Events and Opportunity

On this page you will find information on upcoming Blind Citizens NSW events and opportunities.

Notice of Special General meeting.
Annual General Meeting.

Association of Blind Citizens of NSW Inc
known as Blind Citizens NSW

Notice is given of a Special General Meeting of the above organisation to be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday 2 December 2017

At The Globe room Wotso Work space, Bake house quarter. Level 2, 5 George Street North Strathfield

To consider the following special resolutions requiring a 75 % majority of the votes cast.

1. That in accordance with requirements of the Incorporated Associations legislation administered by the NSW Department of Fair Trading this organisation resolves by special resolution to amend all clauses of its constitution which require passage of special resolutions by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast to provide that such resolutions require a 75 % majority of the votes cast.

2. That in order to consolidate this organisation with Blind Citizens Australia, and in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between this organisation and Blind Citizens Australia approved by our members on 11 February 2017, this meeting of the members of the Association of Blind Citizens NSW resolves by special resolution that:
The Association be voluntarily wound up;
Subject to approval from Fair Trading NSW any surplus assets of the Association be transferred to Blind Citizens Australia ACN 006985226; and
The Management Committee of the Association be authorised to take all steps necessary to give effect to, or that are ancillary to, the resolutions above including — without limitation — communicating and lodging all forms and materials with all relevant regulators.

Notice is also given of the Annual general meeting to be held from 11AM to receive the 2016/2017 annual report and audited financial reports and elect the Management committee and office bearers for the coming 2017/2018 financial year.

You can read or download a copy of the previous BCNSW AGM minutes here: 2016 Annual General Meeting Minutes (Word docx)

Annual Christmas Celebration.

Blind citizens NSW Invites all our members Friends and their families to the Annual Christmas gathering of Blind Citizens NSW.
Come and celebrate another successful year with us. Date: 02/12/2017
time: 1PM-4PM
Location: WOTSO Work space LVL1 5 George Street North Strathfield.
Cost $50 Includes food and drinks.
Children are free.
RSVP 26 November
Call Krystel or Linda in the office 02 97441516
Come and celebrate another successful year at our New office premises. Cocktail style with a Summery Christmas theme!
Friends and family welcome
We will have volunteers stationed at strategic points to assist you in finding the venue. if you require specific assistance please let us know when you RSVP and we will do our best to accommodate you.
This is a fully accessible venue.

Quiz morning

Thursday 16th November
Time: 10:30AM
RSVP by Wednesday the 15th November.

Cone Tree Making Christmas workshop.

Tuesday 28th November.
This event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

Cheese and Liquor tasting

Thursday 14th December,
This event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

BCNSW’s new office at lvl2 5 George Street North Strathfield is around 800 metres from North Strathfield Station.

North Strathfield is not an accessible Station. So, if you require the use of a lift or have trouble walking long distances please see the taxi directions provided below. Walking directions from North Strathfield Station.
North Strathfield is on the T1 Northern line it is one stop from Strathfield heading towards Epping. Trains to North Strathfield Depart from Platform 6.
For those people traveling from the Central Coast and Hornsby, it is on the all stops train departing Epping from platform 2.
When you get off the train at North Strathfield please note there are no tactile markers on the edge of the platform, however there are staff available, so you can request assistance when you board the train.
When you get off the train head up the stairs and turn right this will take you onto the overpass across the tracks when you come down the stairs on the other side, turn 180so that the stairs are now on your left.
Follow the path out of the station there are fences on either side of the path.
When you have exited the station, you come to a quiet street that is cut off at 1 end. If you go too far to your left you will find the fence.
Cross this street and turn right, heading back up the opposite side of the street to the station.
When you reach the top of this street you must turn left. This will bring you onto George Street.
There is a childcare centre on the corner and you can often hear children playing this is a good landmark.
Follow George Street for about 6 or 700 metres. There are no roads to cross but there are a couple of carpark entrances on your left.
Some land marks in order are:
Child care centre, opening to walkway this leads up to some other businesses including Any Time Fitness, a Yoga studio and performing arts studio.
Large opening to carpark this is fenced off.
When you come to the building line you have, several restaurants and cafes including
Gloria jeans café, Bake House garden, Cheeky Chocolate, Cookies bar, A Lebanese Restaurant, Nutrition Station and Zenja bar and café.
Between cookies bar and the Lebanese restaurant is a drive way that leads into the Bake House quarter Carpark. To slow people down there are some barriers that force you to go to your right slightly and then weave between the barriers before you resume your regular path of travel. Besides this the building line is generally clear.
Turn left after Zenja and follow the walkway up to the left WOTSO is up 3 sets of stairs and past Subway on your left.
At the top of the third stairs turn hard left and go up a further 3 steps, left again will take you along a short walk way and you will hear the automatic doors open on your right. Go through these doors and follow the corridor till the electronic doors open on your left.
The lift is immediately on your right. The buttons are located on the right-hand side next to the door, on the door frame.
If you require the use of a lift or have trouble walking long distances, please consider taking a taxi from Strathfield Station. Estimated cost from Strathfield Station is around $10 or $12 using an M40.
If you are traveling by Taxi, we suggest you ask the driver to go into the Bake House quarter Carpark next to Cookies VIP Bar at 7 George Street North Strathfield, and drop you off outside the Lift. There is a sign by the lift for WOTSO offices. Take the lift to level 2. Turn left when you exit the lift and you will be headed straight for reception. You can ask Emily or Jackie at Reception to show you to the BCNSW office. We are directly across from the reception counter.
If your driver is hesitant to come into the parking let them know that it is free for up to 2 hours so all they need to do is collect a ticket and then swipe the ticket to exit the carpark when they have dropped you off.