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CAER Partners with USABA for National Fitness Challenge

Lead by Metro Denver teachers David Gooldy and Mike Plansker, 15 athletes have committed to improve their health and fitness lifestyle through USABA's 3rd Annual National Fitness Challenge. Equipped with Nike's new Fuelband SE, athletes compete against themselves and their group members to strive to include physical activity into their daily routine.

Check back on a regular basis to read a blog of 1 particular athlete, as well as photos and summaries of events taking place to improve fitness.



2014-2015 Board Members and their committee assignments  

President: David Gooldy

President-Elect:  Brent Batron

Past-President: Heather Solberg

Treasurer:  Trina Boyd-Pratt

Secretary:  Nancy Cozart

Representatives/Committee Chairs: 

Membership:  Barb Galgano

Recruitment: Barb Galgano

Board Members:  Bill Muir

                             Ann Cunningham 

                             Michelle Chacon

                             Matt Simpson                       



Please contact CAER Board Members by email if you have any questions or suggestions for the board. The board can be emailed at caerboard@gmail.com


Benefits of Membership

  • Professional Development & Support (Colorado members received reduced rates to CAER sponsored events!)

  • Financial support:  See Mini-grants and ACVREP reimbursements.

  • Advocacy at local and national levels


Mini-Grants for Professionals, Students, Parents, and Families

The funds are available to defray the costs of:

1.  Conference Attendance

2.  Student Activities

3.  Programming Needs

4. Professional development projects

5.  Assistive Devices

Mini-grant Rules:

  • Applicant must be a current AER member or be sponsored by an AER member.
  • The maximum amount of funds available will vary; the allotted amount per grant will not exceed $300. 
  • Recipients are only eligible to receive a mini-grant once every two years. 
  • Recipients need to fulfill their obligation to provide CAER with their product of how the mini-grant money was used within 90 days of check issue.    
  • Mini-grants are awarded twice a year in November and April.

To apply: Click here to navigate to the Downloads page to read the criteria, fill out the application, and submit it to CAER.

Send completed application as an attachment to the CAER email address:  caerboard@gmail.com (If you don't hear back from us within 1 month-please email your application again.



ACVREP Reimbursement

Reimbursement for initial ($100) and renewal ($50) certification through ACVREP may be available to Colorado members.  After receiving your initial and/or renewal, please submit a copy of the certification and letter requesting reimbursement to CAER at caerboard@gmail.com.  You must provide proof of AER membership.



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USABA Fuelband Fitness Challenge
TEAM CAER Fuelband SE Fitness Challenge Page


Board Meeting Schedule

All meetings 5:30-7 pm

October 22nd @CCB

November 12th @CCB (Mini-Grants)

January 14th (Conference Call)

February 11th @CCB

March 18th @CCB

April 15th @CCB (Mini-Grants)

May 1st (Annual Banquet)


CAER Awards

Award Nominations Now Closed!

See you next year for the 2015 CAER Awards!




In Kind Donation Committee
CAER is happy to sponsor the In Kind Donation Committee.  This Committee receives low vision devices from donations and redistributes them to those in need.  Please contact Bill Muir at douglas.muir@va.gov (970-302-7761) to find out what items the committee currently has and/or to apply to receive a device.


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