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Meet The Chapter and Division Presidents

David E. Senf, Toronto Chapter

David Senf, 27 was elected president of the Toronto Chapter of the NFB: AE in December of 1998. David is an entrepreneur in the area of Internet technology and new media, specialising in web site design. He studied in the General Arts program at the University of Toronto, and is interested in marshal arts and music.

David is a member of several groups including the McLughen Business Council, Canadian Council of the Blind, and the NFB: AE. His interest in advocacy resides primarily at the city level. He is very involved on matters pertaining to transportation the amalgamation of services within the City of Toronto, and the 2008 Olympic bid, are of particular interest to

Peg Mercer, Lower Mainland Chapter

I am currently employed as a secretary/word processor at Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), where I have worked for nine years. From 1990 through 1997, I served on the Board of the Vancouver White Cane Club (VWCC) and was president of the club for a two-year term during that time. I am currently serving on the VWCC Board.

From 1991-1996, I served on the Board for Western Association of Persons with Vision Impairment. I currently serve on the CNIB Lower Mainland/South Coast District Board, of which I take part on two committees: Client Services and Fund Development. I also serve on two committees of the CNIB Division Board: Client Services Committee, and the Industrial Adjustment Committee-whose mandate is to determine future usage of CNIB's Bowen Lodge by the Sea.

In 1997 I joined the Lower Mainland Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind: Advocates for Equality (NFB: AE). I prepared our cookbook Lights Out in the Kitchen for production in large print, Braille, audiocassette and disk formats. In 1998, I served as Treasurer for the Chapter. In December 1998 I became Chapter President. I served on the Advocates for Sight- Impaired Consumers (ASIC) coalition during the past year as a member-at-large and as of March 10, 1999, I serve as a representative of the Lower Mainland Chapter of the NFB: AE.

Denise Sanders, Central Okanagan Chapter

I am employed at the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society as the administrative facilitator. My past work history includes: reservationist, receptionist-secretary, self- employed entrepreneur and administrator. My volunteer experience has involved animal rights and women's issues. Currently, I am the Central Okanagan Chapter President of the NFB: AE.

Archie McNab, Blind Children and Youth Parents Association

Archie McNab works as a forester for a small consulting company. He is also active with a parents' support group on Vancouver Island. Archie sits on the Advocacy Committee for the provincial resource centre for the vision impaired. He is a member of the Provincial Advisory Committee for Children With Visual Impairments and Their Families. He has been a member of the NFB: AE since 1996.

Archie and his wife Sigrid live in Coombs, BC with their two children, whom they adopted from Romania; Gabriel, (who is fully sighted) and Madalina, (who is vision impaired) both eight years of age.

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