NFBF Board Meeting

February 22, 2017

Meeting called to order at 8:30 PM

Present:  President - Denise Valkema, 1st Vice President - Paul Martinez, 2nd Vice President - Miranda Kilby, Secretary - Sylvia Young, Treasurer - Gloria Mills-Hicks, board members: 2 Jorge Hernandez, 3 Tekesha Saffold and 4 Rafael Fernandez

Discussed how do we want to assist our members with state convention expenses?  A motion was made by Miranda that the affiliate offer each chapter and division one free room for the convention, with planting a seed that each chapter and division preform a specific duty during the convention; second by Gloria.  Motion approved by all and passed.

Food and beverage minimum:  A motion was made by Miranda that the affiliate purchase 150 box lunches for the 1st 150 registrants and charge $10 per lunch over 150 for both Saturday and Sunday; second by Gloria.  Motion approved by all and passed.

Action or agenda items:

Jorge reported a notice of disciplinary warning went out to a member of Space Coast Chapter.

Gloria reported would like to make a short treasurer report during the meeting.

Sylvia reported will send out notice on the leaders list for chapter and division member recognition nominations.  Special award.

Miranda reported parent’s committee met and are planning to have a small bell program and workshops at the convention.  Asking if Carlton Walker come down to do the workshop on IEPs.

Paul reported Newsline’s new Vonage number is now up and running.  Russ wants to hire another marketer in the Jacksonville area. A motion was made by Tekesha that we do not add a new Jacksonville marketer at this time; second by Miranda.  Motion approved by all and passed.   A motion was made by Paul that the affiliate purchase an I-Pad pro for the president’s use for NFBF business; second by Jorge.  Motion approved by all and passed.

State convention:

Discussed whether we should cover the air fare for Jeannie Massay, our national rep.  A motion was made by Paul that the affiliate pay for travel expense for our National Rep; second by Miranda.  Motion approved and passed.

Next board meeting:  February 26, 2017; open meeting at 7pm.

Sylvia made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; second by Paul.  All approved.  Meeting adjourned at 10:10pm.

Respectfully submitted by Sylvia Young, NFBF Secretary

    

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