[nfbmi-talk] Fw: next mcrs meeting its public

David Robinson drob1946 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 14:57:28 UTC 2015

----- Original Message ----- 
From: joe harcz Comcast 
To: Larry Posont NFBMI Pres. 
Cc: Michael Powell ; J.J. Meddaugh NFB MI ; Fred wurtzel ; mary wurtzel ; Derek Moore ; Mark Eagle 
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2015 6:59 AM
Subject: next mcrs meeting its public

It has been said that ninety percent of life is showing up. If the Board of the NFB MI is actually concerned about BSBP and other issues it might just show up at this meeting at least by teleconference and actually understand the utter corruption that we PWD face. By the way our Statewide Rehab Council is actually run by MARO and the sheltered workshop gangsters!


Joe Harcz








Business Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP) Training Center

1541 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008



DIAL:  866.749.7360

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                  11:00 a.m.       Call to Order – Brian Sabourin, Chair

                               Roll Call, Welcome & Introductions

                               Review of Agenda


            Action Items:  Approval of Agenda

                                                       Approval of Minutes


                                          Reference Documents:   Draft Agenda – November 17, 2015 

                                                    Draft Minutes – September 15, 2015


       11:10               Public Comment*


                  Following         Executive Team (ET) Report

       Public              Brian Sabourin, Chair


1 – MRS Redacted Hearings Report


                         2 – Conference Attendance Report – National Coalition of State Rehabilitation Councils,

                         Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, National Council of 

                         State Administrators for the Blind, and re:con The Convention of New Beginnings


                         3 – Bylaws Update – Anne Riddering, Vice Chair


                         4 – Events – ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration – A. Riddering 

                                              Champion Awards – B. Sabourin

                                              Honor Roll Awards – A. Riddering


                         Action Item #1:  Acceptance of Final ET Work Team Minutes

                         Reference Documents: Final ET Minutes (08.25.15)

·        Motion needed to accept and place on file the ET Minutes






                               Financial Operations

                               Action Item #2:  Acceptance of Financial Statements

Reference Documents:  August and September 2015 Statements

·          Motion needed to accept and place on file the monthly statements                


                                          Customer Service System Issues

                                          Client Assistance Program (CAP) – B. Sabourin (report included)

                  DHHS-MRS Administrative Hearings Coordinator – Ruth O’Connor (report included)


                               Partner Reports

                               Additions, Comments and/or Questions


       11:45               Update - Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (LARA-BSBP), Ed Rodgers, State Director 


       12:15 p.m.       Working Lunch

                               Staff Report – Marlene Malloy, Executive Director 

                               Work Team Updates

                               Customer Experience - Michael Poyma

                                           Focus Group Update and Next Steps Discussion

                               Regulatory Guidance, Nominations - A. Riddering

                                           Annual Report & State Plan Updates

                               Reference Documents:  Staff Report, Work Team Reports and Minutes


                  1:00                 Public Comment*


     Following                       Update - Department of Health and Human Services – Michigan Rehabilitation

     Public                 Services (DHHS-MRS), Suzanne Howell, State Director



                  1:30                 MCRS Reports on DSU Work Team Involvement

                                          MRS Marketing Team – M. Malloy

                                          MRS Policy Cadre – Sharon Bryant 

                                          State Plan – B. Sabourin


                  1:45                 BSBP Training Center Overview and Tour of Facilities                                  

                                          Sherri Heibeck, Acting Director


                  3:30                 Adjourn


* The time dedicated for Public Comment is flexible so that all persons present in-person or on the phone will be provided the opportunity to make comment and the Chair will adjust the time schedule of the Agenda as needed.


If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the MCRS Office 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Our staff will be glad to work with you regarding your request if you notify us by Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 517.887.9370. Thank you.


NEXT BUSINESS MEETING:  Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at the MCRS Office in Lansing

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