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October 2005 Business Meeting Reminder

October 1 Jacksonville FRG Meeting

Fellow Blinded Veteran:


           This is your final notice that the next meeting of the Florida Regional Group will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the Holiday Inn, 6802 Commonwealth Avenue in Jacksonville.  Paul Kaminsky, FRG Vice President, has made the arrangements for this meeting.  The meeting will begin at 11:30 AM with a period of socializing, followed by lunch at noon. For lunch, you may have Meatloaf, Salad, Potatoes, vegetable, Rolls & Butter, Iced Tea or Coffee, and Dessert.  The price of the lunch will be $5 per person including tax & tip. 


          FRG  President Terry King will preside at the meeting following lunch.  A National Legislative Up-Date will be presented.  A discussion will be held regarding FRG activities for the coming months.  Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will be on hand to provide information about services and benefits for Blinded Veterans and their families.  The FRG Auxiliary will also provide information about their activities.  


          To get to the hotel, take I 10 East or Highway 301 North to I 295. Continue East on I 295 to exit 22, which is Commonwealth Avenue.  Exit there, the hotel is a short distance on your right.  From the South take US 17, US 21, or I 95 North to I 295 and continue as above.  From the North, take I 95 South and merge with I 295 at exit 360 B to exit 22.  Keep left at fork in ramp, turn left on Commonwealth Avenue and the hotel will be on your right.  Free parking is available at the hotel.  Contact your fellow Blinded Veterans and get a group together to attend this meeting.  Join us on Saturday, October 1 at the Holiday Inn Commonwealth Avenue in Jacksonville.


          The hotel has asked us to notify them as to the number who will be attending by September 27th.  Please make your reservations prior to that date by writing to Paul Kaminsky at:  4295 Powderhorn Court, Middleburg, Florida 32068 or call Paul at (904) 291-0576.  You may also make your reservations by calling:  Bruce Davis, VIST Coordinator, Gainesville VAMC, at (800) 324-8387 ex. 5560, Louise DiGennaro, VIST Coordinator Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic, at: (904) 232-2751 ex 3015, Judy Hayes, VIST Coordinator Lake City VAMC at: (800) 308-8387   ex. 2088 or Teresa Sanchez, VIST Coordinator Daytona Beach VAOPC at: (386) 323-7528.


            Although the cost of the meal to you is only $5, each meal guaranteed will cost the FRG more than $13.  If you make a reservation and can't come, please call Paul Kaminsky and cancel it by September 27.  Otherwise the FRG will have to pay over $13 for each meal guaranteed, whether or not it is used.  Get a Group together and join us in Jacksonville.