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January 11, 2010 - Lafayette City-Parish Presidents Awareness

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January 11, 2010 - Lafayette City-Parish Presidents Awareness ...

    Lafayette City-Parish President’s Awareness

    Committee for Citizens with Disabilities

     Monday, January 11, 2010

     Meeting Minutes

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    Board Members Present: Donna Andrus; Deborah Aymond; Laura Breaux; Jim

    Richard

    Guests in Attendance: Mark Guillory; Vickie Nettles; Donielle Watkins

    Staff Present: Lou Anna Angelle

    1. Jim Richard called the meeting to order.

2. The December meeting minutes were approved.

3. CORRESPONDENCE

    Lou Anna Angelle showed the committee publications from the National

    Organization on Disability which included a poster on Partners in Preparedness

    and a pamphlet from the National Emergency Resource Center (NEMRC).

4. OLD BUSINESS:

    ? Disabled Youths Sub-Committee - Donielle Watkins informed the

    committee that the AmeriCorps members will be assisting with the

    project.

    ? Choose the Right Campaign This item was deferred.

    ? Leadership Training - This item was deferred.

5. NEW BUSINESS:

    ? Agency Resource Fair Deborah Aymond provided the committee with

    the details regarding the upcoming Agency Resource Fair to be held on

    February 12, 2010 at the Vermilion Conference Center for all Lafayette

    High School Juniors and Seniors that receive Special Education Services.

    ? The following information was provided by Deborah Aymond:

    ? Several agencies, training facilities and service providers will have

    information booths.

    ? This fair will also provide students with several sessions on the

    following topics: success skills, how to find a job, recreational

    opportunities and others.

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    ? Presentations will be provided for the parents on several topics

    including wills and trusts.

    ? Jim Richard with Goodwill offered a free ticket to all teachers

    involved to the Cajun Comedy Show.

    ? Curtis Chiles with the Lafayette Consolidated Government and

    Donielle Watkins from D.R.E.A.M. are going to have a booth and do a

    presentation regarding Recreation Opportunities.

    6. The meeting was adjourned at 12:07 p.m.

    7. The next meeting of the President’s Awareness Committee for Citizens with

    Disabilities is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 2010, 11:30-12:30 in the

    Council Briefing Room on the first floor of Lafayette City Hall.

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