My employer, Qualcomm Incorporated, values the learning that goes on
at the national convention of the National Federation of the Blind.
After learning how important the Federation has been to me
professionally, my manager, Gadi Karmi, suggested that Qualcomm
purchase my airfare to the 1994 convention and saw that this was done.
Qualcomm supports the work of the Federation. I hope that sharing
Qualcomm's commitment to the Federation will spark other corporations
to demonstrate a similar commitment. I know that the Federation is
the mainstay of my professional growth as an engineer. I guarantee
Qualcomm's investment in the Federation and my networking through it
will see a good return in the year to come.
Here is the body of the thank you letter I addressed to Qualcomm
July 18, 1994
Thank you for Qualcomm supporting my professional growth by
providing my airfare to the National convention of the National
Federation of the Blind in Detroit. Thank you Gadi for helping
this to happen. It was an excellent investment. The experience of
working together with thousands of blind professionals in order to
improve the lives of blind persons was very exciting. Our progress
is marked and impressive. The contacts I made will prove
invaluable over the upcoming year.
On July 4, 1994, blind scientists and engineers came together at
the national convention of the National Federation of the Blind in
Detroit to found the Science and Engineering Division of the
National Federation of the Blind. We celebrated 54 years of
Federation progress towards obtaining security, equality, and
opportunity for the blind and pledged to further opportunities for
the blind in science and engineering. The Science and Engineering
Division of the National Federation of the Blind is a forum for
discussing concerns of the blind in science and engineering, and a
mechanism through which blind scientists and engineers and other
interested persons can discuss programs to further opportunities
for the blind in science and engineering.
I am excited about the prospects of the newly founded Science and
Engineering Division--the resources it offers to me and to the
blind of the nation. The strength of the Science and Engineering
Division is that it is an integral part of the National Federation
of the Blind, an organization of more than 50 thousand members. I
am confident the division will achieve its goals and serve the
blind for many years to come. I was elected president of the
division. I look forward to sharing in the growth of the division
and bringing the experiences I gain to Qualcomm.
John A. Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
member, National Federation of the Blind
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