[nfbmi-talk] dealing with January 10 posts Re: Minutes, January 6, 2011, 8:30 P.M.

Donna Posont donnabutterfly50 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 13:05:51 CST 2011

Hi Terry and Nick, First of all Terry, I apologize for using your email when 
I really wish to direct my conversation to Nick. I trust that you will 
receive this Nick and then I can get your email address. During the January 
6 board meeting it was stated that you were in charge of monitoring the NFBM 
list serve. Perhaps you may not yet have seen the posts by Joe on the night 
of January 10 in which he was attacking myself and Elizabeth. Since I was 
verbally abused in two posts then I am bringing this to your attention. I 
think that this ranting and raving is inappropriate on our public list 
serve. I wish for you to take action to make sure that this situation cannot 
happen again on our National Federation of the Blind of Michigan list. Since 
this is definitely not the first time that there have been complaints about 
his posts then I think he should be blocked from our list. Some have 
expressed that they want to hear his posts so they could still communicate 
with him in some other way. Please investigate the situation and let me know 
what your thoughts are with regard to the entire situation. There is no room 
for this mistreatment of one another and I believe it hinders the ongoing 
work and progress of the National Federation of the Blind of Michigan. 
Thanks for your help, Donna Posont
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Minutes, January 6, 2011, 8:30 P.M.

> Minutes, January 6, 2011, 8:30 P.M.
> Quorum yes Larry Posont, Michael Powell, Terri Wilcox, Marcus Simmons, 
> Dave Robinson, Matt McCubbin, Mary Wurtzel, Melinda Latham,
> Donna Posont.
> 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.
> 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.
> President's Report. Larry Posont. We may get Discovery by the middle of 
> the month. There was a discussion about the law suit.
> 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.
> Mary Wurtzel will be in the women's room.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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
> 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.
> 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.
> Adjourn at 10-08.
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