2021 MCBVI State Convention Recordings

Thursday (October 14, 2021)

Morning Session:

Opening and intro: Casey Dutmer
Presentation of Colors by the Knights of Columbus
National Anthem sung by Lindsey LaVere
Invocation given by Pastor Russell Zimmerman
Intro continued: Casey Dutmer
Welcome from the president: Becky Kooistra
Welcome from state representative Tommy Brann, 77th State District Representative. Mr. Brann will be introduced by Casey Dutmer.
List of sponsors: Malaina VanderWal
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Democracy Live. This sponsor will be introduced by Malaina VanderWal.
Nominations Report: Rhonda Stogner, Chair
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP), Juan Ortiz, Director BSBP
Reading of the bylaws: Casey Dutmer
Door Prizes: Lucy Edmonds
En-Visioning Health Equity for the Visually Impaired at the Pharmacy: Sharla Glass, Public Policy for En-Vision America. She is introduced by Malaina VanderWal.
Resolutions, Part 1: Merisa Musemic, Chair
MCBVI Informational Interview of Casey Dutmer by Mike Smith.
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: St. Lucy’s Guide, Robert Furtado. This sponsor will be introduced by Malaina VanderWal

Afternoon Session:

Opening Statement: Malaina VanderWal
Door Prizes: Lucy Edmonds
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Jennifer Lyman R.N., B.S. This sponsor will be introduced by Malaina VanderWal.
Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating Body and Mind: Laura Armenta, Founder and Creative Director, Armentality. Movement Art Center She will be introduced by Malaina VanderWal.
Building a stronger relationship with the MCBVI Technology Committee: Presenters, Malaina VanderWal, Jackie Boomstra, Joe Todd, Marcia Moses, and Merisa Musemic.
Rereading of the proposed bylaw amendments: Casey Dutmer
Door Prizes: Lucy Edmonds
Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating more with the BRAILLE AND TALKING BOOK LIBRARY: Scott Norris, Manager, Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library, Mr. Norris will be introduced by Malaina VanderWal
Audio Description Presentation: Dr. Joel Snyder. Dr. Snyder will discuss the Audio Description Project at American Council of the Blind, Dr. Snyder will be introduced by Malaina VanderWal.
Closing comments

Friday (October 15, 2021)

Morning Session:

Intro: Casey Dutmer
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Michigan Department of Education-Low Incidents Outreach (MDE-LIO), Pat Love and Roxanne Balfour. This sponsor will be introduced by Joe Todd.
Invocation given by Father Bradley Forintos. He will be introduced by Lindsey LaVere.
Reading of sponsors: Casey Dutmer
Bylaws, Part1: Casey Dutmer, Chair
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Dr. Joe L. Todd PLC. This sponsor will be introduced by Casey Dutmer.
Bylaws, Part2: Casey Dutmer, Chair
Resolutions, Part 2: Merisa Musemic, Chair

Afternoon Session:

Connecting, Cultivating and Collaborating with Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
Connecting, Cultivating and Collaborating with ADA Great Lakes Technical Center: Peter Berg. Mr. Berg will be introduced by Joe Todd.
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Leader Dogs for the Blind, Leslie Hoskins. This sponsor will be introduced by Joe Todd.
Door Prizes: Lucy Edmonds
Reading of sponsors: Joe Todd
Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating with Recreational Resources: Sara Galik, Special Olympics. She will be introduced by Joe Todd.
Door Prizes: Lucy Edmonds
Centers for Independent Living Presentations: Christine Cook, Blue Water Center for Independent Living, Mark Pierce, Capital Area Center for Independent Living, and MAX Hornick, Community Education Specialist, Certified ADA Coordinator (ADAC), Disability Networks of Southwest Michigan. Presenters will be introduced by Joe Todd.

Saturday (October 16, 2021)

Morning Session:

Memorial Service: Pastor Russ Zimmerman, introduced by Merisa Musemic.
Mental Health Presentation: Adjusting to Life After Covid-19, Dr. Jessie Rayl EdD. Dr. Rayl will be introduced by Merisa Musemic.
Navigating Mental Health Services and Supports: Adrian Luckenbacher MA, LLPC, Hospital Liaison, St. Claire County Community Mental Health. Ms. Luckenbacher will be introduced by Lindsey LaVere.
Diamond Sponsor Presentation: Literacy Project, Pat Tussing. This sponsor will be introduced by Merisa Musemic.
Connecting, Cultivating, and Collaborating with Our Members: Cindy Hollis, Membership Coordinator, American Council of the Blind, Ms. Hollis will be introduced by Merisa Musemic.
Door Prizes: Lucy Edmonds

Afternoon Session:

MCBVI 48th Annual Business Meeting

Evening Session:

MCBVI 2021 Banquet