If you were unable to attend our mixer last night, stay tuned for more exciting events and connections from our board in October! If you would like to provide input or feedback for future events and connections, please complete the survey at the bottom of this email.
We would like to take this time to introduce our board and the significance of AER & PNWAER as professional organizations.
Please welcome our 2020-2021 Board Members.
Stacey Gibbins, President
Sean McCormick, President-Elect
Brittany Valicoff, Past-President
Julie McEnderfer, Treasurer
DeEtte Snyder, Secretary
Board Members’ at Large – Pam Parker, Scott McCallum, Sara Zachariah
What is AER and PNWAER?
Pacific Northwest AER (PNWAER) is a chapter of The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER). This chapter provides a unique opportunity to connect with local professionals who provide services and resources that enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their educational, employment and personal independence goals. Example, our spring conference held every year or our newest virtual mixers!
Our chapter covers professionals living in the state of Washington.
PNWAER is active all year round. It is led by a group of board members that are voted into position by PNWAER members!
Why Join: When you join AER and our chapter, you join a community of excellence. This membership brings professionals together to ensure success of one another and success of the people we serve. Added bonus, members have access to AER’s learning series and discounts on AER conference registrations.
How To join PNWAER officially you need to be a member of AER. An AER membership provides an automatic membership to our chapter if you reside in Washington State. There are several membership types, click the link to find the best fit for you! https://aerbvi.org/membership/
Not ready to commit but want to follow along? Join us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pnwaer/
Last night we unveiled our new PNWAER logo. Image description, PNWAER’s logo, a circle inside the image is a whale that is dark blue and lighter, the whales tail is flipped up, geometric white waves are placed above the whale.