MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BLEPHAROSPASM AUSTRALIA INC. HELD ON 21 February 2020 AT CITIPLACE, PERTH RAILWAY STATION
Deputy-Chairman Kevin Skipworth welcomed members and supporters at 12.05pm.
Present: Kevin Skipworth, Nola Pense, Annette Clarkson, Lyn Smith, Sylvia Baker, Judy Cribb, Rob Douglas, Jan Henderson, Bob Henderson, Janina Jenkins, Sue Koepke, Eunice Pyper, Tricia Turner, Anne Crouch, Anne Eva and Lesley Reynolds.
Apologies: John Yeudall , George Rodrigues, Richard Cheah, Delys Kilpatrick, David Richardson, Joan Ashworth and Margaret Carpenter.
The Deputy-Chairman suspended the AGM temporarily to allow for the time constraints of the Guest Speaker.
He then introduced Darrell Baker, National President of Optometry Australia who gave a well-received talk on the state of optometry in Australia today with an insight into the future. It was a very interactive presentation with members participating in the discussion. The Deputy-Chairman thanked Darrell for his talk and presented him with a bottle of wine.
Minutes of the previous AGM – having been previously circulated were taken as read and accepted unanimously. Jan/Nola
Business arising from the Minutes: Nil
The Deputy-Chairman explained the reasons for the absence of the Chairman (who was recovering from a recent operation) and noted his appreciation of the work done by the Board.
He then read the Chairman’s Report (attached) and it was unanimously accepted. Lesley/Anne
Treasurer’s Report : The treasurer reported on the financial activities of the organisation together with the
The report was tabled and unanimously accepted by members. Annette/Sue
Member Liaison Report:
Nola presented her report as Member Liaison.
Community Liaison Report
Annette presented her report as Community Liaison.
Lyn presented her report on IT activities.
Election of Board and Office Bearers:
The following members nominated:
Chairman: John Yeudall
Vice-Chairman: Kevin Skipworth
Secretary: Lyn Smith
Treasurer: Lyn Smith
General Board: Nola Pense,- Member Liaison and Annette Clarkson- Community Liaison
There being no other expressions of interest or nominations, the above members were unanimously elected. Jan/Lesley
Any other AGM business
The Deputy-Chairman noted that votes of thanks were due to
Colin Beck for auditing our books on a pro bono basis
Ben Morton, MP for his office printing and posting our Newsletter and also for his assistance in allowing his office to be used by the Board for mail-outs
John for his excellent choice of speaker in Darrell Baker
Darrell Baker for his donation of three pairs of FL-41 glasses
Members for their generous donations to help with catering at meetings
Sue moved a vote of thanks for the November Seminar organisation and in particular the decorated bags with little gifts prepared by Annette.
Close of meeting: the meeting closed at 1.45pm.