BI-MONTHLY COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 2:00 3:45 p.m.

OSCIL, 1944, Warwick Ave, Warwick, RI 02886

 

DRAFT MINUTES

 

Members Present: Ray Bandusky; Christine Hammond (DSU); Barbara Henry; Margaret Molloy, Vice Chair; Lorna Ricci, CIL Representative; Barbara Ringland; Jack Ringland, Chair.

Members Absent: Carmen Boucher (DOH); Kathy Kindelan, Treasurer.

Guest/Public: Bob Cooper (GCD); Laurie DiOrio (DSU); Helen Iasimone (OSCIL).

Staff: Rick Costa, Executive Coordinator; Lisel Rockwood, Assistant to the Executive Coordinator.

Interpreter: Dorothy Hodge.

 

Meeting called to order at 2:08 p.m. Quorum was present (7/9).

 

1.  Welcome and Introductions: Jack Ringland welcomed everyone, self-introductions were made.

2.  Approvals

       Minutes of February 17, 2016: previously sent. A motion was made by Barbara Ringland seconded by Lorna Ricci to accept the minutes as written. Motion passed (6/0). For: Ray Bandusky; Barbara Henry; Margaret Molloy; Lorna Ricci; Barbara Ringland; Jack Ringland. Against: None.

       Upcoming Events: The goals of attending the events were discussed and listed as follows: disseminate IL information and where to get services, outreach efforts, recruiting.

1.  Summer Solstice: A motion was made by Barbara Henry seconded by Margie Molloy for the Council to attend the Summer Solstice event as a vendor. Jack and Barbara Ringland will attend. Motion passed (6/0). For: Ray Bandusky; Barbara Henry; Margaret Molloy; Lorna Ricci; Barbara Ringland; Jack Ringland. Against: None.

2.  Bristol 4th Concerts: Margie Molloy made a motion seconded by Barbara Henry for the Council to attend the concert series as a vendor. Jack and Barbara Ringland will attend. Motion passed (6/0). For: Ray Bandusky; Barbara Henry; Margaret Molloy; Lorna Ricci; Barbara Ringland; Jack Ringland. Against: None.

3.  Senior Expo: tabled.

3.  State Plan Committee Report: A list of needs and priorities based on reports reviewed by the Committee was distributed. A motion was made by Lorna Ricci and seconded by Barbara Ringland to approve the GCD as the DSE for the FY 17-19 State Plan. Motion passed (6/0). For: Ray Bandusky; Barbara Henry; Margaret Molloy; Lorna Ricci; Barbara Ringland; Jack Ringland. Against: None.

Bob Cooper explained the Option A and Option B legislative wording. Discussion ensued. A motion was made by Ray Bandusky seconded by Lorna Ricci to select Option A. Motion passed (6/0). For: Ray Bandusky; Barbara Henry; Margaret Molloy; Lorna Ricci; Barbara Ringland; Jack Ringland. Against: None. It was noted that the DSE representative must follow the SILC term limits, and it was suggested that the DSE representative not be the GCD contract liaison.

4.  OSCIL Report: Lorna Ricci reported that OSCIL is serving more consumers. After the closing of PARI, the average amount of consumers served went from 200 to 400. In the first six months of this year, OSCIL has served 331 consumers. She stated that the demographics remain about the same (statewide, 17-18 % minority) but there is more variation in types of services requested such as hearing aids, general services, general support services, and not just home mods.

5.  SPIL Progress: see above #3.

6.  704 Report Part 1 Status: Jack Ringland reported that the 704 Report had been submitted and approved.

7.  Finance Committee: Barbara Ringland and Lorna Ricci volunteered to be on the Finance Committee. Jack Ringland will call Kathy Kindelan, Treasurer, who is currently out on medical leave. Staff will prepare a report of budget line items from FY 14-16 for the committee.

8.  Membership Committee:

       Present Status: Jack Ringland stated that the Council is in compliance with the 51% requirement of voting members being persons with disabilities, but is not in compliance with the 51% of total membership. More persons with disabilities need to be recruited. The responsibility was given to the SILC Administrator.

       Resignation of Secretary: Jack Ringland stated that the Council needed to select a new Secretary who would also be a signer per the bylaws. No action was taken.

       Recruitment Protocol and Procedures: No action taken.

9.  Establish Ad Hoc Committees

       Bylaws / Policies & Procedures tabled.

       Training Manual tabled.

10.     Council signers and approval process: tabled.

11.     Announcements: tabled.

12.     Adjournment: Due to the time, the Council decided to meet on April 20th from 1 3 p.m. to discuss the remaining agenda items and other issues that need to be brought forth. Meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.