I would like to take this time to welcome the new officers,board members and current members who have agreed to support the American Council of the Blind of Maine with their time and efforts for the betterment of our blind community. It is our mission to advocate for the blind through education of available services, and keeping the Maine State Legislator’s informed of what is needed to enhance the lives of our blind citizens.
When an opportunity to work in collaboration with others presents itself, our lives stand to be greatly enriched. Through teamwork, we use our skills and share our gifts in service to others. Through collaboration, we find appreciation for the diverse expressions of how a variety of aptitudes and skill sets help meet the needs we all have in life.
Even so, teamwork may not always be easy. So we stay grounded in awareness of our purpose as a grass roots organization growing in consciousness of how best together we are able to promote the independence, security, equality of opportunity, and quality of life for all the people of Maine who are blind and visually impaired. It is important to remember that each and every person is unique. We have been chosen and elected by our peers to be the team leaders, we each bring our skills to the table and we work together to move forward. When we work toward our mission, we will join in one goal for all.
As the new team leader of this wonderful organization, my hope is that we all walk into the future with respect in an effort of all that we stand for and hope to accomplish together.
Mary Ellen Frost
President, American Council of the Blind of Maine