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Executive Committee Minutes, August 2017

Executive Committee
Monday, August 21, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Members Present: Wing Ng, Anna Cunningham, Kerri Eaker, Nessie Siler
Members Absent: Amanda Bergen, Katie Holler, Alex McArthur
Staff Present: Chris Egan, JoAnn Toomey

In the absence of a Chair, Vice-Chair Wing Ng presided over the Executive Committee meeting and welcomed the members calling in. 

I. Approval of Minutes:

The draft minutes of the July 17, 2017 Executive Committee meeting were reviewed and considered for approval.

MOTION: Nessie Siler made a motion to approve the July 17, 2017 minutes. Kerri Eaker seconded the motion. The motion was approved.

II. Council Meeting/Member Survey Review:

Chris Egan reviewed the member survey responses from the August 10-11, 2017 Council meeting. Survey responses were very positive and complimentary of the agenda, discussions and the achievement of the objectives for the meeting. Several questions or observations included the lack of a morning break on Thursday, room temperature, length of the day on Thursday and a question regarding reasons for including the Opioid addiction presentation. Chris explained that the presentation on opioid addiction was included in the Thursday agenda to ensure members were aware that this crisis affects all communities in NC including people with I/DD and their families. The temperature in the room was also addressed and the thermostat can now be adjusted by Council staff instead of alerting hotel staff. Staff will continue to work to build in needed breaks and consider the overall agenda. The EC members agreed with a comment that we should encourage members to share their talents at the Council meetings and that there should be an agenda item for member development and/or team building.

Legislative updates were also discussed and suggestions were made on where they should be on the Thursday or Friday agenda.

The members reviewed the November draft agenda for the November Council Meeting. They made several suggestions for the awards dinner that included having the elevated platform and identifying sibling presenters as the guest speakers. They agreed that there needed to be a member development opportunity, along with a networking activity. A one sheet/page summary of intent and outcomes was suggested for each of the two advocacy leadership efforts. The elections will also be discussed during the welcome on Wednesday and Thursday, in preparation for the nominations to be made on the floor Friday.

III. Conference Funding Requests:

None at this time.

IV. Personal Services Contract Review/Approval:

None at this time.

V. Council Members Attendance at Conferences:

None at this time.

VI. Ad Hoc Committees/Updates:

JoAnn Toomey and Anna Cunningham updated the members on the Communications and Member Development Ad Hoc Committee that will meet again August 24th to discuss the November awards dinner/award nominations and member development opportunities. JoAnn also let the members know that the Five-Year Plan Ad Hoc Committee is in the process of identifying a date for their next meeting.

VII. Other:

Chris Egan let the EC members know that a New Member Orientation is in the process of being scheduled and a tentative date and location is October 4th at the Holiday Inn-Crabtree. Details will be coming soon.

Also, we were notified that the FFY 2017 award was increased by $54,490 to $2,070,454 due to a reallocation of Puerto Rico funds.

VIII. Adjourn:

Wing Ng asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

MOTION: Anna Cunningham made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Nessie Siler seconded the motion. The motion was approved.


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