All BMIG members are invited to attend the AGM to be held at 8.30pm on Friday, 31st March 2017. The venue will be The Berkeley Guesthouse, 39 Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA3 1BZ.
The present committee welcomes nominations for vacant officer roles from any BMIG member. Ideally nominations would be communicated to the secretary beforehand but they can also be made from the floor at the AGM. Officers to be elected during the AGM are:
Secretary Vicky Burton is currently taking minutes of those meetings she can attend. Imogen Wilde has resigned from the role of Membership Secretary and we have no one with the task of dealing with enquiries. Ideally we need someone to take on all aspects of the Secretary’s role or at least to pick up those aspects of the role not currently covered by Vicky.
Training Officer would help develop a course that could be ‘hawked’ around the country. There are currently occasional FSC courses, BENHS workshops and Sorby workshops but a series of coordinated courses might be better, perhaps a series of courses at a different levels. Also could provide modules for universities. Would be responsible for finding places to run courses and co-ordinating the running of these. This role could be a valuable addition to a CV.
Projects Officer organizing small projects such as the Polyzonium project we ran during the Kent 2011 meeting. Projects could be individual or meeting focused and possibly involving citizen science). Again this role would make a valuable addition to a CV.
Conservation Officer liaison with conservation bodies and events, like Invertebrate Link, Buglife etc. There should be close links between this role and the Project Officer.)
Download a copy of the agenda here.
Friday, 31 March, 2017