Board of Directors Meeting April 28, 1975 Agenda

Time and Place of Meeting: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 28, 1975 in the Meeting Room of the Center for Independent Living at 7:30pm.


  1. The next Board election will be on Monday June 30, 1975 after the regular Board meeting. Two seats are up for consideration, Debbie Kaplan's and Chuck Cole's. Applications for the Board must be filed with the Secretary/Treasurer by Monday May 26, 1975.
  2. The American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities annual meeting will be held in Washington DC, May 2&3, 1975. Dick Santos and Hale Zukas may be attending. Maria Albanesi is attending the President's Committee on the Employment of the Handicapped and will also attend the ACCD.
  3. The staff should elect a new ombudsman.
  4. Don Berry and Nanci D'Angelo are on the Advisory Board of the Disabled Health Clinic at Herrick. Peter Leech, Michael Williams, and Phil Draper are no longer on that Board.

Old Business:

    Old Business:
  1. Personnel Policy Report
  2. Community Services United—enclosed are the by-laws and the articles of incorporation of this organization. Question: Do we or do we not want to join this organization?
  3. Casa de Alma merger report.
  4. Executive Director's Report
    • a. R&D
    • b. Counselor Training Project
    • c. IBM
    • d. Transportation
    • e. Services
    • f. New Projects
      1. National Training Project
      2. Wheelchair Development and Training Project

New Business:

The Administration has proposed this amendment to Article IV, Section 6 of the by-laws.

Proposed Amendment

In the past few months it has often been difficult to get checks signed because the mandatory check signer has not always been available. Because of the growth of the organization, more and more checks are being written each month and the problem is becoming more cumbersome. In


In order to alleviate this problem, we propose that the Secretary Supervisor be made the mandatory signer (a common practice) and the countersigners be the Executive Director, Assistant Director, and Bookkeeper. The accounting consultant from DR has recommended such a procedure.

Article IV, Section 6 states:

The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of members of the Board of Directors, shall keep the seal of the corporation and affix it to such papers and instruments as may be required in the regular course of business, shall make service of such notices as may be necessary or proper, shall supervise the keeping of the records of the Center for Independent Living and shall discharge such other duties of the office as prescribed by the Board of Directors. He shall receive and safely keep all funds of the Center for Independent Living and deposit them in the bank or banks that may be designated by the Board of Directors. Those funds shall be paid out only on checks of the Center for Independent Living signed by the Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, or by such Directors as may be designated by the Board of Directors as authorized to sign them. The Secretary/Treasurer shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board of Directors.

2. Secretary/Treasurer Budget Report

Monthly Statistics: March 1975
List of Staff Members and Volunteers
Articles of Incorporation of Community Services United
By-laws of the Community Services United
Notes on March 31, 1975 Board Meeting
Description of Election Procedures (Taken fron CIL by-laws)