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									                                               Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors
                                           St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
                                                              November 13, 2008


Board Members Present:
Sergeant Willie Prothro, Chairperson                                        Professor Michael Mancini, Treasurer
Margaret Starks, Secretary                                                  Susan Bianchi
Reverend Mickey Hassler                                                     Armentha Russell

Board Members Excused:
Robert McKendry III, Vice Chairperson                                       Ernest Smoot

Staff Members Present:
Michelle Darden, Executive Director          Hal Cox, Educational Coach
Chrystal Griffin, Project Team Coach         Stan Jalipa, Project Monitor
Ryan Sanford, Project Monitor                Emily Smith, Chief Financial Coach
Shannon Bremer, Project Monitor/G.I.T.Co. Management Team

Guests who signed in:
Ann Barfield, Creating Change                                               Barbara Crites, St. Louis Society
Mary Davies, JESS                                                           Sue Fleming, Recreation Council
Tracey Johnson, Horizon North Housing Inc.                                  G.W. Kelly, Horizon Housing Development Company
Yolanda Lovelace, St. Louis Project Club                                    Mary Ann Schmisseur, Recreation Council
Laurie Tochtrop, JESS                                                       Suzanne Yardley, Life Skills Foundation


I              Call to order
Sergeant Prothro, Chairperson, called the St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
meeting to order at 11:35 a.m. Introductions of the Board of Directors, staff and guest were made.
II             Comments from the public
There were no comments from the public.
III            Decision Items
The December Board of Director’s meeting will be canceled due to events being held during the month of
December. Mr. Mancini moved to cancel the St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources’
December 2008 Board of Director’s Meeting. Rev. Hassler second. Vote all in favor. None opposed.
The next Board of Director’s meeting will be held January 8, 2009.
IV             Strategic Plan
Shannon Bremer, Project Monitor updated the Board of Directors regarding the strategic planning
meetings. Michelle Darden, Executive Director, commented on attachment A in the Board of Director’s
Board Report regarding the FY07-08 Public Perception (Stakeholder) Survey Results.
V              Education and Awareness
               Brief overview of the following program was presented to the Board of Directors:
               1       St. Louis Society – Barbara Crites, Program Director
VI             Consensus of Agenda
               1       Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors dated October 9, 2008
               2       Financials dated September 2008
                       Sgt. Prothro, Board Chairperson, stated that the Board of Directors Nominating Committee
                       will need to meet to present a slate of candidates for officers at the January 8, 2009 Board of
                       Director’s Meeting.
               3       Staff Reports dated October 2008
                       (a) Mrs. Darden, Executive Director, updated the Board of Directors on the following
                           additional items which occurred since her report was completed.

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                              (1) Audits - The Gateway to Independence Transportation Company and the St. Louis
                                  Office for Developmental Disability Resources annual audit for the fiscal year July 1,
                                  2007 to June 30, 2008 has been completed. The auditors did not have any findings.
                                  Congratulations to the Fiscal Team.
                              (2) Funding Manual – The Project Team is in the process of reviewing and updating the
                                  funding manual and will be presented to the Board of Directors for a vote. There is
                                  not a timeline for completion of this project.
                              (3) Transitional Housing – Plaza Square has agreed to rent five units to DD Resources
                                  upon approval from the City of St. Louis and HUD.
                              (4) Wachovia Securities – the Auction Rate Securities will be bought back throughout the
                                  month. Some funds have been released and have been reinvested. Due to the
                                  release of funds some of the capital projects that were on hold will be able to move
                                  forward.
                              (5) Holiday Open House – The Holiday Open House will be on December 5, 2008 from
                                  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, it is requested that donations of hats,
                                  gloves, mittens, and scarves are donated. These items will then be distributed to
                                  individuals in need of them.
                              (6) Department of Mental Health – The Department of Mental Health who was known as
                                  Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Resources has removed
                                  Mental Retardation from their name due to legislation that has been passed.
VII            Announcements
Clarice Woodard, St. Louis Project Club, encouraged individuals to attend the Harvest Ball on Saturday
November 15, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.
VIII           Adjourn
Mr. Mancini moved to adjourn the Board of Director’s Meeting. Rev. Hassler second. Vote all in favor.
The St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources Board of Director’s Meeting was adjourned.
IX             Executive Session
The Board of Directors convened in Executive Session to discuss legal actions, causes for action,
personnel matters relating to the hiring, firing, disciplining and promotion of employees and other Board
members.




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Board Secretary Signature                                                   Recording Secretary Signature




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                                               Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors
                                           St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources
                                                              November 13, 2008


Board Members Present:
Sergeant Willie Prothro, Chairperson
Professor Michael Mancini, Treasurer
Margaret Starks, Secretary
Susan Bianchi
Reverend Mickey Hassler
Armentha Russell

Board Members Excused:
Robert McKendry III, Vice Chairperson
Ernest Smoot


Executive Session:
       A       Code of Ethics – New Plan English Summary of Missouri Ethics Laws for Candidates for Election
               to Office in Missouri was given to the Board of Directors. Also Notice to Candidate form was
               given to each Board Member present for their signature.
       B       Fraternization Policy – A draft of Fraternization Policy was given to the Board of Director’s for
               approval. After discussion Ms. Russell moved that the Fraternization Policy be accepted. Ms.
               Starks second. Vote all in favor. None opposed.
       C. Executive Director Salary – The Board of Directors reviewed and approved the Executive Director
          salary. Ms. Starks moved to accept and Rev. Hassler second. Vote all in favor. None opposed.
          This will be effective November 13, 2008 retro active September 11, 2008.




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Board Secretary Signature                                                   Recording Secretary Signature




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