Board of Directors Meeting May 27, 1975 Agenda

Time and Place of Meeting:

The Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 1975 (Monday is a holiday) at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room of the CIL.


  1. The new Ombudsman is Lynn Tijerina.
  2. The next Board election will be on Monday, June 30, 1975 after the regular Board meeting. There are two seats under consideration, Debby Kaplan's and Chuck Cole's. Tuesday, May 27, will be the last day to hand in applications.
  3. Enclosed is the eviction notice. We are presently looking at 2 tentative sights, Johnston's Orthopedic which has 8,000 square feet renting for $1500 per month, and a nursing home at Sacramento & Bancroft which has 52 room not including recreation, Occupational Therapy, kitchen, administrative, etc. space.
  4. Enclosed also is the Wheelchair Expansion and Development Proposal. This proposal had to be in by May 22.
  5. The Evaluation Report Abstract from the Bay Area Social Planning Council is enclosed, too.
  6. $1000 was donated to CIL by the Benefit Guild, a women's auxilliary.

Old Business:

  1. Review of Wheelchair Expansion and Development Proposal and the Employer Training for Hiring the Severely Physically Disabled Proposal (also referred to as the CETA Proposal.)
  2. Jan McEwen's motion to amend Article IV, Section 6 of the By-laws will be considered. The proposed amendment and motion are appended to this agenda.
  3. Report on the President's Commitee on Employment of the Handicapped and American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities meetings by Maria Albanesi and Dick Santos. Dick Santos has been elected to theBoard of ACCD.
  4. Dick Santos will update the Board on the activities of Community Services United.
  5. Personnel Policy Committee Report.
  6. Executive Director's Report
    • a. Services: new staff members are Wally Wheelon and Val Vivona in Attendant/Reader Placement, Ray Zanella and Charlie Brown in Advocacy, Sue Bateman as Community Environment Assistant, and Andy Cayting as the Weekend Wheelchair Repairman. Also Paul Bendix, Proposal writer.

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    • b. R&D
    • c. The Counselor Training Program just completed its first training session with 4 counselors from Arizona and Nevada. From all indications it was a sucess.
    • d. Transportation
    • e. CIL Computer Training Program
    • f. Funding

New Business:

  1. Dan Drake will make a presentation about a new disabled organization with which he is involved.


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 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 Dirctors. 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.

JAN MCEWEN MOVED WE AMEND ARTICLE IV, SECTION 6 OF THE BYLAWS TO INCLUDE THE PHRASE "OR SUCH OTHER PERSONS" AFTER THE PHRASE "SUCH DIRECTORS" This motion will be considered at the next Board meeting due to lack of 2/3 of the Board being present at this meeting.