of the

San Mateo County Council of the Blind



July 2002 Vol. 3 No. 6


President's Message:

A Summer of Fun and Preparation for Future Success

by Frank Welte


Our second annual SMCCB Twin Pines Picnic in the Park will be on Saturday, August 3 from noon to 4:00 PM at Twin Pines Park on Ralston Avenue in Belmont, just a block west of El Camino Real and the Belmont Caltrain station.  Bring your family, your friends, and a healthy appetite. We request a donation of $5 per person to defray a part of our costs. Also, we are gathering items to be given away as prizes during the Bingo games at the picnic. So let us know if you have an item to donate.  There will be large print and Braille Bingo cards. RSVP and direct other picnic inquiries to Phil Kutner at (650) 349-6946. Our next business meeting will be September 7.

Our June speaker, Teresa Postelo, was a real treat. She is a teacher of visually impaired children with the San Mateo County Schools.  Her talk was most informative. We look forward to partnering with her in preparing the next generation of blind leaders for their future pursuits.


During our meeting we made plans for our tenth anniversary banquet on Sunday afternoon, October 13, 2002 at the Villa Hotel in Belmont.  Watch this Bulletin for further details.


Finally, you can help SMCCB move forward.  As you meet other blind people, tell them about us and of our activities.  Pass their contact information to Phil Kutner or me, so we can contact them. Call me at 508-8329 or send e-mail to: [email protected]


2nd Annual Picnic in the Pines at Twin Pines Park in Belmont

Saturday August 3, Noon-4 pm


Last year’s first picnic is one we fondly remember. Dave & Jeannie prepared great food, and there were many prize-winners while playing Bingo. Again we shall have large print as well as Braille cards.


Our full menu of picnic delights included an array of meats, salads, beverages & desserts. The location is the first grove

next to the parking lot, so there is only a few feet to walk if you come by car or Redi-Wheels. The Belmont CalTrain station and SamTrans stop near the corner of Ralston and El Camino Real only 2 short blocks to Twin Pines Park. Call Frank if you need more details.


The area is well shaded and the rest rooms are nearby. It is an ideal location for a picnic. Send $5 a person to: Phil Kutner 1128 Tanglewood Way, San Mateo, CA 94403