This year, the BSODR’s Annual Business Meeting (ABM) will be held at the PER 2014 meeting in Dubrovnik, Croatia (September 10th-13th 2014).  As things currently stand, the ABM will take place at 1:30pm on Friday 12th September 2014. Details of the exact venue are still to be confirmed. 

This year, one Councillor will be leaving the management committee of the BSODR and there is also a need to elect a new Honorary Secretary and Honorary Assistant Secretary.  Nominations are therefore invited from full BSODR members for these three positions.  All other individuals on the management committee who are currently in one year renewable posts (i.e.Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Assistant Treasurer, Webmaster, Honorary Editor and Chair of the Awards Committee) have expressed their desire to continue in their current posts. 

The BSODR constitution states that individuals wishing to stand for committee posts must be proposed and seconded by 2 other BSODR members.  These nominations should then be sent to the Honorary Secretary. Those of you who attended the BSODR 2013 meeting in Bath may recall that BSODR voted on amending its constitution to introduce electronic voting, which was carried accordingly. All being well, BSODR would therefore like to undertake electronic voting this year.  To enable this, nominations for the outlined posts must be sent to Professor David Williams (Honorary Secretary, BSODR) by email (WilliamsDD@cardiff.ac.uk) at least two months before the ABM i.e. on or before July 12th 2014. A reminder will be sent near to this deadline.

Ballots will then be sent electronically to full BSODR members at least 4 weeks before the ABM, and will close 1 week before the ABM.  The results of the ballot will then be announced at the ABM.

13 May 2014