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Talk to the President October 2012

Dear fellow AEBC members:
Ah yes!  October is soon going to be a memory and here comes November.  Christmas and our holiday season are just around the corner and I can already hear Santa's reindeers arguing with each other as to who is going to sit in the front seat with Santa when he sets out from the North Pole in less than two months from now.
 
As always, I'd like to thank those of you who took the time to stop by to share your feedback and comments with me so here we go.   
 
My quote for this month is as follows:
 
The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
Pierre de Courbertin
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Blogging & Sharing

A blog is a valuable asset to our organization. It gives us the opportunity to establish ourselves, it gives us a platform to network with your peers, fellow organizations, and general public and allows allows us to generate buzz in social media.

You ask, what is social media? In short, social media can be defined as interactive platforms via which individuals and communities create and share user-generated content. 

If we can get comments on our blogs, we’ll increase our status as an organization.  The more comments we have, the more clout we appear to have, because people are interested enough in what we are and have to say as an organization, so much that people will take the time to comment  on interesting topics.

Talk to the President September 2012

Dear fellow AEBC members:  September is now in the books and say hello to October and with it comes a happy Thanksgiving to all. 

I would again like to thank all those who have taken the time to provide us with their feedback and to encourage you to keep on sending in your comments.  

My quote for this month is as follows:
"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own."
Michelle Obama
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It is with Mrs Obama's quote in mind that I respectfully proffer the following message to you.

Talk to the President August 2012

Dear fellow AEBC members:  August has now come and is almost gone and with it another summer is in the books. 
I hope that everyone had a very enjoyable summer and that the encroaching fall will be a good one for everyone. 

I'd like to thank those of you who continue to send in your feedback and encourage you to keep on doing so.  Your feedback is extremely important to your board because it is the only way that we will know what you are feeling.  I'll have my usual question for you at the end of my update.

My quote for this month is as follows.
"Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been."
Hilary Clinton
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Talk to the President July Edition

Dear fellow AEBC members:

Ah yes and alas!  July is now in the books and I hope that everyone had an enjoyable one.  It has been a somewhat mixed bag for your board for this past month and I would again like to thank those of you who took the time to provide us with your feedback.  Please keep it coming to us at info@blindcanadians.ca.
I'll have a question for you at the end of my update but in the meantime, here is a quote for you.
 
"None of us is defined by our circumstances, nor are we defined by how other people perceive us. It is up to each one of us to define ourselves, and that is a life's work. Each of us has the ability to lead a dynamic life by pursuing our unique goals and dreams. There are no limits to what you can do."

Talk to the President June 2012

Dear fellow AEBC members:

Well!  Happy Canada Day to each and every one of you!

I hope that June has been a great month for each of you and that the oncoming summer will be an enjoyable one.  Time for us to kick back for a bit and savour the kinder weather.

I again thank those of you who have taken the time to drop by and give us your feedback and I hope that you continue to do so.  For it is only with your feedback that I along with your national board can become better at steering the ship.

You can send your feedback to info@blindcanadians.ca.  

My quote of the month is as follows:

Talk to the President May 2012

Dear fellow AEBC members: 

I would like to start by thanking you for having reaffirmed me as your president for a second year.  I am grateful for your support and I hope that we can continue to work together to move our beloved AEBC in a direction that is beneficial to us all.  We have elected two new members to our board and we have bid goodbye to two other members.  I can assure you though that our two departing members will not be too far away from where the action is.  In my update for this month, I will do my best to summarize some of the highlights from our conference. 

Advocating for the Rights of Consumers

In last week's blog post, I was extremely upset on how a company like Presonus could make a product so inaccessible to the visually impaired, and how this company was not willing to invest the time to make their products accessible. Well, I did two things to make me feel a lot better.

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