[ASC-list] National AGM: call for proxies, agenda and nomination for President

Sarah Lau SLau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au
Wed Nov 23 08:39:12 UTC 2011

Call for Proxies

Please email your proxy and any instructions to Sarah Lau, National
Secretary, at slau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au


Australian Science Communicators 

Annual General Meeting 


Date: 30 November 2011              Time: 6pm (AWST) 

Venue: Rosie O'Grady's (Cab Bar), 205 James Street, Northbridge, Western


Items for Discussion 

1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies 

2. Notification of proxies 

3. Minutes of 2010 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

d)                  determination of honoraria 

e)                  appointment of auditor 

f)                   appointment of public officer 

g)                  preview of 2012 budget

6. Election of 2012 ASC President 

7. Motion to amend the Constitution 

8. Any other business 


Nomination for President

To date there has been one nomination for the role of ASC President in
2012: Jesse Shore. 


Jesse Shore is the current ASC president. He was first elected in
December 2009 and is now seeking his third term. During 2010 Jesse
aligned a number of our activities with the recommendations in the
Inspiring Australia report to raise the profile and influence of the
ASC. He encouraged the branches to have active program of events and
organised a series of workshops in Sydney in collaboration with two
other associations. In 2011 Jesse formed and worked with the conference
planning committee which is now making good progress toward developing
the national conference for 2012. Membership exceeded 525 before the
September 2011 renewal date and Jesse expects the conference will spark
a renewed growth in members. Jesse continued developing links with the
Inspiring Australia program and wants to build on this in 2012.


Improving communication at all levels of the ASC has been explored
during 2011 and the new-look website is a start in the right direction.
Jesse anticipates that new online systems will be in place soon to
increase the exchange of information and interaction between branches,
making it easier to stage events.


Jesse sees new opportunities in 2012 flowing from the conference. These
in part involve outcomes from new subjects for sessions and a speed
networking activity. Improved systems of communication will enable more
networking between members. Features will be added to the website to
provide profiles about individual members, and more news of the present
activities of the ASC as well as important stories of its history. 


Jesse will continue to seek and use feedback from members on ASC related
issues and opportunities, and he will seek working relationships between
the ASC and compatible professional associations and organisations. 


Jesse has over 28 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. He recently
developed five travelling exhibitions for the Royal Australian Chemical
Institute for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry. 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. He was one of the founders of
the Ultimo Science Festival, a major National Science Week activity and
was involved with National Science Week events and organising committees
from 1997 through 2008. He has been an active member of the Australian
Science Communicators for many years. 


Sarah Lau [slau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au]

Media and Communications Coordinator


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