20210718 – Convention opening general session

• Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President, American Council of the Blind, Orlando, FL
• Moment of reflection
• Presentation of Colors National Anthem: Matthew H. Shifrin, Auburndale, MA
• Welcome to Convention: Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator, Saint Paul, MN
• ACB Highlight Video
• ACB President’s and ACB Director’s Report:
◘  President’s Report: Dan Spoone, Orlando, FL
◘ Executive Director’s Report: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA
• Sponsor Presentation: Jeff Petty, Principal Program Manager for Windows Accessibility, Microsoft, Seattle, WA

Credentials Committee Report: Ralph Smitherman, Jackson, MS
 Convention Standing Rules and Nominating Committee Report: Brian Charlson, Watertown, MA
• Life Member Presentations: Dan Spoone, ACB President, Orlando, FL; and Nancy Becker, ACB Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Center, MN
• ACB Angels Presentations: Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Development, Alexandria, VA; and Dan Dillon, ACB Board Member, Hermitage, TN
◘  ACB Angel Presentations: Charlie Crawford (1947-2020), Maryland
◘  Berl Colley (1942-2020), Washington
• “Special Thank You Tribute”
• ACB First Timers: Kenneth Semien Sr., Chair, Durward K. McDaniel First Timers Committee, Beaumont, TX
• ACB JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA
• Roll Call of Affiliates: Denise Colley, ACB Secretary, Lacey, WA
• ACB Elections

  • Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 18
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