[Radio-announce] 2016 Presidents' Meeting On ACB Radio Live Event stream!

Debbie Hazelton iam at debbiehazelton.com
Sun Feb 28 08:12:22 EST 2016

Good Morning Everyone,


I'm prerecording tomorrow's Good Energy Mix so you can catch it On Demand if
you are there at the session, or, like me, want to tune in and not miss a


Thanks once again to Brian Charlson and rick Morin for bringing us this

Please note that all times listed here refer to Eastern Standard Time.


22016 Presidents' Meeting Agenda

Sunday, February 28

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
 <http://www.twitter.com/acbnational> www.twitter.com/acbnational (link is

Facebook: Carla Ruschival, ACB Treasurer and Facebook Team Leader,
Louisville, KY
www.facebook.com/americancounciloftheblindofficial (link is external)

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:

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,

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,

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


Happy listening!


Debbie Hazelton


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