Reminder – ASC AGM and call for proxies

Reminder – the ASC AGM is coming up in Adelaide on 22 February 2017.

The 2016-17 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: Wednesday 22 February 2017, 6.00pm ACDT
Where: Upstairs at the Historian Hotel, 18 Coromandel Place, Adelaide (http://www.historianhotel.com.au/)
RSVP: secretary@asc.asn.au
Only financial ASC members are eligible to attend the AGM.

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.

Presidential nomination

We have received one nomination for President – Dr Craig Cormick.

Dr Craig Cormick has worked as a science communicator for several major organisations, including the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, CSIRO and Questacon. He is widely published on drivers of public attitudes towards new technologies. He has twice appeared in Best Australian Science Writing and edited the award-winning book Ned Kelly Under the Microscope (CSIRO Publications). In 2014 he was awarded the ASC’s Unsung Hero of Science Award.

Proxies

Members unable to attend the AGM in person are able to give proxies to other members attending the meeting. This means that unless members are at the physical meeting in Adelaide, you will need to designate a proxy to vote.

To designate your proxy:

  • Download and complete the proxy form, and ensure a copy of this form is with your proxy to take to the AGM (Word and PDF)
    • Notify the National Secretary, Sarah Lau (secretary@asc.asn.au) – this must be done or the proxy and vote is not considered valid
    • Ensure that the proxy form is completed prior to 4.00pm ACST on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Please note that votes will remain confidential at all times. All proxy forms will be collected and destroyed at the conclusion of the AGM.

The following items are current as of 15 February 2017: