Minutes of the Annual Meeting
North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
Held via Conference Telephone call
5:30 p.m., June 7, 2006
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by the President. Present on the call were Drs. David Baxter, President, William Rafferty, Secretary-Treasurer, David Anderson, Joel Banks, William Hendrix, Ms. Trudy Mitchell and Ms. Mary Richardson, members of the Board. Also present was Dr. John Robinson, the Board’s Executive Director. Present for the beginning of the call was Mr. Johnny Loper, the Board attorney who took the call on his cell phone. When asked by the President if anyone had a question for Mr. Loper, there were no questions by any Member and Mr. Loper left the call. Announcing that the purpose of the meeting was to elect new officers. Dr. Baxter opened the floor for nominations for President.
Dr. Banks nominated Dr. Rafferty for President. The motion was seconded by Dr. Hendrix. When the President asked for further nominations there were none and Dr .Rafferty was elected by acclimation.
The floor was then opened for nominations for Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Banks nominated Dr. Anderson. Ms. Richardson seconded the nomination. When the President asked for further nominations there were none and Dr. Anderson was elected by acclimation.
Dr. Baxter took a moment to thank the members of the Board for their support during his time in office and over the ten years he has been a member of the Board. Dr. Rafferty thanked the members for their confidence in him and assured those present on the call that he would do his utmost to lead the Board in the maintenance of the highest standards of professional and ethical practice of optometry as exemplified by those who have gone before.
Dr. Robinson announced that the arrangements had been completed at the McKimmon Center for the arrival of the equipment by late morning or early afternoon on Thursday, July 27, 2006 and that the Clinical Examiners were being asked to be at the Center no later than 3:00 P.M. for orientation and examination station set up. The Board Members are asked to be there by 5 P.M. for a short meeting before going to dinner, each Member on their own, since there are no plans for a group dinner until Saturday night when dinner will be arranged for the Board and the Clinical Examiners. The examinations will begin on Friday morning, July 28th with breakfast being served at 7:00 A.M. and the first examination session beginning at 7:45 A.M. There being no further business, at 5:50 p.m., a motion to adjourn was made by Dr. Hendrix, seconded by Ms. Richardson and carried unanimously.
The next meeting of the Board will be in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday evening, July 27, 2006, beginning at 4 P.M. at the Jane McKimmon Center, ending Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 6:00 P.M. for the purpose of conducting the Summer 2006 Clinical/Practicum Examinations.