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Re: Chicago Uptown Lions fundraiser

Debby Phillips
 

Sharon, I'm curious to know who is giving the concert. Also if you wouldn't mind replying privately to me, how did you set this up? What were the steps you took? I am First Vice President of Spokane North Shadle Lions, and we are in need of a good fundraiser. We do have a couple things that we are doing but this would be something that we could do that perhaps wouldn't take so much physical work on our part. We have several service projects going, and we aren't a huge club so it would be good to have something a little different to do.    Debby Phillips: 509-690-4624.

On Sep 16, 2022 4:55 AM, Sharon Howerton <shrnhow@...> wrote:

Hello, fellow ACB Lions!

At our September meeting, Lion Carla gave us some very graphic examples of the destruction caused by floods in eastern Kentucky. Our club would like to lend our support to them and have selected this area as the beneficiary of our October 2, 2022 virtual concert fundraiser. The event will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 7 PM Central. After purchasing a ticket, you will receive the Zoom link closer to time. If you cannot attend but wish to donate to this cause, you may also do that on the same web site

 

https://givebutter.com/chicagouptownlions2022

 

If you need any assistance purchasing your ticket or donating, you are welcome to call our member, Lion Bob Solomon, at 773-879-9133 after 4 PM Central.

 

We thank you for your interest and any support you can lend.

Lion Sharon Howerton, President

Chicago Uptown Lions


Chicago Uptown Lions fundraiser

Sharon Howerton
 

Hello, fellow ACB Lions!

At our September meeting, Lion Carla gave us some very graphic examples of the destruction caused by floods in eastern Kentucky. Our club would like to lend our support to them and have selected this area as the beneficiary of our October 2, 2022 virtual concert fundraiser. The event will take place on Sunday, October 2 at 7 PM Central. After purchasing a ticket, you will receive the Zoom link closer to time. If you cannot attend but wish to donate to this cause, you may also do that on the same web site

 

https://givebutter.com/chicagouptownlions2022

 

If you need any assistance purchasing your ticket or donating, you are welcome to call our member, Lion Bob Solomon, at 773-879-9133 after 4 PM Central.

 

We thank you for your interest and any support you can lend.

Lion Sharon Howerton, President

Chicago Uptown Lions


fundraiser concert to benefit citizens of eastern KY

Sharon Howerton
 

We hope all who can will join us or donate as your means allow, and please share.

Sharon Howerton, President

Chicago Uptown Lions

 

The ticket selling/donations page for the upcoming virtual fundraising Piano Show on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 7 PM CDT to benefit the Hindman Lions Club of Sassafras, KY and the people of that area who are still suffering from floods and other natural disasters of this year is now up and running! Cost per ticket is $25. A Zoom link will be sent closer to time.

 

Here is the link that can now be shared.

 

https://givebutter.com/chicagouptownlions2022

 

If anyone needs help with purchasing tickets or making a donation, please call Lion Bob Solomon at 773-879-9133 during late afternoons or evenings by September 26.

 

Steven Solomon is our performer, and his performances are always fun and engaging even when performed virtually. Let’s support our fellow Lions and the people they serve. 

 

 

 


Minutes from the ACB Lions August 2022 meeting

Betsy Grenevitch
 

The minutes are attached.



--
Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876


Re: Reminder, Come Roar with ACB Lions Tomorrow Night

Kathy Whaley
 

I am in Israel. Maybe next month
Lion Kathy
1VDG MD3SW

On Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 5:31 AM Ray Campbell <Ray153056@...> wrote:

Hello Lions:

 

Tomorrow’s the first Thursday of September.  That means Come Roar with ACB Lions will take place tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, 7:30 p.m. central, 5:30 p.m. pacific and 2:30 p.m. Hawaiian.  I hope many of you can join us.

 

We may have some information about future sponsorship opportunities for ACB Lions.  I would also like us to talk about any donations we might want to make to the ACB Media Holiday Auction.  There’ll be plenty of time for club sharing.

 

Talk to you all tomorrow night, the zoom information is below.

 

 

Come Roar with ACB Lions: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT

All Lions and those interested in Lionism have an opportunity to learn about what ACB Lions is working on and share what our local clubs are doing.

Sponsored by American Council of Blind Lions

Join the call:

Come Roar with ACB Lions

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84238250700#,,,,*172616#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 842 3825 0700

Passcode: 172616

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

 


Reminder, Come Roar with ACB Lions Tomorrow Night

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

 

Tomorrow’s the first Thursday of September.  That means Come Roar with ACB Lions will take place tomorrow night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time, 7:30 p.m. central, 5:30 p.m. pacific and 2:30 p.m. Hawaiian.  I hope many of you can join us.

 

We may have some information about future sponsorship opportunities for ACB Lions.  I would also like us to talk about any donations we might want to make to the ACB Media Holiday Auction.  There’ll be plenty of time for club sharing.

 

Talk to you all tomorrow night, the zoom information is below.

 

 

Come Roar with ACB Lions: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT

All Lions and those interested in Lionism have an opportunity to learn about what ACB Lions is working on and share what our local clubs are doing.

Sponsored by American Council of Blind Lions

Join the call:

Come Roar with ACB Lions

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84238250700#,,,,*172616#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 842 3825 0700

Passcode: 172616

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

 


FW: [ICB-L] Time's Running Out to Get In On the ICB 50/50 Summer Raffle

Ray Campbell
 

From: ICB-L@... <ICB-L@...> On Behalf Of Ray Campbell via
acblists.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 7:39 AM
To: icb-l@...
Subject: [ICB-L] Time's Running Out to Get In On the ICB 50/50 Summer Raffle

Here in the Midwest, the county and state fairs are coming and going., The
temperatures, ever so slightly, are starting to cool down. All this means,
summer is winding down, and so is the 2022 Illinois Council of the Blind
(ICB) 50/50 Summer Raffle. You've only got till this Monday, Labor Day,
September 5 to get in on the fun. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. The
pot is growing, and you can't win if you don't play. The drawing will take
place on Friday, September 9, 2022.

You can get your tickets by:
1. Going to www.icbonline.org/2022-summer-raffle. If you buy 5 or more
tickets, the discount will be applied at time of checkout. You'll also be
charged the Pay Pal processing fee.
2. Call the ICB office at 217-523-4967 to purchase tickets. If our awesome
Office Manager Maggie doesn't answer, leave a message and she'll call you
back and take your information. Do not leave credit card or other personal
information on voice mail.
3. Send your payment through Pay Pal to icb@... and in the note
section, indicate how many tickets you would like.

We thank everyone who has supported our raffle so far this year, and look
forward to many of you getting in on the fun before Labor Day. The ICB is
grateful for all your help.



Ray Campbell, President, Illinois Council of the Blind Ray153056@...


ACB Women Come Together Today, Wednesday August 24 @ 4 Pacific

Donna Pomerantz
 

Join us today for an hour and be a part of our journey, together, sharing what you would like to see as part of the coming year’s ACB Women Committee events.

Please read below for details.

ACB Women Come Together: 7pm ET, 4pm PT, 1pm HT

ACB Women will be planning for the upcoming year. Let us know what you would like for us to cover during our monthly Community events. We will also be reflecting back on the outstanding ACB Women programs during the 2022 ACB Conference and Convention.

Sponsored by

ACB Women

Join the call:

ACB Women Come Together

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,87960030594#,,,,*064970#

Phone: +13126266799

Meeting ID: 879 6003 0594

Passcode: 064970

Thank you,

Donna Pomerantz, Member

ACB Women Committee

dmpomerantz@...

626.233.2991

 


Re: We Serve, Still Need Help for Lion Grady

Kathy Whaley
 

Sorry I could not join you tonight. I am at MOKA in Bentonville, Ark. I will be traveling next month too. So hopefully, I can join the one in Oct.

Regards 

Kathy Whaley
1VDG MD3 SW

On Thu, Aug 4, 2022, 5:16 PM Ray Campbell <Ray153056@...> wrote:
Hi Lions:

I still am looking for someone to help bring Lion Grady into our call this
evening.  If you are able and willing to do this, please call or email me
and I'll pass on his number.  You would call into Zoom using the phone
number, meeting ID and passcode for our call, then, bring him in on 3-way
calling.

Thanks,



Lion Ray Campbell, President, American Council of Blind Lions
630-258-0516
Ray153056@...








We Serve, Still Need Help for Lion Grady

Ray Campbell
 

Hi Lions:

I still am looking for someone to help bring Lion Grady into our call this
evening. If you are able and willing to do this, please call or email me
and I'll pass on his number. You would call into Zoom using the phone
number, meeting ID and passcode for our call, then, bring him in on 3-way
calling.

Thanks,



Lion Ray Campbell, President, American Council of Blind Lions
630-258-0516
Ray153056@...


Reminder -- Come Roar with ACB Lions Tonight

Ray Campbell
 

Hello Lions:

 

With convention in the rear view mirror, we’re back with our monthly Come Roar with ACB Lions conference call tonight at 8:30 p.m. Eastern, 7:30 Central, 5:30 Pacific and 2:30 Hawaiian.  I hope many of you can join us.

 

Our friend and Lion Colleague, Grady Ebert, will need assistance being brought into the meeting via 3-way calling.  If you are willing to help, call or email me and I’ll give you his phone number.

 

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Roll call and introductions.
  2. Reading of June 2 meeting minutes and Treasurer’s report.
  3. Discussion of ACBL Convention programming.  What went well, what could be improved, and, any ideas or suggestions for next year.
  4. President’s report – Lion Ray Campbell, President.
  5. Club sharing.
  6. Adjourn.

 

The zoom information is below:

 

*** Come Roar with ACB Lions: 8:30pm ET, 5:30pm PT, 2:30pm HT

All Lions and those interested in Lionism have an opportunity to learn about what ACB Lions is working on and share what our local clubs are doing.

Sponsored by American Council of Blind Lions

Join the call:

Come Roar with ACB Lions

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,84238250700#,,,,*172616#

Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 842 3825 0700

Passcode: 172616

 

Thanks, hope to talk with many of you tonight.

 

 

Lion Ray Campbell, President, American Council of Blind Lions

630-258-0516

Ray153056@...

 

 


Illinois Council of the Blind SUMMER RAFFLE! Tickets still on sale!

Ray Campbell
 

Have you bought your raffle ticket yet? If not there is still time! If you have already and want to buy more and increase the chances of winning, you still have time! The Illinois Council of the Blind (ICB) is having a Summer Raffle Fundraiser, help ICB raise funds! The last couple of years the winner received close to $1,000!

     Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Ways to buy raffle tickets: Go to www.icbonline.org and click on the link at the top of the screen and use the form OR call the ICB Office at 217-523-4967. You can pay for your tickets over the phone using your debit or credit card. If you use the form on our website you will be charged the Pay Pal transaction fees (currently 2.8% of the total plus 30 cents). You do not have to have a Pay Pal account to purchase tickets. If you buy more than 5 tickets you are entitled to a discount, it will be applied when you check out after viewing your ticket order in your shopping cart. Tickets are now on sale until Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. We will draw the winner on Friday, September 9, 2022. Best of Luck!

 

Maggie A. Mogged, Office Manager

Illinois Council of the Blind (ICB)

PO Box 1336

Springfield, IL 62705

217-523-4967

icb@...

 


Lion Magazine Online Articles June 2022, plus January and February 2021

Betsy Grenevitch
 




-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Lion Magazine Online Articles June 2022, plus January and February 2021
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 21:16:33 -0400
From: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>
To: Stacie Court <stacie.court@...>


Dear Fellow Lions,

here are the links to the folder with the recordings for the online articles for June 2022:


In addition, we've recorded stories from January and February of 2021:


There are some wonderful articles, and I hope you enjoy them.  As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let me know.  

Wishing you all the very best--

Lion Stacie

Stacie Court
Athens (GA) Lions Club
Lions Reading to Lions
706-424-9516

--
Mrs. Stacie Court
706-424-9516 cell

Don't forget to sing!


FW: [Leadership] Resolutions & Constitution & Bylaw Amendments: Voting Takes Place on 7/13

mitch.pomerantz@...
 

Fellow Lions:

 

Naturally, shortly after my previous e-mail, all resolutions and proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws were sent out. So, see below for everything.

 

Just to clarify: you may e-mail or call me with your votes both today and tomorrow. No calls after 8:00 PM PDT and no voting after 5:00 PM PDT tomorrow.

 

 

Lion Mitch Pomerantz

 

From: Leadership@... <Leadership@...> On Behalf Of Kelly Gasque
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:38 AM
To: ACB Leadership List <leadership@...>; ACB-Conversation@...
Subject: [Leadership] Resolutions & Constitution & Bylaw Amendments: Voting Takes Place on 7/13

 

Attention all ACB members:

 

There will be an individual and affiliate roll call vote on Wednesday July 13th for three resolutions and four constitution and bylaw amendments. Individual voting will take place from 4-8pm CT. The affiliate roll call vote will take place at 7pm CT and will be broadcast on ACB Media 1. The three resolutions and constitution and bylaw amendments will all reside on one ballot. The resolutions will have the title of the resolution and the resolve clauses included, and the constitution and bylaws amendments will have the title of the amendment, the language that is changing, and the new proposed amendment included. Below are the resolutions and constitution and bylaw amendments that will be voted on.

 

Resolutions

 

Resolution 2022-05: Capitalization of Braille When Referring to the Code

Submitted by: ACB Students

 

Whereas, the invention of the Braille code has brought truly functional literacy to people who are blind; and

 

Whereas, since its invention, the Braille code has facilitated access to education, employment, information and entertainment for millions of people who are blind; and

 

Whereas, Braille was devised by Louis Braille who was himself blind; and

 

Whereas, Louis Braille is an example to us all of what can be achieved when we as people who are blind solve our own problems; and

 

Whereas, the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) issued a statement over a decade ago recommending that when referring to the code, the word Braille should not be capitalized; and

 

Whereas, many other significant inventions named after the inventor continue to be capitalized including the Morse Code, the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales, and even the Nemeth Braille Code; and

 

Whereas, capitalizing Braille when referring to the code is an appropriate way to show our appreciation and respect for Louis Braille's priceless contribution to people who are blind throughout the world; Now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By The American Council of the Blind in convention assembled this — day of July, 2022, at The CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha NE, that The American Council of the Blind, immediately begin capitalizing Braille when referring to the code in all internal and external communications; and

 

Be it further resolved that the American Council of the Blind calls upon the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) to conduct an independent, fair, and transparent survey of end users of Braille on the capitalizing of Braille.

 

Resolution 2022-15: Amazon Disability Customer Support Line

Submitted by: Margie Donovan and the California Council of the Blind

 

Whereas, millions of shoppers, including those who are blind or have low vision, purchase products online from Amazon; and

 

Whereas, much to Amazon's credit, they have established a Disability Customer Support Line (888(283-1678), for people with disabilities to get assistance with, among other things, browsing their products lines and obtaining detailed visual product descriptions; and

 

Whereas, many Amazon Disability Customer Support Line representatives do not provide adequate products descriptions, resulting in unwanted items being purchased and the inconvenience of making returns, now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By The American Council of the Blind in convention assembled this — day of July, 2022, at The CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha NE, that this organization commence a dialogue with Amazon to determine the best solutions to ensure that Amazon's Disability Customer Support Line staff will provide accurate product descriptions for people who are blind or have low vision.

 

Resolution 2022-16: Sustaining the Benefits of Successful Accessibility Litigation

Submitted by: Steven Mendelsohn

 

Whereas, ACB, its affiliates and its members have achieved many advocacy successes through accessibility litigation and structured negotiations; and

 

Whereas, the majority of these successes have been achieved by settlement agreements between the parties which avoid the costliness, and delay of trials and appeals; and

 

Whereas, such settlements are entered into for fixed periods of time, frequently 3 years; and

 

Whereas, once the settlement agreement expires, no legally enforceable mechanism exists for remedying subsequent conduct that would have violated the settlement agreement; now therefore, be it

 

Resolved By The American Council of the Blind in convention assembled this — day of July, 2022, at The CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha NE, that this organization seek systemic change in order to achieve more permanent settlement in disability rights cases; and

 

Be it further resolved that as a first step toward this goal, ACB, through its advocacy steering committee, seek to collaborate with other entities dedicated to civil rights to identify, evaluate, and implement legal strategies and other means and mechanisms for promoting long-term, positive structural change through civil rights settlements and consent decrees. 

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Constitution & Bylaw Amendments

 

2022-01

Proposed amendment to ACB constitution Article VI, Paragraph C to expressly specify that written electronic communications are acceptable when ACB board members request that a meeting of the board's executive committee be held.

 

Article VI Powers and Duties of the Conference and Convention, the Officers, the Board of Directors and Committees:

Current language: (sentences are numbered using brackets only for identification purposes)

C. [1] The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of this organization between conferences and conventions, provided that it shall make no policy decisions and take no official action in conflict with existing decisions or actions of the conference and convention. [2] The Board of Directors is hereby authorized to establish an Executive Committee consisting of five (5) members selected and constituted in the following manner: two (2) members shall be elected by, and from among, the ten (10) Directors; two (2) members shall be elected by, and from among, the five (5) officers and the Immediate Past President; the president shall serve as chairperson. [3] Except for the president, no Executive Committee member shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms. [4] The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the president, or upon the written request of three (3) of its members. [5] Such request shall be sent by any method, which provides for written proof of receipt, at least five (5) calendar days prior to the proposed meeting day. [6] In order to expedite the conduct of business which cannot wait until a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee shall be authorized to act on behalf of the Board of Directors between regular meetings of that board, provided it shall make no policy decisions and take no official action in conflict with existing decisions or actions of the Board of Directors or the conference and convention. [7] Minutes of each Executive Committee meeting shall be sent to each member of the Board of Directors within fifteen (15) days after the Executive Committee meeting, or at least seven (7) days prior to the next meeting of the Board of Directors, whichever occurs first.

 

Proposed language:

Strike the fifth sentence and replace with the following:

Such request shall be sent to each board member or their designee, (which designee shall have signed the confidentiality agreement applicable to all board members),  via any means of written electronic communication at least five (5) calendar days prior to the proposed meeting date.

 

If adopted, Article VI, Paragraph C would then read:

C. The Board of Directors shall be the governing body of this organization between conferences and conventions, provided that it shall make no policy decisions and take no official action in conflict with existing decisions or actions of the conference and convention. The Board of Directors is hereby authorized to establish an Executive Committee consisting of five (5) members selected and constituted in the following manner: two (2) members shall be elected by, and from among, the ten (10) Directors; two (2) members shall be elected by, and from among, the five (5) officers and the Immediate Past President; the president shall serve as chairperson. Except for the president, no Executive Committee member shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive one (1) year terms. The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the president, or upon the written request of three (3) of its members. Such request shall be sent to each board member or their designee, (which designee shall have signed the confidentiality agreement applicable to all board members),  via any means of written electronic communication at least five (5) calendar days prior to the proposed meeting date. In order to expedite the conduct of business which cannot wait until a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee shall be authorized to act on behalf of the Board of Directors between regular meetings of that board, provided it shall make no policy decisions and take no official action in conflict with existing decisions or actions of the Board of Directors or the conference and convention. Minutes of each Executive Committee meeting shall be sent to each member of the Board of Directors within fifteen (15) days after the Executive Committee meeting, or at least seven (7) days prior to the next meeting of the Board of Directors, whichever occurs first.

 

2022-02

Proposed amendment to ACB constitution Article IV, Paragraph H to specify that notice of special ACB board meetings be sent by written electronic communication rather than postal communication and shortening the time for such notice from fourteen to seven days.

 

Article IV Officers:

Current language: (sentences are numbered using brackets only for identification purposes)

H. [1] The president may call a special meeting of the Board of Directors at any time, and shall call a special meeting of the Board upon the request of at least five (5) members of the Board. [2] Written notice of the meeting shall be forwarded to each member of the Board, postmarked at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting date. [3] The time, the location, and the specific purpose of the meeting shall be included in the notice.

 

Proposed language:

Strike the second sentence and replace with the following:

Notice of the special meeting shall be sent to each board member or their designee, (which designee shall have signed the confidentiality agreement applicable to all board members),    via written electronic communication at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting date.

 

If adopted, Article IV, Paragraph H would then read:

H. The president may call a special meeting of the Board of Directors at any time, and shall call a special meeting of the Board upon the request of at least five (5) members of the Board. Notice of the special meeting shall be sent to each board member or their designee, (which designee shall have signed the confidentiality agreement applicable to all board members),    via written electronic communication at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting date. The time, the location, and the specific purpose of the meeting shall be included in the notice.

2022-03

Proposed amendments to ACB constitution Article IV, Paragraphs A and B to raise the current limitation on the number of persons who may be elected as directors to the ACB board from any one state from one person to two persons, and addition of new subsection C1 to clarify that No more than three persons from the aggregate of officers and directors may be elected from any one state, nor shall more than two officers nor more than two directors be elected from any one state.

 

Article IV Officers:

Current language: (sentences are numbered using brackets only for identification purposes)

A. [1] The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, a 1st Vice President, a 2nd Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, and their terms of office shall be two (2) years or until a successor has assumed the duties of the position. [2] The officers shall be elected in each odd-numbered year at the annual conference and convention. [3] No more than two (2) officers shall be elected from any one (1) state.

B. [1] In addition to the officers, this organization shall have ten (10) directors, to be elected by the conference and convention for terms of four (4) years or until a successor has assumed the duties of the position. [2] Five (5) directors shall be elected in each even-numbered year. [3] No more than one (1) director shall be elected from any one (1) state.

C.

1. A candidate for the position of officer or director shall be considered to be from the state in which the candidate maintains legal residence at the time the election is conducted, and, if elected, shall be considered to be a resident of that state until the end of that particular term.

2. For purposes of sections A and B, state shall be defined as the fifty (50) United States, and other political subdivisions of the United States including but not limited to: the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other United States territories.

3. Officers and directors elected under sections A and B respectively shall assume their duties at the close of the conference and convention at which they are elected.

 

Proposed language:

Strike the last sentences of Article IV, Paragraphs A and B; add an Oxford comma after the word "secretary" in the enumeration of officers in Paragraph A, add new Paragraph subsection C1 below, and renumber existing Paragraph C subsections accordingly

 

C.

1. No more than three (3) persons from the aggregate of officers and directors shall be elected from any one (1) state, nor shall more than two (2) officers nor more than two (2) directors be elected from any one (1) state.

 

If adopted, Article IV, Paragraphs A, B, and C would then read:

Article IV Officers:

A. The officers of this organization shall consist of a President, a 1st Vice President, a 2nd Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer, and their terms of office shall be two (2) years or until a successor has assumed the duties of the position. The officers shall be elected in each odd-numbered year at the annual conference and convention.

B. In addition to the officers, this organization shall have ten (10) directors, to be elected by the conference and convention for terms of four (4) years or until a successor has assumed the duties of the position. Five (5) directors shall be elected in each even-numbered year.

C.

1. No more than three (3) persons from the aggregate of officers and directors shall be elected from any one (1) state, nor shall more than two (2) officers nor more than 2(2) directors be elected from any one (1) state.

2. [unchanged language of previous paragraph C1]

3. [unchanged language of previous paragraph C2]

4. [unchanged language of previous paragraph C3]

 

2022-04

Proposed amendment to Bylaw 6B to impose a deadline for the submission of resolutions.

 

Bylaw 6 Committees:

Current language: (sentences are numbered using brackets only for identification purposes)

B. Resolutions Committee: [1] The president, within sixty (60) days after the close of each national conference and convention, shall appoint a chairperson and not less than four (4) additional members as a Resolutions Committee. [2] This committee shall receive and prepare resolutions to be considered at its opening meeting in conjunction with the ensuing national conference and convention. [3] All resolutions submitted to the committee shall be reported upon with or without committee recommendation, unless the resolution is withdrawn by its author or an individual representative of the author designated in writing. [4] If a resolution is adopted by the conference and convention, and during this process, any conflicting previously adopted resolutions are not rescinded, the most recently adopted resolution on the subject shall take precedence.

 

Proposed language:

Strike the second sentence and add the following sentences:

Any resolutions to be considered shall be submitted not less than sixty (60) days prior to the opening date of each conference and convention. Resolutions submitted after this deadline shall only be accepted if it can be demonstrated that circumstances effectively precluded their consideration prior to the deadline. The committee shall communicate this deadline using the ACB Braille Forum and other ACB Communication channels not less than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the day of the opening session of each conference and convention.

 

Strike the current third sentence and replace with the following:

All resolutions submitted to the committee within the aforementioned deadline or that have been accepted after that deadline shall be reported upon with or without committee recommendation, unless the resolution is withdrawn by its author or an individual representative of the author designated in writing.

 

If adopted, Bylaw 6, Paragraph B would then read:

B. Resolutions Committee: The president, within sixty (60) days after the close of each national conference and convention, shall appoint a chairperson and not less than four (4) additional members as a Resolutions Committee. Any resolutions to be considered shall be submitted not less than sixty (60) days prior to the opening date of each conference and convention. Resolutions submitted after this deadline shall only be accepted if it can be demonstrated that circumstances effectively precluded their consideration prior to the deadline. The committee shall communicate this deadline using the ACB Braille Forum and other ACB Communication channels not less than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the day of the opening session of each conference and convention. All resolutions submitted to the committee within the aforementioned deadline or that have been accepted after that deadline shall be reported upon with or without committee recommendation, unless the resolution is withdrawn by its author or an individual representative of the author designated in writing. If a resolution is adopted by the conference and convention, and during this process, any conflicting previously adopted resolutions are not rescinded, the most recently adopted resolution on the subject shall take precedence.


FW: [Leadership] ACB 2022 Resolutions with any ammendment changes to the resolutions

mitch.pomerantz@...
 

Fellow Lions:

 

I have been asked by Marsha Farrow and Ray Campbell to assume responsibility for casting ACB Lions’ four votes at tomorrow evening’s affiliate rollcall. What I will do over the next day-plus is similar to what was done for the one contested ACB election except that I will be casting our votes directly. Please e-mail or call me with your votes on Resolutions 05, 15, and 16; and amendments 01, 02, 03, and 04. The first three amendments are to the ACB Constitution and require a 2/3 vote to pass while 04 amends a Bylaw which only requires a simple majority. Hence, when you call or e-mail I will need seven votes. Please make sure that you specify which resolution and amendment each vote is for.

 

I will take calls today until 8:00 PM (PDT) at (626) 844-4388. If I don’t answer please leave a message as I have a telephone meeting and will be away for a couple of hours later this afternoon. My e-mail is mitch.pomerantz@.... Please keep in mind that I will be joining the delegates’ “green room” at 5:00 PM (PDT) tomorrow so will not take votes after that time.

 

Below are the three resolutions for which a “record vote” has been called. I have yet to receive the proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws and will send those if/when I receive them. Thanks.

 

 

Lion Mitch Pomerantz

 

From: Leadership@... <Leadership@...> On Behalf Of Malaina VanderWal
Sent: Monday, July 11, 2022 1:42 PM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: [Leadership] ACB 2022 Resolutions with any ammendment changes to the resolutions

 

Good afternoon, all,

 

Here are the resolutions which will be voted on Wednesday with any changes made.

Please feel free to share.

Sincerely,

Malaina VanderWal, Assistant Secretary

Michigan Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

 

ACB 2022 Resolutions

 

**** Resolution 2022-05

Capitalization of Braille when referring to the code Submitted by: ACB Students

 

Whereas, the invention of the Braille code has brought truly functional literacy to people who are blind; and

 

Whereas, since its invention, the Braille code has facilitated access to education, employment, information, and entertainment for millions of people who are blind; and

 

Whereas, Braille was devised by Louis Braille who was himself blind; and

 

Whereas, Louis Braille is an example to us all of what can be achieved when we as people who are blind solve our own problems; and

 

Whereas, the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) issued a statement over a decade ago recommending that when referring to the code, the word Braille should not be capitalized; and

 

Whereas, many other significant inventions named after the inventor continue to be capitalized including the Morse Code, the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales, and even the Nemeth Braille Code; and

 

Whereas, capitalizing Braille when referring to the code is an appropriate way to show our appreciation and respect for Louis Braille's priceless contribution to people who are blind throughout the world; Now, therefore, be it Resolved, By The American Council of the Blind in convention assembled this — day of July 2022, at The CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha NE, that The American Council of the Blind, immediately begin Capitalizing Braille when referring to the code in all internal and external communications; and

 

Be it further resolved that the American Council of the Blind calls upon the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) to conduct an independent, fair, and transparent survey of end users of Braille on the capitalizing of Braille.


 

 

**** Resolution 2022-15

Amazon Disability Customer Support Line

Submitted by: Margie Donovan and the California Council of the Blind

 

Whereas, millions of shoppers, including those who are blind or have low vision, purchase products online from Amazon; and

 

Whereas, much to Amazon's credit, they have established a Disability Customer Support Line (888)-283-1678), for people with disabilities to get assistance with, among other things, browsing their products lines and obtaining detailed visual product descriptions; and

 

Whereas, many Amazon Disability Customer Support Line representatives do not provide adequate products descriptions, resulting in unwanted items being purchased and the inconvenience of making returns;

now, therefore, be it Resolved, By The American Council of the Blind in convention assembled this — day of July 2022, at The CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha NE, that this organization commence a dialogue with Amazon to determine the best solutions to ensure that Amazon's Disability Customer Support Line staff will provide accurate product descriptions for people who are blind or have low vision.

 

**** Resolution 2022-16

Sustaining the Benefits of Successful Accessibility Litigation submitted by: Steven Mendelsohn

 

Whereas, ACB, its affiliates and its members have achieved many advocacy successes through accessibility litigation and structured negotiations; and

 

Whereas, the majority of these successes have been achieved by settlement agreements between the parties which avoid the costliness, and delay of trials and appeals; and

 

Whereas, such settlements are entered into for fixed periods of time, frequently 3 years; and

 

Whereas, once the settlement agreement expires, no legally enforceable mechanism exists for remedying subsequent conduct that would have violated the settlement agreement;

NOW THEREFORE, Be It Resolved By The American Council of the Blind in convention assembled this — day of July 2022, at The CHI Health Center Omaha, in Omaha NE, that this organization seek systemic change in order to achieve more permanent settlement in disability rights cases; and

 

Be it further resolved that as a first step toward this goal, ACB, through its advocacy steering committee, seek to collaborate with other entities dedicated to civil rights to identify, evaluate, and implement legal strategies and other means and mechanisms for promoting long-term, positive structural change through civil rights settlements and consent decrees.

 

 


Re: [Leadership] [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

Donna Pomerantz
 

Thank you Gabe for your note. My understanding is that the Zoom information has been sent out to everyone registered.

 

Also, many thanks for sharing that you are already taking notes on making things even better. Debriefs are standard practice and ACB has been doing this on a regular basis and now that surveys are being sent out all can share there what has been great and what gave some struggles.

 

As all have been saying, it is great to have so much staff support and volunteers holding staff up as well as the membership volunteers.

 

Thank you much, yes this is the first time all of this has been done as Janet and others have shared and now you too.

 

Thanks much everyone so no special zoom information for resolutions this time…thanks for the answer.

 

Take care everyone, stay healthy  and hear ya all on Zoom for resolutions and the coming voting!

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 

 

 

From: Leadership@... <Leadership@...> On Behalf Of Gabe Griffith
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:09 AM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: Re: [Leadership] [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Hello Donna and Bob, 

 

First, thank you Donna for your observations about the time put in to the voting on resolutions. Having served on both the Resolutions and voting taskforces this last year I can say we put a lot of thought in to the process. As Dan mentioned this morning, this is the first time we've done things this way so it may not be perfect but we're already taking notes on what can be done differently and hopefuly better next year. 

 

As far as your question about a members only zoom, it's my understanding that the zoom info is only being sent out to members. That being said, it's always possible that there will be nonmembers who could get it but my personal feeling and hope is that just like at our CCB convention when we did this that any numbers of people who would be raising their hands on zoom would be so small as to not be impactful. 

 

On the other side of that argument, there is no guarantee that everyone in the room for the voicevote is a registered ACB member either and never has ben. The only time theres ever really a guarantee that only ACB members are voting is if it comes down to a rollcall vote. 

 

Just my 1.5 cents worth. Thanks for reading. 

 

Gabe

 

 

 

Gabe Griffith 

President, California Council of the Blind 

(925)222-5762

 



On Jul 6, 2022, at 10:14 AM, Donna Pomerantz <dmpomerantz@...> wrote:



Bob and all:

 

I’ve asked this question for just a few years now, and having sat in the presidents seat in CA and observed things from the sidelines when Mitch was ACB President, I know there are a lot of moving parts which is why I’m now asking the question since we are having this discussion now and not able to ask questions from the floor or through Zoom since I am not at the convention.

 

I do know a number of other folks have wondered this for awhile besides yourself which is why I’m asking now cuz I’m still wondering. All questions are good questions.

 

Many thanks and hope to hear soon, as am sure I would have from the floor if I was allowed to ask that question if I was there.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 

From: Robert Acosta <boacosta818@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
To: 'Donna Pomerantz' <dmpomerantz@...>; Leadership@...
Subject: RE: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Donna, I have always wondered about your inquiry. How do we know that those hands reaised are all from members? Bob Acosta

 

From: ACB-Conversation@... <ACB-Conversation@...> On Behalf Of Donna Pomerantz
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:39 AM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Sounds like there has been a lot of thought put into the voting on resolutions…thanks to everyone for that.

 

Question…and you might not have the ability to do this, this time around so please directly say so if that is the case as am sure there are a lot of moving parts...

 

Do you have the ability to send out a “members only” Zoom information for members to use to log on to so that it can be assured that “only members” are seeking role call, etc…or will Nancy or someone else make sure that all hands up are members only before any Zoom votes are taken…before moving on?

 

Thanks so much.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 


Re: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

Donna Pomerantz
 

Bob and all, yes, I agree having come off of a very large event at the Rose Bowl with our Lions being a part of the AmericaFest celebration, while it was wonderful, so many people don’t even know the half of what took place even seconds right before our portion took place. I know with ACB there are so many thanks that we do not even know about. This environment is a very new one, each year there are additions, as Janet said, first it was totally Zoom, then now this year it is virtual and in person…with these questions no harm is meant at all, am sure as a membership organization as are others, questions always come up because we don’t know the answers. It is awesome that ACB now has all the staff it does, and so many volunteers help hold everything up as well. Hope we learn the answer to that question…I know everyone is under a great deal of stress, again having sat in the Presidents seat in several organizations and even now, as well as having observed what Mitch and others have gone through to help get us all where we are today…it has taken everyone to get us to the point we are at today…

 

So glad I had the opportunity to listen to what I could while here at home juggling all my presidential responsibilities with Lions…and our huge participation. Many have so much to balance and are balancing…and am heading off line again right now for several hours😊.

 

I pray for them all every day!

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 

 

From: Robert Acosta <boacosta818@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:41 AM
To: dmpomerantz@...
Subject: RE: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Donna, let us keep asking such questions. Also, I truly would hope that there was a way to quickly vote on resolutions. It appears that we have a lot of time during this week to hear many of them.

 

I feel so bad for the Media Team as the Alexa media convention sessions are difficult to hear. Let us hope the future will see improvement here. Hotels are usually very hard to make complicated internet connections work.

Bob Acosta

 

From: dmpomerantz@... <dmpomerantz@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:14 AM
To: 'Robert Acosta' <boacosta818@...>
Subject: RE: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Bob and all:

 

I’ve asked this question for just a few years now, and having sat in the presidents seat in CA and observed things from the sidelines when Mitch was ACB President, I know there are a lot of moving parts which is why I’m now asking the question since we are having this discussion now and not able to ask questions from the floor or through Zoom since I am not at the convention.

 

I do know a number of other folks have wondered this for awhile besides yourself which is why I’m asking now cuz I’m still wondering. All questions are good questions.

 

Many thanks and hope to hear soon, as am sure I would have from the floor if I was allowed to ask that question if I was there.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 

 

From: Robert Acosta <boacosta818@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
To: 'Donna Pomerantz' <dmpomerantz@...>; Leadership@...
Subject: RE: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Donna, I have always wondered about your inquiry. How do we know that those hands reaised are all from members? Bob Acosta

 

From: ACB-Conversation@... <ACB-Conversation@...> On Behalf Of Donna Pomerantz
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:39 AM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Sounds like there has been a lot of thought put into the voting on resolutions…thanks to everyone for that.

 

Question…and you might not have the ability to do this, this time around so please directly say so if that is the case as am sure there are a lot of moving parts...

 

Do you have the ability to send out a “members only” Zoom information for members to use to log on to so that it can be assured that “only members” are seeking role call, etc…or will Nancy or someone else make sure that all hands up are members only before any Zoom votes are taken…before moving on?

 

Thanks so much.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 


Re: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

Donna Pomerantz
 

Bob and all:

 

I’ve asked this question for just a few years now, and having sat in the presidents seat in CA and observed things from the sidelines when Mitch was ACB President, I know there are a lot of moving parts which is why I’m now asking the question since we are having this discussion now and not able to ask questions from the floor or through Zoom since I am not at the convention.

 

I do know a number of other folks have wondered this for awhile besides yourself which is why I’m asking now cuz I’m still wondering. All questions are good questions.

 

Many thanks and hope to hear soon, as am sure I would have from the floor if I was allowed to ask that question if I was there.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 

From: Robert Acosta <boacosta818@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:00 AM
To: 'Donna Pomerantz' <dmpomerantz@...>; Leadership@...
Subject: RE: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Donna, I have always wondered about your inquiry. How do we know that those hands reaised are all from members? Bob Acosta

 

From: ACB-Conversation@... <ACB-Conversation@...> On Behalf Of Donna Pomerantz
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:39 AM
To: Leadership@...
Subject: [ACB-Conversation] Voting On Resolutions

 

Sounds like there has been a lot of thought put into the voting on resolutions…thanks to everyone for that.

 

Question…and you might not have the ability to do this, this time around so please directly say so if that is the case as am sure there are a lot of moving parts...

 

Do you have the ability to send out a “members only” Zoom information for members to use to log on to so that it can be assured that “only members” are seeking role call, etc…or will Nancy or someone else make sure that all hands up are members only before any Zoom votes are taken…before moving on?

 

Thanks so much.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 


Voting On Resolutions

Donna Pomerantz
 

Sounds like there has been a lot of thought put into the voting on resolutions…thanks to everyone for that.

 

Question…and you might not have the ability to do this, this time around so please directly say so if that is the case as am sure there are a lot of moving parts...

 

Do you have the ability to send out a “members only” Zoom information for members to use to log on to so that it can be assured that “only members” are seeking role call, etc…or will Nancy or someone else make sure that all hands up are members only before any Zoom votes are taken…before moving on?

 

Thanks so much.

 

Donna Pomerantz

626.233.2991

dmpomerantz@...

 


Re: Congratulations

Betsy Grenevitch
 

Thank you all for electing me again as secretary. I also want to congratulate everyone else for their positions.


Thank you to the nominating committee who worked on the slate.


Rosanna, congratulations on your new job.



On 7/5/2022 8:50 PM, rosanna beaudrie via acblists.org wrote:

Hello fellow Lions,

On behalf of the Nomination Committee, I would like to congratulate the newly elected officers. We wish you much success in your new role and a great year with ACB Lions.

I would also like to think Sharon Howerton and Debbie Deatherage   who served on this committee with me. I thank them for their time, work and participation. It was a pleasure to work with them and serve as committee chair.

I was disappointed that I could not be present today  but  I have just started a new job and the timing was not good for me,, however, I was there in mind and spirit.

 

The Nomination Committee,

Rosanna Beaudrie : chair

Sharon Howerton

Debbie Deatherage  

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Betsy Grenevitch 678-862-3876

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