East Bay Center for the Blind


Fall 2019
Newsletter of
The East Bay Center for the Blind, Inc.
2928 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703

East Bay Center’s annual holiday party and drawing

Date: December 21, 2019

Time: Noon to 4 o’clock PM. — Cost: $10.00.

Traditional holiday meal will be served. Reservations must be made in advance to reserve your space. Call East Bay Center at (510) 843-6935 to make your Reservations. Reservations must be made by the deadline: December 18, 2019.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  Make reservations early, as the list will be closed when capacity is reached. 

Holiday Drawing tickets are available at $5.00 for a book of 6 tickets. The drawing is to be held on December 21 during the Holiday Party. You need not be present to win the following prizes:

Grand Prize: $200.
First Prize: $150.
Second Prize: $50.
Third Prize: $50. 

There will be many Door Prizes for those present during the drawing. We encourage each member to purchase one or more books to reach our goal of $2,500.  Ask your family members, friends and places you shop to support this worthy cause. Contact East Bay Center at (510) 843-6935 to purchase your tickets.


Election of Officers for 2020

Our next quarterly business meeting is on Saturday January 25, 2020.  Be sure to come to this meeting to vote for officers and board of directors for the upcoming year.

To be eligible to vote, membership dues of $20.00 for 2020 must be paid prior to the election .  Nominations can be made from the floor, as well as the slate  proposed by the nominating committee.

Consider names you might like to propose, or if you would be interested in running yourself.  When nominating someone, be sure to check with them prior to the January business meeting so they will be prepared.

Positions open for election are:  First Vice President; Recording Secretary; Treasurer; and three Board of Director positions.


In Remembrance

It is with great heartfelt sadness that we let you know of the loss of three much-loved and devoted members of our center family: Susie Altaffer, Harriet Harris, and David Milne.  They will be greatly missed. We will continue their legacy of kindness and support.


EBCB 2020

In January we will be sending out a more extensive bulletin, with upcoming activities, classes and other EBCB news including introduction to our new Friends of East Bay Center for the Blind,  whose purpose is to improve EBCB outreach, fundraising and growth of our Center.  We look forward to fun and work time together at our Center in the coming year.



Most importantly, thank you each and all for your in-kind and financial donations, and especially your love and support which is the life of our Center family.


East Bay Center Closure

In observance of the Holidays, the Center will be closed beginning December 24 2019 to January 7, 2020. We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday!



Once again, remember 2020 dues must be paid in order to vote in the January 25 election.  Dues are due and payable from the present to January 25 prior to the time of the election.

East Bay Center for the Blind

Phone:  (510) 843-6935
Email:  eastbaycenterfortheblind@gmail.com
Website:  eastbaycenterfortheblind.org
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/eastbaycenterfortheblind