Member notices

Full details  of this years graduation ceremony can be found here.

Voting for elections has closed. The results are as follows:

  • Lorraine Bleasdale ELECTED
  • Kevin Gutsell NOT ELECTED
  • Daryl Newsome ELECTED

The three year term for those elected will commence on Friday 6 September 2019.

Dear Members,

You may be aware that yesterday evening Channel 4 aired a programme called Supershoppers, a consumer advice show that focuses on high end shopping in the UK, tackling the perception that only expensive brands can offer goods of the highest quality. Part of the content on last night’s programme was a piece on the cost of spectacles which encouraged viewers to go online to purchase these cheaper.

Please be assured that we are appalled with the content of the programme and are liaising with the GOC and College of Optometrists on a statement to be released in due course.  We are also contacting the Producers of the show to inform them of the facts around what they have publicised and the impact that can have on patient safety and awareness with regards to the importance of the dispensing side of eye health care.

Barry Duncan

A special General Meeting of the Association will be held on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at  2.15pm.

All full and retired full members are entitled to attend and vote.

Members unable to attend are entitled to appoint a proxy who will be attending or the chairman of the meeting.

Proxy vote forms can be downloaded here and can be posted to:

The General Secretary, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.

Forms must be received no later than 2.15pm on Monday 7th October 2019.

You are entitled to ask the chairman of the meeting to vote on your behalf at his discretion or by indication support or opposition to the proposition.

It is hoped that all members will feel able to support this further modernisation of the Association.

These meetings are being held in conjunction with the annual Consultation Day with Members, to which all members are cordially invited to attend.To confirm your attendance please fill in this form.

There will be a Special General Meeting of the Fund to consider resolutions to change the Trust Deed and Rules of the Fund.

All full and retired full members of ABDO are entitled to attend and vote.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at the ABDO National Resource Centre at 2.00 pm.

Agenda

  1. The President of the Association will open the meeting
  2. To consider and if agreed, approve the Resolution in relation to the Trust Deed
  3. To consider and if agreed, approve the Rules of the Fund

The existing Deed and Rules, along with the above Resolutions can be viewed here.

To confirm your attendance please fill in this form.