[PACapitalChapter] Meeting notes 3-21-20
Carlton Anne Cook Walker
attorneywalker at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 19:56:23 UTC 2020
Oh, I probably should have noted why it is a problem that I don't know the
bank account number.
As you may know, when I received the banking materials from our past
Treasurer after our February meeting, there were no checks in the materials
(save for the two marked "VOID"). I contacted our past Treasurer about this
matter, and she indicated that she had not received any checks upon
becoming Treasurer either. She shared that, when she needed to write
checks, she bought them at the bank counter.
Well, not only is this a time-consuming process, counter checks are very
expensive (I believe we paid eight dollars for two or three checks--money
orders are cheaper than that). Our new Chapter president, Jason, authorized
me to buy checks for the Chapter. As noted in the last email, it took quite
some time before the bank added me to the account. Once I was, I began the
process of ordering checks from an inexpensive, online check maker. I was
about to place the order when I realized that the account number on the
voided checks did not seem to bear any relationship to the partial account
number listed on our recent bank statements. I was quite concerned that any
checks I ordered would be no good and thus a waste of Chapter funds.
I planned to go to the bank to get this sorted out, but then COVID-19 hit.
As I noted in my last email, I will keep trying to get this information.
I thank you for your patience and understanding,
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 3:37 PM Carlton Anne Cook Walker <
attorneywalker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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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> Twitter: braillemom
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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.
>> -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
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