Official notice of ASC Special General Meeting, 18 February 2020

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Special General Meeting, to be held in Melbourne during the ASC2020 Conference February 2020

When: Tuesday 18 February, 1.15pm

Where: Learning and Teaching Building, Monash Clayton Campus, Victoria.

RSVP: secretary@asc.asn.au

Only financial ASC members are eligible to attend the SGM. Please check you have renewed your membership community.asc.asn.au

Agenda items and notices of motions

Proposed agenda items include

  • Redefining quorum for meetings, for a consistent approach between state and national level.
  • Notification to trial allowing observer or proxy attendance to National Council meetings to facilitate greater involvement of members.
  • Capitation review

Constitutional Amendment Notice

Reason for proposed amendments:

We are proposing to reduce the definition of a quorum to 10% of financial members or 20 members, whichever is the less.  The purpose of this amendment is to be consistent with a workable approach for state branches. This was a suggestion arising from the 2019 AGM.

Current:

  1. Committee meetings and quorum

(2)One quarter of the total number of members entitled under these rules to vote at a general meeting, or twenty members including proxies (whichever is the lesser) constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of a general meeting.

Proposed change:

  1. Committee meetings and quorum

(2) Ten percent of the total number of members entitled under these rules to vote at a general meeting, or twenty members including proxies (whichever is the lesser) constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of a general meeting.

Proxies

Members unable to attend the SGM in person can provide an online proxy. This will allow members to nominate another current ASC member attending the meeting to hold their proxy, or alternatively the National Secretary (Phil Dooley).

Proxy form is here.

Please note, organisations that have a membership may nominate only one (1) representative to vote

Careers and Networking Night – ACT Branch

If you are wanting to get into a science communication career then the
ACT branch Careers and Networking Night at ANU is for you.

And people in the field looking for fresh new talent can meet all the
up-and-comers.

When: Thursday April 23, 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Where: Green Couch Room, Australian National Centre for the Public
Awareness of Science (CPAS), Physics Link building 38A, ANU
Cost: Free.

Register herehttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asc-careers-and-networking-night-tickets-16479602936

The night will begin with a series of short talks highlighting different
pathways and careers in science communication. Hear about current and
exciting new undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by CPAS which can kickstart your sci comm career.

Guest speakers include:

Lara Davis – How a chemistry graduate ends up a geoscience
communicator, via a Dip Ed.

Amanda Cox – Digital comms professional, science marketing at ANU, from a biochemistry background via the not-for profit and government worlds.

Phil Dooley – PhD in physics turns IT trainer, high school workshopper
then science writer at ANU.

Katie Howe – Comms professional, no science background, hey how did
she get in here?!

Anna-Lisa Hayes
– Environmental scientist turns science communicator
in the government sector.

Following the talks there will be an opportunity to network over FREE food
and drinks.

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asc-careers-and-networking-night-tickets-16479602936

When:
Thursday April 23, 5:15 pm-6:30 pm

Where: Green Couch Room, Australian National Centre for the Public
Awareness of Science (CPAS), Physics Link building 38A, ANU

Cost: Free.