Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.
November 2014
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Recent Donors!
  • Elizabeth Ament
  • Fred Ament
  • Ruth Ament
  • Susan Ament
  • Fred Ament III
  • Linda Baker
  • Charleston Brooks
  • Karen Cross
  • Randall and Shelagh Deaton
  • Gary and Peggy Knack
  • Paul Knott
  • Bob McCray
  • Linda Owens
  • Karen Pickard
  • Judy Potter
  • Claudette Powell
  • Thelma Reed
  • Rick and Jill Sawyer
  • Brenda Schanding
  • Paul Scott
  • Linda Sutherland
  • Andrew Thomas
  • Theresa and Michael Thomas
  • Ty, Jan, and Alex Thompson
  • Jeanne VanArsdall
  • Paula and Paul Wiese
  • Computers Plus Repair
  • GoodShop
  • Lexington Kiwanis Club
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In-Kind Needs
  • Assistive technology for those with low vision
  • Envelopes (all sizes)
  • Printer paper
  • Cases of water
  • Coffee or K-Cups
  • Manila file folders
  • Desktop scanner
  • 2 door locking cabinet for assistive technology
  • Refrigerator
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2014/2015 Holiday Hours
 
BCB will be closed on the following days:
  • November 27th
  • November 28th
  • December 24th
  • December 25th
  • December 26th
  • January 1st
  • January 2nd
Thank You Lions Club! 
 
BCB would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to the members of the Lexington Lions Club for their generosity and continued support. On Monday, Nov. 10th, representatives from BCB joined other charities being recognized by the Lexington Lions Club on their annual Gifting Night.  The Lions Club works diligently throughout the year doing volunteer work and fundraising for numerous nonprofit organizations, but is best known for their tireless efforts of planning, organizing and running the Bluegrass Fair. The Lions Club chooses to invest these funds into the good works of local nonprofit agencies working hard to better our community.  BCB is grateful for the generosity of the Lexington Lions Club and values their partnership.
 
Theresa, Ty, and Susan accepting grant award Group who were awarded with checks from the Lions Club
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November VIPS Meeting 
Dining at First Watch
 
Our monthly Visually Impaired Peer Support meeting will be held at First Watch on Wednesday, November 19th from 11am - 1pm. Everyone is responsible for their own meal. 
 
Twice a year, our VIPS meeting is held outside the office to encourage independent travel for those who are blind or visually impaired. If you have any questions about setting up transportation, please contact the staff. 
 
We hope you'll join us, and please RSVP if you can attend! Call the office at 859-259-1834 or email info@bcbky.org. First Watch is located directly across from the BCB Office at 1080 S Broadway. 
 
Wheels passes are available to anyone taking Wheels to and/or from the meeting.
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Kentucky Council of the Blind 2014 Conference and Convention 
KCB - A New Day
 
The 41st annual KCB Conference and Convention will be November 21 - 22 at the Ramada Inn North - 1041 Zorn Avenue in Louisville. To make room reservations, call 502-897-5101. 
 
Friday Highlights: Technology Vistas Workshop, Leash of Life Workshop, Exploration Exhibits, iOpening App Swap
 
Saturday Highlights: Kindle Your Spirit Workshop, Health Insurance Options, Horizon of Hope, Launch it Lunch, Day's End Music and Hospitality
 
Pre-registration is due by November 17th - for more information or to register, call 502-895-4598.
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Membership Meeting - Holiday Party 
 
Save the Date for our quarterly Membership Meeting! Due to limited space at the BCB office, we will be renting the meeting room at Independence Place (same building as BCB at 1093 S Broadway) on December 7th from 3pm - 6pm.
 
Members should have received a printed copy of the proposed Bylaws changes in the mail last week. If you did not receive a copy, please call 859-259-1834 or email chelsey@bcbky.org. Members will be voting on the proposed changes at the meeting.
 
Food will be provided and we will be playing Dirty Santa. Please bring a gift that doesn't exceed $10 if you're interested in playing. 
 
Anyone who renews their membership or becomes a member before or on December 7th will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 prize. The winner will be announced at the Holiday Party.
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Donations 
Recurring Gifts
 
Did you know you can make a recurring gift to BCB? Through our new donation page on our website, you can set your donation frequency for one time, annually, semi-annually, quarterly, monthly, or weekly! You can also call the office to set up a recurring gift. We appreciate any donations! 
 
 
You can also make a donation for a t-shirt on our website! T-shirts are available with an $8 donation (if you are a member) or $10 for nonmembers. Pay online at our website (and write your size in the comment box), come to the office, or mail a check.
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November Calendar
 
11/19 (Wednesday) - VIPS Group Meeting - Dine out at First Watch from 11am - 1pm. 1080 South Broadway (Across from BCB office). Everyone is responsible for their own meal. 
 
December Calendar
 
12/7 (Sunday) - Quarterly Membership Meeting - Holiday Party from 3pm to 6pm at Independence Place - 1093 S Broadway. 
 
Full calendar at www.bcbky.org
 
Please RSVP for any event you plan to attend.

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