The Macular Degeneration Foundation's Annual General Meeting and Christmas party was held on Tuesday 11 December 2012 at the Foundation's Sydney office in Kent Street.
Foundation Chairman Elizabeth Carr welcomed the 100 attendees, which included board members, Foundation Patron Ita Buttrose, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, members of the macular degeneration community and staff.
The achievements of the Foundation over the 2011-2012 financial year were highlighted including the success of the Merry Musicians YouTube video, the Foundation's first foray into social media.
The Foundation thanked all of its sponsors and supporters including Novartis, who was officially thanked for their outstanding support over many years with the remarkable success of the two national advertising campaigns. Another important presentation was to Dr Bamini Gopinath, recipient of the Blackmores Dr Paul Beaumont Research Fellowship 2013-14, who was officially awarded her fellowship by Neal Mercado, Director, Blackmores Institute.
As part of the celebrations, Foundation Patron Ita Buttrose spoke about her remarkable time at the Foundation, and presented all of our volunteers with a thank you gift, acknowledging their invaluable support throughout the year.
The Annual General Meeting enabled Foundation Chief Executive Officer Julie Heraghty to say thank you to all supporters, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, health care professionals, and governments for their generosity of spirit and for being part of the Foundation's wonderful journey.
A copy of the 2011-2012 Annual Report can be downloaded by clicking here, or alternatively a printed copy can be requested by contacting the Foundation on 1800 111 709.