Top tips for your AGM

With many LOCs preparing to host AGMs, we asked two experienced LOC Chairs to share their top tips for organising a successful event.

Prab Boparai, Chair of Wolverhampton LOC (pictured right), suggests that organisers:prab boparai

  • Make sure you have regular ongoing contact with our members via email and newsletter
  • Add an interesting and appropriate CET lecture to the event
  • Keep AGM content brief and concise and interactive as possible
  • Choose a good venue and catering
  • Source a sponsor the event
  • Invite LOCSU representative or Commissioning Lead
  • Advertise the AGM widely via email, newsletter, social media and LOC website
  • Circulate all the necessary documents and the agenda beforehand
  • Teamwork. Ensure all the officers are primed and up to date with their input

 

Matt Jinkinson, Chair of Stockport LOC (pictured right), recommends the organisers:

  • Ensure that notification goes out early and then all key milestone reminder dates are hit.
  • Make it unmissable – focus the invite on an important topic – such as a local change – which means people will need to attend to get information or hear about an important matt jinkinsonnational change impacting on all
  • Link to a CET event
  • Stick to the LOCSU recommended timelines for collation of nominations for LOC members to ensure smooth running of elections on the night
  • Provide free food, if there are sufficient LOC funds

 

LOCSU has a growing bank of hints and tips for LOCs to make your AGM event a success:

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Dates for the diary

Solihull LOC's AGM

St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT

Annual AGM

2018-10-03 19:00:00 - 2018-10-03 21:30:00

Contact name: Cathy Pike

Contact email: solihull.loc@hotmail.co.uk

National Optical Conference 2018

Chesford Grange hotel, Nr Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

Annual NOC for LOC officers and its members

2018-11-14 17:00:00 - 2018-11-15 17:30:00

Contact email: info@locsu.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

East Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull HU4 7DY

Annual AGM

2018-11-19 18:30:00 - 2018-11-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Ean Blair

Contact email: ean@optometrics.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 07768 492806

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