[ASC-list] Further information - ASC National AGM

Sarah Lau SLau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au
Mon Dec 6 06:57:17 UTC 2010


Dear ASCers,

 

As if you needed further encouragement to join us for the National AGM!
There will be a free drink for members and partners on arrival at the
AGM and interactive quiz night, along with nibbles. We look forward to
seeing as many of you as possible!

 

Date: Monday 13 December 2010

Time: 6.00pm-7.15pm (ASC AGM), 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Interactive Quiz Night)

Venue: RiAus, Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide

Cost: RiAus and ASC members: free (Please note, only current ASC members
are eligible to attend the AGM), Non members: $10, Non member students:
$5

Registration: http://ascnationalagmsa2010.eventbrite.com 

 

Attendance and proxies

Thank you to those who have indicated they are attending the AGM, or
have sent proxies. If you want to attend the AGM, please email Sarah Lau
(slau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au) so we have a rough idea of numbers. If you
have not yet designated a proxy, you are welcome to also send through an
email to Sarah Lau. Proxies must be received by 5pm AEDST on Monday 13
December.

 

Clarification - amendment to the Constitution

Further to the email circulated regarding proposed changes to the ASC
Constitution, it is noted that we currently have two Corporate Members.
(In the original email, it was unclear as to whether there were current
Corporate Members or not.)

 

Nominations for President

To date we have received one nomination for President - Dr Jesse Shore.
(Nominated by Dr Nancy Longnecker and seconded by Sarah Lau.) Jesse's
biography is outlined below. Any further nominations must be received by
5pm AEDST on Monday 13 December.

 

Jesse Shore is the current ASC president. In 2010 the ASC raised its
profile and influence by aligning a number of its activities with the
recommendations in Inspiring Australia. Jesse sees continued benefits
for ASC in 2011 through implementing several of the proposed strategies
relating to Inspiring Australia, which he recently circulated to
members. He will continue to have the ASC seek working relationships
with like-minded professional associations and organisations. Jesse
regularly asks for contributions from members on ASC related issues and
opportunities and he will continue to do so. In 2011 Jesse wants to
ensure procedures are in place to enable the conference planning
committee to make good progress toward developing the national
conference for 2012. 

 

Jesse has over 27 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. 

 

Sarah Lau

ASC National Secretary

slau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au

 

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[mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Sarah Lau
Sent: Friday, 19 November 2010 3:39 PM
To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
Subject: [ASC-list] Official AGM Notification

 

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicator
Annual General Meeting, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, on the
13 December 2010. The AGM is being hosted by the ASC SA Branch and
RiAus. The AGM This will be followed by an interactive quiz night
co-hosted by compere extraordinaire David Ellyard and featuring special
guest Dr Zoz Brooks from the Discovery Channel.

 

Date: Monday 13 December 2010

Time: 6.00pm-7.15pm (ASC AGM), 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Interactive Quiz Night)

Venue: RiAus, Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide

Cost: RiAus and ASC members: free (Please note, only current ASC members
are eligible to attend the AGM), Non members: $10, Non member students:
$5

Registration: http://ascnationalagmsa2010.eventbrite.com 

 

The ASC AGM will run from 6-7:15pm in the RiAus boardroom, and is open
to ASC voting members only. If you're not able to vote, you can start
the party early as the bar will be open from 6pm to enjoy a drink and
have a chat with Zoz Brooks. The quiz night for all registered
participants will begin at 7:30pm sharp in the auditorium; the bar will
be open throughout the night. Seats are limited so registration is
essential. 

 

Participants will be allocated table numbers to promote networking;
seating requests are welcome (email richard.musgrove at sa.gov.au).

 

The 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, and this year will feature proposed changes to the ASC
constitution. Members also have the chance to elect a new National
President.

 

Included below as text is the agenda for the AGM.

 

Proposed agenda items, notices of motion and presidential nominations
must be received by Monday 6 December. Note that notices of motion
require a proposer and a seconder, and nominations for President need to
be agreed by the nominee.

 

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 (slau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au) before 5.00pm
AEDST on Monday 13 December.

 

AGENDA

1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies 

2. Notification of proxies 

3. Minutes of 2009 AGM 

4. President's report 

5. Treasurer's report 

a)                  presentation of statement of accounts 

b)                  determination of annual membership fee 

c)                   determination of capitation to be returned to
branches 

d)                  determination of honoraria 

e)                  appointment of auditor 

f)                   appointment of public officer 

g)                  tabling of 2010 budget 

6. Election of 2011 ASC President 

7. Motions to amend the Constitution 

8. Motion to ratify selection of Life member

9. Any other business

 

Note: Proposed constitutional changes and minutes from the 2009 AGM will
be circulated in a separate email to the ASC-list.

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