News from TOFS 2012 AGM

Published: Thu, 2nd August 2012, 12:00:00 AM
The TOFS 2012 AGM was held at St Georges Centre on May 13th 2012 and was chaired by our Chairman, Duncan Jackson. The key points of the meeting were: The minutes of the 2011 AGM were accepted as a true and accurate record. The Directors Report was presented and the key achievements of the year duly noted. These achievements included a successful Conference held in Birmingham in October, attendance at the RCPCH and BAPS annual conferences, a successful day at Newbury Race-course where we were again the official charity of the day, and the establishment of EAT, the new federation of TOF/OA support groups in Europe, whose first Chairman is TOFS Trustee, Graham Slater. The Treasurers report was presented which showed that, as planned and budgeted, we had a deficit in 2011 but on this still brings us back to the relatively healthy position which we had at the end of 2009. The Treasurer noted, however, the ongoing challenges of maintaining a stable income particularly in the current economic climate.We remain heavily dependent on the fund-raising activities of families and friends. The Accounts were accepted unanimously and similarly it was proposed and accepted that Lemans be re-appointed as our auditors. Dennis Harvey, Sophie Smallwood and John Pearce resigned by rotation as Directors and were duly re-elected. The AGM also voted unanimously for the election of two additional Trustees, Dr Caroline Love and Wendy Colbeck who were welcomed as Trustees and as members of the Council of Management. Finally, the Chairman reported that the Council of Management had accepted the resignation of Sandra Hawkins as Treasurer, and that John Pearce had agreed to undertake this role. The Chairman thanked Sandra for her many years efforts as Treasurer, and confirmed that Sandra will remain as a Trustee.

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