[PACapitalChapter] Capital Chapter of the NFB of PA meeting tomorrow--membership dues, elections, and more!

Mark Pickens gmkpickens at gmail.com
Fri Feb 14 19:10:25 UTC 2020

Thank You Carlton, for this message.  I am not sure that I will be able to
physically be present at our meeting tomorrow.  I am hoping to call-in and
be present by phone.  Could you make sure that the call-in number is sent
out again?  Thank You.  In regards to annual membership dues, I could mail
my check of $10 to you if that would work with you?  Please let me know.
Thank You.  


-----Original Message-----
From: PACapitalChapter [mailto:pacapitalchapter-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Carlton Anne Cook Walker via PACapitalChapter
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 11:21 AM
To: NFB of Pennsylvania Capital Chapter List; CapitalChapter at nfbp.org; Lynn
Heitz; blindjack99 at gmail.com; De Notaris, David; De Notaris, David
Cc: Carlton Anne Cook Walker
Subject: [PACapitalChapter] Capital Chapter of the NFB of PA meeting
tomorrow--membership dues, elections, and more!

Capital Chapter members, future members, and friends,

Our outgoing chapter president, Anna Walker, is working on tomorrow's
agenda, and I know she'll have it out soon. Unfortunately, the viruses and
bacteria of Louisiana love Ana as much as we do, and she continues to
recover from multiple sinus and respiratory infections.

Two major things will be happening at tomorrow's chapter meeting (at 10:00
a.m. in the Community Room of the Giant grocery store located at 3301 E
Trindle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011).
First, membership dues are---due. We need to get our membership information
to the state by tomorrow, so please come and pay your dues. If you cannot
attend, please contact me about how I can receive your membership dues so
that you may be included in the membership total for 2020. Annual
membership dues (only $10) allows us to fully participate in and have
membership status in the National Federation of the Blind at our chapter
level, at the state level, and at the National level. One of the benefits
of membership is the right to vote in NFB elections.

What a great segway to the other major activity of our upcoming meeting:
Chapter elections! There are seven open positions (though the three Board
positions need not be filled if there are not sufficient applicants for
those positions).

As set forth in relevant part from our Chapter Constitution:
Article V: Officers and their Duties:

The officers of this organization shall be:

1.     President;

2.     Vice President;

3.     Secretary;

4.     Treasurer.

The President and the Vice President must be blind.

Election of officers shall be held annually at the meeting in January. The
terms of the officers will begin at the close of the meeting in which they
are elected.

Officers shall be elected by a majority of the membership present and

The duties of each officer are those ordinarily associated with the office.

Article VI: Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors consists of the four elected officers plus three
additional members elected annually from the membership. A majority of the
Board of Directors must be blind.

The Board of Directors shall implement the policies and conduct the
business of the organization between meetings of the membership.

Note: Only a blind person (including low vision, VI, etc.) can run for
either of the positions of president or vice-president. All other offices
are open to individuals regardless of visual function.

Currently, the elected officials of the Chapter are as follows:
President: Anna Walker
Vice-president: Matt Shore
Secretary: Hilary McFadden
Treasurer: Elizabeth Medina

Neither Anna Walker nor Elizabeth Medina are running for re-election or for
any office in 2020. Thus, there is no incumbent for either the President or
Treasurer positions.

Take care, and I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Carlton Anne Cook Walker
Attorney at Law
BEAR--Blindness Education and Advocacy Resources
Teacher of Students with Blindness/Low Vision
President, National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
101 Kelly Drive
Carlisle, PA   17015
Voice: 717-658-9894
Twitter: braillemom

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