First Steps To Hold Annual Board Meeting

First Steps will hold its annual board meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 5:45 p.m., at the City of Dillon Wellness Center located at 1647 Commerce Drive, Dillon, SC.
The Election committee will present the 2019-20 Officers and the 2019-23 board member nominees for election. The nominees are:
Slate of 2019-20 Board Officers:
• Chair – Kenneth Smith
• Vice-Chair – Dr. Michael McRae

Slate of 2019-23 Elected Directors
Beryl Collington
Lisa Armstrong
Millie Odom
Kenneth Smith
Rev. Allen Nesmith
Preston Greene, III

The board agenda is as follows:
Call Meeting to Order-
Nina Bradley
Introductions
Moment of Silence
Approval of Board Minutes

Certificates of Appreciation- Shirleen Lewis, Executive Director
Board Member of the Year Award- Shirleen Lewis, Executive Director
Recommendation of New Board Members and Officers- Nominations Committee

Action Items:
Approval of New DCFS Partnership Board Members:
Background: DCFS board members serve a four-year term in their role on the partnership board.
Issue: The four-year term ends on October 21, 2019.
Recommendation: It is recommended the returning board members review the new candidates selected by the nominations committee and elect board members for FY 2020-2023.
Approval of Officers:
Background: DCFS Officers serve a one-year term in their role on the partnership board.
Issue: The one-year term for Fiscal Year 2019 is completed and is time for reassignment of positions.
Recommendation: It is recommended the board review candidates selected by the nominations committee and assign officers for Fiscal Year 2020.

Executive Director, Officers, and Budget Committee Chair Authorization
Background: Annually DCFS Board of Directors must approve for the Executive Director, Officers, and Budget Committee Chairs to sign official DCFS documents, budget reallocation forms, and contracts.
Issue: Executive Director, Officers, and Budget Committee Chairs need approval to sign documents for Fiscal Year 2020.
Recommendation: It is recommended that DCFS Board of Directors approve the Budget Committee Chair, Officers, and Executive Director to sign official documents, budget reallocation forms, and contracts with no limitation on budget reallocations or contracts.

Non- Action Items:
• Chair’s Report – Nina Bradley
• Budget Report- Kenneth Smith
• Executive Director’s Report- Shirleen Lewis
• Grant Updates
• DCFS Hallow-Read Day
• Community Updates
• Annual Report
• New Board Members Orientation
• Parents as Teacher Update- Shantel McRae
• Quality Enhancement- Shantel McRae
• Child Care Training- Angela Coward
• Raising A Reader Update- Angela Coward
Announcements
Adjournment