National Association of the Deaf

2010 Conference Resolutions



Delegates representing state association affiliates, eligible nonprofit organization affiliates and other groups voted on resolutions during the 50th Biennial NAD Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The NAD Board of Directors is responsible for follow up action. Periodic reports on progress will be posted here.  

January 2011 Status Updates

Title: Feasibility Committee for State Association Coordinator at NAD
Code: 2010-PA-RES-001
Whereas, the relationship between the state associations and the NAD as a whole is very important to the overall health of the NAD;
Whereas, there was an obvious knowledge gap here at the conference between the experienced and the new delegates;
Whereas, there are fiscal constraints at the headquarters that demand careful prioritization and decisions on staffing;
Resolved, that a feasibility committee be formed to explore the merits of creating and funding a position within the headquarters to focus on coordinating information sharing with all State Associations and Affiliates.
Board Assignment: Governance Committee (State Association-Affiliate Committee)
Status: Not yet started

Title: Recognition of Nancy J. Bloch’s Service to the NAD
Code: 2010-PA-RES-002
Whereas, Nancy J. Bloch has served faithfully for the last 18 years at the National Association of the Deaf as its first female Chief Executive Officer;
Whereas, Bloch has steadfastly fought for equal access for the deaf and hard of hearing citizens of the United States with dedication, perseverance, and grace;
Whereas, Bloch has been the longest-serving executive who has provided strong support to nine different Boards of Directors and six presidents through eleven conferences;
Whereas, Bloch has announced her planned departure scheduled for spring 2011;
Resolved, that the Board of Directors along with the members of the NAD community expresses their sincere appreciation and recognition for Nancy J. Bloch’s lengthy service to the National Association of the Deaf.
Board Assignment: N/A
Status: Completed

Title: Recognition of NAD Chief Executive Officer Finalists
Code: 2010-PA-RES-003
Whereas, Nancy J. Bloch announced her planned departure as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Association of the Deaf;
Whereas, the Board of Directors implemented the CEO Search Committee to seek out a strong pool of candidates to replace Bloch after 18 years of service;
Whereas, the CEO Search Committee has proposed to the Board four outstanding finalists;
Whereas, Shane H. Feldman, Charity Reedy Hines, Howard A. Rosenblum and Darlene Goncz Zangara were named finalists;
Resolved, that the 2010 Council of Representatives and the Board of Directors, along with the members of the NAD community expresses their sincere appreciation and recognition to the four finalists for expressing their interest to serve as the next CEO and sharing their vision with the membership.
Board Assignment: N/A
Status: Completed

Title: Recognition of Outgoing NAD Board Members
Code: 2010-PA-RES-004
Whereas, several members of the NAD Board of Directors have completed their board service;
Whereas, Lynn Z. Null has served as Region III Board Representative and as Secretary for the past eight years;
Whereas, Ronald Sutcliffe has served as Treasurer for the past two years;
Whereas, Julie Bourne has served as Region I Board Representative for the past four years;
Whereas, Jack Cooper has served as Region II Board Representative for the past eight years;
Whereas, Lissette Molina Wood has served as Region III Board Representative for the past four years;
Whereas, Astrid Amann Goodstein has served as Region IV Board Member for the past four years;
Whereas, Kirsten Poston has served as Appointed Board Member for the past two years;
Whereas, Melissa Draganac-Hawk has served as Appointed Board Member for the past two years;
Resolved, that the Board of Directors, along with the members of the NAD community expresses their sincere appreciation and recognition to the outgoing board members for their dedication, perseverance and loyalty to the NAD.
Board Assignment: N/A
Status: Completed

Title: Save Deaf Children
Code: 2010-PA-RES-005
Whereas, the NAD needs to focus on Deaf children in America;
Resolved, that the NAD educate the public that there are Deaf children in all K-12 school programs nationwide and we need to assure that every child is aware of life opportunities during and after completion of school.
Board Assignment: Public Policy Committee
Status: Not yet started

 

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