This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicator Annual General Meeting, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, on the 13 December 2010. The AGM is being hosted by the ASC SA Branch and RiAus. The AGM This will be followed by an interactive quiz night co-hosted by compere extraordinaire David Ellyard and featuring special guest Dr Zoz Brooks from the Discovery Channel.


Date: Monday 13 December 2010

Time: 6.00pm-7.15pm (ASC AGM), 7.30pm – 9.30pm (Interactive Quiz Night)

Venue: RiAus, Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide

Cost: RiAus and ASC members: free (Please note, only current ASC members are eligible to attend the AGM), Non members: $10, Non member students: $5



The ASC AGM will run from 6-7:15pm in the RiAus boardroom, and is open to ASC voting members only. If you’re not able to vote, you can start the party early as the bar will be open from 6pm to enjoy a drink and have a chat with Zoz Brooks. The quiz night for all registered participants will begin at 7:30pm sharp in the auditorium; the bar will be open throughout the night. Seats are limited so registration is essential.


Participants will be allocated table numbers to promote networking; seating requests are welcome (email


The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. It also includes reports from the President and Treasurer, and this year will feature proposed changes to the ASC constitution. Members also have the chance to elect a new National President.


Included below as text is the agenda for the AGM.


Proposed agenda items, notices of motion and presidential nominations must be received by Monday 6 December. Note that notices of motion require a proposer and a seconder, and nominations for President need to be agreed by the nominee.


Members unable to attend the AGM in person are able to give proxies to other members attending the meeting, or alternatively, send them to Sarah Lau, National Secretary ( before 5.00pm AEDST on Monday 13 December.



1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies

2. Notification of proxies

3. Minutes of 2009 AGM

4. President’s report

5. Treasurer’s report

a)                  presentation of statement of accounts

b)                  determination of annual membership fee

c)                   determination of capitation to be returned to branches

d)                  determination of honoraria

e)                  appointment of auditor

f)                   appointment of public officer

g)                  tabling of 2010 budget

6. Election of 2011 ASC President

7. Motions to amend the Constitution

8. Motion to ratify selection of Life member

9. Any other business


Note: Proposed constitutional changes and minutes from the 2009 AGM will be circulated in a separate email to the ASC-list.