ICUB BULLETIN FALL 2014

ICUB BULLETIN

FALL 2014


Published by

IOWA COUNCIL OF THE UNITED BLIND

Web Site: www.icublind.org

Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind

Cynthia Qloud, President

1918 E. 12th

Des Moines, IA 50316

(515) 266-5110

E-Mail: Qloud2@mchsi.com

Mike Hoenig, Editor

3119 Spring St.

Davenport, IA 52807

(563) 344-8787

E-Mail: mhoenig@q.com


Catherine Witte, Secretary

200 Parkview Dr.

Waukee, IA 50263

(515) 987-4490 – home

(515) 343-6693 – cell

E-Mail: cathandjimw@gmail.com

Jeana Mowery, Interim Treasurer

1007 E. St. Clair

Missouri Valley, IA 51555

(712) 600-6028 – home

(712) 310-7140 – cell

E-Mail: eyeforonly1@gmail.com






ICUB OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS



Cynthia Qloud, President – Des Moines, (515) 266-5110

Frank Strong, Jr., Immediate Past President -Des Moines, (888) 503-2287

Mike Hoenig, First Vice-President - Davenport, (563) 344-8787

Creig Slayton, Second Vice President – Des Moines, (515) 279-4284

Catherine Witte, Secretary - Waukee, (515) 987-4490

Jeana Mowery, Interim Treasurer – Missouri Valley, (712) 600-6028

Joyce Davis, Director - Fort Dodge, (515) 955-1634

Donna Seliger, Director – West Des Moines, (515) 284-0505

Arlo Monthei, Director –Des Moines, (515) 277-0442

Rose Stratton, Director - Maquoketa, (563) 652-2546

Sandy Tigges, Director – Des Moines, (515) 277-1256

Shirley Wiggins, Director - Cedar Rapids, (319) 362-7138

Lisa Davis, Director – Urbandale, (515) 278-2722

Robert Spangler, Director – Vinton, (319) 550-1748



CHANGE OF FORMAT OR RETURNING CASSETTES

Anyone who cannot read this print bulletin, finds it difficult to have it read or wishes an e-mail or cassette may receive a copy at no charge. Please contact Jo Slayton at (515) 279-4284 to request an alternative format. Cassette readers are always invited to keep their copy of the Bulletin. However, if you would like to return cassettes when you are finished with them, please place in a NEW standard mailing envelope, write “Free Matter for the Blind” in the upper right hand corner, and return to the editor using the address on the front of this Bulletin. Also, please remember to contact the editor if your address changes. The Post Office rarely provides us with a new address when someone moves. We want to make sure that anyone who wants to receive a Bulletin gets one!

SELECTING ICUB AS A BENEFICIARY

If you or a friend would like to remember the Iowa Council of the United Blind in your will, you may do so by using the following language: “I grant, devise, or bequeath unto the Iowa Council of the United Blind, a non-profit charitable organization, the sum of ______ dollars, ____ percent of my net estate, or the following stocks and bonds (please list them) to be used for its worthy purposes on behalf of blind persons.” If your wishes are more complex, you may have your attorney call (515) 279-4284, or write Iowa Council of the United Blind, 4013 30TH Street, Des Moines, IA 50310.


DONATING YOUR VEHICLE TO BENEFIT ICUB


Are you trying to decide how to dispose of a used vehicle? ICUB's Used Vehicle Donation Program offers the perfect solution. Your vehicle will be picked up from your home and sold at auction, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to ICUB. You claim a tax deduction equal to the dollar value of the vehicle. To donate or to learn more, call 800-899-4925.


SHOPPING TO BENEFIT ICUB!


If you are an online shopper, here is a way to help ICUB secure some additional funds. If you have an account at Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. Enter your e-mail address and password. You will then be prompted to shop for the charity Amazon is promoting that day or to select your own. In the dialog box for selecting your own choice of organization, type our name, Iowa Council of the United Blind. We will be the charity of choice each time you go to smile.amazon.com to shop. ICUB will receive 0.5% of the cost of your purchases.

If you do not yet have an account at Amazon, go to their website, establish an account, and then go to smile.amazon.com to make your purchases.

Happy shopping!



TABLE OF CONTENTS

A Message From The President 4

Editor's Line 7 ICUB Bulletin Editor Job Description 8

Resolutions Passed at the 2014 ICUB Conference and Convention 9 Memorial List for 2014 12

In Memoriam

Dolores Tjaden 13

Sandra Knox Jacobs 14

Sandra M. Harmon 15

American Council of the Blind 53rd Annual Conference & Convention 15

ICUB Celebrates with IRIS 18

Celebrating Creig and Jo Slayton for 54 Years of Distinguished

Contributions to the Blind of Iowa 20

Library Stacks Closure, Retraction, and …. 24

The Bill Reader is Here 29

Chapter News

Cedar Rapids Chapter Report 30

News from the Des Moines Chapter 30

A Memo Regarding Walgreens Talking Prescription Labels 31

Ring Enables Blind to Read 32

Blind Students and Health Professions 33

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