Meeting Date: April 21st

Meeting TIme: 10:30 AM

Meeting Place: Edmondson Pike Library

President: James Boehm

Attendees: 24

Inspirational Quote

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the
individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own
improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for
all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we
think we can be most useful.”

– Marie Curie

Official Pledge of the National Federation fo the Blind

I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the National
Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and
security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the
Federation; and to abide by its Constitution.

Presidential Report

The report was tabled.

Roll Call

Approval of March Minutes

Motion to approve made by James Brown, seconded by HK Derryberry. The motion passed.

Approval of Current Agenda

Motion to approve made by Josh Harper, seconded by HK Derryberr. The motion is passed.


Position: President

The current vice president, Tyler Butler, starts elections with the position of president.

James Boehm and HK Derryberry nominated.

HK Derryberry did not accept nomination.

James Brown makes motion that James Boehm become president by acclimation.

Seconded by Judy Denning.

Motion passed.

Position: Vice President

James Brown nominated.

Judy Denning makes a motion that James Brown become vice president by acclimation.

Seconded by Roxy Chamberlain

Motion passed.

Position: Secretary

Sheila Hanson nominated.

Josh Harper makes a motion that Sheila Hanson become secretary by acclimation.

Second by Roxy Chamberlain.

Motion passed.

Position: Treasurer

JP Williams nominated.

JP Williams elected by acclimation.

Committee Reports

Treasurer’s Report

  • Previous Balance: $4,06107
  • Expenditures: $875
  • Deposits: $465
  • April Deficit: $410.22
  • $3,650.85

Public Relations/Social Media Report

Fundraiser Committee Report

Discuss Eat for a Week fundraiser. Members encouraged to ask ask the
managers of their favorite restaurants for gift cards. These will be
collected and turned in at our May meeting. Then, we will sell
tickets now until our June meeting. A letter is provided to share
with the restaurant manager to request a donation. Tickets are $20
each. On the tickets, you write the person’s name and phone number.
We will collect the tickets and draw from them. If someone needs a
receipt, provide them James Boehm’s phone number, 901-483-1515, and
he can provide a receipt if needed.

Note: Fund-raising helps with transportation,
grants, helping with convention costs, and so much more! Bring
gift cards to the next chapter meeting May. Start selling the
tickets, then the drawing will be in June.

Membership Report

Old Business

Convention Highlights

We welcome a new affiliate president and board. President Clift
discusses highlights, mentions that James Boehm is second vice
president and James Brown is a board member.

KNFB Reader 3.0

KNFB Reader will have a new release for iOS. Check it out!

New Business

Future Chapter Outings

Thoughts on New Audio Equipment


KNFB Reader Giveaway

HK Derryberry won

Future Guests

  • David Martin – TSB
  • Beverly Crook – Global Cane Outreach
  • Dr. Ho
  • Richardson Prosthetics
  • Lion’s Club Davidson County
  • Able TN