Blinded Veterans Association


Ocala FRG Meeting Notice, January 3, 2009



Fellow Blinded Veteran:


The Florida Regional Group Ocala meeting will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2008 at the Quality Inn 3621 West Silver Springs Blvd. Bruce Davis, VIST Coordinator at the Gainesville VAMC, has assisted in making the arrangements. The meeting will begin at 11:30 AM with a period of socializing, followed by lunch at noon. For lunch, you may select between: Roast Beef Au Jus with Mashed Potatoes or Chicken Cordenbleau with Rice Pilaf, and Tossed Green Salad, Vegetable, Rolls & Butter, Iced Tea or Coffee and Dessert The price of the lunch will be $5 per person including tax & tip.


FRG President Paul Kaminsky 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 infonnation about services and benefits for Blinded Veterans and their families. The FRG Auxiliary will also provide information about their activities and the 2 Scholarships they offer to the spouse or children of Florida Blinded Veterans. To get to the hotel, take 175 North or South to exit 352. Go East off of I 75. The hotel is directly East of the Interstate. Free parking is available at the hotel.



The hotel has asked us to notify them as to the number who will be attending and the choice of lunch desired by December 31. Please make your reservations prior to that date by writing to Bruce Davis, VIST Coordinator, VAMC, 1601 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608, or call Bruce at (800) 324-8387 ex. 5560. You may also make your reservations by calling Central East District Director Kirk Harmon at (407) 380-3371, in Orlando. You may also make your reservations by calling Louise DiGennaro, VIST Coordinator at the Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic at: (904) 232-2751 ex 3015 or Judy Hayes, V~IST Coordinator at the Lake City VAMC, at (386) 755-3016 ex. 2088. Judy Hayes is attempting to arrange transportation from the Lake City area. Call Judy at the number above for information. The cost of the lunch, per person, will be $5 including tax and tip Although the cost of the meal to you is only $5, each meal guaranteed wifi cost your Regional Group $12. So if you make a reservation and canít come please call Bruce Davis before December 31 and cancel your reservation. In that way we wonít have to pay for meals not used. We look forward to seeing you in Ocala on January 3 for an informative and interesting afternoon in Ocala.

††††††† Sincerely yours,††††††† George E. Stocking††††††† Secretary-Treasurer