July

Please call in advance to see if the event is open. Due to the Covid-19 Virus, Utah is opening again, but some changes may be in effect.

DSBVI NEWS!

Utah Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired & Utah State Library for the Blind

We are excited to be entering into Phase 2 of reopening. We are having a few more full-time students in the program and we are hopeful in the near future to have part time students return. We will keep you posted when these changes will go into effect.

Open Zoom Classes. Open to the public. Just call or click the link. There are Classes on Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. Open to the General public, call or click the link provided.

Friday 1:00 P.M. Open to the General public, call or click the link provided.
Join us via ZOOM at
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1602819329

Or call: 1(669)254-5252: Enter meeting id: 1602819329 then press pound twice.

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

From 12:30pm to 3:30pm Wednesdays

Donni Mitchell, our vice president, volunteers in the UCB Office at the DSBVI, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays when DSVBI is open for business. If you are making a special trip to visit the office, we recommend you call ahead at 801-520-3766 to be sure she is there when you come to make purchases or conduct other business.

Call for Nominations

During this year's annual business meeting, we will be electing the vice president, treasurer, and two 2-year board members. As specified in the UCB Bylaws: " In order to be eligible for election to an officer position a person must have been a member of the organization for not less than one year and served on a committee. In order to be elected to a board position a person must have been a member of the organization for not less than six months."
"Any qualified member of the organization wishing to run for a position on the Board of Directors may notify a member of the Committee by submitting a short (one page or less) written statement concerning his/her qualifications and vision for the future of the organization."
Nominating Committee: We are pleased to announce that the Nominating Committee chair for this year is Sandy Ruconich. Her committee members are Sandy England and Tina Terry. If you are willing to run for one of the open positions on the Board, you must submit your written statement to the Nominating Committee by email to:
ucb.board@gmail.com
or by standard mail to:
UCB Nominating Committee
PO Box 1415
Bountiful UT 84011-1415
The nomination statement must be received no later than July 15, 2021 in order to be published in the August newsletter.

Bylaws Amendments

Proposed Bylaws amendments must be submitted to:
Utah Council of the Blind
Secretary
PO Box 1415
Bountiful UT 84011-1415
or by e-mail to:
ucb.board@gmail.com
Proposals must be received on or before July 15, 2021 in order for them to be prepared for publication in the August newsletter.

Ceramics Class Schedule

Dear UCB members,
I know we are excited to get back in to a new normal. In regards to our ceramics class unfortunately right now we will not be able to hold classes. Please do not contact the blind center to inquire on when that will happen. we will be sure to let you know when we are able to resume classes via email and our website as soon as we know. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe!
Anna Jeffery -UCB President

September

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

From 12:30pm to 3:30pm Wednesdays

Donni Mitchell, our vice president, volunteers in the UCB Office at the DSBVI, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays when DSVBI is open for business. If you are making a special trip to visit the office, we recommend you call ahead at 801-520-3766 to be sure she is there when you come to make purchases or conduct other business.

The Annual Buisness Meeting

Saturday, September 18, beginning at 10:00 AM till meeting is finished

All members are encouraged to participate.

At The Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

If all goes as planned, the Annual Business Meeting of the Utah Council of the Blind will be held at the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, UT at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Reservations are required so that we can have enough food for everyone. Please call the Utah Connection or email ucb.board@gmail.com with your name, the names of others in your party, and your telephone number no later than Monday, September 13th. When you make your reservation, please indicate whether or not each person in your party is a member of the UCB, whether you use large print or braille, any dietary restrictions you or a member of your party may have, and if you will need a listening device or any other accommodation.
Membership Verification: In order to vote at the annual business meeting a member's dues for 2021 must be paid no later than September 11, 2021. If you have any questions about your membership status, please contact our Membership Chair, Aunilie Hathaway at (801) 244-5505 or via e-mail at ucb.board@gmail.com.



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Would you like to Volunteer?

If you want to be a volunteer, please contact us at: (801) 299-0670

You can also download and print the Volunteer form but you must contact us before you can volunteer. All volunteers must be screened and approved before they can participate.

Download the Volunteer Form.