Friday, March 27, 2015

Disability Awareness Program

 

The Phoenix Sister Cities Disabilities Awareness Committee (DAC) was the first of its kind developed in the United States. Phoenix Sister Cities remains the only local program with a committee that focuses on disabilities issues.  DAC has won numerous awards for excellence recognizing exchange programs organized with the sister cities of Phoenix. Current programs include: the annual International Competition for Artists with Disabilities; the International Competition for Writers with Disabilities; adaptive recreation exchanges; workshops on brain injuries; occupational and physical therapy; exchange of information on mobility and accessibility; and the International Competition for Photography, with a disabilities awareness theme and open to all photographers.  The Committee meets on a monthly basis and welcomes new members

 

Mission Statement:

To provide Phoenix Sister Cities Commission (PSCC) with the opportunity to increase disability awareness among PSCC and its member sister cities for the purpose of promoting the equalization of opportunities within society on behalf of all world citizens with disabilities and their families.                                                     

To provide a global standard for how to incorporate individuals with disabilities into all aspects of PSCC programming. 

 

Committee Contact Information

Chairperson: Michael Sleeseman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Staff Liaison: Rick Gerrard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Meeting Agenda:

For further information, please call Phoenix Sister Cities at 602-534-3751. For reasonable accommodations, call Phoenix Sister Cities at Voice/602-534-3751 or TTY/602-534-5000 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
PHOENIX SISTER CITIES COMMISSION
DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMITTEE

Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the PHOENIX SISTER CITIES COMMISSION and to the general public, that the DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm,  located at 7825 N Invoergordon Place, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253.

 

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1.

Call to Order

 

2.

Welcome and Introductions

M. Sleeseman

3.

Approval March 3rd, 2015 meeting minutes (Report/Discussion/Action)

 

4.

Committee Funds Status (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

R. Gerrard, M.J. Trunzo

5.

2015 International Competition for Writers with Disabilities (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

M.J. Trunzo

R. Baethke

1.

Theme for 2015: “Inclusion: Breaking Barriers…Opening Doors”

2.

Send out Applications and Fact Sheets-Every Month

3.

Send out Letters to Judges

4.

Secure Venue

5.

Program/Brochure

6.

Approve printing cost for brochures ($100 for 50)

6.

2015 International Competition for Artists with Disabilities (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

M.J. Trunzo

R. Baethke

J.Gesullo

1.

 Theme for 2015 – “A Voice of Our Own”

2.

“Preview” Fund Raiser/Sponsorship Packs

3.

Brochure/Artwork to David Imes

4.

Transdev- Art Donation

5.

Art Winner’s Cards/Calendars

6.

Venue

7.

2015 International Photography Competition: (Report/ Discussion/Possible Action)

M. J. Trunzo

B. Chatzkel

N. Bowles

1.

Theme for 2015-“A Voice of Our Own”

2.

Wells Fargo Sponsorship

3.

Early Advertising/PR

8

Liaison with Hermosillo (Projects)

M.J. Trunzo

1.

PSC/DAC OT Delegation to Hermosillo (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

2.

First Aid Training to Hermosillo (Report/discussion/Possible Action)

9.  

Holiday Bear and Book Event (Report/Discussion/Possible Action)

M.J. Trunzo

B. Chatzkel

1.      

Update Revenue Final

2.

Potential Sponsors

10.

Website-PSC Facebook Fan Page (Discussion)

N. Bowles

B. Chatzkel

1.

Upcoming Executive Committee Meeting Presentation

11.

Mayor’s Gala-Raffle Tickets DAC (Report/Discussion)

M.J. Trunzo

12.

FY15/16 Events and Activities (Discussion/Action)

M. Sleeseman

13

Upcoming PSC Events (Report/Discussion)

R. Gerrard

14.

Next meeting is Tuesday May5th, 2015

 

15.

Call to the Public (Not for Discussion)

 

16.

Call to Adjourn  

 


 

Future Meetings:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

 

Disabilities Awareness Committee Meetings 2014-2015

August 2014

Agenda  Minutes

September 2014

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October 2014

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November 2014

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December 2014

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January 2015

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February 2015

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March 2015

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April 2015

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Disabilities Awareness Committee Meetings 2013-2014

July 2013

Agenda Minutes

August 2013

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September 2013

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October 2013

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November 2013

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January 2014

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February 2014

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March 2014

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April 2014

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May 2014

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June 2014

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July 2014

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