BSF Diary

Annual General Meeting 2019
Tuesday 02 April 2019, 19:00
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BRITISH SOCIETY OF FLAVOURISTS 

2019 Annual General Meeting

Burston Suite, The Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3DS
7.00pm 2nd April 2019


AGENDA

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Approval of Minutes of for 47th British Society of Flavourists Annual General Meeting (2018) held at The Mercure St Albans Noke Hotel, Herts on 21st June 2018.
  3. Matters arising from 2018 Annual General Meeting
  4. Chairman's report
  5. Adoption of 2018 Society Financial report and to receive the Society's Treasurer's report
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Appointment of Auditors
  8. Closing remarks.

Teas/coffees and refreshments will be available from 18.00.

If you would like to attend please inform Honorary Secretary (Trevor Groome) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For those voting members unable to attend who would like to exercise a proxy vote, please complete and return a proxy vote statement, instructions below. This is to be sent to President The British Society of Flavourists, Paul Filby, 8 Brandon Rd, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7HZ (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Forms are also available on our website.

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

Fellows:

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
One vacancy

Associates:

Three vacancies

Affiliates:
Three vacancies

Student members:
Christina Dietz- Retires and offers herself for re-election, she is the Council's nomination.

Dave Baines- Co-opted as special adviser

All nominations for Council should be sent to the President, Paul Filby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible and not later than 26th March 2019.


Yours faithfully,
Trevor Groome
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
Other Business

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.

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13. GENERAL MEETINGS

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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
I                     of
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.

Signed
this day              of (date)          ”





Location Burston Suite, The Mercure St. Albans Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 3DS