Minutes

North Carolina State Board of Optometry

Annual Meeting via Conference Telephone

June 30, 2004

 

 

The meeting was called to order 5:38 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 by the President who announced that the purpose of the meeting was for the election of officers for the year beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005 . Present were Drs. Scott Edwards , President, David Baxter , Secretary/Treasurer, David Anderson , Joel Banks and William Rafferty and Ms. Trudy Mitchell , Members of the Board .  Also present were Mr. Johnny Loper , Board Attorney, Dr. John D. Robinson, Executive Director and Ms. Sara Roberts, Administrative Assistant.

 

On a motion by Dr. Baxter seconded by Dr. Banks that carried unanimously the Board went into closed session in accordance with NCGS 143-318.1(a)(3)  to receive an update on the status of the lawsuit with the Medical Board by  Mr. Loper.  Mr. Loper reported that the motion by the Medical Board to dismiss the suit has been denied and that he was now awaiting the signed order.  After responding to the Board ís questions and inquiries, on  a motion by Dr. Anderson seconded by Dr. Banks that carried unanimously the Board returned to open session.  In the closed session no action or vote was taken.

 

The President then called for nominations for the office of  Secretary/Treasurer.  Dr. Baxter nominated Ms. Mitchell.  Dr. Anderson seconded the nomination.  There being no further nominations Dr. Edwards asked that Ms. Mitchell be elected by acclamation.  Dr. Baxter then moved and Dr. Anderson seconded a motion that Ms. Mitchell be elected Secretary/Treasurer by acclamation.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

The President then called for nominations for the office of President.  Ms. Mitchell nominated Dr. Baxter.  Dr. Banks seconded the nomination.  There being no further nominations the President asked that Dr. Baxter be elected by acclamation.  Ms. Mitchell moved and Dr. Banks seconded a motion that Dr. Baxter be elected President by acclamation.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Dr. Edwards thanked the Members of the Board and Staff for their support during the past year and wished the incoming officers success in their endeavors to lead the Board in the coming year and turned the meeting over to Dr. Baxter.

 

 Dr. Baxter briefly outlined his goals for the upcoming year, chief among which was the finalizing the conversion of the optometry data and scanning systems.

 

 There being no further business, Dr. Anderson moved and Dr. Banks seconded a motion to adjourn.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

The next meeting of the Board will be in Raleigh beginning a 4 P.M. on Thursday, August 5, 2004 at the Jane McKimmon Center to conduct the Summer 2004 Clinical/Practicum Examinations and for other purposes.

 

 

 

                                                                                                            Approved

                                                                                                            August 7, 2004