We warmly invite you to our Annual Forum, to be held on on Monday 20 November at the Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury B69 1HE.
- Deputy Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Elaine Giles, who will open the day.
- Guest speakers Sarah Leadbetter and Sarah Gayton from the National Federation of the Blind who will tell us about the fantastic campaigning work they are doing.
- Our very own Trish Gracesmith who will speak about her successes and challenges as a VI archer.
Transport can be organised for you to get to the event. Lunch is provided. There will be a range of interesting exhibitors for you to visit during the day. A raffle will be held to help raise funds for SVI.
After lunch, you can browse the stands, take part in interactive workshops or just relax and chat with friends.
The programme is below.
If you would like to attend, please download and complete the SVI Annual Forum Booking Form 2023 and return by Friday 3 November 2023. Or you can call the SVI office to book your place (0121 525 4810)
The Annual Forum also provides you with the opportunity to take an active part in our work by standing as an SVI Charity CIO Trustee. To find out more and to make a nomination please download Nomination of Trustee Form 2023
Programme for the day
09.30am Registration, refreshments and exhibit stands
10.30am Welcome by Tony Averis, Chair of SVI
10.40am Opening address by The Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Elaine Giles
10.50am Chair’s and Treasurer’s Reports including Statement of Accounts by Lindsay Delaney
11.10am Appointment of Accountant 2023/2024
11.15am First speaker – Trish Gracesmith, The accidental archer
11.45am Refreshment break
12.10pm Election of Trustees
12.30pm Guest speakers Sarah Leadbetter and Sarah Gayton
1.00pm Closing address, announcements and thanks
1.45pm Raffle draw
2.00pm Workshops session and time to browse exhibitions stands and chat