Meeting Minutes 7/15/2013
Meeting Minutes for the Commission on Individuals with Disabilities
Monday, July 15, 2013
County Government Building, Rm. B125
In Attendance: Excused:
Amy Blandford Jeff Barnett
Harsha Desai Linda Clem
Emily Ferren Sandra Dent
Joane Gulvas Elaine Lancaster
Meeting Called To Order: at 3:00 by new Chair, Tony Silva. The attendance roster was checked for today’s meeting.
Minutes Approved: June 17th minutes approved as amended.
All are up to date.
Our officers for 2013-2014(beginning July 1) are:
Chair, Tony Silva
Secretary, Robin Lincoln
Many thanks, kudos and accolades go to Amy Blandford, Sandra Dent and Emily Ferren for their services in the last year.
Harsha requested to conference call in the event that she is unable to attend in person and that request was accommodated.
Disability Awareness Day: September 26, 2013
11 a.m.-2 p.m. American Legion
Theme: Seen and Unseen Disabilities
Sponsored by Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living and St. Mary’s Commission for Individuals with Disabilities
Amy Blandford stated that she can hand out brochures. Please let her know if you can assist.
Early Childhood Day: August 3rd, 2013
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Capital Clubhouse
Theme: Back to School
Early Childhood Day will bring child care providers, experts from the field, and organizations that work with children and families together in Charles County. The Early Childhood Advisory Council's mission is that all Charles County children birth through five enters school ready to learn.
Emily Ferren stated that she will be there and can hand out information.
Joanne Gulvas provided an update on the brochures. The format of the brochure did not fit the government format and so Joanne suggested using a two sided card instead of a tri-fold brochure. The information fits on this type of card. It was agreed that this card would work fine. Joanne has received permission from Mr. Belton to print the cards utilizing her ADA budget funds
Possible distribution sites for the brochures include libraries, Department of Community Services, the Health Department, and Fire Departments. We also want to make sure our Commission information is included in the next United Way Information Guide.
Website: Our only available website is through Charles County at this time. If we do create our own website, a link to it can be provided through the government website. We discussed using social media, Facebook, as a way to get the word out about CIWD.
The Who’s, rock opera, Tommy, will be playing at the Port Tobacco Players from July 19th- August 11th.
It will be playing on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
This is a theatrical event that follows the life of a young boy who obtained his disability through a violent act in his home and his only connection to the outside world is his almost superhuman ability to win at pinball. “Sure plays a mean pinball”
For more information, call 301-932-6819 or visit their website: www.ptplayers.org
October 19th, 2013: The CIWD members will receive AED training from Joanne Gulvas during the Commissioners meeting.
Everyone enjoyed cake to celebrate the ingoing and outgoing officers.
The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the County Government Building (office of Joanne Gulvas—B125).
Robin Lincoln, Secretary