Arizona

Welcome to Arizona’s AER Chapter!

We are celebrating 53 years of supporting professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments.

You are now able to book your hotel for the Fall Conference at Little America in Flagstaff! Click here: https://reservations.travelclick.com/4649?groupID=2144445

Would you like to be a member of the Arizona AER?  We’d love to have you join us! Click here for more details.

How Your Chapter Works
Each AER chapter elects a slate of officers to guide the chapter programs, manage the finances, and make decisions that best represent the vision professionals in the chapter. The Arizona Chapter’s mission is to provide the vision professionals residing or working in Arizona opportunities for professional growth, networking, continuing education, and camaraderie through newsletters, meetings and conferences, and electronic communications.

Get Involved
Contact any of the Chapter Officers to become involved in chapter activities and committees. Your participation is essential to the strength of the chapter.

 

The Fall, 2018 AZ-AER Conference will be held on November 1st – 2nd

Presenters: Complete this form and share your knowledge! https://form.jotform.com/71038486620153

Vendors: Please complete the following form to reserve your table: https://form.jotform.com/71008027484149

Hotel Room: To book a hotel at the conference rate, click here: https://reservations.travelclick.com/4649?groupID=2144445

 

We will be sharing the participant registration form soon.

The Mary Jo Martinez Outstanding Professional Award 2018 Nominations are now being accepted!

Nominate a colleague for the The Mary Jo Martinez Outstanding Professional Award 2018. Let all the members of AZ AER know who the outstanding professionals are in the field here in Arizona. Kristi Lawrence will be accepting nominations until September 15th, 2018.  Fill out the attached form and send your nominations to Kristi via email at: [email protected].

Nomination Form for the Mary Jo Martinez Outstanding Professional Award 2018 

 

Call for Nominations

The Worker of the Year Award was established at the Annual Meeting of the Arizona Chapter of the American Association of Workers for the Blind in 1972. On February 1, 1989, the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired voted to honor Margaret Bluhm by naming the award the Margaret Bluhm Worker of the Year Award. Since that time, this award has annually recognized an individual in our state who has made an outstanding contribution to the field on behalf of infants, children, and/or adults who have visual impairments.

We welcome and invite you to nominate your colleagues for the 2018 Margaret Bluhm Worker of the Year Award. Please see below for award criteria:

  • Any Chapter member in good standing who is not a previous winner of this award shall be eligible for nomination.
  • Evaluation shall be based on a nominee’s total career, with emphasis on the most recent years.
  •  Award recipient criteria includes:
  1. Service to persons with visual impairments, primarily in Arizona
    2. Service to AER, primarily AZ Chapter
    3. Service to profession or the field of visual impairment
    4. Service to other special needs groups or to the community
    5. Other relevant accomplishments

Please email your completed nomination form (attachment located below) to Jenny Wheeler at [email protected]. Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2018. The award recipient will be recognized at the AZ AER Fall Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, on November 1, 2018.

Nomination Form for the Margaret Bluhm Worker of the Year Award

Thank you very much for your interest in honoring your outstanding colleagues with this award.

 

Arizona AER Chapter Bylaws

Board of Directors:  Below is the AZ AER Board roster.

AZ AER Board Bios

PRESIDENT: JENNY WHEELER
Term Begins:11/2017   Term Ends: 11/2019

VICE PRESIDENT:  CODY FRANKLIN
Term Begins: 11/2017  Term Ends: 11/2019

SECRETARY: DANIELLE CUMMINGS
Term Begins: 11/2016   Term Ends: 11/2018

TREASURER: JULIE ROCK
Term Begins:11/2016  Term Ends: 11/2018

PAST PRESIDENT: TAMARA BISHOP-AMAVILAH
Term Begins: 11/2017 Term Ends: 11/2019

Members-at-Large
BOARD MEMBER: SPENCER CHURCHILL
Term Begins: 11/2017 Term Ends: 11/2019

BOARD MEMBER: CHRIS HAWK
Term Begins: 12/2017 to 11/2018

BOARD MEMBER: SUNGGYE HONG
Term Begins: 11/2016    Term Ends: 11/2018

BOARD MEMBER: JARED LESLIE
Term Begins: 11/2017      Term Ends: 11/2019

BOARD MEMBER: CELICA ONAIYEKAN
Term Begins:  11/2016 Term Ends: 11/2018

BOARD MEMBER: GARRISON TSINAJINIE
Term Begins: 11/2017 Term Ends: 11/2019