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In-Kind Needs
- Postage stamps
- Empty printer cartridges (we can turn into Staples for credit)
- Bottled water
- Cleaning items (Lysol, air freshener, Swiffer pads, Clorox wipes, etc.)
- Garbage bags (all sizes)
- Computer monitors (24 inch or larger)
- White canes
- Hand truck/rolling cart/dolly
- Executive office chairs 
- Envelopes (# 10 most needed)
Join us for Lunch and an Informative Presentation on Non-24  
We are partnering with KY Office for the Blind to present a Non-24 Educational Seminar with Vanda Pharmaceuticals' Trey Williams. This event will be on Thursday, August 6th from noon to 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided by Vanda. 
We will host at KY Office for the Blind's new location at 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 420 in Lexington. Please RSVP to BCB at 859-259-1834 or email info@bcbky.org by Tuesday, August 4th to reserve your spot and lunch.
For those using Wheels, return rides should be scheduled for 1:30 - 2. 
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BCB Night at Thursday Night Live!
This free and family-friendly outdoor concert benefits BCB and will feature Conch Republic on Thursday, August 20th at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park - 251 East Main Street.
Each summer, the Downtown Lexington Corporation (DLC) hosts this free summer concert series featuring different bands and local charities. The nonprofit agency provides volunteers in exchange for the tips from the beer sales of the night.  BCB is always excited about our night at CBTNL! Conch Republic - a fun, trop-rock band featuring BCB's Executive Director - will be playing. Click here for their video of Love Shack!
So come on out and be sure to tip well for your beverages! Wonderful volunteers from BCB, Uber, and Total Quality Logistics will be pouring for us! Visit the BCB Information Tent to see what we have to offer, including t-shirts, demonstrations, and giveaways! 
Service Animal Protections 
In July, the Department of Justice published a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) technical assistance document that addresses people with disabilities and service animal protections. The document, “Frequently Asked Questions About Service Animals and the ADA,” can be viewed by clicking here
Meet Us at the Crossroads 
The Kentucky Council of the Blind Crossroads Leadership Conference, underwritten by the Louisville Downtown Lions Club, will be on August 14th and 15th in Louisville at the United Crescent Hill Ministries! You can come both days, or just Saturday!
This event will be great for anyone considering a leadership role in an affiliate chapter of American Council of the Blind, as well as any leadership position in the community, or another organization. We're proud to announce Theresa, Executive Director, and Susan, Peer Support Program Coordinator, will be offering a mentor training on Saturday!
Other classes include:
  • Best practices for writing articles and posts for newsletters, social media, and website
  • Choosing appropriate insurance options, recruiting members, and using support groups
  • Representing your chapter through personal appearance and body language
  • And more! You'll learn to set up sound equipment, improve your microphone techniques, and how to use Skype and FaceTime to broaden your programming.  You will participate in fun mock meetings and campaigns that will keep Robert's Rules from being boring.  You'll learn the importance of collecting contact information everywhere you go, and how to make those contacts work for you.
Crossroads opens on Friday evening.  Dinner is at 6:00, followed by a speaker and some fun activities; the menu includes meatloaf and ham, green beans and mac 'n cheese, potato salad and devilled eggs, brownies and cookies.  Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 Saturday morning, courtesy of Guide Dog Users of Kentucky.  Sessions begin at 9:00; a box lunch and group activity is at noon; more sessions are scheduled throughout the afternoon, and a mock meeting will take place at 4:00.  The closing banquet is at 6:00; the menu includes fried chicken and Swiss steak, mashed potatoes and green beans, 7-layer salad and macaroni salad, pecan pie and chocolate cake.  Please be sure to let KCB know the meals you will attend when you pre-register.
All Crossroads activities will be held at United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State Street in Louisville.  Rooms are available a short six to seven minutes away at the Ramada Inn North, 1041 Zorn Avenue, for out-of-town attendees; rates are $72 a night plus tax (single, double, triple, quad).  A hot breakfast, free wi-fi, and use of the hotel swimming pool are included with your hotel stay.  El Nopal restaurant and bar is located inside the hotel.  The Kentucky Council of the Blind will assist with transportation to and from the hotel as needed.  Call the Ramada at (502) 897-5101 to make reservations; be sure to let them know that you are with the Kentucky Council of the Blind.
Pre-registration for Crossroads is $20 per person, and registration at the door is $25.  The fee includes all meals and sessions as outlined above.  Be sure to come prepared to make notes, as several classes will include writing and speaking exercises.
For more information and to register, contact KCB at 502-895-4598. Have your credit card handy so we can complete your registration, or make arrangements to pay by check.
Kroger Rewards Renewal 
kroger communtiy rewards logoFor those of you who are registered with Kroger Community Rewards, they require a re-enrollment each year. This year, it will be open from August 1st to August 31st. Go to krogercommunityrewards.com to re-enroll. 
We really appreciate all who are signed up for us and we're really grateful for the checks that come to us quarterly from Kroger.
If you have not signed up for the rewards program yet, you can do it easily at krogercommunityrewards.com. All you do is register your Kroger card once a year and a percentage of what you purchase is donated to BCB. Thank you for the support!
Community Spotlight: ITNBluegrass 
At BCB, we offer our consumers referrals to many organizations in the community. One of those is ITNBluegrass, a transportation service for seniors and adults with visual impairments. Right now, ITNAmerica Founder and President Katherine Freund is doing something really cool! She is on a 60-day cross country 'Storybook Tour' which started June 16th and is ending August 14th. She is stopping in at least two dozen cities on her tour, visiting ITN locations. She will be at the Lexington location August 9th and 10th! Click here to go to the ITNBluegrass website and read more. 
Thursday, August 6th - Non-24 Educational Presentation - Located at KY Office for the Blind's new office at 333 Waller Avenue, Suite 420 in Lexington from noon to 1:30pm. For more about Non-24, click here. Lunch will be provided by Vanda Pharmaceuticals.
Thursday, August 20th - Central Bank Thursday Night Live Benefitting BCB! Join us downtown at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park - 251 W. Main St. Lexington from 4:30pm to 9pm. 
Wednesday, August 26th - Peer Support Group Meeting - Disaster Preparedness - Speaker will be Wendy LaRue from Red Cross. BCB Office - 1093 South Broadway, Suite 1230. 
Please RSVP for any event you plan to attend at least two days in advance - 859-259-1834 : info@bcbky.org
Wheels passes will be provided as reimbursement for members who pay for Wheels transportation to and from BCB events.
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Member Birthdays 
Philip Rose - August 10th
Peggy Holt - August 10th
Chelsey Keesy - August 16th
Naomi Dooley - August 20th
Kathryn Carpenter - August 20th
Brenda Schanding - August 24th
Fred Ament III - August 25th
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