August

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

From 12:00pm to 3:30pm

We are open at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts, screwdriver/hammers, 20/20 pens, signature guides, and the braille measuring spoons and cups. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Tina at 801 245-9264 to pay by credit card.

August Ceramics Class Schedule

  • 08/21/2019 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • 08/28/2019 10:00am to 2:00pm

This class is open to any blind or visually impaired person in the state of Utah and is currently being held on Wednesdays at the Utah State Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, in room 301 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Classes are available 40 weeks of the year. The class will be taking a break in the month of November and December, at the discretion of the instructor.

The attendees of this program only pay the cost of the materials needed to complete the projects they choose to make and a $2 per month breakage fee. We have obtained Grants to pay for the cost of the instructor.

Tandem Bike Activity

August 17 at 8:15am

by Monica Youngdell Activities Chair of the Utah Council of the Blind

The activity costs $5 a person for reservations. Activity will begin at 8:15 a.m meeting at the Devision of Servicess for the blind at 250 North 1950 West and transporting to Fisher Mansion by the Jordan bike trail at 1206 West 200 South and activity will end at 11:30am and you will need to reserve transportation from Fisher Mansion to home. Reservations are due by July 15 for August 17, 2019 to ensure we have enough bikes, snacks and drinks as well as knowing how many people to transport or will be driving to and from the activity.

Please call Tina Terry at: 801 245-9264 to make reservations. We hope to see you there!

The Meeting of the Board of Directors Monday, August 26, 2019

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 4:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 4:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Conference Room R.



September

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

From 12:00pm to 3:30pm

We are open at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts, screwdriver/hammers, 20/20 pens, signature guides, and the braille measuring spoons and cups. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Tina at 801 245-9264 to pay by credit card.

2019 Utah State Fair

September 11

It is nearly time for the Utah State Fair. Once again, the UCB plans to attend with those members who have an interest. You and your guide may attend for only $1.00 each and access all the entertainment and special events provided on that day. Currently the UCB plans to attend the Fair on Monday, September 9th, at 6:00 pm. It is important that everyone gather at the main gate on 1000 West in the middle of the Fair Park parking lot (North Side Entrance) at 5:30 to enter at 6:00pm. If you are late you will not be able enter with the discount. The UCB has also been invited to attend the Circus performance, which is held on Wednesday, the 11th of September. Please meet by 9:30am to participate in this event. You are encouraged to read the newsletters or listen to the Utah Connection for possible dates, times and meeting point changes, since we are subject to the direction of the Fair Park. Generally, children 11 and younger are free on Monday. Rides on Monday are often buy-one-all-you-can-ride wrist band and get one free. On Wednesday, refreshments maybe served prior to the Circus performance. Children's rides are often free on Wednesday. Although you do not need to prepay, reservations are requested so we can inform the fair park of the numbers attending.

Deadline for Absentee Ballots

September 14

For those who cannot attend the meeting and desire an absentee ballot, please leave your name, telephone number, and address on the Utah Connection or email ucb.board@gmail.com, and a ballot will be mailed to you. The completed ballot must be returned to reach us no later than September 14, 2019 to be included in the voting process.

Deadline for Annual Business Meeting Reservations

September 16

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 16th. 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.

For Users of Dog Guides -Greatest Paws on Earth

September 19 via phone conference call

Greatest Paws on Earth is an independent group of people interested in guide dogs and issues concerning them. They meet each month on the 3rd Thursday via conference call to talk about a different topic in which dog guide users may be interested. Our next meeting will be on September 19. The call-in number is 800-835-8395, access code 1623768. For more information on the organization contact its president, Sandy England, at syeangel@comcast.net

We will have our call in September 19 at 7:00pm, (mountain Time).

UCB Annual Business Meeting

10:00am on Saturday, September 21

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 10:00am on Saturday, September 21, 2019. 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 16th. 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 2019 must be paid no later than September 14, 2019. 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.

If you plan on running for any of the open position, your completed questionnaire must be received on or before August 1, 2019 in order to allow time for it to be prepared for printing in the September newsletter. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Cordie Weeds at: 801-888-3152.

Anyone who wishes to run for one of the open positions, please send your completed questionnaire to:
Utah Council of the Blind
Nominating Committee
PO Box 1415
Bountiful UT 84011-1415
or by e-mail to:
ucb.board@gmail.com

The Meeting of the Board of Directors Monday, September 23, 2019

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 4:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Conference Room R.



October

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

From 12:00pm to 3:30pm

We are open at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts, screwdriver/hammers, 20/20 pens, signature guides, and the braille measuring spoons and cups. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Tina at 801 245-9264 to pay by credit card.

For Users of Dog Guides -Greatest Paws on Earth

October 17 via phone conference call

Greatest Paws on Earth is an independent group of people interested in guide dogs and issues concerning them. They meet each month on the 3rd Thursday via conference call to talk about a different topic in which dog guide users may be interested. Our next meeting will be on October 17. The call-in number is 800-835-8395, access code 1623768. For more information on the organization contact its president, Sandy England, at syeangel@comcast.net

We will have our call in October 17 at 7:00pm, (mountain Time).

Health Fair

October 18

The Utah Council of the Blind will be hosting a Health and Information Fair on Friday, October 18th. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $5.00 per person. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. with announcements. The event will cover topics such as emergency management, fire safety, self-defense, stress management, and health management. There will be some general sessions, as well as breakout sessions. We are also hoping to have LS&S Products here to display some of their products as well as other vendors. This will end about 5:00pm.

Please join us at DSVBI, 250 N 1950 W. There will be door prizes and a lot of good information. If you would like to know more, please call Tina Terry at 801 245-9264.

The Meeting of the Board of Directors Monday, October 28, 2019

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 4:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 4:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Conference Room R.



November

UCB Office Open on Wednesdays

From 12:00pm to 3:30pm

We are open at the DSBVI in Salt Lake City. If you need to check to be certain someone is there before you make your travel plans, please call 801-520-3766 and speak with Donni. She can sell you cab coupons, the UCB t-shirts, screwdriver/hammers, 20/20 pens, signature guides, and the braille measuring spoons and cups. You can pay your membership at the office and make reservations for the activities. These purchases can also be made by calling Tina at 801 245-9264 to pay by credit card.

The Meeting of the Board of Directors Monday, November 25, 2019

All members are encouraged to participate.

The meetings are at 4:45 p.m. at Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 250 N 1950 W, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.

The Board Meeting will be on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 4:45-6:00pm -DSBVI in the Conference Room R.




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