The Society will be hosting its upcoming hybrid Anniversary Meeting on St Andrew’s Day Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 12:30noon GMT.
The event will be in hybrid format, both in person at the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL and online as a Zoom meeting.
It will start at 12 noon GMT, with a short lecture and then reception and buffet lunch at the end. To register for the Anniversary Meeting please follow the instructions below. Numbers are restricted to 100 people in person, so book early to avoid disappointment. If you are unable to attend, please let us know at your earliest convenience.
As per the previous year all ballots have a deadline of 12 noon GMT Tuesday 29th November 2022, in advance of the meeting itself; closing with enough time to allow the votes to be independently examined and verified and the results tallied. Please ensure you cast your vote before then.
The ballots are open now and you can access them using the links below. Only Fellows can vote in these elections, and once you have voted for each item your ballot will be closed and you will be unable to reconsider, so please take your time to read the instructions.
ANNIVERSARY MEETING AGENDA
1. Welcome by the President
2. To approve the Minutes of the last Lecture meeting, 17 November 2022
3. Closure of the Ballots formalised
4. The Treasurer’s Annual Report (the full Trustees’ Report and Accounts for 2021-22 are available 7Mb PDF alongside Abbreviated Accounts 200Kb PDF)
5. The Director’s Annual Report
6. The result of the Ballots
7. Motion to change the Laws of the Society
8. Motion to change the Subscriptions of the Society
9. Presentation of the RBK Stevenson Award
10. Presentation of the Dorothy Marshall Medal
11. The President’s Address
Followed by a short talk by Nela Scholma-Mason FSAScot on “Forgotten Stories”.
A reception and buffet lunch.
This will be both in-person and a Zoom meeting, and you need to register in advance to attend.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Voting for new Fellows
Use the link in the agenda or here to vote new Fellows to the Society.
Please follow the instructions on the page, once you have pressed the Submit Vote button at the very bottom of the page you will not be able to change your vote.
There are a large number of candidates for Fellowship so we have enabled the FOR vote for all candidates in this election to make voting easier.
Voting for Office Bearers and Council Members
Use the link in the agenda or here to vote Trustees to the Society.
Please follow the instructions on the page, once you have pressed the Submit Vote button on the page you will not be able to change your vote.
There are two places available as Councillors in addition to the Treasurer post and thirteen candidates. This is therefore a contested election. Votes ‘For’ and ‘Against’ will initially be tallied, with the scrutineers required to reject any candidate with a majority of votes cast ‘Against’ (but excluding abstentions). In Stage 2, numbers of ‘For’ votes will be tallied. The five candidates with most ‘For’ votes will be elected as Trustees. In the event of a tie for places the number of ‘Against’ votes for those candidates will be tallied, and the candidate with fewest ‘Against’ votes brought forward for election. Should this process result in a continued tie a vote in the room will be taken with a simple majority of votes cast there required.
Please follow the instructions on each page, once you have pressed the Submit Vote button on the page you will not be able to change your vote.
These motions are important and your vote counts, please take the time to read the information provided and vote for each one.
For all voting there is the option to abstain.
If you have any problems with any part of this Anniversary Meeting process please contact Fellowship@socantscot.org in the first instance.
On behalf of all the Society staff, I am looking forward to seeing as many Fellows as possible on St Andrew’s Day!
Dr Simon Gilmour
Director of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
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