Houston 2013 Convention Photo Collection

Willie Barber, Carol White, Anna Russo
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Pat Canty, Becky Collier, Pegi Gonzalez, Bob Bartlet (seated) Carol Edwards (seated), Allen Cole (standing)
Beginning Board meeting

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L-R Sheila Derrick, Stewart Braden, Larry Johnson, Gigi Firth, Diane Cook ?
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Kenneth, Cynthia Julun (see above_
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(right of Larry) Olivia Chavez
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Willie Barber (in black), Kevin Ratliff
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Ginger Craft, Pat Canty (green), Bob Bartlet (blue), Carol Edwards, Alan Cole
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Larry Roser (far right), covering for San Antonio rep?
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Registration Desk

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Hospitality Room

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Exhibits Hall

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10:00-11:00 AM   Port Lavaca Room

Motivational Speaker, Michelle Boyd: “Connected With One Voice” Collaboration, Transportation and Employment”
Willie Barber,

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10:30 AM-12:00 PM  Pasadena Room

Ballroom Dancing:  Mike Nelson, Professional Dance Instructor  

 

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1:00-2:30 PM Pasadena
Self Defense Program , Mark Melonson

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Hotel Atrium

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Hotel Checkin area

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Hotel Atrium elevators

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Hotel Lobby Courtyard

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Leadership Conference - Judy Scott, Kenneth Semien
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Elana nose

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BRLT Equipment sampler

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Gigi Firth and Elana nose

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2:30-4:00 PM Corpus Christi

Leadership Training: "Framing Our Future Through Leadership & Advocacy" Judy Scott and Lex Frieden.

Segment 1 will be led by Judy Scott and the focus will be "Leadership Skills and Team Building".

Segment 2 will be led by Lex Frieden and it will focus on Advocacy "What it is and How it Works".
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L-R Lex Frieden, Judy Scott
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Hotel Atrium

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7:00 - 9:00 PM Port Aransas/Brownsville/Galveston
Showcase of Talent

9:00 PM Jam Session With Diego
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Talent Show singer, Chris Prentice 

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Noelia Dillingham, Talent Show Coo
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GDUTX Breakfast

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Saturday
 7:15 AM – 8:45 AM-Port Lavaca
GDUTX Breakfast

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Guide Dog Users Breakfast Sat Mee
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9:00- – 10:15 AM Corpus Christi

Library Users of America Business Meeting/Program
Joan Cox standing, Bernice Claypac, seated.  Michael Garrett

Updates from the Texas Talking Book Program-Ruth Wedergren, Public Awareness Coordinator; Election of officers.
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Michael and Peggy Garrett.
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10:15-11:30 AM Corpus Christi

Braille Revival League Meeting

BRLT Meeting Speaker, Joanne Rogers (sp?)

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BRLT Meeting Speaker, Joanne Rogers (sp) School for the Blind, Gigi Firth

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SATURDAY LUNCHEON & PROGRAM

Port Aransas/Brownsville/Galvaston

11:30 AM Luncheon Medley by Karen Eitel, HCB Member
11:45 – 12 PM Opening Ceremonies
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Presentation of Colors: Boy Scout Troop # 601
Scout Master Louis McKinney
New Faith Church, Houston, Texas
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Color Guard

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Color guard assembles

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Greetings: President Kenneth Semien, Sr.
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Color Guard advances

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Color Guard during Anthem

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National Anthem: Anita Banonno
Houston Council of the Blind
National Anthem singer & musicians

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Invocation: Rev. James Andrews, Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas
Invocation Speaker  ?

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12:50 PM ACB Update:, Michael Garrett, ACB Board member
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Banquet Head table left

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Banquet Head table right

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 12:30 PM Featured SpeakerEugene Brault,
TSA Customer Service Manager, Bush Intercontinental Airport
TSA Male speaker

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Patty Bonham, Security Specialist
TSA Female speaker

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Michael Garrett Sat. Nite.
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Breakout Session L-R seated Bobby Lakey, unknown
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Auction Item Tables, ACBT general fundraising

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Speaker: Houston City Councilman Andrew C. Burks Jr.
AT large Position 2  ask Betty Garrett

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L-R Joan Cox, Nadine Saffell, Bernice Klaypac
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"ACBT Charter Member Award"
Joan Cox of San Angelo (Member At Large) Preserter:Kenneth, Reader is Victoria Bartlett

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"ACBT Charter Member Award"
Joan Cox of San Angelo (Member At Large)
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"ACBT Charter Member Award"
Bernice Klepac of Houston (Houston Council of the Blind)

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Peggy Garrett
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Piano player - Karen Eitel 

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"Who's Who Among Blind Texans Award" Presented by Cindy Finely
Robert L. Bartlett of Houston  greenshirt
Joseph Munez of Harlingen  not present

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"Scholarships" Michael Garrett, Chair of Committee

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"2013 ACBT Scholarship Recipients"
Conswella Bates of Beaumont (Durward K. McDaniel Scholarship) 
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"2013 ACBT Scholarship Recipients"
Lindsay Long of Deer Park-Houston (Carolyn M. Garrett Scholarship)  

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Nadine Saffell, BRLT?
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"Outstanding Member of the Year Award"
Kenneth Semien, Sr. of Beaumont

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Linda Lewis, ?All Blind Children?
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"BRLT, All Blind Children of Texas & Christal Vision Scholarship"
Ogulcan Kalkanli of Plano

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Ginger Kraft, Honoree?
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Final Breakfast Speaker
Remarks by Barbara Madrigal, Assistant Commissioner DARS,
Division of Blind Services

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Closing Board Meeting

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