ASC 2010 AGM – brief report

ASC 2010 AGM – brief report of outcomes

The 2010 AGM was notable for several reasons:

  • This was the first time an ASC AGM was held in Adelaide. It was hosted by the SA branch which was rejuvenated in 2010 and has powered through the year.
  • The meeting was well attended with more than 25 members present.
  • Members raised a number of questions and initiated discussions through the meeting with an especially constructive exchange of views about the second motion to amend the constitution.
  • The meeting voted to amend the wording of the second motion. Currently the constitution states that representatives of corporate members cannot vote unless they are on the National Council. The original motion was to allow corporate members a maximum of 5 votes. The amended motion which was approved says corporate members may nominate one representative or their proxy to vote. (This is in addition to any of their representatives on National Council.)
  • The first and third motions to change the constitution were approved as proposed.
  • The treasurer reported that ASC is in a positive financial position.
  • The motion by the National Council to extend life membership to Peter Pockley was enthusiastically ratified.
  • The names of the members of the 2012 National Conference Planning Committee were announced. The committee will be convened early in 2011 to start its work.
  • Jesse Shore was re-elected as president for 2011.
  • The meeting raced through 1hour and 14 minutes and 20 seconds and ended 40 seconds early. Everyone then raced off to get a drink before the start of the entertaining science trivia quiz hoisted by David Ellyard with assistance by Richard Musgrove and punctuated by visually eye-popping interludes presented by special guest, Zoz.

Jesse Shore
National President

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About Jesse Shore

Jesse Shore is passionate about engaging the community with science and in looking for ways to weave together the arts and sciences. He has been developing science based exhibitions and events since 1984, and was President of the Australian Science Communicators from 2010-2012. His business, Prismatic Sciences, produced five travelling exhibitions for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry and he manages the ongoing national tour. He previously worked at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney as an exhibition project leader and Senior Curator of sciences. While at the museum he was one of the founders of the Ultimo Science Festival, a major National Science Week activity. He is currently collaborating with an artist to create artworks which have a science slant.