AZAER Board Meeting

August 21, 2005

Phoenix (home of Kartar)


||Meeting called to order


Present:           Dorinda Rife, Jacki Daniels, Kartar Kaur Khalsa , Kerry Duncan, Christine Powers, Venetia Hayden , Karen Aron , Elane Baldridge, Amy Murillo, & Rob Schulenburg

Excused:         Fernando Tarazon

President's Report

            -           None (see fall conference info below)

Vice President's Report

            -           None

Secretary's Report

-           2 $500 scholarships were awarded (as used to be done in the past) to Paul Ruffner and Sidney Freedman

-           Christine will send Karen the recipients’ info so she can mail checks

-           Christine will post the minutes from the previous meeting to the board listserv for members to approve

Treasurer's Report

            -           spring conference netted $1100

            -           the budget is going to take a big hit from the fall conference this year,  since there won’t be any money coming in from the vendors, due to AZAER conference being held in conjunction with VRATE

Past President's Report

            -            None

Other Business

            -           None

Old Business:

            -           spring conference evaluations: Kerry reported that the responses were generally positive; attendees enjoyed the variety of speakers:

New Business:.

            The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to the planning of the fall conference

-                      Jacki will handle nominations for vacancies on the board: secretary, treasurer and 3 board members

-                      Amy will solicit speakers for rehab topics

-                      Jacki handed out possible layout for sessions (9-12 slots)

o        keynote: yet to be determined, but there are several possibilities

o        Dr. Borchert will be speaking on Optic Nerve Hypoplacia

o        The governor may be speaking at 9:30 on Friday as a guest of VRATE

o        Joy Zabala will speak on the SETT Framework & assistive tech planning

o        Troy LaPlante (video filing) will need several blocks of time

o        No speaker during lunch

-                      Meal planning / menu selections

-                      Registration fees: $70 2 days/$40 1 day members; $110 2days/$60 nonmembers, possible $50 student fee, $25 for extra lunch, $20 extra breakfast

-                      Registration deadline of November 1

-                      Dorinda will write an introduction to speakers for next newsletter

-                      Amy will be in charge of legislative updates

-                      Fund raising: Kerry; pens, T-shirts, and insolated lunch bags

-                      Venitia will handle the ACVREP application process

-                      Lynn Noon is providing bags again

-                      Jacki and Elane will stuff bags

-                      Name tags for board members: Dorinda and Venitia

-                      Transportation between Ramada and Civic Plaza : Rob – O&M instructors &/or PediCabs

-                      Karen will print name tags/ Christine & Kerry will assemble them

-                      Accessible programs: Christine

-                      Letters from scholarship recipients to be read at banquet: Christine


Meeting adjourned

Respectfully submitted,


            Christine Powers, Secretary