Hello members and Friends of ACB Maine,
The officers and board of directors are pleased to present you with the 2022 ACB of Maine virtual convention on Saturday, November 5, 2022. We hope that you find this year’s program offers topics of interest and a worth while experience. With any luck, we will be together for an in-person convention next year.
Below is program information as well as registration/membership instructions.
ACB Maine – A Vision of Hope 2022 Convention Program
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and Introductions President Leona McKenna
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote Speaker Svetlana Ehlers
Svetlana Ehlers is an 18-year-old from Missouri with a unique story. Due to a premature birth, Svetlana’s eyes did not fully develop, and she was left blind. She was born in Armenia and her parents could not care for her so she was left in an orphanage where she was abused.
At the age of 9, Svetlana was adopted and came to the United States. She is now a senior in high school and was chosen as the student of the month by Freedom Scientific. She is very involved in many groups and activities both at school and in her community. The Civil Air Patrol and the Cane Drivers are two of the groups in which she belongs. Svetlana will speak about adversity and the challenges she has faced in her own life. Time for audience questions and conversation with Svetlana will be included in her presentation.
11:00 – 12:00 Scholarship Applicants Panel Discussion
This will be an opportunity to discuss with our scholarship applicants the challenges they face and what ACB of Maine as an organization can do to assist younger people with their goals.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)
FFB will present information regarding research, treatment and innovations for retinal diseases that affect 10 million American’s.
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:30 Business Meeting
Approval of minutes and Treasurer’s report.
Constitution & Bylaws
Scholarship Winners Announcement Election of Officers and Directors
3:30 Open discussion.
Just kik back and enjoy some time visiting and sharing with old and new friends.
Door prizes: There will be 4 $100 Visa gift cards drawn throughout the day. You must be a member to be eligible to win. In addition, there will be a new member drawing and a renewing member drawing each for a $100 Visa gift card. For all drawings, you must be present to win.