Our 2013 AGM will be held at the Society of Antiquaries of London on the 7 October. As always, we will be hosting an event preceding the AGM and a wine reception to follow. Keep an eye out for further details.
5.00 pm, Monday 7 October 2013
Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE
As set out in the Notice letter sent to all IfA members, this year there are three vacancies on Council including the Executive committee position of Honorary Vice Chair Outreach. Five nominations were received for the three seats on Council so there is a postal ballot for Corporate IfA members to vote for their preferred candidates. All Corporate members have been issued with a ballot paper in the July AGM mailing; if you have not received your copy please contact alex.llewellyn [at] archaeologists.net.
The results of the ballot will be announced at the AGM.
Six resolutions will be put forward to the membership to vote upon at the AGM. The resolutions are set out in detail in the 2013 AGM notice booklet and as follows. Corporate members (Practitioner, Associate or Member) who are unable to attend the AGM can submit a proxy form passing their vote to the Chair of the meeting or a nominated member who will be attending in person.
Report of the Hon Treasurer and Council, and accounts - these reports are included in the 2013 Annual Report
Appointment of Haines and Company as Auditors
Revisions to the Code of conduct - it is proposed that an additional paragraph is inserted into the Code of conduct which places an explicit responsibility on members to contribute to the wider development/advancement of the profession.
Interim adoption of the Standard and guidance for commissioning work on, or providing consultancy advice on, archaeology and the historic environment (www.archaeologists.net/codes/ifa)
Full adoption of the Standard and guidance for archaeological advice by historic environment services (www.archaeologists.net/codes/ifa)
Instruction to Council to submit a formal petition to be awarded a Royal Charter. The documents covered by this resolution, prepared by our legal team, are the petition , draft Charter and by-laws. They will be familiar to members as they were consulted on last September, and are now formally put before you, with minor amendments to take into account comments from this consultation. At this stage members are asked to vote to instruct the Institute to submit a formal petition for Charter rather than to make amendments to these documents. Supporting documentation includes regulations that would come into operation alongside the Charter and by-laws in the event of a successful petition, and appendixes to the Petition. These supporting documents supplied are for information.
For further information about the reasons why we would like to submit an application for Royal Charter and the benefits this would bring please see http://www.archaeologists.net/news/130619-progress-royal-charter
Statements on any of the proposed resolutions are invited from any Corporate member as set out in the timetable below
Monday 16 September - Deadline for receipt of statements of not more than 1,000 words with respect of a matter referred to in a proposed resolution, or other business to be dealt with at the AGM, requisitioned by one-fiftieth of the Corporate members
Friday 27 September - Closing date for Council, Officers and MAC postal ballots
Wednesday 2 October - Deadline for receipt of statements of not more than 1,000 words with respect of a matter referred to in a proposed resolution, or other business to be dealt with at the AGM requisitioned by one-twentieth of the Corporate members
Monday 7 October - 2013 Annual General Meeting
The event is intended to inform delegates of the policies of the principal political parties contesting the next Westminster election on archaeology and other aspects of heritage. The event will take place prior to the IfA AGM - if you are interested in attending please get in touch with the organisers. Contact details and programme are available at www.archaeologists.net/news/130924-political-policies-and-archaeology-ev....