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CONFERENCE

  • Assist with all facets of the Spring Congress and Fall Conference.
  • Assist with the Exhibit Hall at Spring Congress.
  • Recruit sponsors for non-CE events at Congress and Fall Conference, 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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Assist with finding lecturers and sponsors for Spring Congress and Fall Conference.
  • Review and approve the draft CE schedule for Spring Congress and Fall Conference.
  • Oversee Paraoptometric CE at Spring Congress and Fall Meeting.

MEMBER BENEFITS/DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Find new ways to enhance the benefits of being a member of the Kentucky Optometric Association.
  • Develop strategies and ideas to retain current members and recruit new members.
  • Explore marketing tools to promote Optometry to the public, legislators and other professions.
  • Explore available opportunities for members to enhance their membership, their practice, or reduce overall KOA dues expenses.

PARTNER MEMBERS

  • Recruit new partner members.
  • Contact the KOA with any new prospective partner members.
  • Review partner levels routinely and recommend appropriate changes.
  • Develop a method of feedback from partner members.
  • Attend functions that partner members are invited to.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

  • Develop a comprehensive Student Membership plan to recruit student members, assist student members, and serve as a trusted resource as student members transition to new optometrists.
  • Maintain an ongoing presence at Kentucky’s optometry contract schools: UPIKE, UAB, IU and SCO.
  • Maintain communication with student members to encourage participation and attendance at KOA events.
  • Follow up with student members once out of school to ensure they continue to belong to the KOA.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Develop strategies to communicate through the internet & new technologies to increase membership engagement.
  • Analyze new technologies for web communications and social media outreach.
  • Assist with ongoing communication plan.

THIRD PARTY

  • Help insure our inclusion in various vision and eyecare plans.
  • Insure non-discriminatory participation on the part of our members.
  • Serve as a resource for KOA staff as issues may arise.
  • Review various topics for Third-Party workshops.

VISIONARY STRATEGY COMMITTEE

  • Continually monitor and review the status and future of optometry in Kentucky and the country.
  • Develop strategic plans and methods to protect optometry in Kentucky.
  • Maintain an overall awareness of upcoming changes within Kentucky, specifically the impact of Kentuckyu’s first optometry school and the benefits that may result.

NON-DUES REVENUE COMMITTEE

  • Determine existing and new methods to increase the KOA’s non-dues revenue.
  • Review revenue-share proposals or similar opportunities and provide recommendations to the Board on the same.
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