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State Rehabilitation Council Meeting Minutes

March 9, 2013

Present in the Conference Room:  Eddie Weaver, Cynthia Speight, Brenda Savage, Gary Ray, Julie Kagy, and Carla Parker.

Connected by Conference Call:  Verdina Simms-Gillette, Dorothy Frye, Richard Oliver, Erica McMahon, Tony Ferrita, and Brenda Montforti.

Call to Order of the State Rehabilitation Council Meeting
Chair Richard Oliver opened the State Rehabilitation Council Meeting.

Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Brenda Savage, seconded by Dorothy Frye, and carried to approve the minutes of the December 13, 2012, meeting. 

State Plan—Eddie Weaver
In David Arthur’s absence, Eddie Weaver stated that the State Plan is being written and information included in the Plan is information gathered at public hearings and focus groups.  Any committee member that would like to volunteer for a public hearing or focus group, please contact David Arthur or Eddie Weaver. 

Consumer Information –Julie Kagy
No Report

Old Business

New Business
Chair Oliver discussed an email he received regarding a webinar on March 28 that pertains to the 2014-2016 State Plan for Independent Living.  DSB also received this email and staff from DSB will participate in this webinar.  Dorothy Frye is on the SILC but not on the writing committee so she does not need to participate. 

A motion was made by Dorothy Frye, seconded by Julie Kagy, and carried to adjourn the State Rehabilitation Council Meeting.

The next State Rehabilitation Council meeting will be Thursday, June 13, directly following the Commission for the Blind meeting.


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