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Tampa Mayor's Alliance For Persons With Disabilities

Newsletter

October 2000
Dick A. Greco, Mayor
Tampa, Florida


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.


SHRINERS HOSPITAL
TO HOLD
INFORMATION DAY.

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
EVERYBODY WELCOME.


NOMINATION BEING ACCEPTED FOR
ANNUAL AWARDS.

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.


MOBILE VETERINARY
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.


GET INVOLVED!
JOIN THE ALLIANCE BOARD.
For more information call
254-1111.


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.


OFFICERS AND
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS

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

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