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Meeting Notes - Oct. 21, 2010

Present:  Carly Armour, Helen Jameson, Jan Gorman, Mike Hoenig, Keith Ruff, Mike Venzon, Sham Ghoneim, Shelli Meyer, Peter Fitzgerald,  Deb Suchomel, Chris Smith, Janalane Moss, Kathy Forbes, Terry Cunningham

Guest Present:  Sherry Hildebrand, Co-Director of SportAbility 

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

  1. 2nd Annual CDA Writing Contest
    • Judges have accepted and been approved.
    • Discussed partnering with Iowa Writers Workshop – Mike will contact
    • Combine application and release together.
    • The Press Citizen has a monthly magazine where contest could be published.
    • Prizes for 1st place, $50, publishing and certificate, 2nd & 3rd certificate & publishing
    • Mike and Carly are working on the consent forms.
    • Institutional Repository, a way to publish winners.
    • Peter and Deb are the Publicity Sub-Committee

  2. SportAbility of Iowa 
    • Sherri Hildebrand  spoke about Sport Ability:  Provides sport and recreation to people with disabilities and without.
    • Examples:   Sitting volleyball, wheel chair basketball, and archery.  They are working on goalball, tandem biking partnering running. 
    • They are in the process of getting Liability Insurance.
    • A possible 1 year membership fee may assist in this expense.
    • On Martin Luther King Day, January 17th, 2011 there will be an exhibition/demonstration by Paralympics athlete.
    • In the Spring there will be a golf fund raising event at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort in Riverside, IA.
    • CDA is placing them on the website and their need for volunteers.
    •  Suggestions by CDA members to contact for publicity and fundraising:
      • Miracles in Motion, horse therapy
      • Fraternities and Sororities
      • U of I Human Resources, to get access for Auto Donations made by staff.

  3. Disability Summit 10/13 @ Press Box in Kinnick
    • Focused on all Regents Schools to get a dialogue started.
    • Good response from other schools received.
    • Speaker made attendees think of those with disability as the “norm”.
    • Suggestion for more publicity
    • ILLOWA wants to have a Round Table with CDA
    • The Institution Membership for UI would be approximately $75 to add.

Meeting adjourned at 1:30pm by Helen and Carly. 
The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov 18  at 12pm Room 2520C at UCC

Minutes submitted by:  Shelli Meyer, Secretary

Approved by:   Carly Armour