Thank you to those who attended Blind Citizens Australia’s 40th Anniversary, AGM and National Convention in Perth or via our live streaming service over the weekend. We hope you enjoyed the program.
We would love to hear what you thought of the National Convention this year and would really appreciate if you would complete our Convention evaluation survey. The survey has 15 questions, and should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.
You can access the evaluation survey online via: BCA 2015 National Convention Survey
If you would prefer to receive the evaluation form in an alternative format, please contact the National Office on 1800 033 660 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The evaluation is open to anyone who participated, either by attending in Perth or using the live streaming service.
Thanks in advance,
From the Convention Coordinating Committee and BCA National Office.
The 2015 National Convention webpage includes the Convention Program.
This year’s theme was “Looking Forward Looking Back” Celebrating 40 years of Blind Citizens Australia.
Date: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October 2015.
Visit the BCA 2015 National Convention webpage for further information.
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) held its 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Perth, at the Mercure Hotel, 10 Irwin Street Perth, on Sunday 11 October 2015 at 11.00am. The AGM was held in conjunction with the 2015 BCA National Convention and was streamed live over the internet.
The agenda for the AGM can be found here BCA 2015 AGM Agenda (Word doc) and included presentation and discussion of the 2014-15 Annual Report (Word docx) and Financial Statements as well as the announcement of the election of Directors.
The special business for the meeting was consideration of some minor changes to the BCA Constitution (details can be found here) BCA Minor Constitution Changes (Word doc)
The constitution changes were considered and accepted at the meeting.
If you would like a personal copy of the 2014-2015 BCA Annual Report, you can download it here 2014-15 Annual Report (Word docx) or please call the National Office on 03 9654 1400 or 1800 033 660 to lodge this request. This Report will be available in large print, Braille, or by email only. As soon as the Report is available it will be sent to you in your preferred format. The Report will also be published on the publications page of the BCA Website.
National Policy and Development Council(NPDC)
As several of the recommendations that resulted from the recent BCA Leaders’ Summit relate to the processes that BCA applies to its Policy and Organisational Development functions the BCA Board has resolved to give urgent priority to the conduct of a review of the functioning of the National Policy and Development Council. To facilitate this review and ensure that the NPDC can continue to support BCA’s Policy and Advocacy work current elected members of the NPDC will be invited to remain in office until the review is completed. The Terms of Reference for this Review will be made available to members shortly.
The BCA Board recommended to members that five minor constitutional amendments be approved at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Details of these amendments and an explanation of their purpose can be found in this document BCA minor constitutional amendments (Word doc)
On behalf of the Board and staff of BCA, I do hope you enjoyed this year’s National Convention and Annual General Meeting if you were able to join us or listen in to the provided audio stream. As an organisation of and for people who are blind or vision impaired, it is important that we acknowledge and support each other to enhance the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired.