next couple of months.
Many of our local student divisions have been busy over the past year, organizing and building their divisions. Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Hawaii all establish new student divisions, and Kentucky has been working to reorganize their division. We are glad to announce such growth in NABS, but also among our state affiliates. As students begin to take an active role in the organized blind movement, they do not only participate within the student organization, they participate in local chapters and in the state affiliates, as well. By working with and as a part of the state affiliates, we can continue to piece together the bigger picture.
As many of you know, thousands of Federationists will soon be gathering in Louisville, Kentucky for the NFB national convention. The National Association of Blind students will be holding its annual student division meeting on Sunday, June 29 from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. The seminar promises to be filled with excellent information and an all around good time! In addition, NABS will be hosting Monte Carlo Night on Wednesday, July 2, beginning at 8:00 P.M. All kinds of card games are played and there is money to be won! So, put on your poker face and come support the student division!
NABS held its annual student seminar and auction in February, in conjunction with the NFB’s Washington Seminar. The seminar proved to be a great success and we sold more banquet tickets than ever before. Carla McQuillan and Dr. Fred Schroeder delivered outstanding addresses at the seminar and banquet, respectively, and NABS was able to raise enough money during the auction to be able to assist several first-time students to convention this year. We thank all of you who came and participated in all of the student activities in D.C., and we look forward to seeing you there again next year!
In this issue of The Student Slate, you will find articles on a variety
of topics, including being involved in a college fraternity, participating in
and learning from a training center experience, and getting involved in the
NFB on a local level. I would like to thank Kimberly Aguillard, Secretary of
NABS, for assisting in the editing process for this issue, and I hope you enjoy
what you find in this Spring/Summer 2003 edition of The Student Slate.
If you are interested in writing an article for a future issue, please contact
me via e-mail or phone. The Slate, in addition to our student list
serve, is an excellent way to stay connected throughout the year with NABS and
students from across the country. I look forward to seeing you at convention,
on the list serve, or in the next issue of The Student Slate!
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