Friday, November 17, 2023



Friday, October 27th, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM (CST)


In attendance: David Rooney, Elizabeth Wallace, Hallie Abelman, Michael Penniman, Megan Meyer, Wendy Robertson, Bri Swope, T.M. Weissenberger, Rita Soenksen, Kimberly Dukes, Emily Mozena, Hannah Wollack, Gianna Marshall, Brad Ferrier, Vivian Greenwalt, Julie Gaida, Mike Venzon, Amelia DeRynck, Len Sandler


Secretary rotation confirmation (David)

Approval of Minutes for previous meeting (Michael / Bri) -Elizabeth Motioned. Rita Seconded. Unanimous approval.

Treasury Report (Hallie) – no updates - Michael gave report about DDEI continuing to support live captioning for meetings.

New Joining Member Acknowledgement (Michael) – Vivian Introduced and welcomed.

Announcements / Updates:

  • Regents Institutions Disability Summit recap & comments – members shared comments and reflection – Kudos to T.M.’s session on digital accessibility.
  • ADA celebration & Sen Harkin visit (Bri) – no updates
  • Adaptive rock-climbing clinic December 2nd + 3rd, call for volunteers (funding request) (Bri) – Paradise Sports (12 certified during training) – hosting clinics thereafter as open times and events – starting with Students and then opening to community – MV to help send blurb to gain interest ($295/certify person) - funding sponsoring, poster, table (request = $500 to cover one certification + equipment) – CDA voted to approve funding request. Elizabeth and Gianna open to volunteering.
  • Stanley Art museum update! (Elizabeth) - auto doors now available on ALL doors/floors – kudos to Elizabeth for advocacy and giving tour for Bri’s class
  • CDA November meeting & Semester get togethers. – Propose for November 17 – approved Planning - Propose $100 for December gathering – Gianna motioned / Rita seconded – unanimous approval.
  • CDA Budgeting & funding requests due to IESI October 31st - Michael to turn in the CDA budget by date – Bri proposed for setting aside funds for ADA celebration
  • Hey Buddy, I'm Bill Exhibit open until December 19th at the Main Library! Gallery website information and visit planning (

From chat:

  • I [Brad] invite anyone to come visit the gallery on the north side of the 1st floor of the Main UI Library. We will have a virtual exhibit upcoming on the website.
  • We have a virtual talk on zoom on Friday Nov 10 called Hey Buddy, we are the Curators.
  • Elizabeth invited members to send her updates to website (personal bio and photos)
  • Bri announced planning ahead for Reel Abilities film fest with FilmScene

Planning (Fall remainder meetings - thru December 2023):

Action Items (before next meeting):

Next meeting: Friday, November 17th, 2023, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (CST) – Zoom

Meeting Minutes submitted by David Rooney, November 11, 2023