Meeting Minutes September 2012 |

Charles County, Maryland

Meeting Minutes September 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meeting Minutes for the Commission on Individuals with Disabilities

Monday, September 17, 2012

County Government Building, Rm. B125


In Attendance:                        Excused:                            Guest:

Linda Clem                             Amy Blandford                    Bonnie Hampton, Area Agency

Sandra Dent                             Joane Gulvas                          on Aging

Emily Ferren                            Jim Howard

Kelly Reynolds                        Elaine Lancaster

Tony Silva                                Robin Lincoln               


Meeting called to order at 3:35 p.m. by Vice Chair, Sandra Dent. The attendance roster was checked for today’s mtg.                                                                                      


Minutes Approved Linda Clem moved that the August 19th minutes be approved as amended. Tony Silva seconded. The August 19th minutes were approved as amended.  


Since we had a guest speaker, all members were introduced.


New Member Application

T. Price from Charles County People on the Go has submitted an application.


Member Announcements

-Tuesday, October 16th from 4-7 p.m., there will be a Fall Provider Fair at the Health Department for Community Rehabilitation.

-Wednesday, October 24th, Homeless Resource Day at Health Partners from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Check with Dotti Harper at United Way by October 1st for participation

-High Road, School of Southern Maryland, Back to School Night, Wednesday, September 26th from 5-7 p.m.

-Charles County People on the Go, Wednesday, September 19th, 5:30-7 p.m. at Health Partners

-Interagency Meeting at Springdell Center, Thursday, September 27th, 9-11:30 a.m.

-SMCIL Open House, October 5th and 6th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days (Friday and Saturday)—also celebrating their 12th anniversary

-Southern Maryland Chapter of on the Go is starting, also, computer training, and crochet training by Southern Maryland Twisted Stitchers



Bonnie Hampton spoke to us regarding Maryland Access Point, a coalition of stake holders for agency and disability resources. It is grant funded. The concept is that there is no single door, and there is no wrong door in which to enter the system to find resources.

Maryland Access Point is to benefit those who are age 18 and above and are disabled, are a caregiver, or participate in services for aging. Maryland Access Point makes possible for those accessing the system, alternatives and options, for their situation.

The meetings are interagency sharing of resources. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 10 a.m. at Community Services. Contact Bonnie Hampton at or (301) 934-0111.

Meeting Adjourned

The meeting was adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 15th at 3 p.m. at the County Govt. Bldg. (office of Joane Gulvas---B125)


Respectfully submitted,

Emily Ferren

Emily Ferren