On Monday 21 November, from 9.30am to 3pm.
You are invited to our first post Covid face-to-face Annual Forum.
Venue: Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury B69 1HE
- Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Richard Jones, who will open the day.
- Guest speaker Gary Holland, former Sandwell Visual Impairment Rehabilitation Officer who will tell us his reflections of a rehab worker.
- ‘Seeing in Isolation’ Presentation and photographic portrait display from Karren Visser and Becky Sexton of Multistory.
The full programme is below.
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. We have some great prizes for you!
After lunch, you can browse the stands, take part in interactive workshops or just relax and chat with friends.
The Annual Forum also provides you with the opportunity to take an active part in our work.
09.30am: Registration, refreshments and exhibit stands
10.30am: Welcome by Tony Averis, Chair of SVI
10.40am: Opening address by The Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Richard Jones
10.50am: Chair’s and Treasurer’s Reports ‑ including Statement of Accounts by Lindsay Delaney
11.10am: Appointment of Accountant 2022/2023
11.15am: Volunteers ‘What Would We Do Without You’
11.30am: Refreshment break
11.50am: Election of Trustees
12.00pm: Guest speaker Gary Holland – Reflections of a Rehab Worker ‘From Bump-ons and Beyond’
12.30pm: Guest speaker and presentation Karren Visser and Becky Sexton, Multistory – ‘Seeing in Isolation’
1.00pm: Closing address, announcements and thanks
1.45pm: Raffle draw
2.00pm: Workshops session and time to browse exhibitions stands and chat
Book your place
Bookings close on Friday 4 November.
If you would like to find out more about the Forum or would like some assistance with the booking process, please email the office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes of our 2021 AGM/Annual Forum
The minutes of last year’s meeting are available below, as a Word document or pdf.
Minutes of SVI Annual Forum and AGM 2021 (Word version)