The Keystone Council of the Blind received its official charter of affiliation with PCB during the 2016 PCB Conference. The founding members of this chapter include: Bob and Mary Anne Cowfer, Joe Fagnani, Melanie Filiziani, Louise Flanigan, Joann Hollinger, John Lewis, October Lowe, Lisa Salinger, Nancy Scott, Lynn Shields, Tammy Snyder, and Karen Strohl.
On Saturday, November 5, KCB elected its first set of officers to begin serving January 1, 2017. Those officers are: Mary Anne Cowfer, President; Lisa Salinger, Vice President; Joe Fagnani, Treasurer; and Lynn Shields, Secretary. Congratulations to these officers and the chapter!
KCB annual dues will be $12 which includes membership in KCB, PCB, and ACB. For now, until the chapter gets a bank account open, dues should be mailed directly to the PCB office with a note in the memo indicating the payment is for KCB dues.
If you have historically been an at-large member, perhaps for 2017 you will consider joining this new virtual chapter that allows you to meet with your peers from the comfort of your home. For more information about the group and its first Saturday of the month meetings, contact Mary Anne Cowfer at 814-215-0853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.