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Wessex Kidney Patients Association.

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                                                   WESSEX KIDNEY PATIENTS ASSOCCIATION AGM 13TH SEPTEMBER 2015

                                                        HELD AT VIABLES CRAFT CENTRE BASINGSTOKE AT 13.15 HRS

PRESENT:  David MacDonald (DM) Catherine West (CW)   

APOLOGIES: Tracey Sinclair

LAST MINUTES                                                                                                                                                                                  

Minutes of the last meeting held on 7th September 2014 at the Hampshire Rose, Purbrook, were read but numerous amendments were required so they need to be altered and approved at the next AGM in 2016. 

CHAIRMANS REPORT                                                                                                                                                                 

DM thanked everyone for attending the AGM.  There have been few activities organised this year, due to lack of support.  David asked for suggestions, but that we need enough interested patients to be able to organise coaches etc.  He also asked for new committee members.                                                                    

TREASURERS REPORT                                                                                                                                                             

CW handed out the Finance Report and explained that we have a healthy balance. Patient Welfare has increased as is our aim; we were especially able to help children and their families from Southampton Renal Dept.  Also the NKF Conference expenses increased as we paid for Tim Leach and Katie Beel (Business Manager) to attend as Day Delegates.  CW also asked for any questions or comments.  Keith Cooper asked if any of the donations given to us specifically asked for their money to go towards any particular projects or items.  CW replied that the donor’s wishes were always honoured.                                                                                                                                                                      

WELFARE REPORT                                                                                                                                                                            

DM stated that we have made only a few Welfare Payments, partly due to our new welfare form which requires completing, and a signature by a consultant or senior nurse.  Then returning to us with an explanation of the reason for the request and stipulates that no cash will be sent only a cheque to the company supplying the goods or services.                                                                                                 

ELECTION OF NEW COMMITTEE                                                                                                                                               

There were no volunteers or resignations so the Committee remains the same.                                                                                

David MacDonald  - Chairman and Welfare                                                                                                                       

Catherine West – Treasurer                                                                                                                                                                   

Tracey Sinclair – Secretary and Magazine Editor                                                                                                            

Proposed Vera MacDonald    Seconded Peter Lee

AOB                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

DM asked for suggestions for any activities that the patients would like us to organise.   A couple of suggestions were boat trips on the Basingstoke Canal or the Thames.

Meeting closed at 14.05hrs          

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