Questions from the membership:
Mark and all,
I am completely lost. I know the request to stop this discussion was made, but I'm looking at Debby's email with the draft. I then see an email from Mark stating as such that he had the final copy but his computer crashed in February.... Did this motion pass or not? I do not see a vote at the end of Debby's email. If this was the draft of a meeting minute not yet produced and there has been further meetings then the proposal in its entirety is invalid as per the RRO process and therefore is out of order. I request the meeting minutes of the aforestated motion with the final vote affixed to clarify whether or not this proposal is valid.
There was some confusion about the motion made to approve AADB’s Main Goal Proposal. The motion was passed, not at a meeting, but in accordance with by EVP (Electronic Voting Policy) in Nov. 2011. The EVP process is detailed in AADB’s Policy and Procedure Manual. It allows us to conduct business between board meetings.
The motion and the proposal are below.
Motion: Mark Gasaway, (Mike Reese) moved that the AADB Board of Directors approve and accept the AADB Main Goal Proposal developed by the Five Year Strategic Plan Committee.
Proposal: Establishing A Main Goal For The American Association of the Deaf-Blind AADB Five Year Strategic Plan Committee
This purpose of this main goal is to help guide the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) with the development of a strategic plan for meeting AADB’s mission.
The main goal is:
To bring public awareness of the abilities of individuals who are deaf-blind to contribute to society in all aspects of life. In other words, focus on the deaf-blind individual’s abilities, not their disabilities.