[Ohio-talk] board meeting minutes

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 16:11:41 UTC 2013


Shelby,

Thank you! It's always good to have clarity.

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope Santa brings you
everything you wish for!

Cheryl Fields

On 12/17/13, Shelbi Hindel <shelbiah1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Merry Christmas to everyone,
>
> Pasted below you will find the minutes and committee appointments from the
> board meeting that was held on December 10. These are the minutes that will
> be voted on during the January board meeting.
>
>
>
> Shelbi
>
>
>
> Minutes of the Board of Directors
>
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
>
> December 10, 2013
>
>
>
> 1. President Eric Duffy called the telephone conference meeting to order at
> 8:02 p.m. We used conference line number (605) 475-4875 access code
> 201909#.
>
>
>
>
> 2. Barb Fohl and Bruce Peters were the two board members not present. We
> had
> guests who announced themselves.
>
>
>
> 3. Eric appointed the committees and their chairs for fiscal year 2014. A
> list of the appointments is attached to these minutes.
>
>
>
> 4. Paul Dressell joined us briefly. He spoke to us about his stroke, which
> occurred on November 11, 2013. He is recovering nicely. His biggest
> concerns
> are his memory and the fact that he is reading Braille more slowly. It was
> good to hear from Paul.
>
>
>
> 5. Eric stated that we have money for the 2014 scholarship program. We are
> expecting a $2,000 check from the Norwalk Lions Club. Sherry Ruth suggested
> that we present one scholarship for $1,500 and two scholarships in the
> amount of $1,000 each. Deborah Kendrick moved that the $1,500 scholarship
> be
> given in memory of Jennica Ferguson and one of the $1,000 scholarships be
> given in memory of Bob Eschbach. Crystal McClain seconded the motion. The
> motion passed.
>
>
>
> 6. Our last three conventions have been held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in
> Miamisburg. We are scheduled to be there for one more year but are not
> obligated  to. We can be released from the contract without a financial
> penalty. This year there were enough problems directly related to the hotel
> that Eric has decided that we need to make a change quickly. He suggests we
> bring the convention to Columbus for two years. He has gotten information
> on
> two hotels, Holiday Inn Worthington and Ramada Inn Plaza. Both have the
> room
> rates we'd like, meeting space, and banquet space needed. Holiday Inn has
> given us a slightly better room rate for the two years: $76 in 2014 and $79
> in 2015.  People were given an opportunity to express their opinions.
> Deborah moved that the 2014 and 2015 conventions be held at the Holiday Inn
> Worthington, allowing the board an opportunity to explore other location
> options without making it a high priority since we need to focus on
> important topics such as financing our affiliate and building membership.
> Crystal seconded the motion, and it passed. Richard Payne and William
> Turner
> voted against the motion. The dates have not been set but will be in early
> November 2014.
>
>
>
> 7. The January board of directors meeting will be on the 18th by telephone,
> (605) 475-4875 access code 201909#. The meeting will start promptly at
> 10:00
> a.m.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 8. We have reached our goal of $1,000 in sales of Malley's Chocolates. You
> can still order online until December 15 at
> www.malleys.com/national-federation-of-the-blind-of-ohio.
>
>
>
> 9. Ohio has a group of eight people to attend the Washington Seminar in
> 2014.
>
>
>
> 10. Susan Day announced that on January 4, 2014, the Springfield chapter is
> hosting a birthday party for Louis Braille. Everyone is invited. Within the
> next few days Eric will be sending out a sample proclamation for Braille
> Literacy Week, January 4 to 11.
>
>
>
> 11. Constant Contact is a data base management system stored in the cloud.
> This system is now handling circulation of the newsletter, and it enables
> us
> to get certain reports. This is good because it does not have the risk of a
> computer crash and the loss of information. It is also easier to maintain
> the data.
>
>
>
> 12. Barbara encouraged all members to call Vanda Pharmaceutical to request
> information about non-24 hour sleep disorder. Vanda will give the NFB $24
> per request. You need to state that you heard about them from the National
> Federation of the Blind. This is an easy way to get money into the
> treasury.
> Here is the information from Barbara-call 855-856-2424 and sign up to
> receive the brochure that they want to send to you. The person who answers
> the phone knows nothing about whether or not a caller qualifies for the
> research. She just wants your contact information and will send the NFB
> $24.
> It takes about two minutes, so please do it.
>
>
>
> 13. The meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.
>
>
>
> Respectfully submitted,
>
> Shelbi Hindel
>
>
>
>
>
> Committee Appointments 2014
>
>
>
> The first name listed for each committee has been appointed to chair that
> committee.
>
>
>
> Deaf-Blind Coordinators-Lisa Hall and Delcina Brown
>
>
>
> Awards Committee-
>
> J.W. Smith, Paul Dressell, Cheryl Fields, Shelbi Hindel, Barbara Pierce,
> and
> Kathy Withman
>
>
>
> Constitution Committee-Shelbi Hindel, Annette Anderson, and Colleen Roth
>
>
>
> Convention Arrangements-Karen Warner
>
>
>
> Education Committee-Debbie Baker, Mary Anne Denning, Kaiti Shelton, and
> Suzanne Turner
>
>
>
> Financing the Movement Committee-Sherry Ruth (treasurer), Annette Anderson
> (SUN), Barb Fohl (PAC), and Barbara Pierce (Jernigan Fund)
>
>
>
> Fundraising Committee-Eric Duffy, Richard Payne, Barb Fohl, Shelbi Hindel,
> Sherry Ruth, Milena Zavoli, Aleeha Dudley, Susan Day, Emily Pennington,
> Deanna Lewis, Bruce Peters, Annette Lutz, and  Colleen Roth
>
>
>
> Legislative Committee-Barbara Pierce, Debbie Baker, Susan Day, Sheri
> Albers,
> Suzanne Turner, and Brian White
>
>
>
> Membership Committee-William H. Turner, Stephanie Claytor, Chennelle
> Hancock, Richard Payne, Colleen Roth, and Beth Debus
>
>
>
> Promotion and Publicity Committee-Deborah Kendrick, Susan Day, Wilbert
> Turner, and Barbara Pierce
>
>
>
> Resolutions ?Committee-Deborah Kendrick, Paul Dressell, Bruce Peters, and
> Colleen Roth
>
>
>
> Scholarship Committee-Deborah Kendrick, Kaiti Shelton, Barbara Pierce, Bob
> Pierce, and Kyle Conley
>
>
>
> Vehicle Donation Committee-Richard Payne, Tim Janning, Wilbert Turner, Kyle
> Conley, and Aleeha Dudley
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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