The Board of Deafblind Association New Zealand regretfully announces the resignation of our President, Vaughan Dodd. Vaughan has been a tireless advocate for deafblind New Zealanders over many years, including during his time on our Board. We know that commitment and hard work will continue as he moves on.
Vaughan joined our Board in September 2020, and held the position of President from October 2020 until his resignation at the end of March 2023. In that time, he led the successful delivery of two national seminars and numerous procedural improvements which have left the Association in a strong position.
The Board wishes Vaughan well in the future and hopes that he might one day be able to serve with us once again.
The Board has begun a search for a new Trustee to fill the vacancy created by Vaughan’s departure.
Kevin Prince has been elected as the new President of Deafblind Association New Zealand with Frysna Rimoni becoming Vice-president.