The audio Stream of the Blind Citizens Australia 2015 National Convention will be available from 8am WA time, 11am eastern daylight savings time from Saturday 10 October with thanks from LotteryWest, Information Alternatives and Blind Sports Radio.
To listen please go to BCA 2015 Convention Audio Stream
Or you can use the Tune-In Links below
Blind Citizens Australia would like to thank LotteryWest, Information Alternatives and Blind Sports Radio for their support in making the BCA Convention stream possible.
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) is the representative body for Australians who are blind or vision impaired.
The 2015 National Convention webpage has been updated and includes the current version of the Convention Program.
This year’s theme is “Looking Forward Looking Back” Celebrating 40 years of Blind Citizens Australia.
Date: Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 October 2015
Starting with a Welcome function hosted by Blind Citizens WA on Friday 9th October evening.
Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #BCACONV and on Twitter @au_BCA
Visit the BCA 2015 National Convention webpage for further information.
NOTICE TO MEMBERS
Annual General Meeting
11.00am on Sunday 11 October 2015
Blind Citizens Australia (BCA) will hold 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 will be held in conjunction with the 2015 BCA National Convention and will be streamed live over the internet.
The agenda for the AGM can be found here BCA 2015 AGM Agenda (Word doc) and includes presentation and discussion of the 2014-15 Annual Report and Financial Statements as well as the announcement of the election of Directors.
The special business for the meeting will be consideration of some minor changes to the BCA Constitution (details can be found here) BCA Minor Constitution Changes (Word doc)
All Full Members are entitled to one vote each in relation to any resolutions put forward at the AGM. If Full Members are unable to attend this meeting, they may appoint the chairperson, or another Full Member as a proxy. Information about Proxy Voting is available from the National Office.
If you would like a personal copy of the 2014-2015 BCA Annual Report, 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 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 by the time of the 2015 National Convention.
The BCA Board is recommending 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)
Full Members of BCA present in person or by Proxy will be able to vote on the approval of these amendments at the AGM on 11 October 2015.
On behalf of the Board and staff of BCA, I do hope you can join us at this year’s National Convention and Annual General Meeting. 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.