[nfbmi-talk] Minutes January 21, 2010.
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Minutes January 21, 2010.
Call to order, 8-30 P. M.
Mike Powell, John Scott, Nick Wilcox, Peter Zaremba, Dave Robinson, Marcus
Simmons Matt McCubbin Don from Chicago
Treasurer's Report $125 increase on top of approximately $24,000. $300 to
dis400 more coming from Lansing chapter.
Secretary's Report Dave Robinson moved and Marcus Simmons seconded the
secretary's report. It was approved by vote.
Website Committee. Matt McCubbin states that the website committee will be
addressed after Washington Seminar.
Fund raising Committee.
Membership Committee. Mike Powell says there will be a goal setting meeting
Legislative Committee/Legislative Breakfast, March 4. Three possible issues
are proposed for the legislative breakfast. THESE include, quiet cars,
access technology, and unemployment among blind people. The Legislative
Committee is meeting informally on Saturday, January 23 to discuss position
Mcb/BEP Issues. Larry intends to write a letter protesting a lack of
transparency in Commission meetings. A meeting about a blind vendor took
place on Tuesday, January 19 without the individual being notified. The
board is withholding information from the public. In hearings against blind
vendors, the hearing officer is supposed to be rotated. This is not
happening. The vendor was even denied a demotion though there are eight
unoccupied facilities. It is surmised that his former route will be combined
with another and that his dismissal was an act of convenience. There must
be consistency in policy enforcement.
Discussion. They may be going back to the 20/20 proposal.
College policy January 29 meeting in Lansing.
Discussion--Saturday January 23 meeting. This meeting was canceled due to
the lack of a place to hold it. It might be rescheduled for some time in
Events at Camp Tuhsmeheta for the first six months of 2010.
Washington Seminar. Melinda Latham got money to take youth. She and Fred
Wurtzel will be chaperones. Legislators have been faxed. Six kids and two
adults will attend plus seven other adult members from Michigan. A Michigan
caucus will most likely take place after the Great Gathering. An updated
fact sheet stating the new president and board member information should be
given to legislators. The possibility of commendation of legislators was
Requests for reports to local chapters from people who attended Washington
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President's Meeting in Baltimore in March, 2010.
A meeting with Pat Cannon might occur after he returns from vacation.
Report from Fred and Mary Wurtzel: "How to go to Hawaii on $50 per day??"
Fred says, "Never come back!!"
New Business. Dave Robinson will call chapter presidents to determine how
many people are coming to the February 20 Board meeting in order to have an
accurate head count for lunch.
Adjourn 9:30 P. M.
Next Board Meeting, Thursday, February 4, 8-30.
Thanks for being involved in the NFB of Michigan. Together, we will change
what it means to be blind.
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