[nfbmi-talk] Agenda, , February 11, 2012 10:00 to 4:00 P.M

J.J. Meddaugh jj at bestmidi.com
Fri Feb 10 10:57:16 CST 2012


Hello. Since I will not be at the board meeting, here is a brief summary of 
our Washington Seminar efforts. Others can feel free to add their thoughts.
We had a much smaller delegation this year but appointments went well. 
Several reps or their assistants expressed strong interest especially in the 
fair wages bill and we will follow up with your help. The fir wages bill, 
H.R. 3086, is up to 36 cosponsors with more on the way. No new cosponsors 
from Michigan but we have a few good leads to pursue.

As for the affiliate contribution, Mary issued a check for $1,000 to cover 
the two rooms. We found a second female roommate who stayed for two nights, 
so this covered the remaining balance. We would like to explore some fund 
raising opportunities to work to get more members to attend next year, 
especially new members and those in districts we don't traditionally have 
representation from.
The gathering meeting was packed (Matt says they need an overflow room for 
the overflow room).
Jesse Hartle was hit by a car last week. He is recovering and surprised just 
about everyone when he made it to the gathering meeting. A great moment.
Thanks to Matt and Diana for making a great team and to Fred who helped from 
home with some last minute appointments. Thanks also to the board for 
facilitating the paying of the room.




We've got to improve our follow-up efforts, so we can talk about this more 
in the coming weeks and months.
Thanks for the opportunity.


Best Regards,
J.J. Meddaugh
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Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Agenda, , February 11, 2012 10:00 to 4:00 P.M


> Agenda, , February 11, 2012 10:00 to 4:00  P.M
> Sparrow Professional building
> 1200 E. Michigan Ave.
> Lansing MI 48912
> The building is just two blocks east of
> E. Michigan and Pennsylvania Avenues The meeting room is located on
> the second floor conference rooms F and G.
> For contacting me on Saturday morning, use my cell, at (313)727-3546
> Quorum
> Secretary's Report. Terri Wilcox
> Treasurer's Report will be done by Terri Wilcox.
> Luncheon Plans, Lunch will be $7,00 per person. Buy drinks from the
> vending machine.
> Introduction of participating Members
> President's Report. Larry Posont.
> Future Meetings.
> Washington Seminar, J.J. Meddaugh
> Newsline, Georgia Kitchen.
> Commission for the Blind Board Meeting, March 23 at the Training Center.
> Appointments to the Commission Board.
> Consumer Organizations Report to the Commission Board, March or June?
> 2012 National Convention Registration
> This year we are returning to Dallas and the beautiful Hilton Anatole
> Hotel for our annual convention. This year's gathering will be bigger
> and better than ever! Make reservations now by calling (214) 761-7500;
> you won't want to miss out on the excitement! For more information
> watch the Braille Monitor.
> National Convention Items for Sale, Dave Robinson.
> Tentative Plans and Direction for Summer Auto Show.
> Web Page.
> At Large Chapter, Dave Robinson.
> Youth Outreach, Melinda Latham.
> Chapter Reports/ Division Reports.
> New Business
> Old Business
> Adjourn possibly at 3:00 P.M.
>
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