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August 29, 2022

20220828 ACB Membership Focus

20220828 ACB Membership Focus Originally Aired August 28, 2022, on ACB Media 6

How can we bring what we learned at convention back to our affiliate members? Several affiliate leaders shared tips on getting out the great information. Sponsored by ACB Membership Committee

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July 1, 2022

20220701 02 ACB Board Meeting.

Broadcast on ACB Media One 2022 ACB Preconvention Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, July 1, 2022

  1. Staff Reports A. Executive Director: Eric Bridges B. Advocacy Director: Clark Rachfal C. Interim Resource Director: Bill Reeder D. Manager of Member Engagement: Cindy Hollis E. Chief Financial Officer: Nancy Becker

  2. Financial Narrative for 2022 Year-to-Date:**** David Trott, ACB Treasurer

  3. Review and Approval of The Code of Conduct Process Procedure:**** Patrick Sheehan, David Trott and Jeff Thom

  4. Board of Publications (BOP) Report:**** Penny Reader, BOP Director

  5. Discussion on The Draft ACB Media And Affiliate Engagement Policy:**** Dan Spoone and Rick Morin

  6. Approval of Document Retention Policy:**** Clark Rachfal and Deb Cook Lewis

  7. Discussion on The Length of the 2022 ACB Conference and Convention:**** Entire Board

17. Committee Reports (as needed):****

ACB Officers and Other Committee Liaisons

18. Adjourn

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July 1, 2022

20220701 01 ACB Board Meeting July 1, 2022.

2022 ACB Preconvention

Board of Directors Meeting Friday, July 1, 2022 Broadcast on ACB Media One 10:00AM CT – 4:00PM CT

  1. Call to Order:**** Dan Spoone, President

  2. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary

  3. Review and Approval of Agenda:**** Dan Spoone, President

  4. Review and Approval of Minutes:**** April 1, 2022, Telephonic (Hybrid Convention) and May 19, 2022, Telephonic (Special for Code of Conduct Process), Denise Colley, Secretary

  5. Mission Moment:**** Dan Spoone and Eric Bridges ACB Applauds the Hybrid Convention Broadcast Team: ACB gives a huge “shout out” to the convention Broadcast team that has been meeting for the last 90 days with special weekly meetings to plan and organize our first ever hybrid convention. Special thanks to Rick Morin, Janet Dickelman, Deb Cook Lewis, Jeff Bishop, Larry Gassman, Cindy Hollis, Jo Lynn Bailey-Page, Nancy Marks-Becker and Kelly Gasque for all of their tireless hours of commitment. Also, thanks to the members of the convention committee, the convention programming committee, the convention steering committee, the special interest affiliates, the ACB committees, ACB staff and our member volunteers for their countless hours of extra work to bring this event together. It is truly a complete family event. Hip, hip, hurray!

  6. Consent Agenda:**** Dan Spoone A. 2022 YTD - Financial Statements: Nancy Becker B. Braille Forum Editor’s Report – Nutshell: Sharon Lovering C. Advocacy Update Report: Clark Rachfal D. 2022 Resource Development Report and Introduction: Bill Reeder E. Membership Services Report: Cindy Hollis F. Executive Director Employee and Revenue Report: Eric Bridges

  7. Convention Report:**** Janet Dickelman, Convention Committee Chair

  8. President’s Report: Dan Spoone A. ACB Resolutions (3.0) and Voting Task Force (3.0) Ad Hoc Committees Will Be Extended B. ACB Media Support Committee Will Be Formed C. Mental Health Awareness Committee Will Be Formed D. Auction Committee Thanks Board for Donations E. ACB Leadership email List Launches Formal Monitoring Guidelines Beginning in August – Dan and Deb F. Next Telephonic ACB Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00PM ET

9. Lunch Break

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April 19, 2022

220305 03 Hawaii Association of the Blind 55th Annual Virtual Convention Part 3 of 3

The Hawaii Association of the Blind Celebrates its 55th Annual Virtual State Convention Theme: “Traveling Thru Barriers” Saturday, March 5, 2022

  • General Business Lead by Art Cabanilla
  • Electing of Ifficers and new board members
  • Alaska Airlines-How Alaska Air has made travel accessible for the Blind- Ray Prentice
  • Door prizes
  • Tribute to Landa Phelan
  • New Landa Phelan Award introduced by Art Cabanilla
  • In Memory of Landa Phelan
  • Letters of proclamation.
  • US senator - Mazie Hirono
  • Senator Donald Kouchi
  • Mayor - Rick Blangiardi
  • Door Prizes
  • Award Ceremony - Art Cabanilla
    • Library for the Blind and Print Disabled
    • Ho’opono Services for the Blind
    • DOE By Districts
  • Keynote address given by David Trott, ACB treasurer
  • Special Awards/Recognition-Lead by Art Cabanilla
    • HAB Sighted Support Member Volunteer award, will be read by Mona Yamada. Art Cabanilla will present this Award to Beth Flormata
    • Eva Smyth Award will be read by Mona Yamada. Art Cabanilla will present this Award to Natalie Barrett.
    • Thank you gift: Art Cabanilla presents Ukulele to David Trott
  • Closing Remarks - Art Cabanilla
  • “Hawaii Aloha” Sung by: Kamehameha School students
  • Meeting Adjourned

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April 19, 2022

220305 02 Hawaii Association of the Blind 55th Annual Virtual Convention Part 2 of 3

The Hawaii Association of the Blind Celebrates its 55th Annual Virtual State Convention Theme: “Traveling Thru Barriers” Saturday, March 5, 2022

  • I can connect Leah Neumann
  • “Tips and Tricks” Presentation Amy Downard, Chloe Rose & Leah Neumann
  • HAB Blind Travelers panel Discussion Panelist: Natalie Barrett, Onkar Nerurkar, Vickie Kennedy, Dr. Onder Islek, Crata Mizutani, and Skayboy Sonis. Questions to Adults on Panel: When traveling what obstacles did you have to overcome in order to get from point A to point B? How did you overcome those obstacles? What resolutions did you come to? What advocacy issues do you currently face? What stage of resolution are you currently in? Questions for our Youths on the Panel: Other than going from classroom to classroom, do you use your cane when you’re outside of your school or home? If yes, what types of obstacles have you faced when navigating outside of your school or home? In school have you faced any barriers when using technology? If yes, what are they? Are you the only blind student in your school? When covid-19 hit Hawai’i shortly after spring break were you given access to assistive technology that you were currently using in school? If not what steps if any have you taken to request for access to assistive technology?

  • ACB National Report, ACB Convention treasurer, David Trott

  • Door prizes
  • HAB Commercial Love is Blind
  • HAB Who We Are Commercial
  • HAB radio PSA
  • HAB Blind Youth Commercial

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April 19, 2022

220305 01 Hawaii Association of the Blind 55th Annual Virtual Convention Part 1 of 3

The Hawaii Association of the Blind Celebrates its 55th Annual Virtual State Convention Theme: “Traveling Thru Barriers” Saturday, March 5, 2022

  • National Anthem: “Star Spangled Banner”
  • State Anthem: “Hawaii Pono’i”, Sung by: Kamehameha School students
  • Morning Invocation by Myles Tamashiro
  • Wwlcoming remarks by President Art Cabanilla
  • Mustress of Ceremony for the day Kyle Lacansay
  • Maureen Sheedy HAB Secretary, who will read the ACB Welcoming Resolution.
  • Hawaii State Librarian Baron Baroza and Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, Managing director, Matthew Brown
  • Ho’opono Center for the Blind, Orientation Center and Field-Services, Supervisor Lea Dias
  • DVR Administrator, Maureen Bates
  • D.O.E. Report given by Michelle Arakawa, D.O.E. office of Student Support &Services
  • Associate Professor University of Hawaii Dr. Brett Oppegaard Update on the Uni Description Project
  • Traveling Research Professor sharing his research project of gathering ideas of meeting the needs of Blind Youth in Turkey Dr. Onder Islek
  • Door prizes.

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April 18, 2022

20220226 06 - ACB of Maryland Annual Conference and Convention: Day 2 Part 4 of 4

2022 Annual Conference and Convention February 25-26, 2022

A mighty little state with a wealth of history and resources

  • Virtual banquet Everyone will have a chance to tell us what they’re having for their virtual banquet dinner, and there’ll be time for more door prizes! Banquet speaker: Tamara Rorie, Arlington, VA, [email protected], traversing the trichotomy between race, disability and gender

  • ACB of Maryland annual auction Featuring local radio personality Reverend Ray Raysor as our auctioneer extraordinaire, ably assisted by Jane Carona who will describe the over 36 exciting auction items

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