Notice of Annual General Meeting – Thursday 19 November 2015

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Canberra, ACT on 19 November 2015.

The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. It also includes reports from the President and Treasurer.

When: Thursday 19 November 2015, 2.00pm
Where: Green Couch Room, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Physics Link Building 38a, ANU (Ground Floor)
RSVP: secretary@asc.asn.au
Cost: free for ASC members (only financial ASC members are eligible to attend the AGM)

Members also have the chance to elect a new National President. Proposed agenda items, notices of motion and presidential nominations must be received by Friday 6 November 2015 and can be sent to Sarah Lau, National Secretary (secretary@asc.asn.au).

Note that notices of motion require a proposer and a seconder, and nominations for President need to be agreed by the nominee.

Members unable to attend the AGM in person are able to give proxies to other members attending the meeting, or alternatively, send them to Sarah Lau, National Secretary. Instructions for nominating proxies and voting instructions will be circulated prior to the AGM along with the final notification of official business.

The following items are current as of 26 October 2015:

Agenda

  1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies
  2. Notification of proxies
  3. Minutes of 2014 AGM
  4. President’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report
    1. presentation of statement of accounts
    2. determination of annual membership fee
    3. determination of capitation to be returned to branches
    4. determination of honoraria
    5. appointment of auditor
    6. appointment of public officer
    7. preview of 2016 budget
  6. Election of 2016 ASC President
  7. Revised Constitution
  8. Branch matters and annual reporting
  9. ASC conferences and meetings plan – update
  10. Any other business