[ASC-list] ACT: End of year celebration dinner and branch AGM

Ian M. ianmcd85 at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 6 04:19:20 UTC 2013

Dear Canberra based ASCers and interested readers,

The ACT branch of the ASC is holding it's local AGM and celebrating the year that was - official details for AGM below.

When: Thursday, 19th of December
Time: 5.30pm-6:30pm
Where: Meeting Room, Belconnen Arts Centre (118 Emu Bank, Belconnen)

After the AGM, all attendees are invited to join us for dinner at a restaurant along Emu Bank (majority rules!) where we can officially celebrate the achievements of the branch in 2013 and welcome the committee for 2014. Who knows, we may even shout you a drink...you'll just have to come to find out....

If you would like to come along just reply back to this email and let me know.

Would you like to be apart of the committee in 2014? 
All the committee positions are genuinely open and we need at least a President, Treasurer and National Liaison Officer for the committee to proceed in 2014. Details of the 2013 committee can be found here - http://www.asc.asn.au/state-and-national/act/

PresidentTreasurerNational Liaison OfficerSecretaryMarketing OfficerSocial Media OfficerStudent Liaison OfficerDigital Media Officer
For more information on committee member roles please send an email or expression of interest to myself by COB Wednesday the 18th of December. We welcome anyone and everyone to be involved but you do need to be a current financial member. A committee position is really what you make it and we are looking for enthusiastic and energetic members to help us make ASC even better in 2014. If you are not interested in taking on a role but would like to participate on the committee please let me know and we can discuss options.

Why should you join the committee in 2014?
Canberra has a great hub of science communicators and by joining the committee you can help us not only support our local science communicators but tailor events and workshops to meet the needs of our members. In 2013, the local branch ran a variety of workshops and social events, while also organising large scale events focused on communicating science to the public - we received media attention around our events and made strong networks with local media outlets (TV, radio and print). It's a great way to network and make yourself known within the industry. 

Can't make it but want to have a say in your local branch events? 
Please send through a proxy vote through by replying to this email. We need a quorum (20% of current member numbers or 20 members, whichever is less) for the AGM to proceed. Something along the lines of:

I <insert name> allow <insert name> to vote on my behalf at the ACT branch ASC AGM.

 1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies, proxies.
 2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
 3. Tabling of treasurer and president reports
 4. Nominations sought for office bearers (those in bold mandatory). Where more than one nomination, vote by members in secret ballot (nominees leave the room).
PresidentNational Liaison Officer (this position can be held as a dual-role by President, Treasurer or a committee member)TreasurerSecretaryMarketing OfficerSocial Media OfficerStudent Liaison OfficerDigital Media Officer5. Any other business
 6. Close meeting

Any questions? I am happy to answer any.

ACT Branch President, 2013

Dr Ian McDonald
Science writer and presenter
E: ianmcd85 at hotmail.com
M: 0439 746 556
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