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Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 23:51:57 UTC 2017

Hello Everyone, Oops, met to send this to Alexis privately, lol!
However, the mins. of the October meeting are below. So, let me know
if you would like to have the info via e mail before each meeting.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

On 11/18/17, Cheryl Fields via NFBOH-Cleveland
<nfboh-cleveland at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Alexis, So sorry you could not make it to the meeting.
> Below are the October minits. I am still working on November and will
> send to you soon.
> Here's what you need to know: Holiday Celebration!
> Date: Friday December 15, 2017 Time: 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. Cost: $
> 26.00 plus tip and tax
> second floor banquet room Cash Bar
> Location: DoubleTree Downtown 1111 Lakeside Avenue
>  Everyone will pay on night of event and I will call you with menu
> selections. Invite a friend!
> Keep selling Love Birds Raffle tickets, if you need more tickets call
> Suzanne.
> Soaps by Us, I'll call you about this too, smiles.
> Keep watching the Cleveland list serve for more announcements! Talk to
> you soon! CF  The National Federation of the Blind of Cleveland
> October 20, 2017 Chapter Meeting Minits
> President William Turner called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. He
> welcomed everyone and offered a few announcements, No conference
> calling for this meeting because of elections, no proxy voting or via
> telephone. He made membership aware that that Cheryl Fields is
> recording the meeting and all cell phones be
> turned off. The chapters mending and grieving members: Billie Graham,
> Henry Butler, Evelyn McClean and
> Richard Kirks. President Turner also informed chapter that the Kirks
> are moving out of the state soon, and friend of NFBC John Franklin of
> Birmingham, Alabama is recovering from surgery.  Billie Graham, who
> was in attendance informed the chapter that she is well and was
> incorrectly added to the list. President Turner apologized for the
> error and everyone had a good laugh. Grieving members to are Richard
> Payne, loss of father, Mary Ponder,
> loss of cousin, the family of NFB Capitol chapter member, Stephanie
> Claytor and the Chapter. He asked we keep all these people and their
> families in our prayers.
> The NFB Pledge was read responsively and led by Rebecca Russell.
> Members were reminded to listen to the Presidential release on NFB
> Newsline. The Secretary and treasurers report will be provided at the
> next
> chapter meeting. Reminder that 2018 NFB C chapter dues are currently
> being accepted by Treasurer
> Natassha Ricks. All Romance Basket auction donations are being
> accepted by Suzanne Turner this evening.
> Teresa McKinney, Split the Pot winner Arlene $ 7.50.
> President William Turner reminded everyone to vote in local elections,
> on November 7 and early voting is available at the Cuyahoga county
> board of elections.
> President William turner opened the floor for adoption of previously
> proposed amendments to the NFB C constitution. Before the motion,
> Billie Graham and Nettie McDermott expressed concern about not being
> present when proposed amendments were read. They asked to have another
> reading. After discussion, due to time constraints the adoption of NFB
> c constitutional amendments was tabled until November meeting.
> Note: See attached
> After explanation: The difficulty with finding willing candidates NFB
> C offices, the nominating committee inquired about, having suspend the
> 1 year rule for the 2017 election only suspended. Allowing the
> committee to present a full slate of candidates to consider for
> officers.  President Turner and Vice President Fields agreed to bring
> this to the membership for a vote.
> Note: Past elections have allowed this without a motion and did not
> stay within the parameters of the NFB C constitution. After a lively
> discussion, Cheryl Fields placed a motion on the floor and seconded by
> Wilbert Turner.
> Motion:  Suspension of the 1 year board requirement to be considered
> for a position as a NFB C officer for this election only.
> Rebecca Russell did an official roll call from chapter roster. A hand
> vote was called for. Ms. Russell and Arlene
> counted the hand votes. 22 members in good standing present, motion
> needed 2/3 vote to pass. Ken Ury and Arlene questioned membership and
> ability to vote in this election. The nominating committee allowed
> them to vote.
> Note: They paid 2017 dues to Cuyahoga chapter and 2018 dues to
> Cleveland chapter. This made them members in good standing in both
> chapters. Additional discussion ensued. Ivory Pattilo pointed out that
> the U.S. Senate suspended this same rule recently. President Turner
> called for the vote. 11 for the motion, 4 opposed and 7 abstentions.
> The motion failed. After the motion failed, Cheryl Fields asked Mrs.
> Russell if slate contains members that have not served on executive
> committee. Mrs. Russell answered, Owen McCafferty and his name will be
> removed.
> Additional discussion occurred, President William Turner listened,
> confirmed failure of the motion and declared all offices and 2 board
> seats vacant. He then placed the meeting in the hands of the
> nominating committee,
> Rebecca Russell and Ivory Pattilo (Chair Rosa Jones unavailable due to
> illness). Mrs. Russell The slate presented and voted on is follows:
> President Suzanne Turner
> Vice President Rosa Jones
> Recording Secretary Shawanna Griffin
> Corresponding Secretary Owen McCafferty (declared ineligible)
> Treasurer Natassha Ricks
> 2 At Large Board Seats: Octavia Culbert, Annie Dixon declined, William
> Turner, Shirley Patterson, Rita Jeminez not in attendance, Cecil
> Dukes, Bryant Ealy, Teresa McKinney currently serving  on board.
> Election Results:
> Each position was voted on individually, President, Vice President and
> Treasurer were voted in by acclamation, with the following exceptions.
> Recording Secretary, Cheryl Fields nominated from the floor by William
> Turner and voted in as Recording Secretary.
> Corresponding Secretary, nominating committee provided description of
> position and no nominations from the floor were offered.
> First board seat, Owen McCafferty and Wilbert Turner were nominated
> from floor and declined. Octavia Culbert and Shirley Patterson were
> successfully elected. This brought the 2017 NFB c elections to a close
> and the meeting was returned to President William Turner.
> Note: The 2017-2019 NFB c Executive Committee:
> President Suzanne Turner
> Vice President Rosa Jones
> Recording Secretary Cheryl Fields
> Corresponding Secretary Vacant
> Treasurer Natassha Ricks
> At Large Board Seats: Octavia Culbert
> Board: Shirley Patterson,  Teresa McKenny
> 1 Vacancy Term ending 2018
> Note: Rosa Jones previously held this seat, currently elected to Vice
> President, leaving vacancy.
> President William Turner thanked the nominating committee for their
> hard work and dedication to the chapter.
> Congratulated all of the new chapter officers and board members.
> President William Turner thanked the chapter for trusting and
> supporting him as president for the last 10 years. He expressed that
> his commitment to the chapter is strong and he is ready to continue
> building the federation.  William told the members that Cleveland is
> competing
> for the state Gavel Award next week at the Ohio Dream Convention and
> win or lose, Cleveland is a great chapter and be proud! President
> William Turner passed the official NFB C gavel to newly elected
> President Suzanne Turner! Cheers from the membership erupted!
> President Suzanne Turner thanked the nominating committee and the
> membership for electing her.
> Meeting Adjourned by William and Suzanne Turner.
> Submitted on November 17, 2017 by Cheryl Fields Secretary
>  National Federation of the Blind of Cleveland
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Wishing You All the Best,

Cheryl E. Fields

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human
life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will
never sit.
--D. Elton Trueblood

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