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Charles County, Maryland

February 25, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013

Commission on Individuals with Disabilities
Meeting Minutes
February 25, 2013

County Government Building, B125


In Attendance:                                    Excused:                                 Guests:
Amy Blandford                                              Robin Lincoln                                   Dorothy Harper, United Way
Linda Clem                                                   Kelly Reynolds
Sandra Dent
Emily Ferren
Joane Gulvas
Jim Howard
Elaine Lancaster
Tony Silva

Meeting called to order at 3:15 p.m. by Chair, Amy Blandford.  The attendance roster was checked for today's mtg.

Minutes Approved Linda Clem moved that the November 19, 2012 minutes be approved.  Tony Silva seconded.  The November minutes were approved.

We are waiting for some minor changes to our by-laws to be approved.  We are looking for a citizen with a disability to serve on the Commission.

Dorothy Harper of United Way was our guest.  Copies of the "2013 Edition of the Charles County Directory of Human Services" were distributed to all members.  The printed directory was started in 1992.  The 2013 version was funded through a $5500 grant and a $1000 donation from Comcast.  In October, information is sent out for updates.  The directory is distributed in January of every year (2600) copies are printed).  The directory is also available on the United Way site.  For partners in United Way, an application must be filled out yearly.  Dorothy also mentioned Homeless Resource Day which is scheduled to take place in the fall of 2013.

Sandra Dent reported that the Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living has a new website.  See it at www.smcil.org.  Community services now cover aging and disability.  We are still looking for ways to distribute information such as the Charles County Fair, Homeless Resources Day, and the Provider Fair at the Health Department.  The CIWD (Commission for Individuals with Disabilities) will add the County logo, prio to a wider distribution at public events.  Officer elections are coming up in April.

Meeting Adjourned
The meeting was adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18th at 3 p.m. at the County Government Bldg. (Room B-125)