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Welcome

Welcome and congratulations on your appointment to the Minnesota State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind (SRC-B). The New Member Orientation will assist new members in finding the information and resources needed in order to become familiar with the workings of the SRC-B and State Services for the Blind (SSB).

Please read all this material carefully so that you will know what is expected of you and what you can expect. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask other members of the SRC-B or staff at SSB.

Meeting Information

Please note the following information about SRC-B meetings. Until further notice all meetings are held via Zoom. No in person meetings are scheduled at our office which is located at State Services for the Blind, 2200 University Avenue West, Suite 240, St. Paul, on the following schedule:

Month Day Time
February First Thursday of the month* 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April First Thursday of the month 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
June First Thursday of the month 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August First Thursday of the month 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
October First Thursday of the month 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
December First Thursday of the month 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

*There is a vote to move this meeting to either the second or third Thursday due to the Governor's council appointments.

Material for the meetings (such as agenda, minutes, and other reports) will be sent to you at least a week prior to each meeting. Please read this information so that you will be prepared to participate fully in the meeting. If the information comes to you in a different format from that which you would prefer, please contact Susan Kusz at 651-539-2271 or susan.kusz@state.mn.us to have the format changed.

Attendance at all meetings is expected. If you are unable to attend a meeting, please notify the chair and/or another member of the Council or SSB Staff person.

All full Council meetings are recorded and transcribed by a court reporter. Council minutes can be found on the SRC-Bs' Documents page (opens in new browser window) and copies can be made available by contacting Susan Kusz at 651-539-2271 or susan.kusz@state.mn.us.

Other Meeting Information

As a member of the SRC-B, you may be contacted on occasion outside of meeting times by other Council members, staff at SSB, or members of the public regarding various issues.

Much of the work of the Council is done in committees and taskforce meetings. Each Council member is expected to participate on one or more of these committees and taskforces. See the list of committees in the SRC-B Committees and Recurring Task Forces section below to select the committee on which you wish to serve. Inform the SRC-B chair know your preference. SSB staff participation provides essential history and helpful support to council projects and committee work.

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