The news and notes of the Raleigh Outlaws
August 26, 2011
As Hurricane Irene approaches from the east, The Raleigh
Outlaws will follow a natural path to the west. Saturday, August
27th marks the official start of the 2011-2012 bowling season. We
will be in Greensboro for the annual kickoff tournament slated to
begin at 10 a.m. at Gate City Lanes in Greensboro, NC. We have
20 bowlers who will be competing for cash prizes during this
event. The team set-up is as follows:
3 Pistols and a Shotgun
The Raleigh Outlaws will depart from Jaycee Center at 7:45 a.m.
Drivers should have their vans pulled forward and ready to load
by 7:30 a.m. We will make a brief stop at our fast-food trio of
BoJangles, Hardees and Burger King in Burlington. At the
conclusion of this 6-game tournament, we will travel to the
Tanger Outlet Mall for dinner and a short shopping experience.
We expect to be back in Raleigh near 9 p.m. Saturday evening.
As we are keenly aware of the fact that a massive hurricane is
approaching our coast, we must keep a watchful eye on weather
conditions. The central Piedmont area and western coastal plain
appear at the time of the writing of this newsletter to be looking
at a windy, showery 24-hour period starting very late tonight.
There could be sporadic power outages, along with traffic
congestion relating to the evacuation of the coastal area. At this
time, we do not anticipate this storm affecting our ability to travel
to and from Greensboro tomorrow. If the path of the hurricane
changes and weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate
rapidly we will communicate with everyone via e-mail and
telephone regarding any decisions to change the plans.
Meanwhile, let’s follow the lead of our governor Beverly Perdue
and prepare accordingly and pray for the best. Transportation
cost for this trip is $20 per person. These fees will be collected by
our Activities Committee Chairperson Sharon Benton prior to each
person loading the vehicle.
The Raleigh Outlaw kick-off meeting is scheduled for
Wednesday, August 31st at Buffaloe Lanes North. We will be
meeting in the large league room just past the snack bar near the
restroom area. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and should be
complete by 9 p.m. Although the time and date has been
publicized in these notes for more than a month, we are still
finding that a lot of our members believed that the meeting was
set for September 2nd, which is next Friday night. If you hear this
information, please understand that it is erroneous. There are no
meetings planned by the league during the Labor Day weekend.
There will be lots of topics of discussion but two of the main
points of interest will be the election of the league team captain
and the selection of teams. This has always been a fascinating
meeting for that reason alone. It can, however, be quite stressful,
too. If you are a full-time team member currently and are
planning to become a sub, please alert James B. as soon as
possible. If you are a substitute bowler desiring a spot on a team,
you too should alert James B. as soon as possible. To all subs:
this is a reminder that every member of the Raleigh Outlaws is
fully sanctioned through ABBA and CBA. Every person who is
sanctioned enjoys the same privileges whether a full-time bowler
or a sub. If you are desiring a team spot and you are not selected
you will still have an opportunity to bowl many games throughout
the course of the 27 week season. You will also be eligible for all
tournaments. Additionally, all subs who bowl at least 15 games
are eligible for awards through the league. Transportation for the
kick-off meeting is available through Raleigh Parks and Recreation
Visually Impaired Program. Routes will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please
pass the word to all bowlers and alert James B. by Monday
evening as to whether or not you will need transportation. This is
the start of our 30th year of competition. Our goal is simple – we
want it to be the best year ever realized by our organization. We
will see you all Wednesday evening!
The annual CBA Tournament and Shootout will be hosted
by the Tidewater Blind Bowlers and will be held in
Virginia Beach, Virginia October 28-30. All information for
this tournament will be posted in the next issue of Spare
Raffle Tickets for sale: Ricky Covington will be selling raffle
tickets in support of the North Carolina Deaf Blind Association
once again this fall. Tickets are $1 for one ticket, $5 for seven
tickets, and $10 for 15 tickets. First prize is $2000.00 and second
is $500.00. The funds raised will help pay for the annual NCDBA
convention. See Ricky to purchase your tickets.
The Onslow Bears blind bowling league in Jacksonville is
holding a fundraising raffle Ticket price $1.00 a ticket or 6
tickets for $5.00. The drawing date is November 29th. All
proceeds of this fundraiser will be used to attend out of town
tournaments, pay for van rental fees, and buy gas.
Here is the list of prizes as follows.
1st place- DJ Hero Turntable Kit for XBox 360
2nd place- Zen Aurvana in-Ear Earphones with carrying case and
3 place- 2Ft. Porcelain doll with real hair
4th place- Toshiba HDMI DVD Player
5th place- $25.00 Sams Club Gift Card
6th place- 2010 Duke Football Poster autographed by players
7th place- Pittsburg Stealers Player number 86 autographed
If you are interested in purchasing tickets for this raffle, please
get your money to Ginger or James, or send to Christeen Davis,
Onslow Bears, 1664 Catherine Lake Road, Lot 16 Jacksonville, NC
28540. Christeen’s phone number is 910-324-6949. Your help will
be greatly appreciated.
For sale – full size sofa and love seat. Plush and very
comfortable, hunter green in color. Good condition, price $400
negotiable. If interested, contact James B. at 919-740-2398. This
furniture is located in North Raleigh.
Blind Bowling Calendars – Last spring Wilbert Turner of
Cleveland, Ohio assisted the American Blind Bowlers Association
with a calendar project. These large-print calendars were made
available to all leagues and featured pictures from various
bowling programs. Wilbert would like to know if this is something
the membership would want to do this year. If you would like to
see the calendar project return, and you have ideas for pictures
and information that would aid in publicizing blind bowling, please
e-mail Wilbert at email@example.com. You may also contact
him directly at 216-561-6864.
Forwarded from Services for the Blind –
Dear Division of Blind Services Friends,
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are blind or vision impaired. We want your help as we Raise the
Bar for “Blind Friendly” Diabetes Products, Instruction, and
Service . . . VoiceRx, Inc., filled with the passion of 2011 NFB
Bolotin Award recipient Jerry Munden, wants your ideas on how
we can best serve people living with blindness and diabetes.
VoiceRx™ is currently serving people across America with:
o The best NFB + AFB Access Award winning Prodigy
o A great one stop source for "Blind Friendly" audible
“Living with Blindness and Diabetes” training materials
o The new VoiceRx™ talking pill bottle. The only stand
alone talking pill bottle made available at the same cost
sighted people pay for their pill bottles - no charge with
the standard cost of the prescription. This product is
coming to North Carolina in the 3rd quarter of 2011 and
other states are soon to follow. (VoiceRx™ staff is
working with American Foundation for the Blind
Technical Experts to insure “Blind Friendly’ excellence)
What else can Jerry and the VoiceRx™ Team do to best serve our
blind and vision impaired friends? Please email me at
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As VoiceRx™ is experiencing rapid growth, if you know of
qualified people that would like to help us "Raise the Bar" for
Blind Independence in a Sales Consultant capacity, please let me
We appreciate your partnership! As always, we are Here to Help,
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Ph: 704.631.2276 │ Mobile: 704.962.1243 │ Fax: 877.319.6417
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Please join us for Charlotte Vision Awareness Day
When? August 31, 2011
10 AM - 1 PM
Where? Metrolina Association for the Blind
704 Louise Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
Low Vision Awareness
Discover the benefits of desktop and portable video magnifiers,
computer screen magnification software, technology that reads
books, bills, and mail aloud - and more!
Win a free RUBY handheld video magnifier given out
as a door prize.
Use the RUBY® like a conventional magnifying glass, holding it
above a page or object – but see everything with enhanced
contrast and NO DISTORTION.
Three Easy Ways to Register for this Event:
By Phone: 1-800-336-5658
By e-mail: seminars@FreedomScientific.com
Early registration is encouraged! Seating is limited.
Please find below information regarding a project of the
Governor Morehead School student council. This is a tremendous
venture that has been a tradition with our students for many
years. We would like to share this with all of you in hope that you
may be able to provide support in making their efforts more
successful than ever. Contact Mr. Rod Poole at 733-6192 if you
would like to make a donation.
Message from Rod Poole: I just received 20 boxes of crayons this
morning from Barbara McGinnis over at Crockett-Peeler and
appreciated it very much. We still need 45 more boxes of
crayons for next spring's Easter basket project for the GMS
Student Council. If you are out and see crayons at the big box
stores or other places (I know Wal-Mart has them at a VERY good
price), please feel free to buy some for the GMS Student Council
to save for the coming spring when we shall create 65 Easter
baskets to give to kids who are hospitalized at Rex and Wake
Med. If you can get them, you can just e-mail me and I'll come
and pick them up. Thanks for all you do. Rod, Student Council
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Governor Morehead School
And another GMS Student Council Project -
I just want to let you know that at through September 16th the
GMS Student Council will be once again selling the Chick-fil-A
calendars for their annual fund raiser. Cost is $ 6.00 per
calendar, and included this year will be coupons for the following
free items: Chick-fil-A Nuggets, Medium Bowl of Soup, Chicken
Biscuit or Large Waffle Fries, Hand-Spun Milkshake, Spicy Chicken
Sandwich, Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich, Chick-n-Minis or Yogurt
Parfait, Simply Orange Juice or Dasani Bottled Water, and 4 large
soft drinks. This represents about $ 30.00 worth of food items for
the cost of $ 6.00 per calendar. MANY people bought them last
year as gifts, especially for Christmas, and many bought them to
use for themselves all year long. In fact, you can buy the 2012
calendar and start using it immediately--in 2011. The coupons do
not expire. Help our Student Council have their best fundraiser
ever. The school gets to keep $ 2.50 of every $ 6.00 purchase
price, and you'll get good food at a super discount all year long.
Contact Rod Poole, GMS Student Council Advisor, at 733-6192,
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a calendar.
Calendar of Events:
North Carolina Chapter of the National Federation of the
Blind will hold their state convention in Winston-Salem beginning
at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 9 and concluding Sunday, Sept.
11 at noon. This convention will be filled with seminars and
presentations designed to enrich and empower persons who are
blind and visually impaired. There will be a banquet on Saturday
evening with Ms. Everlee Hairston delivering the keynote address
as a representative of the national office of NFB. The event will
take place at the Clarion Collection Hotel Sundance Plaza Hotel
Spa & Wellness Center, located at 3050 University Pkwy,
Winston-Salem, NC, US, 27105. The hotel’s phone number is
The American Council of the Blind, North Carolina Chapter
will be hosting its annual convention in Raleigh on Friday, Sept. 9
– Sunday, Sept. 11. The convention is being staged at the Holiday
Inn North, 2805 Highwoods Boulevard, Raleigh, NC. The hotel’s
number is 872-3500. Seminars and presentations will be a part of
this year’s convention and last throughout Friday and Saturday.
There is a banquet on Saturday evening. We are unable to
confirm the guest speaker at this time. This is a very unique
situation to have both advocacy groups for the blind scheduling
conventions on the same weekend, but we expect that both will
be well attended and that all who participate will be filled with
knowledge and empowerment to fight for the rights of persons
who are blind and visually impaired.
The Raleigh Mayor’s Committee for Persons with
Disabilities will meet on Thursday, September 15 from noon
until 1:00 p.m. for their regularly scheduled meeting. The
organization meets in room 305 of the City Municipal Building at
222 W. Hargett Street downtown. Contact James B. at 740-2398
for more information.
The Raleigh Chapter of the North Carolina Council of the
Blind will meet on Thursday, September 22 from 7:00 until 8:30
p.m. in the Cathy Building on the campus of the Governor
Morehead School. The group welcomes all participants.
RECIPES THAT WILL BOWL YOU OVER
FROM THE CHUCK WAGON GANG
1 lb. fresh okra, cut into ½ inch slices
¾ cup buttermilk
1 ½ cups self-rising white cornmeal mix
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
¼ tsp ground red pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Combine okra and buttermilk in a bowl. In another bowl stir
together the cornmeal, salt, sugar and red pepper. Dredge the
okra in the cornmeal to coat, place in a wire-mesh strainer and
shake off excess. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan 1 inch deep until
it reaches 375 degrees. Fry the okra in batches until golden
brown, turning to cook on all sides if necessary. Drain on a paper
towel and sprinkle with salt while hot.
Vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
3 large eggs
4 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons Cajun or Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
In a large Dutch oven, pour the oil to a depth of 2 inches; heat to
365 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs until
smooth. Add the squash, tossing gently to coat; let stand for 30
minutes. Drain the squash, discarding the buttermilk mixture.
In a shallow dish, combine the cornmeal, flour, Cajun or Creole
seasoning, baking powder, salt, and pepper, to taste. Dredge the
squash in the mixture to coat.
Fry the squash, in batches, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
Drain on paper towels. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve
For more information on these and other items of
interest, please check out www.RaleighOutlaws.org;
www.CBABowlers.com and www.ABBA1951.org .