The annual general meeting (AGM) of Haemochromatosis Australia will be held on Saturday 10 August 2013 at the Burnside Community Centre, Tusmore (Adelaide) corner of Portrush & Greenhill Rds.

The AGM will follow a public information session to commence at 1.00 pm.



The business of the meeting will include::

  • A report from Haemochromatosis Australia president Ben Marris
  • A report from treasurer James Stephenson and presentation of annual financial statements
  • Appointment of auditors
  • Election of Office Bearers.

Any member unable to attend may appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf. Download a proxy appointment form here.

Office bearers

All current office bearers will retire from their positions but will be eligble for re-election.

We have already received sufficient nominations to fill all positions on the management committee.

Any financial member of Haemochromatosis Australia may also nominate if the nomination is proposed and seconded by two other members of the association.

A nomination form is available here.

The following members have nominated for re-election:

  • Ben Marris – President
  • Desma Wieringa – Vice president
  • James Stephenson – Treasurer
  • Tony Moorhead – Secretary
  • Karin Calford – committee member
  • Linda Rule – committee member

The following members have nominated for election as general committee members for the first time

  • Dr Katie Goot MBBS BSc FACRRM – Haemochromatosis Australia GP Liaison Officer and general practitioner, Thangool, QLD,
  • Dr Dan Johnston PhD – medical research scientist, Sydney NSW

The following current committee members have indicated they will not nominate fo re-election.

  • Mrs Margaret Rankin – Patron and founder of haemochromatosis Australia. Marg will continue in her role as patron.
  • Mr Brian Smith – treasurer for thirteen years.

Marg and Brian’s knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to helping people with haemochromatosis will be missed. We wish them well for the future and extend our great gratitude on behalf of the current management committee and all members of Haemochromatosis Australia, past and present.

Further details will be available in the next Iron Age newsletter due out mid July 2013.

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