It’s AGM Time

ASC’s national Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 16 December at 6pm, at the Clarendon Hotel, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills in New South Wales.

Please take this opportunity to have your say in your ASC, and to help shape the activities and direction of our organisation and catch up with other members.

If you are unable to make it to the Clarendon Hotel yourself, please send your proxy to me ( or someone else who will be attending the meeting, before 5pm (AEDST) on Wednesday 16 December.

To date there has been one nomination for the role of ASC President in 2010: Jesse Shore. Jesse Shore has over 26 years of experience as a science communicator. Currently he works through his business, Prismatic Sciences, to develop science-based programs for various audiences and media. From 1984 through 2008 he worked at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney where he was an exhibition project leader during the building of the museum and then Senior Curator of sciences for 21 years. While at the museum he created, directed and promoted a wide range of science exhibitions and events and in 2006 was one of the founders of the Ultimo Science Festival, a major National Science Week activity. Jesse was involved with National Science Week events and organising committees from 1997 through 2008 and chaired the 2001 NSWk NSW Coordinating Committee. He has been an active member of the Australian Science Communicators for many years and headed the program committee for the national conference held at the Powerhouse in 2001. Jesse is currently treasurer and National Council representative of the ASC NSW branch.

If you wish to add an item for discussion at the AGM (including a notice of motion) or to nominate yourself or someone else for the role of ASC President, please email me ( up until 5pm (AEDST) on Wednesday 16 December.. Please include your ASC member number (if you know it). Note that notices of motion require a proposer and a seconder, and nominations for President need to be agreed by the nominee.

The AGM will be followed by The Science Trivia Night . This hotly contested, controversial fun event will be compered by quiz master David Ellyard. Prizes – there will be many, Challenges – even more, Laughter – abundant, Beer – on tap, Wine – from bottles!

When: 7.30 pm for Science Trivia event, 16 December 2009 Where: Clarendon Hotel, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Tel: (02) 9699 6001 Who: ASC members for AGM which starts at 6.00pm; everyone invited to Science Trivia event from 7.30pm How much: ASC members free, non-members $5 for Science Trivia event Why: reflection, insight, and to find out who is the science trivia maven of 2009. Tasty nibbles provided and ASC will shout members attending the AGM a drink (hurrah!).. RSVP: Meg Rive,, 0438 007 301

photo: myJon / Jon Scheiber

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