Eduction. Growth. Independence. We believe in the empowerment of the individual. People who are blind contribute much to society. We work to make society more inclusive. We work to change archaic perceptions of what it means to be blind in South King County and beyond.
We meet the second Saturday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us at Denny's, 2132 S 320th Street, Federal Way. It's easy walking distance from the Federal Way Transit Center.
Kevin Daniel, br> President
Treasurer / Immediate br> Past President
|"Showcasing people and their talent is how we will break down barriers and change the culture." Kevin is the Senior Job Recruiter at the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind and he is the proud father of a college student in Bellingham. He loves movies and wrties reveiws. Kevin and his wife, Marsha, manage the Sluggers team and live in Burien.||
A Call Center Agent at Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. and coordinator of the Puget Sound Braille Challenge, Meka has been in the Council since 2001. "I joined WCB shortly before my 21st birthday and grew up in this organization. The Council to me is one big family–a family that I love dearly. Gaining confidence in myself, I now take on projects that I never imagined."
A Volunteer at the downtown Seattle Public Library, Jeannie grew up in Seattle and has been visually imipaired since birth. She enjoys making new friends and is active in the blind community. Why does she appreciate about the Council? “Treating everyone like family—that is what I was looking for.”
|"People in the Council challenge me to try things I never dreamed of doing. 2018 looks to be a big year for advocacy in South King County. We invite you to dream big with us." Gaylen was a graphics editor with a newspaper in Illinois when her vision took a dive. Now she lives in Federal Way and is a Computer Instructor.|
Our Constitution and bylaws
The little chapter that couldSouth King Council of the Blind was established February, 2005 so that people in our area could connect. We are an affiliate of the Washington Council of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind. Our chapter is a nonprofit organization registered with the State of Washington.
Founding members were Telea Noriega, Maida Pojtinger, Ron Fredrickson, Jan Klerekoper, and Gaylen Floy. We were dubbed "the little chapter that could” and here's why.
We jump started collaboration between chapters, organizing and promoting the Seattle Super Picnic. We sponsored the WCB state convention in 2006 and 2015. We generated a national discussion about disaster preparation for the disabled after Katrina. We hosted a very successful cooking workshop for visually impaired kids with a blind chef. WCB named us “Chapter of the Year” three times. We are a sponsor of King County’s first Beep Baseball team and looking at new opportunties to raise awareness.
About the SKB logo
We did not want a cliche mark. We wanted something that reflected our desire to reach out to our local community. The Saskatoon Berry is an indigenous shrub with edible fruit. The three leaves and berries stand for 1) Education, 2) Growth, and 3) Independence. The logo was designed in Adobe Illustrator by Gaylen Floy in 2005.