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State Rehabilitation Council Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2005

Call to Order of the State Rehabilitation Council

Following the Commission meeting, John Miller opened the State Rehabilitation Council meeting at 3:20. The following members were present:  Tom Winton, Graham Watt, Debbie Jackson, Kathy Brack, and Angela McCants.  The following members remained connected by conference call:  John Miller, Annette Clinard, Allen Moore, and Sandy Foster.  Anita Heath-Cunningham joined the conference call.  

Others Present:  Dave Arthur, Jan Fesperman, Joann Strader, Mary Flanagan, and Carla Parker

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Allen Moore, seconded by Anita Heath-Cunningham, and carried to approve the minutes of the meeting on March 12, 2005. 

Committee Reports:

Policy and Procedures—No Report

State Plan—David Arthur

David Arthur e-mailed the goals and priorities to the members prior to today’s meeting so members would have time to review the materials. 

First, the evaluation of the goals and priorities for 2004-2005 was discussedThis document contains the goals, strategies, and evaluation of progress for each goalEach goal and evaluation of progress was read and discussed.  Suggestions were made and will be incorporated into the final document. 

Second, the 2005-2006 Goals and Priorities were discussed.  This document contains the goals, strategies, and evaluation criteria. Each strategy and evaluation criteria was read and questions answered.  Suggestions from the Commission members will be incorporated into the final document. 

A motion was made by Annette Clinard, seconded by Allen Moore, and carried to approve the State Plan as amended.  The suggested changes will be made and the finalized State Plan will be submitted to RSA. 

Consumer Information Committee—No Report

Old Business—None

New Business—None

Adjournment of Meeting

Following an adjournment motion, a second, and a vote, the meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.  The next meeting is scheduled for September 10, 2005.

Respectfully submitted,

John T. Miller, III, Chairman, Commission for the Blind /DHHS          
Debbie Jackson, Director, Division of Services for the Blind DHHS / DSB   

 

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