October – BCA Elections

Tuesday 4th October 7:15pm AEDT

Are you interested in a leadership role with BCA, either as a director of BCA, state representative on the National Policy Council (NPC), or for members based in New South Wales, a position on the NSW/ACT State Division Committee? Maybe you are not quite ready to stand for election, but are interested in learning more about what it means to be on one of these committees? Then October’s BCA Inform is certainly for you!

During BCA Inform you will hear from Fiona Woods, President of BCA on what it means to take on one of these roles. You will also hear from Joanne Chua, BCA Director, Neale Huth, Queensland Representative to the NPC, and Kristy Fitzgerald, Deputy Chair of the NSW/ACT State Division. These three BCA members will share with you their experiences of joining these committees. There will also be plenty of time for you to ask any questions you may have in relation to BCA’s Committees, standing for election, and the upcoming Annual General Meeting.

In the coming weeks you will receive BCA’s Notice of Annual General Meeting which will contain all the information you will need in relation to which positions are currently up for election, and the election or expression of interest process required. The information will also be made available on BCA’s website in late September 2022.

This year, the positions include:

Director of BCA’s board (3-year term)

  • There is one director position up for election this year. Currently, the position is held by Doug McGinn. Doug is completing his first 3-year term and is eligible to stand for election again, in line with BCA’s Constitution.

Representatives for the NSW/ACT State Division Committee (2-year terms)

  • There are three positions available on the NSW/ACT State Division Committee this year. These positions are currently held by Ben Clare, Suzy Hudson, and Mark Schofield. Each of these representatives is eligible to stand for election again, in line with BCA’s constitution.

Representatives for the National Policy Council (2-year term)

  • This year, BCA will be trialling a new approach to stand for the National Policy Council, we will be using an Expression of Interest process. The full details of how this will work are outlined in the Notice of the Annual General Meeting.
  • There are 4 positions available to submit an Expression of Interest for. They are New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, and Western Australia.

BCA Inform takes place over Zoom. Dial-in details will be sent to you shortly after registration. You can register online here.

If you require any further information or assistance please email us at events@bca.org.au or call BCA on 1800 033 660.

What is BCA Inform?

BCA Inform is a BCA-hosted monthly round table event that shares the work the organisation has been involved in and the work of other stakeholders that directly relates to people who are blind or vision impaired.

How can I attend BCA Inform?   

Anyone with an interest in the work of BCA is invited to attend via Zoom. The event links will be provided upon registration. You can join via computer, tablet, smartphone, or landline telephone.

Register online via this link or call BCA on 1800 033 660 to register over the phone.

Notice of Event Recording  

Please note that in the interest of accessibility, all BCA online events are recorded and made available to the public via the BCA website and the completion of your registration provides consent for this recording.

If you would rather not have your contributions to the session recorded, you may submit your questions or contributions to BCA staff by calling 1800 033 660 or emailing events@bca.org.au at least 24hrs prior to the event, or you may access the recording rather than attending the live event.

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