[Radio-announce] Presidents meeting and legislative seminar will be streamed on ACB Radio Live Event

Larry Turnbull larry at acbradio.org
Wed Feb 24 09:16:42 EST 2016


Good morning all:

 

For those of you who can't attend the 2016 presidents meeting and
legislative seminar ACB Radio has you covered!

 

The presidents meeting will be streamed on ACB Radio Live Event, Sunday
February 28, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. eastern to 5:30 P.M. eastern.

 

The legislative Seminar will be streamed on ACB Radio Live Event, February
29, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. eastern to 4:00 P.M. eastern.

 

I have posted both agendas on the ACB Radio website.

 

You can view them by going to http://acbradio.org/live.

 

I have also posted the agendas below:

 

American Council of the Blind

2016 Presidents' Meeting Agenda

Sunday, February 28

President's Ballroom

 

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 

 <http://www.acbradio.org> 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

 <http://www.facebook.com/americancouncilof>
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 501(C)(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

 

American Council of the Blind

2016 Legislative Seminar

Agenda

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

 

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.   Introductions and Teeing Up the Day's Events 

Kim Charlson, President, American Council of the Blind (ACB) 

Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

 

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.  Legislative Imperatives I and II:  Coverage for Low
Vision Devices Act of 2015 and 

The Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, American Foundation for the Blind
(AFB) 

 

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.   Break 

 

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Bridging State Advocacy with National Imperatives 

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB 

Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy, AFB

Rebecca Sheffield, Ph.D., Senior Policy Researcher, AFB

  

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   FCC Update 

Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau,
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)  

 

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  Luncheon 

Speaker: Carl Augusto, President & CEO, AFB         

 

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.  Department of Transportation Update 

Anne Hammond, Disability Issues Team Leader, Aviation Consumer Protection
Division, U.S. Department of Transportation

Livaughn Chapman Jr., Chief, Aviation Civil Rights Compliance Branch, Office
of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Transportation

 

2:00 - 2:15 Break

 

2:15 - 3:00 p.m.  Imperatives III & IV

Kim Charlson, President, ACB

Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

 

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. From Here to Home - Practicing Messaging for the Hill and
Beyond  

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB 

 

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Logistics for Hill Visits and Wrap-Up 

Eric Bridges, Executive Director, ACB 

Anthony Stephens, Director of Advocacy & Governmental Affairs, ACB

 

Once again a big thanks goes out to Brian Charlson and Rick Morin for
providing the coverage.

 

Happy listening.

 

Larry Turnbull

ACB Radio Managing Director and ACB Server Administrator

 

 

 

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