[nfbmi-talk] draft Board meetingApril 8, 2010
jj at bestmidi.com
Sun Apr 18 20:28:37 UTC 2010
I heard talk of a meeting tonight. Is this still happening?
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] draft Board meetingApril 8, 2010
> Board meeting April 8, 2010
> 8-30 P.M.
> Call to Order
> Quorum yes
> Introduction of participating members.
> Larry Posont, Dave Robinson, Marcus Simmons Michael Powell, Terri Wilcox,
> John Scott, Peter Zaremba.
> Secretary's minutes were accepted.
> Marcus Simmons wanted the minutes amended to reflect a discussion on
> taking a bus to Dallas for 2010 National Convention.
> Update on letter to Governor/protest.
> We sent a letter to the governor asking her for a meeting. We will then go
> to the news media for a press release and news conference on April 20. A
> lady from consumer affairs wants us to send a complaint and she will send
> it ahead to the Commission, but we think the Commission is aware of our
> complaint. We are thinking of writing to the attorney general. There are
> issues with reports on students at the training center. Our Federal and
> state Foia requests are in process. We need to think about beginning our
> Thursday protests in front of the Governor's office.
> The Michigan article will be in The Braille Monitor in June.
> Commission Board. Appointments.
> Fred Wurtzel intends to apply for the Commission Board.
> The job posting for the Training center director came out. The position
> only requires a high school diploma and does not require previous work
> with the blind.
> Minutes. Larry Posont.
> Tentative Commission minutes did not include our material.
> The blind vendors are hosting a meeting at the Library of Michigan on
> April 16 from 9 A.M. to 3-30 P.M. This Resolutions Summit will make
> recommendations on what action should be taken between the Bep and the
> Commission. Commissioners, Eoc, blind vendors, Presidents of Nfb and Mcbvi
> and Terry Eagle are invited. The operators workshop will be the last week
> end in April. Larry Posont will speak at the workshop.
> Camp Tuhsmeheta
> events for the summer of 2010. Larry Posont. Tentative plans involve
> taking kids from the Braille-A-Thon to Braille Camp at Camp Tuhsmeheta.
> Braille camp will run from June 23-27. Our donator is giving money
> through the Federation. In July, Camp Tuhsmeheta will host a culinary week
> end where each student will take home a crock pot. In August we will have
> the science camp.
> Next Statewide Quarterly board meeting.
> May 22, 2010 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. May 22 in Kalamazoo at the Library. People
> can obtain transportation via buses and trains to Kalamazoo. New people
> will be encouraged to attend. We will probably get a combination of pizza
> and subs for a reasonable price.
> Update on College policy. Elizabeth Mohnke, Fred Wurtzel.
> There is nothing new to report. Fred Wurtzel suggests that anyone who is
> interested is welcome to join with Elizabeth Mohnke and himself to write
> a quality, student friendly, Nfb supported, college policy.
> National Convention Transportation?
> Someone mentioned a train for $230. There is concern about getting enough
> people to make chartering a bus economically feasible. Shuttle service is
> available for $14 if you take it both to and from the airport in Dallas.
> Those who want to work in the Independence Market at National Convention,
> please contact Larry Posont or the national office.
> We intend to sell coffee at Convention. If chapters have merchandise to
> sell at the Michigan table at convention, approval must be obtained well
> in advance. Cinnamon almonds are suggested as a possible sale item.
> However, we want them to be prepackaged.
> We intend to have a table at Visions 2010 on May 12.
> Mike Powell moved and Marcus Simmons seconded adjournment of the meeting
> at 9-43.
> Email address:
> president.nfb.mi at gmail.com
> Thank you for being a part of the NFB of Michigan. Together, we are
> changing what it means to be blind in Michigan.
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