San Francisco, CA: February 17, 2001
1. Call to Order / Introductions
Richard Mankin led the introductions and distributed copies of the agenda, Treasurer's Report and Grants Committee Report. Present were: Virginia Stern, Board Member; Laureen Summers; Vanessa Richardson, Ed Misquez, Bill Gerrey, Hale Zukas, and Richard Mankin, President.
2. Minutes - February 19, 2000 Meeting (Washington, DC)
Richard Mankin discussed the minutes of the 2000 Annual Meeting in Washington,
DC. The minutes were accepted as written in the 2000 newsletter.
3. Treasurer's Report
Ed Keller, Treasurer, was unable to attend the meeting, but he sent
|Cash on Hand||1995.14||222.90|
|Money Market Account||6472.48||6281.42|
**Includes fees to the Washington DC Treasurer
4. Election of Officers
Erica Penn Secretary (2001-2004)
Note: The current officers are: Richard Mankin, President (2000-2001); Ed Keller, Treasurer (1998-2001); Erica Penn, Secretary (2001-2004), Ginny Stern, Board Member (2001-2004); Cliff Rowley, Board Member (2002-2005); Ron Mitchell, Board Member (1999-2002)
The positions of Treasurer and President Elect are vacant. Nominations
are needed for these positions.
Note: By unanimous consent, Erica Penn was elected secretary and Richard Mankin as Acting Treasurer.
5. Science Student Grant Committee Report
The committee submitted the following report::
DATE: February 16, 2001
SUBJECT: Report on Grants Committee Activities, February 1999 - 2000
TO: Foundation for Science and Disability Members
FROM: Richard Mankin
Grants Committee Chair
We had ~ 400 requests for information in 2000, ~50 by email. We received
18 completed applications, but 8 had serious deficiencies and were not
evaluated. The following applicants were finalists (Full names available
only to Foundation membership):
|L B||Antioch||Clinical Psychology||Legally Blind|
|LC||Poncé Medical School||Medicine||Ileostomy and Prostectomy|
|JD||University of Illinois||Kinesiology||Generalized Dystonia|
|JF||University of Florida||Medical Physics||Hearing|
|YL||Georgia Southwestern||Computer Science||Hearing|
|JO||Loma Linda University||Nutrition & Dietetics||Depression, ADD, Eating Disorder|
|FP||University of Maryland||Environmental Science||Amputee (Left Hand)|
|CQ||Emory University||Medical Anthropology||Amputee (Right Leg)|
|LR||Saginaw Valley State Univ.||Computer Science||Post Acute Disseminating Encephalomylitis|
The committee recommended that Cassandra Quave and Jenelle Dorner be
awarded $1000 grants.
The decision of the committee was unanimously approved.
Several applications were of extremely high quality this year, and Virginia
Stern volunteered to help develop a brochure about our grants program based
on the applications and the reports of previous grantees. In addition,
it was suggested that we modify the application form to include a permanent
address and phone number because we have been losing contact with previous
6. Other Old Business
A rough draft of a new brochure was distributed and discussed.
7. New Business
Ron Mitchell has submitted his resignation as President-elect. We are seeking nominations for the position.
There was discussion about problems of incompatibility of assistive
devices for students taking classes in different departments at a university.
This may be a policy issue that the Foundation should address.
March 17, 2001