June 7, 2012 Teleconference Meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Council of the Blind

President Mitch Pomerantz called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM PDT.  At the call of the role, the following board members were present:  Mitch Pomerantz, Kim Charlson, Brenda Dillon, Marlaina Lieberg, Carla Ruschival, Chris Gray, Ray Campbell, Berl Colley, Janet Dickelman, Marsha Farrow, Michael Garrett, George Holiday, Alan Peterson,  and David Trott.  Judy Jackson represented the Board of Publications.  Staff present were Melanie Brunson and Lane Waters.

Pomerantz reviewed the agenda for the meeting; Trott moved approval of the agenda, Peterson seconded, and that motion carried.

A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the May 9th minutes from the teleconference meeting of the Board of Directors.

Discussion of Board members calling donors to thank them.  -  Many members have called donors to thank them, and encouraged the rest of the Board to do the same.

Lieberg move that this Board direct appropriate staff to contract with Donor Perfect and acquire its software and appropriate licenses for use in managing our donor databases.  Trott Seconded  and that motion carried.

Billie Jean Keith announced her presence at this point.

At 6:31 PM, Keith moved and Charlson seconded that the board move to executive session, and that motion carried.

Jeff Thom arrived during executive session.

at  7:50 PM, Lieberg moved to leave Executive Session and return to open session; Campbell seconded and that motion carried.

Pomerantz reported that during executive session, the Board [passed a motion directing the president to draft an email letter in response to  serious concerns expressed by the ACB Student affiliate.

Pomerantz reported that the committee seeking a new Executive Assistant is very close to making a selection for that position.

Gray, who was participating via cell phone while traveling, raised some implementation related questions regarding the database software we agreed to purchase.  Pomerantz requested that Gray and Waters find time to discuss these questions.

At 7:56 PM, a motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried.

Marlaina Lieberg

Submitted: June 7, 2012

Approved: July 7, 2012