CTCDD: Membership Meeting 10-15-09

Membership Meeting 10-15-09

The thirteenth meeting of the Membership and Support Committee of the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities was held on October 15, 2009 at the Office of Protection and Advocacy, Hartford.


Members Present:  Armand Legault, Council Chair and Committee ex-officio; Sabra Mayo; Tom McCann, Chair.


Absent:  Peter Morissette, Vice Chair, and Leslie Prior.


Excused Absence:  Perri Murdica


Guest:  Frank Reed       


Staff:  Ed Preneta.


Mr. McCann opened the meeting at 2:00 p.m.




By consensus the minutes of July 28, 2009 were approved.


Orientation Planning


Based on a list of topics generated by surveying Council members on items to address in a Council Orientation, and attached and made a part of these minutes, the Committee reviewed several PowerPoint presentations and print documents.  The following was decided:


Except for Council members who do not have access to the Internet, Council members will be given pens and paper to record document names, sections of documents and page numbers for individual follow-up on the Internet.  Internet links will be provided for all documents that can be found on the Internet.


All new and veteran Council members will be encouraged to attend.  In particular, veteran Council members representing state agencies and not-for-profit agencies will be encouraged to attend so that they can share how they see their current role and how the Council might better use their expertise.


Some topics will be addressed with detailed PowerPoint presentations.  The topics under the Roles of Council Members and Staff will be discussion with Council members led by the Chairs and Frank.  How the Council Funds Initiatives will include the Councilís budget and how it is built.  Throughout, Council members will be able to ask questions.


The meeting adjourned by consensus at 3:00 p.m.


                                                                   Respectfully submitted,




                                                                   Edward T. Preneta









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