2016 Presidents' Meeting Agenda

American Council of the Blind
2016 Presidents' Meeting Agenda


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Sunday, February 28
President’s Ballroom

 
8:00 AM: 
Registration
 
9:00 AM: 
Opening Remarks – Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA; & Meeting Logistics: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA
 
9:10 AM: 
Self-Introduction of Attendees
 
9:30 AM: 
ACB Communication Channels: Spreading the Word to Our Membership
 
Live on ACB Radio: Jeff Bishop, Chair, ACB Radio Management Team and ACB Board of Directors, Tucson, AZ
www.acbradio.org or (605) 475-8130
 
ACB Social Media:
Twitter: John McCann, ACB Second Vice President and Twitter Team Leader, Tucson, AZ
www.twitter.com/acbnational
 
Facebook: Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer and Facebook Team Leader, Louisville, KY
www.facebook.com/americancounciloftheblindofficial
 
Board of Publications Update: The Editorial Policy Manual, New Day and Time for the Candidates Forum, and the Transition to Digital Cartridge for the ACB Braille Forum: Denise Colley, BOP Chair, Lacey, WA
 
ACB Link: ACB’s New iPhone App
Jeff Bishop, ACB Board of Directors, Tucson, AZ
 
10:15 AM: 
Break
 
10:30 AM: 
Protecting Specialized Services for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired: Strategies for Battling Threats of Consolidation, Mergers, or Elimination of Services: Moderator: Paul Edwards, President, Braille Revival League, Miami, FL; John Jarzyna, President, Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Ray, MI; Brian Charlson, President, Bay State Council of the Blind, Watertown, MA; and Lori Scharff, President, American Council of the Blind of New York Inc., Malverne, NY
 
11:30 AM: 
Keeping Your Affiliate Legal, and Protecting its 501C(3), Filing IRS 990 or 990EZ, and State Reporting Requirements: Lane Waters, Controller, and Nancy Becker, Chief Accountant, American Council of the Blind Enterprises and Services, Brooklyn Center, MN
 
12:00 PM: 
Convention Update for 2016, 2017, and 2018 and Convention Shortening Plans: Janet Dickelman, ACB Convention Coordinator, St. Paul, MN
 
12:15 PM: 
Lunch
 
Lunch Presentation: Stories from the Legal Trenches: Matthew K. Handley, Director of Litigation, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Washington, DC
 
1:30 PM:
ACB Fund-Raising and Development Initiatives, Partnerships and Opportunities – Annual Giving Societies, Direct Mail and Legacy Giving Program, Tom Tobin, ACB Director of Development, Cleveland, OH
 
1:45 PM:
Affiliate Grant Writing Assistance Program: How ACB Can Help – Jo Lynn Bailey-Page, ACB Grant Writer, Washington, DC
 
2:00 PM: 
ACB Fund-Raising Programs and Affiliate Sharing Opportunities: Overview
 
ACB Braille Forum Drawing, Angel Memorial Tribute, Opening Night Roll Call, and Volunteer Hours, Dan Spoone, Co-Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee and ACB Board of Directors, Orlando, FL; and Dan Dillon, Co-Chair, ACB Resource Development Committee, Hermitage, TN
 
MMS (Monthly Monetary Support): Mike Godino, Chair, MMS Committee, Malverne, NY
 
ACB Convention Summer Auction and Special Events: Leslie Spoone, Convention Auction Committee Chair, and Special Events Sub-Committee Chair, Orlando, FL
 
ACB Online Tupperware Party: Brian Charlson, Watertown, MA
 
ACB Walk: Donna Brown, Chair, Walk Committee, Romney, WV
 
Holiday Auction: Carla Ruschival, Chair, Holiday Auction Committee, Louisville, KY
 
Online Donations: John McCann, Chair, Online Giving Committee, Tucson, AZ
 
3:00 PM: 
Remote Voting: Potential Practice and Process: Mitch Pomerantz, Immediate Past President and member of the Voting Task Force, Pasadena, CA; John McCann, ACB Second Vice President and member of the Voting Task Force, Tucson, AZ; Pat Sheehan, ACB Board of Directors and Member of the Voting Task Force, Silver Spring, MD; and Jeff Thom, ACB First Vice President  and Chair, ACB Voting Task Force, Sacramento, CA
 
3:30 PM:
Break
 
3:45 PM:
2016 Leadership Training Institute: A New Approach, Berl Colley, Chair, Leadership Training Committee and ACB Board of Directors, Lacey, WA
 
4:00 PM:
The Importance of Your Affiliates Using AMMS: Rick Morin, Treasurer, Bay State Council of the Blind, Waltham, MA; and Lane Waters, Controller, American Council of the Blind Enterprises and Services, Brooklyn Center, MN 
 
4:20 PM:
Membership Update: Ardis Bazyn, ACB Membership Committee, Burbank, CA
  
4:30 PM:
DKM Leadership Fellowship Award for 2016: Steve Fiksdal, President, Washington Council of the Blind, and Member of the DKM First-Timers Committee, Auburn, WA
  
4:45 PM:
Audio Description Project Update and More! Joel Snyder, Director, ACB Audio Description Project, Takoma Park, MD; and Dan Spoone, Chair, Audio Description Project Steering Committee, Orlando, FL
 
5:20 PM:
Wrap-Up – Kim Charlson, ACB President, Watertown, MA; and Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA
 
5:30 PM:
Adjournment

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