2017 Summer Meeting – Harrogate

Annual General Meeting

Date: 24th July 2017, 17:30 – 19:00
Location: Hall D

Chaired by Dr Mitul Mehta, Meetings Secretary

AGENDA
1. Presidential Address Professor Jo Neill
2. Motions for approval:  
2.1. That the Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting be adopted as a correct record Professor Jo Neill
2.2. That the Editor’s Report be received Professor David Nutt
2.3. That the Trustees/Directors Annual Report and audited accounts for the period 1 January to 31 December 2016 be received and adopted Professor Elizabeth Tunbridge
2.4.

That the Honorary General Secretary’s Report be received

*2.4.1 Motion
That the words “a class of Early Career Member” be inserted in clause 3(1) and the words “Early Career,” be inserted in clause 9(2) and also in clause 16(1), and the words “Full and Honorary” be deleted from clause 26.

Dr Maxine Patel
2.5. That the Governance Panel’s Report be received Professor Richard Green
3. Discussion chaired by Dr Mitul Mehta  

*Articles – clauses 3(1), 9(2), 16(1) (text in bold indicates the proposed change)
3(1) There shall be a class of Full Member, a class of Early Career Member, a class of Honorary Member, and a class of Retired Full Member and Members in good standing within each of these classes shall be entitled to the rights of membership including the exercise of one vote each at any general meeting
9(2) A quorum is:
Thirty three Full, Early Career, Honorary or Retired Full members entitled to vote upon the business to be conducted at the meeting;
16(1) Subject to Articles 3 and 14 and the next paragraph, every Full, Early Career, Honorary or Retired Full member, whether an individual or an organisation shall have one vote.

*Articles – clause 26
26. Existing text: All Full and Honorary members who are entitled to receive notice of a general meeting must be given not less than twenty-one clear days’ notice of any resolution to be put to the meeting to appoint a Director other than a Director who is to retire by rotation.
26. Proposed text: All members who are entitled to receive notice of a general meeting must be given not less than twenty-one clear days’ notice of any resolution to be put to the meeting to appoint a Director other than a Director who is to retire by rotation.

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