I write to thank all our new members, and to update you about the IOA Convention in the UK. It was great to meet up with so many friends, both old & new! I hope everyone who attended all enjoyed the event as much as I did – it was my most great pleasure to welcome you to the UK but more especially to Scotland, the land of my birth.
I really am enthused by the meetings we have just had and truly believe the IOA can become a bigger, more vibrant organisation, due in no small part to its dedicated members and the increased visibility of the organisation enabled by sponsorship. The Convention we have just enjoyed really challenged me, the various talks we enjoyed have really got me thinking ‘outside the box’ and have fired me up with a renewed passion for not only what I might do in my own practice, but what the IOA can achieve. It really is refreshing to spend time with dedicated, like minded professional opticians.
The new structure we have put in place should help us move forward and in the next short while I will be working closely with the new Board & VP in the express hope we can continue the momentum started and make the IOA an Organisation that we can all be proud of. I am grateful to you all to have returned me as President at this exciting time & I will do my level best for the IOA.
With very warm regards
Fiona E Anderson BSc(Hons) FBDO R SMC(Tech) FEAOO President, International Opticians Association
Topic: Letter from our president