AGM 2013 Notice

The 25th AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 25th Annual General Meeting of The ACCU will be held at 13:30 on Saturday 13th April 2013 at the Bristol Marriott City Centre Hotel, 2 Lower Castle Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD, United Kingdom.

Current Agenda

  1. Apologies for absence

  2. Minutes of the 24th Annual General Meeting

  3. Annual reports of the officers

  4. Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2012

  5. Election of Auditor

  6. Election of Officers and Committee (see note (a) and (c) below)

  7. Other motions for which notice has been given (see note (b) below and (Web Editors Note: This page has been lost.) )
    7.1 Proposed change of section 5.2
    7.2 Proposed change to allow for remote voting to all members

  8. Any other Annual General Meeting Business (To be notified to the Chair prior to the commencement of the Meeting).


(a) Notes on Officers and committee elections

Please remember that for the motions above you can vote in person, or remotely by emailing with your vote, or by proxy, that is nominating someone that will cast the vote for you during the AGM.

Officers elections.

 Mick Brooks is not standing again for the membership officer post. We need a new nomination and seconder for this important role.
 Tom Sedge is not standing again.
 Paul Grenyer is not standing again.

The other elected officers are willing to stand again, but they, with the exception of Roger Orr, need people to nominate and to second them:

 Alan Griffiths - Chair
 Giovanni Asproni - Secretary
 Robert Pauer - Treasurer
 Roger Orr - Publications Officer (Nominated by Sam Saariste, seconded by Martin Moene)
 Astrid Byro - Publicity
 Seb Rose - Advertising
 Tom Hughes
 Matthew Jones
 Stewart Brodie
 Dirk Haun

Please note that you can nominate and second any of the above, or, if you prefer, any other ACCU members you want for any of those posts. If there is more than one nomination for a particular post, the one that will get the most votes will get the job.

If you wish to nominate a proxy, you need to do this by emailing me at to let me know the name of the person voting on your behalf *before* the start of the AGM (I would suggest, at least one day in advance to give me time to do the necessary paperwork). Likewise, if you want to vote remotely, email me your vote *before* the start of the AGM.


(b) Notes on constitutional motions

We have two important constitutional motions which can be found here (need to login to the site first) (Web Editors Note: This page has been lost.):

One aims to simplify the committee by reducing the number of executive members.

The other one is to change the constitution to allow all members to vote remotely if they wish. This one is particularly complex as it requires quite a few deep changes in the current constitution, involving both candidacies for officer posts and motion proposals.


(c) Voting rules for corporate members

The attention of attendees under a Corporate Membership is drawn to Rule 7.8 of the Constitution:

'... Voting by Corporate bodies is limited to a maximum of four individuals from that body. The identities of Corporate voting and non-voting individuals must be made known to the Chair before commencing the business of the Meeting. All individuals present under a Corporate Membership have speaking rights.'

Also, all members should note rules 7.5:

'Notices of Motion, duly proposed and seconded, must be lodged with the Secretary at least 14 days prior to the General Meeting.'

and 7.6:

'Nominations for Officers and Committee members, duly proposed, seconded and accepted, shall be lodged with the Secretary at least 14 days prior to the General Meeting.'

and 7.7:

'In addition to written nominations for a position, nominations may be taken from the floor at the General Meeting. In the event of there being more nominations than there are positions to fill, candidates shall be elected by simple majority of those Members present and voting. The  presiding Member shall have a casting vote.'

For historical and logistical reasons, the date and venue is that of the last day of the ACCU Spring Conference. Please note that you do not need to be attending the conference to attend the AGM.

(For more information about the conference, please see the web page at

More details, including any more motions, will be announced later. A full list of motions and electoral candidates will be supplied at the meeting itself.

Giovanni Asproni
Secretary, ACCU

Page last changed 22 September 2020 (to update links).

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