December 6, 2014 Minutes

FSDAA General Meeting Minutes

St. Augustine, Florida

December 6, 2014

Officer Reports

President David Nelson opened the meeting at 1:30 pm by welcoming everyone, saying he was glad to see so many take part in today’s luncheon. He pointed out the three floor plan diagrams of the old Walker Hall at FSDB, which he purchased. These will be donated to FSDAA, and then these will be loaned for display in the FSDB museum.

President Nelson then gave recognition to former FSDB teachers and staff who were present – Judith Wade, Donna Drake, Bob Lange, and Carmen Tiberio.  He expressed gratitude for the close relationship FSDAA has with the school, noting that FSDB President Jeanne Prickett and her husband Hugh Prickett were at the luncheon (Dr. Prickett gave brief remarks).

He remarked on his positive experience at the Biennial NAD Conference in Atlanta last summer, and how proud he was of the FSDB students and graduates (five of them) who were there both on behalf of Junior NAD and the Florida Association of the Deaf.  Alumni also volunteered at the FSDB exhibit, so FSDAA was well represented there. FSDAA has also made it a tradition to be part of school Commencement ceremonies.

Treasurer Melany “Mel” Goodall then reported on FSDAA financials for the period of November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014 with total checking/savings balance of  $1,844.18. Checking account activity has been minimal, with a current balance of $1,253.69. Donations received through December 5, 2014 now totals $705.00, the majority of which is designated for May 2015 FSDAA scholarships – additional donations are welcomed. $15.00 of that amount is designated for FSDAA Hall of Fame purposes.

Updates

Brendan “BP” Murphy who volunteers as Museum Historian then reported on FSDB Museum matters.  He also explained that next year will be the 130th anniversary of FSDB.  McClure Center (former Building 7) is now 100 years old. The recent Homecoming was the 45th, and he is almost done with his research on 100 years of football history.

Nancy Bloch, director of FSDB Communications and Public Relations, asked if anyone has seen the new school website, a few hands went up.  She encouraged people to check it out regularly, outlining new features. The Alumni section has individual pages for blind alumni and for deaf alumni, a museum page, and a page where alumni can update their contact information/records. FSDB is working closely with both alumni organizations, in a supportive manner.

President Nelson stated that he has met the president of FSBAA and their organization is strong and they hold yearly alumni reunions at the school.  He shared that some people have asked that FSDAA do similar in the future.

New Business

 

Treasurer Goodall moved that FSDAA transfer ownership of the postal mail box located in St. Augustine from its previous owner (Andy Von Dolteren-deceased) to the treasurer. Carried.

 

Elections

President Nelson opened the floor for nominations for new board officers – president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary, in addition to new board at-large members (up to six).

For the role of President, one nomination was received for Senette Jenkins; no other nominations came forth.  Jenkins was elected by acclamation.

For role of Vice President, one nomination was received for Jacquelyn Lally; no other nominations came forth.  Lally was elected by acclamation.

For the role of Secretary, no nominations were received or put forth. The new FSDAA Board will appoint a person to fill this role.

For the role of Treasurer, one nomination was received for Mel Goodall; no other nominations came forth.  Goodall was elected by acclamation.

Incoming President Jenkins and Vice President Lally shared their vision and goals for FSDAA, which includes partnering with organizations in the area and throughout the state to garner alumni involvement and support for student growth and learning.

President Nelson explained that FSDAA Board includes six at-large member slots, and asked if there were any nominations. BP Murphy nominated Ed McGraw, who agreed to being considered.  McGraw was elected by majority vote.  The new Board will address the rest of the vacant at-large spots at a later date. 

Announcements

BP Murphy announced that FSDB alumni cards are on the table for people to fill out and return to him if they haven’t done so already. 

Treasurer Goodall thanked President Nelson for all that he has done for FSDAA, outlining his many accomplishments over the past several years. The new FSDAA Board now can build upon his efforts. The luncheon committee presented him with a handmade gift in appreciation for his work to date.

Oath of Office

President Nelson gave the oath of office to the new FSDAA Board and congratulated them, wishing them well going forward.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm.

 

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December 6, 2014 General Meeting Minutes

We will be posting the minutes after they have been reviewed and approved by the board.  Have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year!!  Enjoy yourselves.

Mel Goodall, FSDAA  Treasurer

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2014-2016 FSDAA Board of Directors

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2014-2016 Board of Directors

President
Senette Jenkins '85

Vice President
Jacquelyn Lally '96

Secretary
Vacant

Treasurer
Mel Goodall ’84

Member-at-Large
John McGraw '70

Committee/Ad Hoc

Web Coordinator
Senette Jenkins

 

 

 

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Learn why it’s worth attending the FSDAA Luncheon

Registration form (below) with payment must be received by Monday December 1, 2014

FSDAA Registration Form Revised

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2014 FSDAA Weekend Update

FSDAA updated

Deaf alumni will host an FSDAA luncheon and general meeting on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm at A1A Ale Works restaurant in St. Augustine. The luncheon is open to alumni, family members, friends, and supporters – the $35 per person fee includes $10 to help support May 2015 scholarships for graduating Deaf FSDB seniors. Payment for the luncheon must be received by FSDAA on or before Monday, December 1, 2014 (new deadline).
Alumni weekend plans are designed to take advantage of the famed Nights of Lights in the nation’s oldest city. The FSDB Museum will also be open to visitors from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, December 5-6, 2014.
The Old City holiday parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, so parking in downtown St. Augustine will be tight – people interested in going to the FSDAA luncheon are advised to arrive early.
Alumni, family members, friends and supporters are encouraged to meet and mingle on Saturday evening at designated restaurants in the downtown area. (Written by Nancy Bloch.)

Click on the below link for the registration form.

FSDAA Registration Form Revised

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FSDAA Agenda for December 6, 2014 Upcoming Meeting

FSDAA General Meeting Agenda

 

December 6, 2014

 

Reports:

  • President’s report by David J. Nelson

  • Treasurer’s report by Mel Goodall  

    • Others

      • Websites by Nancy Bloch

      • Museum report by Brendan “BP” Murphy

 

Nominations & Elections – 2014-2016 Board Members

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Member at Large

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FSDAA Forms

If you are interested in becoming a member of FSDAA please click on the link below to print the membership form.  Please mail it to the treasurer, Mel Goodall.

FSDAA Membership Form 2014

FSDAA is having a luncheon-meeting on December 6, 2014 please see the below flyer for more information.  We are also raising money for the graduating seniors.  We would like to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior this year.  We would love to have you help us raise the funds to do this.  The link below is the registration form for the luncheon at A1A Ale Works.  We are looking forward to seeing you.

FSDAA Registration Form Revised

Below are the forms for the FSDAA meeting.  We are in need of new officers to help us run FSDAA.  We need the following positions to be filled in order to help us keep our organization going. The link for the nomination form is below.  All of the positions below are 2 year terms. Please consider running  for a position.  If you are not able to come to the luncheon the doors will be open at 12:45 pm to the public.  You will need to be a member of FSDAA to run  for a position. Also if you are interested in voting at the meeting you will need to be a member.  Please come have lunch with us.

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Member at Large

Board Nomination Form

Proposed Motion Form

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Update the Board of Directors

2012-2014 Board of Directors

President
David J. Nelson ’78

Vice President
Vacant

Secretary
Vacant

Treasurer
Mel Goodall ’84

Member-at-Large
Senette Jenkins ’85

Robert McMahon ’70

Committee/Ad Hoc

Web Coordinator
Senette Jenkins

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2014 Alumni Weekend Updated

September 19-20, 2014 Alumni weekend has been postponed.  The football game with MSSD has been canceled.  We will post further information of when the Alumni Weekend will take place soon.  Please check back with us.

Thank you.

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2013 FSDB Alumni Weekend

2013 FSDB Alumni Weekend

Click here for Updated Alumni Weekend Schedule

Click here for Alumni Weekend Information

Read here to buy 100 Years of Dragons Football Commemorative T-Shirt

 

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