[nfbmi-talk] Minutes, January 6, 2011, 8:30 P.M.

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I don't understand this Chris...I don't see a message here. Is it on my end?
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From: "Christine Boone" <christine_boone at comcast.net>
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Minutes, January 6, 2011, 8:30 P.M.


> Minutes, January 6, 2011, 8:30 P.M.
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> Quorum yes Larry Posont, Michael Powell, Terri Wilcox, Marcus Simmons, 
> Dave Robinson, Matt McCubbin, Mary Wurtzel, Melinda Latham,
> Donna Posont.
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> Secretary's Report. Terri Wilcox. The Secretary's Report was approved. 
> Marcus Simmons moved to adopt the report as emailed. The
> motion was seconded by Dave Robinson.
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> Treasurer's Report, Mary Wurtzel. The Youth Outreach account has $1350.88. 
> The affiliate account has $2924.71. The Newsline account
> has $1,348.75. Dave Robinson moved adoption of the Treasurer's Report. 
> Mike Powell seconded the motion. The Treasurer's report was
> approved. The Solicitation License needs 990's for the  years 2004 through 
> 2007.
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> President's Report. Larry Posont. We may get Discovery by the middle of 
> the month. There was a discussion about the law suit.
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> Washington Seminar, J.J. Meddaugh. We retain the motion to have a female 
> room for Michigan Affiliate Members. Dave Robinson made the
> motion. It was seconded by Mary Wurtzel. The motion was approved. It was 
> understood that if there is extra space in the female room,
> individuals who are not a part of our Michigan affiliate but wish to stay 
> in the room, must pay part of the cost of the room.
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> Mary Wurtzel will be in the women's room.
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> Student Division, Elizabeth Mohnke. The student division wants to have a 
> board meeting before Washington Seminar. It is desirable to
> reestablish National Federation of the Blind of Michigan Scholarships. 
> Matt McCubbin might have a copy of the student constitution
> that is needed.
>
> Training of Staff. Jo Ann Pilarski recommended to Pat Cannon that the 
> training committee be kept small.
>
> Summer 2011 National Convention Transportation. This will be discussed 
> further at the February 12 Quarterly Board Meeting.
>
> Quarterly Board Meeting February 12,
>
> 2011, Lansing. The meeting will be held either at The Guyer Community 
> Center or at Fred and Mary Wurtzel's church. It will commence
> at 11 A.M. and end at 4 P.M. with lunch at 12:30.
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> Potential Commission Board Meeting, January. There might be a meeting on 
> the 21st or 29th on Business Enterprise Issues. We may need
> a position paper on the detrimental aspects of these proposed motions.
>
> Nature's Finest Bounty Report. Some coffee is being sold. A Nature's 
> Finest Bounty public relations person is needed. Dave Robinson
> will help.
>
> Monitoring Report? Find out what the agency is doing to comply with the 
> Monitoring Report. A letter will be written outlining our
> concerns about the Commission's lack of compliance.
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> New Business: The legislative committee is eager to work on Newsline. The 
> legislative Committee is planning a conference call. The
> Membership Committee planned to have a conference call.
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> Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind did not get the Rfp for Camp 
> Tuhsmeheta. Larry Posont proposes a meeting concerning Camp
> Tuhsmeheta for everyone who is interested in camp programming for Summer 
> 2011. The Nfb is the only group with the interest and
> knowledge to save and run Camp Tuhsmeheta. The blind need control of the 
> Camp. The Nfb makes a motion that we ask for accountability
> for where all funds and the trust are being allocated. Marcus Simmons 
> moves adoption and Mary Wurtzel seconded the motion. The
> motion is approved
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> A motion that National Federation of the Blind of Michigan call and host a 
> meeting to keep Camp Tuhsmeheta for the blind. The motion
> is approved. Marcus Simmons calls for adoption and Mary Wurtzel seconds 
> the motion. The motion is approved.
>
> People are being called to let them know of the return of Newsline. A 
> Press release was issued concerning Newsline. The
> announcements section is very old. We need people to help with 
> announcements for Newsline. Mike Powell will help.
>
> Send Chapter Election results to Peter Zaremba.
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> Old Business: Melinda Latham states that seven youth are going to 
> Washington Seminar. Youth will attend appoints. Youth are giving
> influence about what they want to do while in Washington. We intend to 
> work on restarting the parent's division.
>
> There is concern expressed about emails criticizing the Commission for the 
> Blind. The digest mode makes emails more compact. We are
> required to carry out our state and National resolutions. Resolutions need 
> to go out on the list serve.
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> Adjourn at 10-08.
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