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April 1, 2016
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Last Chance for Advance SEE Cruise Tickets! 
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We’re only 10 DAYS AWAY!
Join Bluegrass Council of the Blind at our 4th annual SEE Cruise event on Sunday, April 10th at BANNERS Bar & Grill from 5pm to 9pm! Thank you so much to our sponsors - Retina Associates of Kentucky and Baptist Health Plan!
 
There’s so much to look forward to - live music from Conch Republic, yummy food and drink specials, and amazing silent auction and door prizes! Some of our donors include CastlePost, L.V. Harkness & Co., Lexus of Lexington, SKYBAR, Jim Beam, Insomnia Cookies, Talon Winery, Hilton Lexington/Downtown, Blue Stallion Brewing Co., and so many more!
 
Some great items donated include:
 
Today is the last day you can purchase advance tickets! You will receive your tickets by mail within 3 to 5 business days. You can also call the office at 859-259-1834 to purchase a boarding pass with a credit card. Passes are $10 today and $15 at the door.
 
 
Be our guest, you’ve got nothin’ to lose - won’t you let us take you on a SEE Cruise!

 
Accessible Voting Machines

Thank you to Paula Phillips and Mary Burton from the County Clerk’s Office for
their presentation on voting and bringing in an accessible voting machine for our
consumers to try out!

Important Information and Dates for the May Primary Election:
 
  • Find your registration information here.
You will need to type in your social security number and date of birth.
  • Find your voting location here.
vote an absentee ballot should call 859-255-8683 to request an application or email voter registration at voters@fayettecountyclerk.com. Once the completed application is returned, the absentee ballot and instructions for voting the ballot will be mailed. The last day to request an absentee ballot is May 10th
  • The Primary will be held on Tuesday,
May 17, 2016 and polls are open from 6am to 6pm
  • April 18th is the deadline for voter
registration, address change, and other
updates. You can now register to vote online by going here.
  • Need a ride to the polls? Call the
Fayette County Democratic Party at 859-268-4448

 
Office Updates 
 
BCB welcomes our newest office volunteer, Pam House! Pam is with the Senior Community Service Employment Program, SCSEP. She will be working approximately 20 hours a week and helping with administrative tasks.
 
Our Director of Programs, Chelsey Keesy, has put in her resignation and her last day will be April 7th. Chelsey has started her own business, CK Nonprofit Services, LLC, which offers nonprofit services as contract labor. You can visit her website at www.cknonprofitservices.com.
All of us at BCB wish her the best and hope to keep in touch. Chelsey plans to stay involved as a volunteer and will remain secretary of the Eye Opening Symposium planning committee.
 
BCB would also like to welcome back a familiar face. Aly Partain, a former intern here at BCB, has returned to help out in the office until we hire a permanent employee to cover Chelsey’s role. Aly has her Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with an emphasis in Nonprofit Financial Management from the University of Kentucky. Aly was hired as a temporary employee and will assist in making the transition to a new employee as smooth as possible. Her office hours will be Wednesday through Friday from noon to 4 PM. Aly also has her own business as a Mary Kay consultant. Welcome back, Aly!
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Sunday, April 3rd - I KNOW EXPO at the Lexington Center from noon to 5pm. Over 100 expert exhibitors and leading professionals will provide information and answer your questions. For more details call 859-227-9692, email info@iknowexpo.org, or visit iknowexpo.org
 
Sunday, April 10th - SEE Cruise at Banners 3650 Boston Rd. Lexington from 5pm to 9pm. This will also be our Community Outing for April. Seating is limited so it is recommended that you arrive 1 to 2 hours before the event begins to get a seat. We can only guarantee seating for our sponsors. Reserved tables are for event sponsors and their guests ONLY.
 
Wednesday, April 27th
- Peer Support Group Meeting at the BCB office from noon to 2pm. Mac Ferguson, President of the Lexington Lions Club and BCB Board Member, will be presenting.

Please RSVP for any BCB 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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In-Kind Needs & Other Ways to Help 
 
- Filters for Brita water pitcher
- Coffee
- New or gently used sofa and chairs
- Tablets and smartphones
- Magnification devices such as handheld magnifiers, digital magnifiers, or CCTVs
 
AmazonSmile
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates a percentage of the purchase price to BCB! Start at smile.amazon.com and support us every time you shop!
Follow this link ´╗┐to shop now.
 
Kroger Community Rewards
Register your Kroger card at krogercommunityrewards.com and choose BCB as your nonprofit. A percentage of your purchases goes to BCB with no extra cost to you!

Member Birthdays 
 
Karen Cross, April 14th
Chris Perdue, April 18th
Meg Doran, April 21st
Tom Dixon, April 22nd
Gary Faulkner, April 28th

 

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1093 S. Broadway, Ste. 1214
Lexington, KY 40504
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