[NFBOH-Cleveland] FW: [Ohio-talk] Reminder of the board of directors meeting and agenda.

Owen McCafferty ojmccaf1963 at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 16 01:00:51 UTC 2018

I’ll try to call in for the convention. State convention is now up in the air for me. I don’t know if I’ll be able to stay at the hotel. Just having some financial issues since I lost my job at MACYS 

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:50 PM, Suzanne Turner via NFBOH-Cleveland <nfboh-cleveland at nfbnet.org> wrote:

FW: [Ohio-talk] Reminder of the board of directors meeting and agenda.

From: Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Richard Payne via Ohio-Talk
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 5:12 PM
To: 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List' <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
Cc: Richard Payne <rchpay7 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Ohio-talk] Reminder of the board of directors meeting and agenda.

Greetings NFBO, you will find the agenda for our board of directors meeting and the conference call in number in the body of this email. Please contact me off list if you have any questions.

Please call 712/775/7031 and use code 240281423 promptly at 7:00PM on Monday September 17th look to hear you on the call.

National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Board of Directors Meeting agenda 

September 17, 2018

1.      Call to order and roll call of the board members.

2.      Others on the call.

3.      Approval of April minutes

4 Financial Report Sherry Ruth 

5 Welcome to the new Greater Akron chapter and chapter -Committee and division reports

6Malley’s and other fundraising

7. Legislative report Sherri Albers.

8. Convention arrangements, Suzanne Turner and Richard Payne

9. Bus to the convention and convention registration question. Sherri Albers and Richard Payne.

 10. Convention assistance.

 11. Update on the Braille literacy classes marianne and Debby

12. Other business

13. Adjournment




January 22, 2018

1.      President Richard Payne called the teleconference meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Conference line 712-775-7031 (access code) 240281423# was used. Richard reminded everyone that star 6 toggles between mute and unmute and asked that we use this to cut down on background noise, thus making is easier to conduct the business of the Federation. 

2.      Shelbi Hindel conducted the roll call. One board member was absent. Sheri Albers had to work. Two board members joined late. Guests were given an opportunity to announce themselves.   

3.      Sherry Ruth moved the minutes from the December meeting be approved as corrected. Macy McClain seconded this motion. It passed. The correction : It is the Piggest Raffle Ever. This is a formal name; therefore we can use the word “raffle.” In the minutes it had been Piggest Drawing Ever. 

4.      Shelbi read the financial report that was prepared by treasurer Sherry Ruth. Barbara Pierce moved the acceptance of the report. Rachel Kuntz seconded the motion. There was an opportunity to ask questions. Sherry R. answered these. The motion passed. We now have an insurance policy, which is paid annually. 

5.      Chapters were given an opportunity to report on activities. Lorain County, Greater Butler County, Cleveland, and At-Large chapters reported. 

6.        Our website has been updated. The state scholarship application and the Braille student application are there. 

7.      A fundraising committee call was held. Lucas Cassi was not able to be on this call to make a report.

8.      Ohio Association to Promote the Use of Braille (OAPUB) is sponsoring an essay contest, “Why Braille is Important to Me.” The essay should be 250 words and does not have to be in Braille. You can email it, type it, record it, or Braille it. All these formats will be accepted. Handwritten versions will not be accepted. The essays will be used to encourage and inspire the students in the program we are conducting for BSVI to learn and use Braille. The prize for the contest will be a $25 gift card. Please spread the word.  The deadline is March 3, 2018. This program is not limited to NFB members. It is open to anyone who loves Braille. Twenty-five mentor applications have been received. The interviews are under way. There are approximately ten people so far who want to learn Braille. The Toledo area is the weakest area. The requirements for the program are: live in Ohio, be legally blind, and be at least fourteen years old.       

9.      Barbara moved that There be a Malley’s candy sale for Easter if a range of candy is available. If the company is offering just candy bars, we will not participate. Sherry R. seconded the motion. It passed. Easter is April 1 this year. 

10.     Paper tickets have been ordered for the Piggest Raffle Ever. The cost of a ticket is $5. All that money goes to the affiliate. There are prizes for the winners. This fundraiser does not cost us anything except effort. The race is the first Sunday of May. 

11.     Barbara needs lots of information for the upcoming newsletter, especially briefs. It will be sent out by email, on NEWSLINE®, and on our website. 

12.     Some of our members attending the Washington Seminar will be going in on Sunday. There are legislative seminars held on Monday, both in the morning and afternoon. The Great Gathering In is Monday evening. Ohio will have pizza and training that evening. We have nine people going. There will be four issues this year:

A. the Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education Act

13.     B. Access Technology Affordibility Act

C. Oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act (H.R. 620)

D. The Marrakesh Treaty

Tuesday evening there will be a reception and show  at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue. The show is twenty 3D photographs and recorded descriptions and interviews of US fighters in the Tet offensive fifty years ago. More information is on the national NFB.org website. 

13. On April 10 we will have a Columbus Seminar. Chapter presidents are encouraged to send members to participate in this event. Sherry R. encouraged chapters to contribute financially to cover the costs of this event. The chair of the legislative committee is Sheri Albers. She will soon let us know what the issues for presentation will be. 

14.     We have a two-year NEWSLINE® contract with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). We need to do better at promoting this wonderful system and training people to use it and teach its use. 

15.     Barbara and Shelbi spoke about the accessible absentee voting lawsuit. We have won . Now a method of marking an absentee ballot privately and independently must be in place for the November election. 

16.     The state convention will be the first weekend of November. It will be held in Strongsville at the Holiday Inn. Lorain county chapter has been asked to sponsor hospitality. 

17.     The next board meeting will be held by teleconference on April 23, at 7:00 p.m. We will use the same phone number that we used for this meeting. 

18.     The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Shelbi Hindel, Secretary 

Richard Payne,  President

National Federation of the Blind of Ohio

937-396-5573or 937/829/3368

Rchpay7 at gmail.com

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back

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