October 11, 2013
President Bailey called the meeting to order at approximately 6 pm. Everyone
introduced themselves and we had a total of 22 in attendance.
Darla read the nominating committees Slate of officers for the 2013-2014
year which are Jesse Martinez for President, Julie Bailey for Vice
President, Yvonne Hamm for Secretary, Jeri Cooper for Treasurer, Charles
Gant and Marion McFadden for Members at Large. Everyone was reminded to pay
their dues if they wish to vote and if anyone else wanted to run for any of
the board positions to notify the Nominating Committee. Nominations would be
taken from the floor at our next meeting.
President Bailey announced that Representative Jeannie McDaniel and Senator
Brian Crane would be joining us for our annual White Cane Awareness Walk on
October 15 and Jesse explained the route we would be taking. We are to meet
at Spaghetti Warehouse downtown at 5 pm. After the walk everyone was invited
to stay and eat at their own cost. Fliers will be available to hand out.
Jesse offered some ideas about the Christmas party and it was voted on to
have the Christmas party at the church during our regularly scheduled
December meeting which will be on Friday December 13 from 5:30 to 8. More
details will be coming during our next meeting concerning the food and
President Bailey inquired if anyone had signed up for any of the listserves
concerning our organizations or other blind groups such as American
Foundation for the Blind. she encouraged everyone to link up to one of these
listserves to stay informed of what's happening.
President Bailey informed those who did not know of the passing of charley
Tipps's Father this past week. Our prayers are with their family.
Joe Fallin updated everyone on the Tulsa Transit and encouraged everyone to
contact Jim Bridenstine (918-935-3222) to explain the necessity of the lift
because if the government shut down continued, federal money would no longer
be available and the Lift would not be as we know it now.
President Bailey informed us our November speaker would be Marion McFadden
and he would be talking about his book he just wrote, "Welcome Back, Jimmy".
Everyone is invited to come join us November for this great time!
Jeri discussed the recent OCB convention and the entertaining speaker we had
from the Chickasaw Cultural Center and maybe we could plan a trip there.
Discussion began of various activities and suggestions were given to
participate in for the following year.
Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7 pm.
Submitted by: Jeri Cooper Secretary
If I were any happier, I'd be twins!