Minutes of the Annual Meeting
North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry
Embassy Suites Hotel at Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC
12:00 p.m., June 11, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m. by the President. Present at the meeting were Drs. Joel Banks, President, William Hendrix, Secretary-Treasurer, David Anderson, Michael Clark, William Rafferty and Mr. Roger Mitchell and Ms. Mary Richardson, members of the Board. Also present was Dr. John Robinson, the Board’s Executive Director, Ms. Janice Peterson, Administrative Secretary and Ms. Sara Roberts, Administrative Assistant.. Announcing that the purpose of the meeting was to elect new officers, Dr. Banks opened the floor for nominations for President.
Mr. Mitchell nominated Dr. Banks for President. The motion was seconded by Ms. Richardson. When the President asked for further nominations there were none. Dr. Clark moved and Ms. Richardson seconded a motion that Dr. Banks be elected by acclimation. The motion carried unanimously.
The floor was then opened for nominations for Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Clark nominated Mr. Mitchell. The motion was seconded by Ms. Richardson. When the President asked for further nominations there were none. Ms. Richardson moved and Dr. Rafferty seconded a motion that Mr. Mitchell be elected by acclimation. The motion carried unanimously.
Dr. Banks took a moment to thank the members of the Board and Staff for their support during his time in office and over the years he has been a Member of the Board. He thanked those present for their confidence in him and assured them 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.
There being no further business at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Board, on a motion by Ms. Richardson that was seconded by Mr. Mitchell and carried unanimously the meeting was adjourned at 12:15 p.m.