Dining in the Dark Program
Dining in the Dark
Thursday, November 3, 2022
Thank you to our 2022 Presenting Partner
You Just Ate One Meal Without Sight.
Now imagine assembling twenty-five, 1,860-pound, 182-piece mission-critical kits for our military troops deployed around the globe. We do it every day-making the impossible, possible.
Industries for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Welcome to Dining in the Dark!
We are honored to have you with us for this unique and eye-opening sensory experience. Dining is the main event, but the evening is really all about ability, tenacity and hope.
At Vision Forward, every day we have the privilege of witnessing the amazing accomplishments of people who are blind and visually impaired. It is their courage and patience, with support along the way, that propel them past the fears and frustrations of vision loss to a place of hope for a more accessible world.
Our mission is to make the journey a little easier, knowing that vision loss does not limit potential, nor does it determine fate.
Your support is vital. Through our partnership we can collectively ensure that children and adults with vision loss have access to the services they need to live and succeed in a highly visual world.
We hope your experience is truly enlightening . . .
because sometimes closing your eyes is the only way to really see.
Terri Davis, CEO
Scott Marr, Board President
$25 per bottle
Purchase a numbered token during the reception.
Only 100 bottles are available.
Redeem at the close of the event for a mystery bottle of spirits.
(Beyond Vision Ad)
Outsource your machining, A&P, and customer care services
1540 S. 108th St, 414-778-5800, Beyondvision.com
Inclusive, market competitive career paths for people with vision loss.
We are proud to support Vision Forward’s efforts to help all individuals with vision loss reach their full potential to lead active, independent lives.
(Hiller Ford Ad)
Family Owned since 1954
Head to Hiller for all of your automotive needs!
www.hillerford.com, 414-425-1000, Franklin, WI 53132
Special Thanks! Volunteers!
New Berlin Lions
Tips for Dining in the Dark
1. After you put on your mask your tendency may be to speak louder. Use a normal speaking tone when talking with guests at your table.
2. Prior to receiving your food, orient yourself to your place setting to locate dishes, flatware and stemware. When locating items on the table, such as your wine glass, move your hand “low and slow.” Place your napkin on your lap.
3. When food is presented, orient yourself to the food on the plate using the clock face method. For example, note that your entrée is located in the 3 o’clock position and the vegetable is
located in the 9 o’clock position.
4. To help get the food on your fork, use your knife placed at the edge of the plate to push your food against with your fork.
5. Always return items such as your water glass or utensils to the same location so they can be more easily located.
6. Relax and enjoy!
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)
Terri Davis, Vision Forward CEO
Mark Baden, WISN Channel 12 Chief Meteorologist
Cory Ballard, Vision Forward Director of Technology
The Wedl Family
Tricia Smith, Waukesha County Technical College
Hospitality Management Instructor
Supporting Vision Forward’s Mission
Joe Skotarzak, Vision Forward Board of Directors
Thank You, Partners!
Beyond Vision (logo)
Hiller Ford (logo)
Rick & Lisa Roszkowski
David & Paula Strelitz
Medical College of Wisconsin – Eye Institute (logo)
Johnson Financial Group – Banking Wealth Insurance (logo)
Retina & Vitreous Consultants of Wisconsin
Milwaukee Eye Care – Est. 1933 (logo)
Mitchell J Marks CPA, LLC
O’Leary & Anick (logo)
Terri & Michael Davis
CureMD – Practice without boundaries (logo)
Healthfuse – Transparency. Relationship. Trust. (logo)
R&R Insurance (logo)
Susan & Greg Eggold
Susan & Thomas Connor, MD
EY (Ernst & Young)
Dee Mellor & Gary Day
Kathleen & Dale Meyer
The Mullarkey Family
Cindy & Roger Schaus
Joseph & Karen Svehla
West Allis Lions Club
A.J. Ugent Furs
DoubleTree Hilton Downtown
Green Bay Packers Foundation
Marcus Performing Arts Center
Dee Mellor and Gary Day
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Marcus Corporation
WISN Channel 12
Special thanks to the staff at the Wisconsin Club
$30 per ticket
2 for $50
5 for $100
Purchase tickets during the reception for a chance to win one of these packages:
The Ultimate Movie Experience
A Night Out on the Town
The winners will be drawn near the close of the event. Please save your half of each ticket.
Vision Forward Association (logo)
Empower, educate and enhance the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.
Interested in learning more about our mission?
Visit www.vision-forward.org or call Susan Eggold, Director of Philanthropy, at 414- 615-0126.
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912 N Hawley Rd Milwaukee, WI 53213