Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

Sheffield LOC AGM 17th May 2004

Held at Fulwood House at 7.00pm.

Present:

In attendance:

Apologies:

Minutes of the last meeting:

The minutes of the previous AGM were agreed as a correct record, as amended by Mr Cotton. Proposed: G Cowley, seconded: A Gage

Matters arising:

Correspondence:

The Secretary’s Report:

Mr Cowley read the report (copy attached) and it was accepted as amended. Proposed: S Stentiford, seconded Michael Daybell

The Treasurer’s Report and Presentation of the Balance Sheet

Mike Daybell presented the provisional balance. Final Balance sheet will be distributed at the next meeting, when all the financial information has been obtained. Mr Daybell commented that the current assets appeared reduced due to the reduction of levy, that not all expenses were included, such as meeting expenses. He also questioned the committee on the Halifax Account. It was agreed to close the account no longer used and transfer the funds over to the other accounts.

Approval of voluntary and statutory levy

It is proposed both statutory & voluntary levy remain unchanged (0,2.5% and 1% respectively). Proposed M Daybell seconded G Cowley. It was agreed that a list of people paying the levy should be obtained from Anne Dean and that anyone not paying should be reminded to do so.

Appointment of scrutineers

Appointed:

Proposed M Daybell Seconded R Hughes.

The Chairman’s Comment

Sue Stentiford read her report, a copy of which is attached. Proposed G Cowley, seconded B Bristow.

SHA Representatives’ Comments

Anne Dean, who was not able to attend the AGM sent her report, which was read out by Mr Cowley. A copy of this report is attached.

Any other Business

Cataracts: It was agreed to contact Matthew Edwards at the Hallamshire to ask him for a copy of a report on the Pilot cataract Scheme.

Alex Gage indicated that CHI was coming to his practice to interview him in a couple of weeks. Bev Bristow stated that he felt it important to make sure that CHI and the PCT’s understand that Optometrists do.

Date for next meeting:

7 July 2003, Fulwood House, 7.00pm.

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