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It is time for the Annual General Meeting and Members Meeting of Vision Aid Overseas.

This year, as in 2020 it will be a little bit different…

 

We invite you, our valued Members, to join us online for a virtual AGM and Members Meeting from 4.30pm – 6pm on Friday 12th November 2021.

You can register for this event, below.

 

Why are the meetings virtual again this year?

 

The pandemic has meant a challenge for everyone, both in the UK and in the countries in which we work. We hope you are coping well still despite these challenges.

 

At VAO, we were able to see the pandemic through and remain resilient in the face of some of these challenges. It was only thanks to your support, so thank you.

For many months, our critical eye health work was paused in all countries, however, we are now seeing this returning to normal. We know you will be pleased to hear that our projects in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Zambia are all returning to full capacity as we move from summer to autumn.

 

Yet there remains so much for the charity still to do, we are as a team still working remotely – but we have been working hard! We are proud to have completed our Annual Report and audited accounts for the year and have so much to look forward to now that we are coming back to a more normal viewpoint, with amazing appeals and a brand-new strategy to lead us out of this difficult time. Not all charities were able to achieve this, and we are so proud of our staff, trustees, members, volunteers, and supporters for helping us.

We attach our newly released Annual Report and look forward to presenting this important information to you. There will be the opportunity to ask questions to the board and SMT at the Member meeting this year around the new strategy, due to time please do let us know, in advance, if you would like to ask a question.

 

Given that there are still so many restrictions in place, we wanted to make sure our meetings remain compliant with current UK guidance around socialising and traveling and are as safe as possible. That is why we have made the decision, like many other organisations again this year, to host our AGM and Members Meeting online.

 

We know how much Members value the chance to meet with each other, and with VAO staff and Trustees, and to take part in lively conversations around eye health and the charity’s role in the world today. We will be making sure that as soon as we can meet that we do! The AGM and Members meeting this year is also the time that we can celebrate and applaud those people who have gone the extra mile for VAO during this challenging time and will be presenting our Awards accordingly.

 

We can’t wait to share our successes with you so please do join us online for the AGM and Members Meeting from 4.30pm – 6pm on Friday 12th November 2021. You can register, below.

To attend the meetings, you will need access to the internet and an email address.

 

If you are unable to attend but want to cast your vote, please return the proxy form, available to download below, by email to [email protected] or by post to FREEPOST VISION AID OVERSEAS.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Nicola Chevis,

Chief Executive Officer

Documents for meeting

AGM Minutes 

Final Report 2020-2021

Agenda

Proxy Form

Statements for re-election

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