Special membership meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology - NOTICE AND AGENDA

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SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (“the Society”) NOTICE AND AGENDA


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The Special Membership Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology will be held on Thursday 3rd September 2020 at 9am BST. This is rescheduled from the 30th June 2020.
This will be a virtual meeting. Members are invited to attend virtually and/or complete a proxy form. 
We will be in contact with you individually If you completed a proxy form for the meeting scheduled for the 30th June 2020.  

Notice is hereby given that a special membership meeting of the Society will be held on 3rd September 2020 at 9 am BST for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following resolutions that will be proposed as special resolutions. The meeting will be hosted by the President from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia.
Due to the current pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually and members will participate via electronic means. Full details of how to attend the virtual meeting will be sent to all members closer to the time of the meeting.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please complete a proxy form and return by email to elections@sebiology.org by 9am BST 1st September 2020.
Although held virtually, the meeting will be considered to be at the registered office at County Main, A012/A013, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, LA1 4YW.

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Special resolutions
  1. THAT the Society not hold an Annual Main Meeting in 2020 and that David Evans, Stefan Kepinski and Shaun Killen therefore be deemed to retire and be eligible for re-election on 3rd September 2020.
  2. THAT, subject to resolution 1 being passed, David Evans, who is due to retire as a Member of the Council on 3rd September 2020, and being eligible, is offering himself for re-election, be reappointed as Cell Section Chair with effect from 3rd September 2020.
  3. THAT, subject to resolution 1 being passed, Stefan Kepinski, who is due to retire as a Member of the Council on 3rd September  2020, and being eligible, is offering himself for re-election, be reappointed as Plant Section Chair with effect from 3rd September  2020.
  4. THAT, subject to resolution 1 being passed, Shaun Killen, who is due to retire as a Member of the Council on 3rd September  2020, and being eligible, is offering himself for re-election, be reappointed as Animal Section Chair with effect from 3rd September  2020.
  5. THAT:
    • Martin Parry, who was due to retire as a Member of the Council on 1 May 2020, and being eligible, is offering himself for re-election, be reappointed as Publications Officer for a further term of four years from 1 May 2020;
    • Martin Parry’s reappointment be considered effective from 1 May 2020 without any interruption to his time in office; and
    • Martin Parry, having completed eight consecutive years in office, be reappointed notwithstanding article 60 of the Articles and as if article 60 of the Articles did not apply to such reappointment.
  6. THAT Sheila Amici-Dargan having consented to act, be appointed as Outreach Education and Diversity Trustee with immediate effect.
By order of the board


Graig signature

Professor Craig Franklin
President
Dated:  3rd August 2020
Registered office:
County Main, A012/A013, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, LA1 4YW
 


Notes
  1. Capitalised words in this notice have the meaning given in the Society’s articles of association.
  2. Due to the current pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually and members will participate via electronic means. If you would like to attend the virtual meeting please advise by email to elections@sebiology.org by 9am BST 1st September 2020. Full details of how to do this will be sent to all members closer to the time of the meeting.
  3. A member entitled to attend and vote at the above meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy, who need not be a member of the Society, to attend and vote instead of him.
  4. The form to be used for the appointment of a proxy is circulated with this notice. Further information relating to the completion and return can be found on the form.
  5. The return of a completed proxy form does not prevent a member from attending the meeting in person.

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