Special Called Board Meeting

September 18, 2017

Meeting called to order at 8:03 PM

 Present:  President - Denise Valkema, 1st Vice President - Paul Martinez, 2nd Vice President - Miranda Kilby, Secretary - Sylvia Young, Treasurer - Gloria Mills-Hicks, Board members:1 Tekesha Saffold, 2 Jorge Hernandez, and 3 Camille Tate.

Action items:

We discussed hurricane relief for NFBF members.  Several suggestions were made and some ideas from NFB of Texas were presented.  The board decided to get with Texas to find out how to set up a Google form that members can use to submit requests for assistance.  Gloria will check our accounts to determine how much we can put toward this effort.  There were also suggestions to try and solicit gift cards and funds from companies and other NFB members across the nation.  We will table a vote until the regular board meeting next Sunday when we have more financial information.  In the interim, Valkema with contact Texas to get the form initiated and how to modify it for our relief effort.

 We discussed the upcoming face to face board meeting in October and the hotel contract. Saffold motioned that we move forward with our face to face board meeting, limiting attendance to 25 people.   It was 2nd by Hernandez.  Motion approved.

 Mills-Hicks made a motion that the meeting be adjourned; second by Sylvia.  All approved.  Meeting adjourned at 9: pm.

 Respectfully submitted by Sylvia Young, NFBF Secretary