[Nfbmo] Description of NFB of Missouri Committees

Debbie Wunder debbiewunder at centurytel.net
Fri Sep 17 01:38:11 UTC 2010

    Hi Shelia, I think that maybe there is one correction on the description of committees. The good works committee does give grants, but I believe that the first choice is to give loans when possible.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Shelia Wright 
  To: 'NFB of Missouri Mailing List' 
  Cc: 'Gary Wunder' 
  Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2010 4:27 PM
  Subject: Description of NFB of Missouri Committees

  Several days ago, President Wunder announced that he is working on reappointing all committees. This will involve changing several 2committee chairpersons as well. Below and attached is a listing of all current Committees and a brief description of each. With this information, you should be able to respond to President Wunder's earlier message.

  Thanks Your!

  Shelia Wright


  Description of NFB of Missouri Committees


  Achievement Award Committee: Distributes scholarship

  applications, reviews returned applications, decides on the

  number and amount of scholarships we will give within the amount

  allocated by the Board of Directors.


  Braille Action Committee: Promotes the use of Braille through education and projects such as Braille Readers are

  Leaders contest by advertising it, distributing forms, and

  following-up to publicize the names of winners.


  Fellowship Committee: Similar to the Good Cheer Committee found

  in many chapters, this group tries to send cards and or flowers

  to those who are ill or who are suffering some loss and how need

  to know they are cared about and loved.


  Good Works Committee: Receives requests and makes cash grants to

  people in need of financial help.


  Governmental Affairs Committee: Works to know the laws of the

  state and nation regarding blind people, does research on how to

  improve these laws, and talks with legislators about current or

  future legislation.


  Jernigan Award: Selects a blind person who has given superior

  service and merits the highest recognition the Affiliate can

  offer to a member who is blind. This committee is made up of the three most recent recipients of the award. 


  Membership Committee: Actively works on the recruitment of new

  members, the formation of chapters, and the strengthening of

  current chapters.  In cases where we have no chapters and where

  the population of an area is not likely to support one, works to

  build and maintain a program for members at large.


  Nominating Committee: Prepares a slate of willing and qualified

  candidates to serve on the Board of the NFB of Missouri and on

  other positions which the Federation can appoint.


  Public Relations: Work to disseminate the message of hope which

  the Federation brings by ensuring our programs and activities are

  made known in the media.


  Resolutions: Solicits, drafts and perfects policy statements for

  ratification or rejection by the Convention of the NFB of

  Missouri.  Resolutions may be commendations, condemnations, or

  policy statements.


  Rittgers Committee: Takes applications from those needing funds

  in order to attend the Convention of the NFB of Missouri, and

  decides amounts each applicant will receive.


  Jacobus tenBroek Award: Selects a sighted person who has given

  superior service and merits the highest recognition the Affiliate

  can offer to a member who is sighted.


  Ways and Means: Develops and implements programs to raise the

  funds we need to carry out the programs of the NFB of Missouri

  and to make significant contributions to our national treasury.


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