[Mdabs] FW: [nabs-l] NABS Notes for April

Chris Nusbaum dotkid.nusbaum at gmail.com
Wed May 2 01:24:18 UTC 2012

Hi fellow MDABS members,

Here is the monthly NABS bulletin for April. I will forward these bulletins
to this list so we know what's going on at the national level, but I would
suggest that you all join the national NABS list so you can get more
announcements from national NABS leaders and participate in some interesting
discussion about both blindness and student issues. To subscribe to the NABS
list, send an email with the subject subscribe to nabs-l-request at nfbnet.org.

Anyway, here is the bulletin!



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Subject: [nabs-l] NABS Notes for April

Here attached and pasted below is the NABS Notes update for April.

NABS Notes

April 2012

In this edition of NABS' monthly bulletin:

1. Convention Right Around the Corner
2. State Updates
3. Meeting Minutes

Convention Right Around the Corner

While it may appear that there isn't a whole lot going on this month, we are
in the middle of the calm before the storm! The NFB National Convention in
Dallas Texas is only two months away, and NABS is working to put together an
informative and exciting agenda for our annual meeting. In addition to our
business meeting, NABS will be holding our annual Monte Carlo Fundraiser, as
well as an informal social where students can gather to meet new friends and
reconnect with old ones. If you would be interested in helping with the
planning of any of NABS' convention events, or willing to offer assistance
in Dallas with running any of them, please contact Sean Whalen at 608
332-4147 or nabs.president at gmail.com.

State Announcements

Note: All announcements are printed below as they were received from their
senders. No effort to edit for content, grammar or clarity has been made on
the part of NABS.

There were no state updates received in the month of April.

Meeting Minutes

Please find the minutes for NABS' April 2012 board meeting pasted below. As
always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or
suggestions. The NABS Board works for you, and we want to know how we're
doing! Thanks for reading, and we'll be back in May.

Sean Whalen
President, National Association of Blind Students
(608) 332-4147
Nabs.president at gmail.com

National Association of Blind Students

Board Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2012

Meeting called to order at 8:35.

Members Present:

Sean Whalen
Karen Anderson
Darian Smith
Cindy Bennett
Shelby Ball
Candice Chapman
Briley Pollard
Domonique Lawless

Committee Reports

Fundraising: Leftover mugs are being sold. The Fundraising Committee will be
meeting in April to discuss fundraising options for national convention.

Membership: Membership had a sports call today. They want to have an
accessible math call. High school committee is interested in doing outreach.
Next call is focusing on bullying.

Slate: Next issue is coming.

Website: The resource list is in progress. We have noticed that national has
not updated NABS contacts or slate issues. The issue will be looked into as
to whether we can link nabslink to national's website.

Regional Updates


Southwest: Working on a regional seminar. They are trying to get more
committed people so Nevada can block out rooms in a hotel.

Central Plains:

Midwest: MN had a successful first student seminar. Wisconsin had a good

South: New president in Louisiana and Missouri.

New England:



Old Business

Treasury report: Nothing has happened, and the check from the credit card
transactions has not arrived. Cindy will talk to JJ.

Rep Requests:

Leadership seminar: After discussion of the ability to put together an
optimally informative and beneficial seminar between now and early June,
especially in light of commitments related to preparing for convention, the
board voted in a motion proposed by Darian and seconded by Briley to
postpone the leadership seminar to a later date.
The motion carried.

New Business

National convention: A committee needs to be created. Candice made a motion
to explore combining the social and formal preferences of NABS events at
convention. Domonique seconded, and the motion passed.
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