A Quick Reminder!

Here is our Agenda – and some important information – for the General Membership Meeting scheduled for this Sunday, April 16th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (virtually by Zoom).
You can register in advance for this meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z.
Approval of the December Minutes – Secretary Angel B. 
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
Program Committee Chair – Jay P.
Municipal Committee Check Ins 
Anti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Dick F. 
Featured Guest Speaker – Djenne-amal Morris 
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Municipal Committee Check Ins 
Credentials Committee: 1 person elected per county
Platform (13 seats)
MDP Representative & New CCDC Membership (At-Large Members)

New Business

Introducing Our Featured Speaker:
Djenne-amal N. Morris, BA.

Djenne-amal N. Morris brings passion, humor, and real-life experience to her role as a national and international parent/professional trainer, facilitator, and motivational speaker whose view of the world is not as it is, but as it could be. As a mother of an amazing son with CHARGE Syndrome, she strives to build an atmosphere of support and empowerment for families of children with special needs and the professionals who serve them. This has led to her career working with families of children with special needs in various roles as Women’s Ministry Leader, and Family Specialist for the New England and North Carolina Deaf-Blind Projects, Parent Educator. She currently is the Family Faculty Advisor for the NC-LEND program at UNC-Chapel Hill and President of the Board of Directors for Hands & Voices Headquarters. Djenne is committed to creating an atmosphere of diversity wherever she. goes. She received her certification in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion from Cornell University and does consulting and training for professionals. Djenne and her husband Michael of 31 years have 3 children. Malik, 27 a graduate of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. He is independent and living his best life in a group home for Deaf young men. Imani, 28, is a future MPH focusing on Maternal and Child Health.

Her youngest Zakiya, 22, is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and a future Audiologist. Djenne and Michael are enjoying their empty nest by traveling, growing their consulting business, and enjoying evening wine on the porch!
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