blindDANCE Board Agenda and Meeting notes

blindDANCE Board Meetings are held on the final Tuesday of each month from 10:30 - 11:30 AM (EST). 

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AGENDA : January 25

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Reporting IN:

1. Braille on the Streets: The Clarke Reynolds American Tour Itinerary 

2. blindDANCE NEW BANK Account and Policies 

3. Film festival categories overview

4. blindDANCE Merch: designs to share and show  

5. Filming @ATIA (Assisted Technology Industry Association) annual conference in Orlando 

6. CELEBRATE: blindDANCE Challange recent ORGANIC Success (over 75 videos uploaded so far, still processing them all)!

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. Growing the board, defining duties 

B. Identify 5 Festival Sponsors who will LOVE us

C. Film Submissions: status of outreach to centers for the blind 

D. Announcing: THE blindDANCE Founding Friends Program

E. blindDANCE film Category "Judges" CAN easily also be HR department managers  or business owners

F.  blindDANCE inTERNS: job description/Recruitment Event  - 

VOTE:

1. BUDGET Approval (from committed SPONSOR funds from Physical Therapy Now): for "Braille on the Streets" 

Important dates:  

bFOX @ATIA EVENT Jan 26 - 29 

jFOX back in FL Feb. 2

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AGENDA:  February 22

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Reporting IN:

1.  How was ATIA in Orlando? 

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. Update of Braille on the Streets preparations 

5. TBA 

6. TBA 

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. Review/Finalize details for Film Festival Location @Railroad Square in FL.

B. Marketing blindDANCE Organically: virtual tickets 

C. IDENTIFY: ideal podcasts for us to join as guests! 

D. Ben preparing for CSUN tech event for the blind in LA. mid MARCH 

E. TBA

F. TBA

For VOTE:

1. Addition of at-least one new Board Member who is fully blind

Important dates:  

bFOX @CSUN in LA March 15-21

bFOX @UNBLINDED in DC March 25-28

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AGENDA: March 29

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Reporting IN:

1.  Ben about CSUN assistive tech event 

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. Update: Braille on the Streets PREP

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. IDENTIFY:  ideal ONSITE Vendors for booths for blindDANCE  (likely specific to the blind, respecting other businesses of Railroad Square). 

B. IDENTIFY: 5 ideal speaking opportunities 

C. Film Category Judges pulse check in

D.  inTERN recruitment pulse check

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

Pick a dates and destination for blindDANCE Board Planning Retreat

Important dates:  

Monday April 18 - @Philadelphia PA

- Clarke Reynolds Arrives in USA! 

 - DAY 1 - Braille ART GOES DOWN. 

     On the steps Boxing Champ "Rocky" ran  

Tuesday April 19 - Philidelphia 

 - POP up "art show" 

 -CELEBRITY Lunch and LEARN: Topic BLINDNESS

 

Wednesday April 20  - ON the ROAD

-Driving to New Jersey

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Thurs/Sun April 21-24  New Jersey

 UNBLINDED  Event with MENTOR Sean Callagy 

  (who is... World Class author/speaker/Legally Blind)

 - Create giant chalk art BRAILLE Art film by drone. 

 -  - Create GIANT BRAILLE Display to be filmed by drone

LEG 1: it all starts in FLORIDA

 

Sunday April 24 -  Miami FL 

  • RED EYE Clarke and Crew fly in from New York 

 

Monday April 25 - Miami FL 

-Speaking at Miami Local Venue 

-Celebrity Lunch and Learn: TOPIC Blindness 

Tuesday April 26 - Miami FL 

-Art on the BEACH/Filming from AIR

Wednesday April 27 - Miami FL 

WindDAY for filming from helicopter if needed 

 

OR

Mentor DAY w/Andy Zapata 

- Presenting Clarke’s gift of Braille Art @Physical Therapy Now

@NIGHT fly to Tallahassee (Florida State Capitol) 

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Thursday April 28 - Tallahassee FL

GIFT Custom Braille Art to Tallahassee Mayor 

Gift Custom Braille Art to the Florida State Capital Building

 

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AGENDA: April 26

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Reporting IN:

1.  Update: Braille on the Streets FROM THE ROAD!

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4.  TBA

5.  TBA

6.  TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. IDENTIFY: ideal onsite Vendor booths for blindDANCE  (respecting other businesses of Railroad Square). 

B.  IDEDNTIFY:  5 relevant Grant Applications 

C.  UPDATE on  INTERN recruitment 

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:  

Friday April 29 - Tallahassee FL

Laying cement for raised Braille Art in the Sidewalk of Artist District of Tallahassee 

 

Saturday April 30 - Tallahassee FL

Workshop led by Clarke at Able Artists Gallery: "Make your own Braille Art w/Clarke"

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LEG 2: Hit the Road Clarke, ON to NYC

 

Sunday May 1 - ON THE ROAD

Drive to Atlanta Georgia 

 

Monday May 2 - Atlanta GA 

-Experience Atlanta's Accessible Beltline with FAR

- Celebrity Lunch and Learn: TOPIC Blindness 

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Tuesday May 3 - ON THE ROAD

Drive to Asheville North Carolina 

Wednesday May 4- Asheville NC

Speak at local venue 

Music Event 

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Thursday May 5 - ON THE ROAD

-Drive to Washington DC

-Celebrity Lunch and Learn: TOPIC Blindness

 

Friday May 6 - Washington DC

-Explore the accessibility or the blind features @THE National Smithsonian Museum of Art 

-Clarke hand delivers a letter to the Capital Building and distributes FREE Braille Art Prints explaining Braille Literacy to pedestrians. 

LEG 3 the NORTH EAST 

Saturday May 7 - Baltimore MD

Gifting Braille Art to the National Federation for the Blind HQ

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Sunday May 8 - ON THE ROAD 

Visit Visual Experience Foundation HQ in New Jersey for Surfing or Sailing. 

 

Monday May 9 - IN Manhattan NY

Speaking at local venue 

Celebrity Lunch and Learn: TOPIC Blindness 

 

Tuesday May 10 - Manhattan NY

Braille on the Streets of Central Park/FILMING from Helicopter 

Wednesday May 11 - Manhattan NY

WindDAY if needed for Helicopter  

or Mentor DAY to talk about Clarkes art career with a NTC art expert. 

 

Thursday May 12 - Manhattan NY

Clarke Flies to UK with our thanks! 

bFOX filming @Cayman Islands with UNBLINDED ELITE May 12 - 18

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AGENDA: May 31

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Reporting IN:

1.  How was the road tour???

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. IDENTIFY:  5 Music groups featuring someone who is blind for Fest

B. IDENTIFY: 5 ideal speaking opportunities for blindDANCE promotion 

C. Plan first blindDANCE in person mult-day film training camp (in Florida)

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:

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AGENDA: June 28

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Reporting IN:

1.  UPDATE: editing on Braille on the Streets 

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. IDENTIFY:  5 ideal guest speakers for filmmakers workshop 

B. IDENTIFY: 5 ideal speaking opportunities for blindDANCE promotion 

C.  UPDATE: Judges for categories pulse check 

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:  

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AGENDA: July 26 

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Reporting IN:

1.  Marketing buy status for blindDANCE virtual tickets

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. White Labeled blindDANCE popcorn/virtual ticket for sale 

B.  Pulse Check in outreach to filmmakers 

C. TBA

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:  

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Aug 30

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Reporting IN:

1.  Script Writing status for ORBS 

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. Marketing plan for in person filmmakers workshop 

B. IDENTIFY: 5 ideal speaking opportunities for blindDANCE promotion 

C.  Review film submissions and judges picks

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:  

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Sept. 27 

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Reporting IN:

1.  Review panels for film festival 

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. Review film line up

5.  Approve Vendor list for festival 

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A.  find Accessible tech instructors who know software for editing film for the blind 

B. TBA

C. TBA

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:  

Oct. 25 

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Reporting IN:

1.  How was the film festival? 

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A.  Thank You Cards to sponsors and vendors 

B.  Letters to filmmakers from the board 

C. IDENTIFY outreach list 

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:

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Nov. 29 

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Reporting IN:

1.  Schedule for 2023

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A. Promoting blindDANCE Film Festival Winners 

B. Film Scripts for potential blindDANCE Actors and filmmakers to produce

C. TBA

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates:

Dec. 27

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Reporting IN:

1.  Year End Report

2. Guest list for blindDANCE online shows

3. Treasury Report (Jon Fox)

4. TBA

5. TBA

6. TBA

DISCUSSION POINTS:

A.  Wishlist for new camera accessories 

B.  Partnerships for 2023

C. TBA

D.  TBA

E.  TBA

F.  TBA

For VOTE:

TBA

Important dates: