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DCCB will hold a holiday party mid-day on December 16 at The Residences at Thomas Circle, 1330 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  Read below for a description of the fun party held last December.

DCCB has scheduled upcoming member meetings on January 13, March 10, May 12, July 21 and September 8, 2018.  All meetings will start at noon and run until approximately 3:00 PM.  They will be held at the community room at Wilshire Park Condominiums located at 3701 Connecticut Avenue, NW.  CPR training will be offered at the January meeting.

DCCB held a members meeting on November 11.  The meeting started with lunch shortly before noon followed by the business meeting from 12:55 PM until 3:25 PM.  The members voted to fund two two-hour social media training sessions for six members.  They also started planning for a holiday party, a one-day convention to be held in the Fall of 2018 and other potential social outings.  They decided that future life-time members should pay a flat fee of $200, increased from the prior $100 fee.

The prior DCCB member meeting took place on September 9.  Red Cross guest speaker Jeffrey Moody discussed CPR and what would be covered in a possible training class, the time of which will be determined later.  Tariq McLeish reported that a Facebook page for DCCB has been set up which is being administered by Francisco Lima until Erica McLeish can take over this function.  Sandra Sermons will be page editor.  Sandra Spalletta will continue to edit DCCB's web site.  Francisco Lima also demonstrated a web radio service that he would let DCCB use for free for potentially broadcasting its meetings or other content.  He will put the link on the DCCB E-mail list.  officers and Board members were elected.

The Out of Sight Dragons (OSD), a team of blind and visually impaired dragon boat racers, will hold a fund raising event on November 30 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at El Golfo Restaurant, 8739 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring, MD.  A raffle will be held and karioke singing may be available.  For more information about OSD, see the link Recreation and Entertainment.

The Metropolitan Washington Ear provides audio description for various theatrical performance.  It will describe the action in the November 28 7:30 performance of A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre, the December 9 2:00 PM performance of The Book of Will at Round House Theatre Bethesda, the December 9 2:00 PM performance of Nina Simone, Four Women at Arena Stage Kreeger at the Mead Center, the December 9 2:00 PM performance of Twelf Night at Shakespeare:  Sidney Harman Hall, the December 16 2:00 PM performance of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre, the December 24 1:00 PM performance of Les Miserables at National Theater and the December 31 2:00 PM performance of Curve of Departure at Studio Theatre.  See the link Recreation and Entertainment on this site for more information about MWE and its program offerings.

DCCB held its 2015 annual convention on October 24 from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM at the National Education Association's conference center.  Chen Guangchengauthor of “The Barefoot Lawyer-A Blind Man’s Fight For Justice and Freedom in China”, was the keynote lunchtime speaker.  Janet LaBreck, commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration, informed the attendees about how the Workplace Innovation and Opportunity Act will help educate and train youths about potential career paths.  Paul Schroeder from the American Foundation for the Blind advised on where legislation of interest stands and how to lobby for passage.  Sports activities were also presented, Sarah Presley describing the Out of Sight Dragons dragon boat team, Karla Gilbride describing goalball and other offerings from the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes and Ed reeder describing the DC Blind Bowlers league.  Judy Dixon and Mark Reumann demonstrated many useful apps for the IPhone on the technology panel while Joel Snyder detailed the process used in audio describing shows and events.  Jocelyn Hunter, Olivia Norman and Eddie Martinez from the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind described its new programs.  Exhibitors showed their wares.  Door prizes and a cake raffle were popular items.

The archives for the 100th anniversary of DCCB can be found at: