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Meeting Notes - May 19, 2011

Present:  Helen Jameson, Carly Armour, Shelli Meyer, David Fitzgerald, Peter Gerhard, Tiffini Stevenson-Earl, Jan Gorman, Keith Ruff

Call to order
Helen Jameson & Carly Armour, Co-Chairs called meeting to order at 12:00pm

Introductions were made.

  1. Community Donation from Veridian Bank
    • The Veridian Bank on 1st Avenue HyVee made a generous donation of $750 to CDA
    • They are in the process of making their entire banks accessible.
    • Thank you note was sent from Co-Chairs and Dr. Dodge, CDO

  2. Disability-related films at Bijou
    • Keith will contact to see if CDA can do a film series of 2-3 disability films within a month once in the Fall & Spring.
    • CDA may supply popcorn, etc.
    • Carly will contact them about captioning
    • Discussed possibly shown at lunch hour and at night
    • Suggested films:
      • Read Me Differently
      • See What I’m Saying
      • Jabbers
      • Music From Within
      • My Left Foot
      • When Billy Broke His Head
      • The Fisher King

  3. Workshop on Disabilities
    • Peter Gerhard will be planning this for the Fall of 2011 and is in need of students for a panel
    • Carly will assist him in finding students to be on the panel 
    • Possibly will be in October during the CDA events

  4. Spring Projects
    • Mental Health awareness event.
    • Invisible Disabilities
    • ADHD Comedian – appeared on IPTV
    • Films

  5. Global Perspectives on Disabilities
    • Helen can possible schedule the event during the October events
  6. Americans w/ Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration
    • Will be at the Coral Ridge Mall near the Ice Skate Rink on Saturday, July 23rd from 11am- 6pm
    • Ms. Wheelchair Iowa will be crowned
    • If you want to set up a table, be there before 10am
    • St. Mary’s Parrish made a donation

  7. Community Donation from Veridian Bank
    • The Veridian Bank on 1st Avenue HyVee made a generous donation of $750 to CDA
    • They are in the process of making their entire banks accessible.
    • Thank you note was sent from Co-Chairs and Dr. Dodge, CDO

  8. Regent Disability Summit
    • Iowa State will be hosting Friday, October 14th, 2011

Meeting adjourned at 1:00pm by Helen Jameson & Carly Armour, Co-Chairs

The next meeting will be Thursday, June 16th at 12pm, Location:  2520B UCC

Minutes submitted by:  Shelli Meyer
Approved by:  Carly Armour