January 30, 2014 Meeting of the ACB Board of Directors Minutes

The American Council of the Blind (ACB) Board of Directors met by conference call on Thursday, January 30, 2014.  President Kim Charlson called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. central time.  At the call of the roll, the following board members were present:  Kim Charlson, Jeff Thom, Marlaina Lieberg, Ray Campbell, Carla Ruschival, Mitch Pomerantz, Janet Dickelman, George Holliday, John McCann, Allan Peterson, Patrick Sheehan and Dan Spoone.  Michael Garrett joined the meeting shortly after roll call.  Board members absent:  Berl Colley, Sara Conrad and David Trott.  Board of Publications Representative Denise Colley was not present.  Staff present: Melanie Brunson, ACB Executive Director.
President Charlson reviewed the agenda.  Campbell moved and Lieberg seconded adoption of the agenda as presented, the motion carried.
The minutes of the December 17 and December 19 Board of Directors meeting were presented by ACB Secretary Ray Campbell.  McCann moved and Dickelman seconded adoption of these minutes, the motion carried.
Discussion then moved to affiliate matters.  McCann moved and Lieberg seconded going into Executive Session to discuss sensitive affiliate issues.  The motion carried and the board went into Executive Session at 7:46 p.m. central time.
The board returned to open session at 9:11 p.m. central time.  President Charlson reported that during Executive Session, the following motion was passed:  That the ACB Board of Directors offer the services of the ACB Controller to Guide Dog Users, Inc. (GDUI) to assist them in conducting their upcoming election, including tabulating and reporting results.
Campbell moved and Pomerantz seconded that the meeting be adjourned.  The motion carried, and the meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m. central time.
Ray Campbell,
Date submitted: 1/31/2014
Date approved: 2/21/2014