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2014 Conference - Ottawa, ON - Draft Agenda (updated February 5, 2014)

Friday, April 25, 2014

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Presentations and Workshops, including: - Robert's Rules: this workshop will present the very basics of Robert's Rules and, effectively, "how to run a meeting" (by phone, in person, etc.). - AMI to show a short described video

5:00 to 7:00: Dinner at nearby restaurants

7:30: Welcome by MC Stephen Ricci

7:45: President's Report from Anthony Tibbs

8:05: poem from Darlene Wournell

8:10: Presentation of Volunteer of the Year and CCD Awards by Anthony

8:25 - 9:00: Messages from conference sponsors

9:00: Talent show

9:30 to 11:00: Wine & cheese

Saturday, April 26, 2014

8:30: morning coffee

9:00: Call to Order

9:15: Approval of 2014 Agenda; Approval of 2013 AGM Minutes

9:30: Jeff Stark re: braille camp

9:45: Government Presentation

10:10: Coffee Break

10:30: Paul Edwards, Past President, ACB

11:15: Strategic planning session facilitated by Lui Greco & Anthony Tibbs

12:00: First Round of Nominations for the Board

12:05: Lunch provided in the meeting room

1:20 - 1:35: Committee reports -- library, website, CRTC

1:35 - 2:45: Encouraging membership involvement in the organization (full group discussion facilitated by Anthony). We will explore such topics as: What have you or your chapter been doing in the past year to raise funds, raise awareness, and improve the lives of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians? How can you get involved? What committees and projects are happening in AEBC that you might or might not know about?

2:45 - 3:00: coffee break

3:00: Second round of board nominations and candidates' forum

3:20: Resolutions

5:00: Adjournment for the Day

6:30: Dinner (location TBD)

Sunday, April 27, 2012

8:30: morning coffee

9:00: Call to order

9:05: Treasurer's Report; Appointment of Auditor -- Charles Bailey

9:30: Board nominations & election of Board

10:15: Coffee break

10:30: Resolutions and discussion of 2015 Membership Meeting

12:00: Adjournment

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