BSR AGM 2009
News submitted by: H.J.. Wilson | Date added: 27/02/2009
On Wednesday April 15th 2009 the 68th Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Rheology will be held in Lecture Theatre L103 of the Aberconway Building, University of Cardiff
, starting at 17.30.
The minutes of the 67th Annual General Meeting are available here.
Members are reminded that, under rule 7(b), the business of the meeting includes:
- Election of Officers and Council members.
- Receipt of a report and accounts from Council.
- Dealing with matters raised by Council or by any other member and
receiving suggestions from members for consideration by Council.
There are two motions to be approved by the AGM.
- That notification of future AGMs may be made electronically. The relevant changes to section 7(b) of the constitution are as follows (with added text in italics):
Notice convening the Annual General Meeting shall be sent to the members not less than three weeks before the meeting. The notice shall specify ... circulated to the members. This notice will normally be by email to members with the same information being displayed on the Society’s website, but individual members may request a paper version of notices by writing to the Secretary.
- That under certain circumstances, Officers be allowed to hold their posts beyond the current four-year limit. The modified section 5(b)(ii) is given below:
5(b)(ii) a member shall not normally be eligible to fill the same office for more than four years successively: in the exceptional situation that no nomination for a particular office has been received by the AGM a member may continue in the same office for a further year
The reason for motion 1 is to save costs and paper on circulating this information when the vast majority of members do have access to email. The reason for motion 2 is a difficulty in filling the role of Abstracts Editor, which Nick Hudson has carried out for the last four years.
Assuming that motion 2 is approved, Council's nominations for Officers and Council members are as follows:
|| Dr. O. G. Harlen|
||Dr. H. J. Wilson|
||Dr. J. Embery|
||Dr. P. W. James|
||Dr. X.-F. Yuan|
||Dr. N. E. Hudson|
Ordinary members of Council:
- Dr. D. M. Binding
- Dr. S. Cox
- Mr. S. J. Goodyer
- Prof. T. N. Phillips
- Prof. M. F. Webster
- Dr. B. Wolf
Further nominations for Council or for any of the Offices are invited. Nominations should be sent to the Secretary or made at the meeting (rule 5(b)). Nominees must be members of the Society, must confirm in writing that they are willing to stand and must be proposed and seconded by two members of the Society. The Hon. Secretary would be pleased to receive notice of any matter that any member wishes to raise at the AGM.
Members who cannot attend the AGM are invited to make nominations or approve Council's nominations by email or post to the Honorary Secretary:
Dr. H. J. Wilson
University College London
London WC1E 6BT