2019 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Aniridia Network, a charitable incorporated organisation was held at: 138, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR on 1 June 2019 at 10:40am to transact the following business below in accordance with our governing document.

Minutes of the Aniridia Network 2019 Annual General Meeting



  1. People at tables watching a speaker at a podium and others seated as a panelAniridia Network Annual General Meeting 2018 minutes to be agreed
  2. Matters arising.
  3. Reports & Accounts
    To receive and consider the accounts for the financial year ending 2019 and the reports of the charity trustees
  4. Resolutions.
    1. Membership scheme/Governance model
      A vote on whether to pursue amending the Aniridia Network constitution to:

      1. Limit voting membership, OR
      2. Change to a trust where there are no voting members and governance lies with the Trustee Board.
    2. Any other resolutions proposed
  5. Appointment of charity trustees
    To appoint the following (tbc) as trustees until the 3rd AGM after this one,  subject to the compulsory retirement of 1/3 of trustees by rotation at each AGM as described in the charity’s governing document:

    • Dave McKay
    • Sarah Matthews.
  6. Any other business.

By order of the Trustee Board

Proposed resolutions were emailed to the trustees by 10am on 28 May 2019

The AGM 2019 was a session at Conference 2019. Members could come to the AGM for free but to attend other sessions the conference ticket fee had to be paid.

Trustee nominations

Dave McKay

I am a good communicator with good verbal and written, problem-solving,
organising and leadership skills as well as being a team player with the ability to use
my own initiative. I believe in fairness,  respect, and equality for all. I have experience of working in a highly regulated corporate environment and understand the need to adhere to both external and internal regulations, having worked in the financial/banking sector for over 10 years. I have an outgoing yet professional personality, enthusiasum and a willingness to learn and self-develop, I have been described as a responsible, caring, understanding, supportive and friendly person who is willing to help others achieve success, independence and confidence both in their professional and personal lives. I have interests in public transport, theatre, cooking, walking and cycling. I will bring all this and more to the position of trustee and Aniridia Network leadership team.

Sarah Matthews

I have lived with aniridia for over 50 years and am the mother of 2 children who have inherited aniridia from me. For me, aniridia is an important integral part of who I am which I now embrace. I embrace it because it has positively contributed to me becoming
the strong, resilient, independent, super problem solving and some might say bolshie! (but I prefer willful, persistent and determined) person I am today. I am a social worker by trade, so understand well how to support people to attain their rights and entitlements. I have worked in management roles in the voluntary sector for 14 years, the last 8 of which have been in business development roles securing significant funding for charities.

Join the Trustee Board

Trustees are the volunteers who form our governing body. They work as a team and are collectively responsible for controlling the management and administration of the charity. Being a trustee can be hard work, but also be very rewarding and provide great opportunities for personal development and improving your employability.

Interested? Find out more about being and how to become a trustee.

About Aniridia Network

A charity support group for people with the genetic visual impairment aniridia and their families in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is that people with/associated with aniridia are hopeful, confident, supported and well informed regarding aniridia. Founded in 2000. First registered as a charity in 2011 and fully in 2018.
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