20230131 – ACB Board Meeting.

2023 ACB Telephonic

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Broadcast on ACB Media 6

8:00PM ET – 11:00PM ET

  1. Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President
  2. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests: Denise Colley, Secretary
  3. Review and Approval of Agenda: Dan Spoone, President
  4. Review and Approval of Minutes: December 5, 2022, and December 12, 2022, budget for 2023, Denise Colley, Secretary
  5. Mission Moment: Dan Spoone and Eric Bridges
    ACB Congratulates Nancy Becker and the ACB Accounting Team: our ACB accounting team worked to navigate the federal government guidelines to successfully
    apply and receive over $900,000 in funds from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Employee Retention Credit Program (ERC). These funds have been
    instrumental in the continued development of our ACB staff and our key service programs. Many thanks to Nancy Becker, Lane Waters, Nancy Feela and the
    ACB accounting team.  Hip, Hip, Hurray!
  6. Consent Agenda: Dan Spoone
    A. Braille Forum Editor’s Report – Nutshell: Sharon Lovering
    B. Advocacy Update Report: Clark Rachfal/Swatha Nandhakumar
    C. 2022 Resource Development Report: Bill Reeder and Jo Lynn Bailey Page
    D. Membership Services Report: Cindy Hollis
    E. Communication Report:  Kelly Gasque
  7. Review and Approval of the Email Vote: Denise Colley, ACB Secretary and Dan Spoone, ACB President;
    Background: The Rally team voted unanimously to recommend to the ACB Board Of Directors that we except Glasgow Actions Consulting proposal to contract
    with ACB to provide all the rally logistics, consult with creating the rally “Run Of Show”, provide their expertise on rally promotions and communications
    outreach with all media outlets. The ACB Rally team feels that we need their expertise to hold a professional rally that our members will be proud to attend.
    The Rally team also believes their knowledge will be instrumental to communicate efficiently on You Tube, ACB social media and share through official press
    Motion: Board Members Chris Bell and Kenneth Semien Sr. would like to make and second the motion to approve a budget item for $15,000 to contract with
    Glasgow Actions Consulting to provide logistic and consulting services for the ACB Accessible Currency Rally in Washington D.C.
  8. President’s Report: Dan Spoone
    A. NIH RADX team works with ACB on communications plan
    B. Auction Committee thanks the Board for their participation in the ACB Media holiday auction
    C. Update on the ACB Leadership email list that was updated with current formal ACB Leaders, and monitoring guidelines drafted and communicated – Dan and
    D. Next Hybrid ACB Board of Directors at the D.C. Leadership Conference meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 9:00AM ET.
    E. Next Fall ACB Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled for September 29 – 30, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida
  9. Staff Reports: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Nancy Marks Becker, Chief Financial Officer and other ACB staff members
  10. Update and Discussion on the 2023 DC Leadership Conference: Dan Spoone, Eric Bridges, Clark Rachfal, Kelly Gasque, and entire Board
  11. Committee Reports (as needed): ACB Officers and other committee liaisons.
  12. Executive Session: Legal matters
  13. Adjourn

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