BRITISH SOCIETY OF FLAVOURISTS
2019 Annual General Meeting
Dear Member of The British Society of Flavourists
You are cordially invited to attend the 48th Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Flavourists. The meeting will take place on the 2nd April 2019 at 19.00, at the Champagne Room, The Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3DS
Teas/coffees and refreshments will be available from 18.00.
The AGM is your opportunity to hear a review of the Society’s work during the past year, examine the financial details of the Society and assist in the election of the Society’s Council and shape our future.
This year there are several vacancies on Council; if you are interested in being involved please contact a member of council for more information or complete a nomination form. Being a member of the BSF Council is both rewarding and greatly valued. Council members can be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses incurred on Council duty.
Nominations are sought from the membership for general positions on the Council in Fellow, Associate and Affiliate grades of membership.
The Society continues to make much progress in modern functionality, educational activity networking opportunities.
We are always looking for guest speakers to address our membership with talks which are relevant to our Industry and if you know of anyone willing to give a talk/lecture please let the Council know. If you feel you may be of service or have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any Council member.
The Current Council and vacancies:
President: Paul Filby Elected 2017, Retires and moves to Immediate Past President
Vice President: Martin Walsh Will be elected President at the AGM
Immediate Past President: Danny Kite - Resigns from Council having served all terms.
Honorary Treasurer: Keld O'Shea - Is not seeking re-appointment leaving a vacancy
Honorary Secretary: Trevor Groome - Retires and offers himself for re-election, he is Council's nomination
Honorary Membership Secretary: Stephen Hart - retires and offers himself for re-election, he is Council's nomination
John Forbes -Has served one year and continues to serve
Mark Millward- Has served one year and continues to serve
Anne Kimber- Has served two years and continues to serve
Christina Dietz- Retires and offers herself for re-election, she is the Council's nomination.
Dave Baines- Co-opted as special adviser
Honorary Secretary, British Society of Flavourists
BSF Constitution and Rules - pertinent sections
15. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
The Society shall each year hold a General Meeting as its Annual General Meeting. Each Annual General Meeting shall be held within twelve weeks after the end of the financial year of the Society. The business of each Annual General Meeting will comprise the following:
The Chairman's Report
The Treasurer's Report
Election of Officers and Members of the Council
Appointment of Auditors
The Chairman's Report will be in essence the Annual Report of the Council but can include last minute information of importance to the Society.
The Treasurer's Report will cover the Balance Sheet and the Statement of Revenue and Expenditure.
13. GENERAL MEETINGS
g) On a poll votes may be given either personally or by proxy. A proxy must be a Member. The instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointer or of his attorney duly authorised in writing.
h) The instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority (if any) under which it is signed shall be deposited with the Honorary Secretary not less than 48 hours before the time appointed for holding the meeting or adjourned meeting at which the person named in the instrument proposes to vote and in default the instrument of proxy shall not be treated as valid.
i) An instrument appointing a proxy shall be in the following form or any other form of which the Council shall approve.
“The British Society of Flavourists
being a member of the British Society of Flavourists
hereby appoint of
or failing him of
or failing him of
as my proxy to vote for me and on my behalf at the General Meeting of the Society to be held on the
day of (date)
and at any adjournment thereof.
this day of (date) ”