[nfbmi-talk] Guide Dog Committee Meeting

larry d keeler lkeeler at comcast.net
Mon May 11 00:13:01 UTC 2015


It is my understanding that the NFB of Michigan will be supporting these
bills and that we, as our guide dog committee will have to approve it.
Incidently, we also discussed the steps to becoming a division and told a
few dog stories to illustrate a few points. Well, also some goofy ones. We
only had 3 who attended and I'm calling a few more this week and sending
them the matterials as well. I think we will approve the things though.  The
only contention we currently have and will have to work into the wording a
little further is that of requiring ID's. These Id's may be required by the
new bills but, I think they were strongly suggested. The ADA law doesn'tt
require a service dog to show a dog ID but this bill may. Nagdu, the
national Association of Guide Dog Users isn't in favor of requiring ID's for
our dogs but there has been a lot of debate over this subject. The trend of
having a lot of fake service animals out there is making it more difficult
for us who use a legitimate service animal. I am personally in favor of the
ID's but, I am also concerned that the state and national laws match. No,
I'm not our secretary but I would consider these things our notes. Atteding
were myself, William Vandervest and Deric Moore. We met for an hour and 15
minutes. We should have an answer for the board on Saturday. I might even
come out of the kitchen! 

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbmi-talk [mailto:nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
Elizabeth Mohnke via nfbmi-talk
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:27 PM
To: 'Mark Eagle'; 'NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List'
Cc: Elizabeth Mohnke
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Guide Dog Committee Meeting

Hello,

What time is the conference call? I do not see it mentioned in the email.
Also, is this a bill the NFB of Michigan is supporting, or will this be
something that will be discussed and decided upon during the conference
call? Any information anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Elizabeth
-----Original Message-----
From: nfbmi-talk [mailto:nfbmi-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mark
Eagle via nfbmi-talk
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 3:17 PM
To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List
Cc: Mark Eagle
Subject: Re: [nfbmi-talk] Guide Dog Committee Meeting


      From: larry d keeler via nfbmi-talk <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
 To: NFB of Michigan Internet Mailing List <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
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 Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:50 AM
 Subject: [nfbmi-talk] Guide Dog Committee Meeting
   
I would like to hear from our committee members on Sunday May 10. The
conference number is: 605 475-4333 and the sign in number is: 902855 We will
be discussing our support of the modified resolution. Mark, could you please
send the most recently modified one? Hear from you soon! 

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