On Tuesday April 19th 2011 the 70th Annual General Meeting of the
British Society of Rheology will be held at Portmeirion, Wales, at the UWINNFM meeting, starting immediately after the last scientific session of the day.
The minutes of the 69th 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.
Council's nominations for Officers and Council members are as follows:
Ordinary members of Council:
- David Binding
- Peter Hodder
- Nick Hudson
- Rob Poole
- Helen Wilson
- Bettina 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.
In addition, Council wishes to propose three motions for consideration by the AGM.
To add the following sub-point to the Constitution:
5(d) At the end of the two-year term of office, the outgoing President automatically assumes the role of Immediate Past President for a further two years. The Immediate Past President may attend Council meetings and advise Council, but ceases to be a Trustee and does not have voting rights.
To appoint Rob Poole (ordinary Council member) as the Society's representative to the European Society of Rheology for their Council meeting in Suzdal, May 2011.
Council suggests that the membership fee be increased to £27 for those members who choose to pay their annual subscription by credit card. The increase is to cover the fees charged to the Society for these transactions. The membership fee will remain at £25 for members paying their annual subscription by standing order, cheque or PayPal (with PayPal fees, currently £1.05-£1.18, paid by the member).
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