[Mn-abs] Fwd: NABS Notes for April

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Mon May 14 17:43:57 UTC 2012

I am terribly Sorry for the lateness  of this post!   Recent issues
with my inbox, but  better late  than never!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sean Whalen <smwhalenpsp at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 01:54:45 -0400
Subject: NABS Notes for April
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org, nabs-presidents at nfbnet.org

Here attached and pasted below is the NABS Notes update for April.

NABS Notes

April 2012

In this edition of NABS’ monthly bulletin:

1. Convention Right Around the Corner
2. State Updates
3. Meeting Minutes

Convention Right Around the Corner

While it may appear that there isn’t a whole lot going on this month,
we are in the middle of the calm before the storm! The NFB National
Convention in Dallas Texas is only two months away, and NABS is
working to put together an informative and exciting agenda for our
annual meeting. In addition to our business meeting, NABS will be
holding our annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser, as well as an informal
social where students can gather to meet new friends and reconnect
with old ones. If you would be interested in helping with the planning
of any of NABS’ convention events, or willing to offer assistance in
Dallas with running any of them, please contact Sean Whalen at 608
332-4147 or nabs.president at gmail.com.

State Announcements

Note: All announcements are printed below as they were received from
their senders. No effort to edit for content, grammar or clarity has
been made on the part of NABS.

There were no state updates received in the month of April.

Meeting Minutes

Please find the minutes for NABS’ April 2012 board meeting pasted
below. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any
questions, concerns or suggestions. The NABS Board works for you, and
we want to know how we’re doing! Thanks for reading, and we’ll be back
in May.

Sean Whalen
President, National Association of Blind Students
(608) 332-4147
Nabs.president at gmail.com

National Association of Blind Students

Board Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2012

Meeting called to order at 8:35.

Members Present:

Sean Whalen
Karen Anderson
Darian Smith
Cindy Bennett
Shelby Ball
Candice Chapman
Briley Pollard
Domonique Lawless

Committee Reports

Fundraising: Leftover mugs are being sold. The Fundraising Committee
will be meeting in April to discuss fundraising options for national

Membership: Membership had a sports call today. They want to have an
accessible math call. High school committee is interested in doing
outreach. Next call is focusing on bullying.

Slate: Next issue is coming.

Website: The resource list is in progress. We have noticed that
national has not updated NABS contacts or slate issues. The issue will
be looked into as to whether we can link nabslink to national’s

Regional Updates


Southwest: Working on a regional seminar. They are trying to get more
committed people so Nevada can block out rooms in a hotel.

Central Plains:

Midwest: MN had a successful first student seminar. Wisconsin had a
good convention.

South: New president in Louisiana and Missouri.

New England:



Old Business

Treasury report: Nothing has happened, and the check from the credit
card transactions has not arrived. Cindy will talk to JJ.

Rep Requests:

Leadership seminar: After discussion of the ability to put together an
optimally informative and beneficial seminar between now and early
June, especially in light of commitments related to preparing for
convention, the board voted in a motion proposed by Darian and
seconded by Briley to postpone the leadership seminar to a later date.
The motion carried.

New Business

National convention: A committee needs to be created. Candice made a
motion to explore combining the social and formal preferences of NABS
events at convention. Domonique seconded, and the motion passed.

Darian Smith

"To dream what is possible and to put oneself in service of that dream is the
for a life well lived."

- Dr. Peter Benson
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