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N: Annual General Meeting 2018
April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:50 pm
Please let Alison Paul know if you plan to attend, ideally by 11th April (but don’t worry if you later find you can’t come or if you decide to come and have not ‘booked’).
Please use the staff/departmental visitor/John Flett Theatre entrance near the Exhibition Road public entrance; do not queue up with the public! Those arriving after 10.00 when the Museum opens will NOT need to sign in or get a pass; please be prepared to wait at the Security point if you arrive earlier. Make your way past the Visitor Reception desk and up the few steps on your left. Turn immediately left and left up the stairs. Continue up (past the toilets) and the Flett Theatre Foyer is on your left. Please sign in there and collect a name label. There is also access by lift.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring a packed lunch (or use NHM cafés/restaurant). BPS Merchandise and Special Publications will be on sale. Please do not bring any plants.
|10.00||Assemble (tea and coffee) – opportunity to view Photographic Competition entries|
|10.30||Welcome and Introduction by Fred Rumsey|
|10.35||Andrew Harrison (NT, Sizergh) – Sizergh ferns and stumpery|
|11.05||Coffee and Tea Break; Photographic Competition voting|
|11.35||John David (RHS, Wisley) – Hardiness and ferns|
|12.05||Gert-Jan van der Kolk – Garden design with ferns|
|12.35||Lunch; Photographic Competition voting; opportunity to look around NHM galleries and visit the Wildlife Garden.|
|15.00||Coffee and Tea Break|
|15.30||Martin Rickard – Using stumperies for ferns|
|16.00||Julian Reed – Gardening with fern cultivars|
|16.30 – 17.15||Depart (Museum closes at 17.50)|
The latest copy of the Bulletin (Vol. 8, No. 4, distributed with this mailing) contains the minutes of the previous AGM, relevant to agenda item 2. It also contains the various reports for 2017, relevant to agenda items 4, 5 & 6. Please bring your copy along.
Welcome by the President
|1.||Apologies for absence|
|2.||Minutes of the 114th Annual General Meeting of the British Pteridological Society held at the University of Hull on the 22nd April 2017|
|4.||Officers’ Reports – Hon Gen Secretary and Treasurer|
|5.||Questions on other Officers Reports - Membership Secretary, Meetings Secretary, Conservation Officer and Recorder, Publications Secretary, Senior Editors (Fern Gazette, Pteridologist, Bulletin), Website Co-ordinator, Education Officer|
|6.||Questions on Committee Appointees’ Reports – Spore Exchange Organisers, Plant Exchange Organisers, Booksales Organiser, Back Numbers of Journals Organiser and Special Publications Sales, Merchandise Organisers, Horticultural Information Adviser, Archivist, Cultivar Registration Subcommittee|
|7.||Election of President-elect; re-election/election of Vice-Presidents; re-election/election of Officers; re-election/election of Committee (see over page)|
|8.||Appointment of Independent Examiners (see over page)|
|9.||Awards: JW Dyce Prize and Photographic Competition results|
ELECTIONS OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018
(Dates in brackets are dates of original election)
All Officers and Committee members are simultaneously trustees of the British Pteridological Society
President: Elected for 3 years. Dr Fred Rumsey (4/2016)
President-Elect: Elected for 1 year; election required this year. Committee recommendation is Dr Alison Evans.
Vice-Presidents: Maximum of 6. Elected for 3 years, eligible for re-election thereafter. Mr Rob Cooke (3/2007), Mr Matt Busby (4/2008), Dr Adrian Dyer (4/2008).
Mr Roger Golding (4/2012) and Mr Robert Sykes (4/2012) have served 2 terms but are eligible for re- election.
Officers: Elected for 1 year. All are standing for re-election.
|General Secretary||Mr David Hill||(04/2017)|
|Committee Secretary||Mrs Ann Haskins||(04/2014)|
|Treasurer||Dr Peter Blake||(04/2016)|
|Membership Secretary||Dr Alison Evans||(04/2013)|
|Meetings Secretary||Mr Bryan Smith||(04/2011)|
|Conservation Officer||Dr Heather McHaffie||(03/2005)|
|Conservation Officer (and Recorder)||Dr Fred Rumsey||(03/2005)|
|Publications Secretary||Mr Martin Rickard||(04/2008)|
|Fern Gazette Editor||Prof. Mary Gibby||(01/2003)|
|Pteridologist Editor||Mr Alec Greening||(04/2010)|
|Bulletin Editor||Miss Alison Paul||(1990)|
|Website Co-ordinator||Dr Bridget Laue||(04/2017)|
|Publicity and Marketing Officer||post vacant|
|Education Officer||Mrs Gillian Smith||(03/2016)|
Elected Committee Members. Maximum of 10. Elected for 1 year, eligible for re-election up to a maximum of 5 years.
Dr Mike Canaway (4/2017), Ms Elise Knox-Thomas (4/2017) and Dr Barry Wright (4/2017) are standing for re-election. Dr Brian Dockerill and Dr Sue Dockerill, co-opted in 2017, are standing for election.
Subject to re-election, all Officer posts will be filled this year except that of Publicity and Marketing Officer, which remains vacant.
There are vacancies for 1 Vice-President and 5 Elected Committee Members. Nominations for these are welcomed and should be sent to the Committee Secretary, Mrs Ann Haskins, if possible 10 days before the AGM (i.e. by the 4th April 2018).
Dr Nick Hards and Mr Barrie Buels are willing to continue as Independent Examiners.
The non-electable committee appointments are as listed on the inner front cover of the Bulletin.