[PACapitalChapter] Meeting notes 3-21-20

Carlton Anne Cook Walker attorneywalker at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 19:37:42 UTC 2020

Thank you, Carole.

I'm sorry to have missed the meeting. Given all the closings, etc., I
wasn't sure we would have our meeting. I'm glad to hear that it went well.

Regarding the treasury, the account just recently got transferred. However,
I do not have the actual account number. There are old, voided checks in
the paperwork I received, and I thought those had the account number on
them. However, when I reviewed the more recent account statements provided
to me I noticed that the final account numbers on the statement did not
match (in any way) the account number on the old checks. With bank branches
semi-closed, I have not had any luck trying to get the actual account
number. (This is not really something that can be done at a drive-through.)

I will continue to work on this matter. Again, thank you for the update.

I wish everyone well. Take care,

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
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 2:39 PM CAROLE via PACapitalChapter <
pacapitalchapter at nfbnet.org> wrote:

> Our chapter held a Conference Call meeting due to Coronavirus social
> distancing regulations on gatherings.
> -Those in attendance were, Lynn Heitz, Jason Polanski, Hillary McFadden,
> Mark Pickens, Jerry Curello & Carole Cruise.
> -There was no secretary report due to change of secretaries.
> -There was no treasurers report due to absence of treasurer.
> -There was informal conversation about the Coronavirus and it’s impact on
> NFB members & society at large. Everyone was encouraged to stay in touch &
> reach out to give or if help is needed.
> Old Business;
> - location of BELL is confirmed at same location as last summer.
> -a lead teacher is in place
> -Carole & Jason will volunteer throughout the week.
> -Hillary volunteered to come read to students but realized she will be at
> the beach that week.
> NewBusiness:
> -Jason wants to work on increasing membership through community outreach.
> -Jerry suggested reaching out to Visual Resources for a possible
> presentation about the NFB and our chapter at one of their monthly meetings
> (once they resume) he knows a contact there named Nancy.
> -Jason mentioned a few potential members he knows of and he will attempt
> to contact them.
> -Lynn said through the White Cane program she has access to a possible
> list of people around Harrisburg.
> -Lynn suggested trying to reconnect with those who have attended only 1
> meeting in the past to talk to them.
> -Jason is in contact with Justin Salisbury from Philadelphia who is
> knowledgeable and quite active concerning legislative issues. Justin
> offered to mentor our chapter to become more involved with advocating to
> legislators since we are located in the state capital.
> -Jason mentioned the Aim High federal bill supporting accessibility
> issues. He is going to try to get Messiah College to write a letter of
> support of the bill to PA legislators.
> -Mark suggested contacting HACC and Temple’s Harrisburg office for
> additional letters of support.
> -another interest is the pending bill for Parental Rights parenting
> legislation. This is particularly important to support the rights of blind
> parents. Lynn shared we need both republican & Democrat support for the
> bill to move forward.
> -short discussion about possibly looking for a meeting sight in or closer
> to Harrisburg.
> Meeting was adjourned at 11:30 am
> Submitted by:
> Carole Cruise
> Secretary of PA Capital Chapter
> Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App
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