Need to Know

Launch of Announcement Distribution List
In May, PCB launched an announcement -only email distribution list to communicate more directly with both members and non-members. All announcements are specific to PCB’s activities and events and the notable experiences of our peers. Announcements are limited to no more than two per week so we are not flooding your inbox. If you are a member who has not been receiving these email announcements, consider checking your spam folder and email filters. All who are impacted by vision loss either directly or as a friend, family member, or professional, are encouraged to sign up to receive PCB announcements. Simply contact the PCB office at 877-617-7407 or pcboffice@pcb1.org with your email address.

Team Conference Line Change
Effective immediately, the conference line number PCB uses to conduct the organization’s business and team meetings is being changed by FreeConferenceCall.com. Here are the details for participating in all future work meetings:

Conference Line: 515-604-9995
Passcode: 479593#
Playback Line: 515-604-9686

Please note that the conference line reserved for PCB events and discussion calls will remain the same at 605-475-4715 with passcode 815419#.

Nominate a Deserving Individual
Each year at the PCB Conference, we celebrate the work of impactful advocates by bestowing the Distinguished Service Award(s), Honorary Service Award(s), the Corporate Service Award(s), and the Lifetime of Distinguished Service Award(s). Nominations for any of these awards can be made by any individual or organization that supports the work of PCB and nominees need not be members of PCB. Nominations can be made by email to awards@pcb1.org or by calling the PCB office at 877-617-7407. Please include the following information about you and your nominee: name, mailing address, phone, and email address. Please indicate which award the nomination is for and share a justification for the award in 100 words or less. All nominations are due by Friday, September 1, 2017. The criteria for the awards was published in the spring edition of The PCB Advocate and online at

PCB Award Nominations Open

Resolutions Requested
Members are reminded that they drive the work of PCB. Is there an individual, organization or policy that should be condemned or commended? Is there a problem or accessibility issue which needs to be resolved? Is there a piece of legislation that should be proposed, opposed or supported? Is there a position that PCB should take and state publicly on an issue? Is there a policy or procedure which needs to be developed? Does the public need to be educated on a topic and does supporting documentation such as guidelines, a white paper, or an article need to be written? Is there a project that you would like to see PCB take on? Is there a PCB policy which you would like to see adopted or changed? If the answer to any of these questions is “Yes,” then, it is time to write a resolution!
The final deadline for submitting resolutions this year is August 15. You may submit resolutions or proposed bylaw changes to Carla Hayes by email to lengual@verizon.net or postal mailed to her in any format (braille or audio preferred) to Carla Hayes, 230 Robinhood Lane, McMurray, PA 15317. If you have any questions about resolutions or if you need help crafting one, please call her at 724-941-8184.

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