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  • Develop Congress & Fall Meeting Themes.
  • Recruit Exhibitors for Spring Congress Exhibit Hall.
  • Oversee Exhibit Hall at Spring Congress.
  • Recruit sponsors for non-CE events at Congress and Fall Meeting, including: binders, breaks, breakfast, Award’s Banquet and Presidential Luncheon sponsors.
  • Contact the KOA office with the names and contacts of interested sponsors.
  • Review past schedules of meetings and suggest any needed changes.
  • Annually compare price of KOA meetings to other CE meetings.


  • Find lecturers and sponsors for Spring Congress and Fall Meeting.
  • Try and find speakers with COPE approved courses.
  • Make initial contact with speakers, regarding possibility of speaking, check for any special requirements.
  • Check to see if any company regularly sponsors the speaker and get contact information for the sponsorship.
  • Send sponsorship and speaker information to the KOA so the office can send out Statement of Agreement Forms.
  • Oversee Paraoptometric CE at Spring Congress and Fall Meeting.
  • Introduce all speakers at Congress and Fall Meeting.


  • Find new ways to enhance the benefits of being a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association
  • Develop brochures and posters to promote Optometry to the public, legislators and other professions.
  • Explore product endorsements that allow members to obtain discounted prices for goods and services and aid in keeping the association dues lower by using the revenue
  • Explore new sources of non-dues revenue.


  • Develop strategies to retain current members
  • Develop strategies to recruit new members
  • Explore marketing tools and ideas for membership
  • Analyze membership trends and demographics


  • Recruit new partner members.
  • Contact the KOA with any new prospective partner members.
  • Review partner levels annually and make needed changes.
  • Develop a follow up survey to be sent to partner members annually evaluating the program.
  • Attend functions that partner members are invited to.


  • Work closely with the Kentucky College of Optometry at the University of Pikeville to involve students within the KOA and host events throughout the year.
  • Make yearly visits to UAB, IU and Southern to recruit student members.
  • Develop a Student Membership Benefits sheet and continue to develop these benefits as needed.
  • Contact KOA student members to invite them to Spring Congress and Fall Meetings.
  • Follow up with student members once out of school to ensure they continue to belong to the KOA.


  • Develop strategies to communicate through the internet & new technologies.
  • Explore ideas for members to interact in an online social network.
  • Analyze new technologies for web communications.



  • Help insure our inclusion in various vision and eyecare plans.
  • Insure non-discriminatory participation on the part of our members.
  • Poll members and determine what their needs are and what problems they are experiencing.
  • Oversee Third Party Liaison Program where a specific doctor is assigned to be the “Trouble Shooter” with a particular carrier.
  • Review various topics for Third-Party workshops.