November 6, 2001, Board Meeting Minutes

American Council of the Blind
Board Meeting Conference Call
November 6, 2001

The conference call meeting was called to order by President Chris Gray at 8:20pm Central Time. Mr. Jerry Annunzio, Mr. Alan Beatty, Dr. Ed Bradley and Mr. Paul Edwards were absent.

President Gray reviewed the fund raising project that was discussed in Albuquerque in September. At that time, it was agreed to allocate $20,000 for the project.

Dr. Bradley, Mr. Edwards and Mr. Annunzio joined a short time later.

Motion 1: Mr. Mitch Pomerantz moved that we approve an increase in Fund Raising Committee’s special account from $20,000 to $37,500. On a roll call vote, there were eight in favor and seven opposed with one absent. The motion failed to have a two-thirds majority. Those voting in the affirmative were: Dr. Bradley, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Gray, Mr. Miller, Mr. Pomerantz, Mr. Sanderson, Ms. Schmitt and Ms. Seliger. Those opposed were: Mr. Alexander, Mr. Annunzio, Ms. Bazyn, Mr. Charlson, Ms. Christensen, Ms. Grubb and Mr. Speicher.

Motion 2: Mr. Charlie Crawford suggested and Mr. Paul Edwards moved to authorize the first $17,500 earned in the revenues from the existing funded items to apply to the $37,500 in the previous motion. On a roll call vote, there were eleven in favor, three against and one absent. Those voting in favor were: Mr. Alexander, Mr. Annunzio, Ms. Bazyn, Dr. Bradley, Mr. Edwards, Ms. Grubb, Mr. Miller, Mr. Pomerantz, Mr. Sanderson, Ms. Schmitt and Ms. Seliger. Those opposed were: Mr. Charlson, Ms. Christensen and Mr. Speicher.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Donna Seliger, Secretary