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The Association

Keratoconus Australia Inc is a not-for-profit association created to prevent and control the eye disease, keratoconus, and visual impairment caused by keratoconus. The association was registered in April 2000 and is operated by volunteers. At present, it is completely self-funded.

The association is currently administered by a five-person management committee. All committee members have keratoconus or are parents of children with keratoconus.

Full membership of the association is open only to people with keratoconus. But anybody can become a supporter of the Association.

Keratoconus Australia believes there are a number of ways to prevent and control the impact of keratoconus in the community. Our efforts are directed in particular at:

(1) raising the awareness and understanding in the medical, optometric and general community of keratoconus, its signs, symptoms and effects;

(2) promoting research into the causes, prevention and control of keratoconus; and

(3) acting as a representative body on behalf of people with keratoconus and providing, where necessary, counselling, support and referrals to the people with keratoconus and their families.

We are already providing support for people with keratoconus and their families through regular group meetings, help lines, individual counseling and the dissemination of information.

We are also:

  • Assisting people to find optometrists and ophthalmologists / corneal surgeons experienced in treating keratoconus
  • Helping to develop a network of support groups throughout Australia.
  • Publishing a regular electronic newsletter with information on a wide range of issues affecting people with keratoconus.
  • Acting as a representative group for keratoconus patients to improve health rebates for treatments (contact lens and solutions, glasses) and corneal surgery, and to obtain higher funding for local research into the condition and recognition of keratoconus as a disability.
  • Developing a national registry and database on Australian keratoconus patients designed to assist in networking individuals and groups within Australia, and to form a basis for future research work.
  • Supporting efforts to increase organ donations and in particular to reduce waiting times for corneal grafts.

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Make donations via online banking by sending funds to

Account name: Keratoconus Australia Inc.
Westpac account details BSB: 033089
Account Number: 259107

(please include your name in the transfer payment and email your contact details to us so we can send a receipt for tax purposes).

Fundraise for Keratoconus Australia

You can fundraise on behalf of Keratoconus Australia by creating a fundraising page for your event, celebration or in memory of a dear family member or friend on our MyCause page.

 

The association has DGR status and all donations made to Keratoconus Australia of $2 and over are fully tax deductible.

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Annual General Meetings and Financial Accounts

AGM 2005 2015-16

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016
Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Reports on the Association's activities and its financial accounts were presented at the meeting. These are available for download in pdf format from the website below or from the Association.

New Rules, formulated to comply with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (Vic), have been prepared by Herbert Smith Freehills.   A special resolution was put to the meeting to replace the existing rules with the new rules.  Essentially, changes have been limited to those that were required to comply with the Act.  A copy of the proposed new rules are available below. These rules were ratified and are now in force.

Annual Report 2016
Minutes of AGM 2016

Financial Accounts for the year ending 2015-16

New rules ratified at the AGM

AGM 2005 2014-15

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015
Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6 pm at Suite 1302 Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141.
Reports on the Association's activities and its financial accounts will be presented at the meeting. These will be available for download in pdf format from the website below or from the Association.

Annual report and financial accounts 2015
Minutes of AGM 2015

AGM 2005 2013-14

Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6 pm at Suite 1302 Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141.
Reports on the Association's activities and its financial accounts were presented at the meeting. These are available for download in pdf format from the website below or from the Association.

Annual Report 2014

Minutes of the AGM 2014
Financial accounts for the year ending June 30, 2014

 

AGM 2005 2012-13

Keratoconus Australia held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 6 pm at Suite 1302 Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141.

Meeting Reports

Minutes of the AGM 2013
Annual Report on the Association's activities in 2012-13
Financial accounts for the year ending June 30, 2013

Reports on the Association's activities and its financial accounts were presented at the meeting. These are available above for download in pdf format or can be obtained from the Association. All reports and motions were passed unanimously.

AGM 2005 2011-12

Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 6 pm at Suite 1302 Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141.

Reports on the Association's activities and its financial accounts were presented at the meeting. These are available below for download in pdf format or can be obtained from the Association. All reports and motions were passed.

AGM Reports and Minutes
Minutes of the AGM 2012
Annual report on the Association's activities in 2011-12
Financial accounts for the year ending June 30, 2012

Larry Kornhauser was reappointed President and Jennifer Toom continues as Secretary. Heidi Littleford remains on the committee.

AGM 2005 2010-11

Keratoconus Australia Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 6 pm at Suite 1302 Level 13, 9 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141.

Reports on the Association's activities and its financial accounts were presented at the meeting. These are available now for download in pdf format from the website below or from the Association.

AGM Reports and Minutes
Minutes of the AGM 2011
Annual report on the Association's activities in 2010-11
Financial accounts for the year ending June 30, 2011

KA Secretary Belinda Cerritelli and Marisa Cerritelli have retired from the committee after many years of service. They have been replaced by Matt Vaughan (Vice President) and Jennifer Toom (Secretary).

Please note that under Section 9.2 Composition of Committee :
• (a) The Committee shall consist of the Officers of the Association and any other members appointed by the Committee or by the Members by resolution.
• (b) The Officers and the members of the Committee must be Members of the Association

The AGM were followed by light refreshments and general discussion.

AGM 2005 2009-10
The Association's Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 25 November 2010 at the Amies Theatre at the Australian College of Optometry, Cnr Keppel and Cardigan Sts Carlton VIC.

The AGM Minutes can be downloaded now here.

Reports on the Association's activities were presented at the meeting. These are now available for download in pdf format below.

Accounts for the 2010 financial year.

Annual report 2010 including a review of the year's activities and recent developments

AGM 2005 2008-09
The Association's Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 5 December 2009 at the Madame Mango Cafe at 768 Burke Rd, Camberwell. .

Reports on the Association's activities were presented at the meeting. These are available for download in pdf format below.

Accounts for the 2008-09 financial year.

Annual report 2008-09 including a review of the year's activities and recent developments

Secretary's report 2008-09

Minutes of AGM 2009

AGM 2005 2007-08
The Association's Annual General Meeting was held on 29 November 2008 at the Madame Mango Cafe at 768 Burke Rd, Camberwell.

Reports on the Association's activities were presented at the meeting. These are available for download in pdf format below.

Accounts for the 2007-08 financial year.

Annual report 2007-08 including a review of the year's activities and recent developments

Secretary's report 2007-08

Minutes of AGM 2008

AGM 2005 2006-07
The Association's Annual General Meeting was held on 21 November 2007 at the Victorian College of Optometry at 6.30pm.

Reports on the Association's activities were presented at the meeting. These can be downloaded in pdf format below.

Accounts for the 2006-07 financial year.

Annual report 2006-07 including a review of the year's activities and recent developments

Secretary's report 2006-07 including an update on the corneal collagen crosslinking trial being conducted in Melbourne.

Minutes of AGM 2007

AGM 2005 2005-06
The association's Annual General Meeting was held on 30 November 2006 at the Victorian College of Optometry at 6pm.

Reports on the Association's activities were presented at the meeting. These can be downloaded in pdf format below.

Accounts for the 2005-06 financial year.

President's report 2005-06 including a review of the year's activities and recent developments

Secretary's report 2005-06 including an update on the corneal collagen crosslinking trial being conducted in Melbourne.

Minutes of AGM 2006

 

AGM 2005 2004-05
The association's Annual General Meeting was held on 3 December 2005 at La Colussi Cafe, 792 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124. Reports on the Association's activities were presented at the meeting and have been posted to this site. Accounts for the 2004-05 financial year can be found below or downloaded in pdf format.

President's report for the year ending 30 June 2005 (pdf)

Secretary's report for 2004-05

Financial report for the year ending 30 June 2005

Minutes of AGM 2005

2003-04
The association's Annual General Meeting was held on 10 November 2004. Reports from the President, Secretary and Treasurer along with the Association's accounts for the 2003-04 financial year were all presented at the meeting.

Minutes of AGM 2004

2002-03
The association's President's annual report and accounts for the 2002-03 financial year were presented at the Annual General Meeting held on October 23, 2003. Results of elections of office-bearers can also be found there.

2001-02
The association's President's annual report and accounts for the 2001-02 financial year were presented at the Annual General Meeting held on October 23, 2002. Results of elections of officebearers can also be found there.

2000-01
The association's annual report and accounts for the period since its incorporation in April 2000 were presented at the annual general meeting held on August 27, 2001. Results of elections of office-bearers can also be found there.

Special General Meeting and Amended Rules

The Keratoconus Australia Inc committee held a special general meeting and social evening on March 21, 2002. Members were asked to vote on a special resolution to modify the Association's rules. The resolution was passed unanimously.

Background
The new rules adopted at the SGM can be downloaded below. They include changes to the Association’s purposes and other amendments required by the Australian Tax Office to enable Keratoconus Australia Inc to apply for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. These rule changes are vital to assist the Association in its fundraising efforts and to maintain and expand its activities in the prevention and control of keratoconus and its effects.

Download (in pdf format)
Amended Rules

If you would like to know more about Keratoconus Australia Inc and our activities, or would like to assist in developing the association or simply need help in dealing with your keratoconus, please email us soon.

All donations would be welcomed.