Forthcoming opportunities on the SCGRG committee

Forthcoming opportunities on the SCGRG committee

I want to start this news items with a note of thanks to everyone who has served on the SCGRG committee from 2006 to 2012, the six years for which I have been Secretary, then Chair of the group. I’d also like to thank all those SCGRG members, and others, who have ensured that doing these roles has been consistently interesting and enjoyable.  Many of the committee are also coming to the end either 3 or 6 years service.  So, summer 2012 is going to see significant changes for the group.

The SCGRG will be looking to elect a new Chair and Secretary at the AGM held during the RGS/IBG Conference in Edinburgh 3-5th July 2012.  We will also have vacancies for a Dissertation Co-ordinator and a Communications Officer (web editing and twitter is currently done by me, with other media maintained by the wider committee).  We will also be welcoming new committee members who want to take on a more informal role in the first instance.

The RGS Handbook has more details on the roles for committee members and the election process.  According to the RGS, those looking for election to Chair and Secretary should be RGS members, and the majority of the Committee must be members of the RGS-IBG.

New officers and committee members will be elected by those present at the AGM.  The RGS handbook explains that nominations for Committee membership will be accepted up to the beginning of the AGM. Nominations must be in writing (email is fine) and include the names of the proposer and seconder.  You don’t have to pay to register for the conference to attend the AGM.  If you are interested in any of these roles but are not able to attend the AGM, you can be nominated in your absence.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please do get in touch with me, or with any other members of the committee. You can find their details here.  Many of us will be at the AAG conference in New York, so feel free to talk to us informally there.  We very much look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes

Gail Davies (Chair SCGRG)