Dick A. Greco, Mayor
ON A ROLL RADIO HOST TO SPEAK AT LUNCH.
Greg Smith, host and creator of the nationally
syndicated "ON-A-ROLL RADIO" talk show and home page columnist for
AccessLife.com will be the keynote speaker at the Alliance's Annual Awards Luncheon. The
Luncheon will be held Tuesday, October 24 in the Four Points Hotel corner of Hillsborough
Avenue and Orient Road. His radio show is aired across the nation Sunday Evenings from 9
to 11pm and is sponsored by General Motors, Microsoft, Invacare and AccessLife.com. It can
also be heard on the Internet. The Wall Street Journal has described his program as
"thought provoking and irreverent." Smith who is a wheelchair rider with
muscular dystrophy was recently named one of 20 disability rights advocates at the
"20 Years, 20 leaders: Sweeping Changes" conference in Chicago. He was honored
for his work in increasing awareness of disability issues through broadcasting. Smith
began his career in broadcast by doing play by play football games while in high school.
He attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State College, where he
served as the sports director of the campus radio station. He holds a bachelor's degree in
broadcasting. Smith has done play by play broadcasting of the Sun Devils and the Phoenix
Suns, and has interviewed many sports figures such as Michael Jordan and Kareen-Abdul
Jabbar. He also hosted a call in radio show called "Cardinal Talk" which aired
after every Cardinal game. Smith is a member of several national committees concerning
people with disabilities and is a recognized speaker on self-definition, motivation and
disability issues. He has three non disabled children and recently moved to the Tampa
area. In addition to Smith's speech Mayor Greco will present this year's annual awards at
the luncheon. Don't miss this year's event, get your reservation in early. For more
information call 254-1111.
The Shriners Hospital For Children will hold an
information day called Day of Exploration Saturday October 21st, 10am to 3 pm. The day is
designed to provide important information and guidance need for youth with disabilities,
14 and older. The information available will provide a learning experience about resources
and services available to them as they transition into adulthood. Among the subjects
discussed will be information on funding, Independent living work, day programs,
wheelchairs, group homes, sports, financial planning and education. There will also be a
drawing for three adult-sized tricycles. The hospital is located on the USF Campus at
12502 North Pine Drive, in Tampa. For more information on this program please call Larry
Cooper at 813-972-2250, ext.7553.
MAYOR'S ALLIANCE BOARD MEETS 2nd WEDNESDAY
EVERY MONTH, 2pm.
Freedman Tennis Complex
59 Columbus Dr. Davis Island
NOMINATION BEING ACCEPTED FOR
Nominations are now being accepted for the
Mayor's Annual Awards. The Employer of the Year Award, Media Award and Outstanding
Community Service Award will be presented by Mayor Greco at the annual luncheon Tuesday,
October 24. Nominations for these awards should be returned no later then Friday, October
6. the forms can be faxed to 259-2517.
JOB FAIR THIS MONTH.
The Mayor's and County's Alliances Annual Job
Fair will be held Wednesday, October 18 at the Florida Job Services Office, 9393 North
Florida Avenue (corner of Florida Avenue and Busch Boulevard.) As in the past, there will
be many employers there looking to hire employees, those seeking employment are urged to
bring a resume with them or be prepared to fill out employment application forms. For more
information regarding the Job Fair call Cindy Stephans at 984-6840.
CLINIC MAKES HOUSE CALLS.
Dr. Maria Miller, DVM has informed the Alliance
that she is now available to make house calls to take care of pets of persons with
disabilities. Dr. Miller has her DVM from the University of Georgia and has been
practicing for five years in various Veterinarian Clinics around the country. If your pet
has a problem and you cannot get to a Veterinarian Clinic because you are disabled call
Dr. Miller at Vet calls 813-839-9373.
JOIN THE ALLIANCE BOARD.
For more information call
DATES TO REMEMBER
2ND. MON. OF THE MONTH, 7pm, THE MAYOR'S HOUR, live
cable telecast on CH-15 Time-Warner in Tampa and Hillsborough County and CH-17 on Adelphia
cable. Your chance to ask Mayor Greco a question or express your concern, live in the
studio or by phone. To call in a question to the Mayor call 274-8328. To be part of the
studio audience call Mindy Snyder at 274-7033. Program repeats on Sundays pm, Mondays at
7pm and Fridays at 3pm.
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON Tuesday,
October 24, Four Points Hotel, Herb Gold, 254-1111;
DAY OF EXPLORATION, Saturday, October 21,
Shriners Hospital, 12502 North Pine Drive, Larry Cooper 972-2250, ext 7553;
JOB FAIR, Wednesday, October 18, Florida Job
Servcies Offices, 9393 North Flordia Ave. Cindy Stephans 984-6840;
1ST. MON. EVERY MONTH, 3pm, EMPLOYMENT & JOB
FAIR COMMITTEE MEETING, Hilton Hotel Reservation Center, 7920 Woodland Center Blvd.
for more info call Cindy Stephens at 984-6840 or KathyMcGlone at 243-7522.
3RD WED. EVERY MONTH, 2:00pm, ACCESSIBILITY
COMMITTEE MEETING, Sandy Freedman Tennis Complex 59 Columbus Drive, Davis Island.
3RD TUES. EVERY MONTH, 7pm, FLORIDA COUNCIL FOR
THE BLIND, GREATER TAMPA CHAPTER. USF Westside Conference Ctn. Section B.
3RD TUES. EVERY MONTH, 6:30pm, Tampa Self Help
for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) Group, Jefferson High School.
1ST THUR. EVERY MONTH, THERAPEUTIC FOCUS GROUP,
All Peoples Life Center, call 744-5978 for more information.
4TH WED. EVERY MONTH, 2pm, COUNTY ALLIANCE
MEETING, Tampa Lighthouse for The Blind, 1106 W. Platt St. For more information call
Elizabeth Mueller at 273-3611 or Debra Guest at 871-7878.
3RD TUES. EVERY 3rd MONTH, 2pm, HARTLINE'S
PARATRANSIT ADVISORY COUNCIL, Hartline Offices, 4305 East 21st Avenue. For more
information contact Vasti Amaro at HARTLINE 623-5835, ext.1171.
Chairperson: Norman Mallory, (813) 988-4985
Treasurer: Connie Hayden-McPeak, (813) 276-5555
Secretary: Kelly Hickman, (813) 974-8927
Past Chairperson: Chuck Porter, (813) 276-2029 ext 7659
Advocacy and Accessibility Co-chairpersons: Norman Mallory, (813) 988-4985
Bob Ellis, (813) 974-2002
Employment Committee Chairperson: Cindy Stephens (813) 984-6840
Awareness Committee Chairperson: Chuck Porter (813) 276-2029 ext 7659
Mayor's Representative: Herb Gold, (813) 254-1111
For Persons with Disabilities
City Hall 8N
Tampa Fl 33601
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