Become a Voting Member

Elizabeth Twinning
Hello. My name is Elizabeth Twining and I am the volunteer Membership Secretary for Devon in Sight. I help at Station House one day a week to support our Voting Members.

What does it mean to be a Voting Member of Devon in Sight?

Becoming a Voting Member means you have the right to vote on issues at our Annual General Meetings and other formal general meetings. We will also keep you updated with news and information about our work (only if you want us to!) and we will send you a copy of our newsletter.

Who can become a voting member of Devon in Sight?

Anyone can become a Voting Member, including individuals with sight loss (whether you currently use our services or not), families and friends, professionals and anyone who is committed to supporting and encouraging us in our work. We want you to have a voice and to help us improve what we do.

What authority do voting members have?

The charity is governed by a board of elected trustees and they are responsible for the oversight and governance of the organisation. Voting Members can vote on items raised at the AGM, including the appointment of trustees.

What does it cost to become a voting member?

It does not cost anything. However, you undertake that if Devon in Sight is dissolved while you are a Member you will pay a sum not exceeding £1 (one pound) towards the debts and liabilities of the company and the costs and expenses of winding it up.

How do I become a member?

Just complete the application form and email it to us, or give me a ring on 01392 878801 and I will complete it with you.

Application Form  Membership form 2014