Good Afternoon Dear TCB members,
I trust each of you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday
and neglected not to thank the one who makes all things possible.
It is with some sadness that I send out the minutes to the
November meeting which is the last one scheduled. Unfortunately our group
has not received the necessary support from the community to continue at this
No future meetings are scheduled, but we are encouraged to
continue talking about the organization and garner support from prospective
Our Christmas party will be at Charley and Ruthie
Tipps. Charley recently celebrated 42 years of service to the residents
of the state of Olkahoma. He is now retired from OKDRS!
Congratulations Charley and Ruthie! You have gained a husband Ruthie.
(Smile.) Charley is very dedicated and worked innumerable long hours
service individuals in the state of Oklahoma with blindness and visual
impairments of all kinds. We love you Charley and thank you so very much
for all you have done through the years to improve our quality of life.
Charley and Ruthie live at 7522 E 53rd Place, Tulsa, OK
74145. Their phone number is (918) 938-7014. Please let them know
that you are attending the party and what you are bringing,
Thank you, each of you, for the opportunity you have given
me to be a part of this wonderful organization and to serve our special
community. I hope you know you each hold a special place in my heart.
Low vision does not define who you are; it challenges
what you will become.
14, 2019 the quorum was met. Present at
the meeting were President Jeri Cooper, Vice President Darla Cook, Secretary
Debbie Waller, Treasurer Julie Bailey and Debbie Eagle, and David Bailey.
started promptly at 6 PM.
celebrations for November are Jeri Cooper’s birthday on Thanksgiving Day.
There was no
secretary’s report for October as the group did not have a quorum.
treasurer’s report for the month was given.
There is $765.80 in the bank. The
OCB made $1,000 after expenses from the convention held in Tulsa in September.
The review of
White Cane Day was given by Debbie Eagle.
The consensus is that it was a great choice of location for this
activity. The participant reported that
it offered a variety of options with boating, play areas and various eating
venues. She said the areas were easy to
navigate. Debbie said that people were
friendly and seemed accepting of others with obvious challenges. She said that a good time was had by all who
Cane Quest was
mentioned which took place as OSB. Beep ball was played and enjoyed.
project has not moved forward as Jeanie Myer has not given us any information
about a family that could be identified for our giving project.
party is planned for December 14th at Charley and Ruthie Tipps. The couple’s address is 7522 E 53rd
Place in Tulsa, 74145. Their phone number is (918) 938-7014. The time will be 1-4 PM. Everyone wanting to attend needs to bring a
dirty Santa gift of $10 in value as well as bring $5 for pizza that will be
offered. Participants are also
encouraged to bring their own non-alcoholic drinks and a dessert.
The future of
TCB is uncertain at this point as no one came forward to be placed on the slate
of officers for the upcoming election which was to take place at this meeting.
Also we have not met the OCB and national ACB requirements for a chapter when
it comes to attendance. We have had
difficulty even meeting the quorum. It
was said that the Muskogee chapter went through a similar experience and seems
to be very strong now. Darla mentioned
that if we do not pay dues we cannot have a chapter. This was on the heels of Julie and Jeri suggesting
that we pay $5 for dues at the Christmas party.
However this was presented as an idea and not voted on or brought
forward as a motion.
has presented an idea that we meet periodically and play games, go out to eat,
bowl, see a movie, etc. We will see what
happens in the months ahead and have each other’s contact information.
said that she will post an update about the Tulsa CB on the group’s FB
page. It is mainly used for outreach so
this should work perfectly. The TCB
website through GoDaddy is tulsacounciloftheblind.org and can also be accessed
on the web at tulsacounciloftheblind.com.
We all agreed to touch base in January.
was adjourned at 6:38 PM.