SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - 3rd September 2020 REVISED RESOLUTIONS

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SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 3rd September 2020 REVISED RESOLUTIONS

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Dear Member, 

We hope that you are safe and well, that work is gradually resuming in your institutions and that you have been able to re-start your research.

With many apologies for this message which sets out a further change to the Special Membership Meeting paperwork.  

Please find attached a revised set of resolutions on Trustee appointments for consideration at this meeting.  The amended and restated resolutions and proxy form supersede those dated 3rd August 2020

There is an additional resolution seeking your approval to appoint Andreas Fahlman as an Outreach, Education and Diversity Trustee. The SEB Strategy 2020 - 2025 

https://www.sebiology.org/news/article/2020/07/22/society-for-experimental-biology-in-its-second-century---strategic-plan-2020-2025

has a strong focus on delivering more outreach, education, and career building support to members and embedding diversity in all areas of our science and work of the Society; as such the SEB Council is very supportive of the appointment of two new Trustees with responsibility for these important areas. 

The opportunity has arisen to make two Trustee appointments with expertise in this area. Council is therefore recommending the approval of both Sheila Amici-Dargan and Andreas Fahlman as Trustees.

We would ask you to complete a proxy form if you are unable to attend the virtual meeting  or to contact us by email to elections@sebiology.org to receive the ZOOM link for the meeting. See attached documents.

Best Wishes

 

Jim-Murray-Signature










Professor Jim Murray

Vice-President, SEB







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

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.


Download the proxy 


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 1st May 2020, and being eligible, is offering himself for re-election, be reappointed as Publications Officer for a further term of four years from 1st May 2020;
    • Martin Parry’s reappointment be considered effective from 1st 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 an Outreach Education and Diversity Trustee with immediate effect.
     
  7. THAT Andreas Fahlman, having consented to act, be appointed as an Outreach Education and Diversity Trustee with immediate effect.
     
By order of the board

craig

Professor Craig Franklin
President

Dated:  17th 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. Full details of how to do this 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. Although held virtually, the meeting will be considered to be at the registered office.
     
  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.
     
  6. This amended and restated notice supersedes and replaces the notice dated 3rd August 2020. It includes a new resolution 7 to appoint Andreas Fahlman as an additional Outreach Education and Diversity Trustee.


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