Sarasota Council of the Blind ­ May-June 2016 Update

By Karen Christie

Our May meeting for the Sarasota Council of the Blind was held on Monday, May 9th at Denny's restaurant. This was our last business meeting of the season as, during the summer months, many of our members travel, and we instead hold non­business "Meet and Eat" luncheons at various local restaurants during this time. Council business meetings will resume in September.

The May meeting is always special because at this time, our yearly Council scholarship of $1,000 is presented to a deserving applicant. This year's recipient was, once again, Michael Griffin, a local young man who studies Information Technology at State College of Florida. Michael hopes to use his degree to help the visually impaired better access the technology available to them.

Our guest speaker for the May meeting was Dr. John Chait, a chiropractor in Sarasota. He discussed the importance of chiropractic health, including good posture and mobility. He and his assistant, Kelly, demonstrated their points using plastic models to give the visually impaired audience a tactile image of the topics he spoke about.

President Rick Wilkinson discussed the upcoming convention to be held in Jacksonville later in May. Several members will be attending the convention.

Our June "Meet and Eat" was held June 11th at Olive Garden. Being that this was a social luncheon, there are no business matters to report.

The Sarasota Council would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer.