This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, on 27 November 2012.


The AGM is being hosted by the ASC Queensland Branch. The AGM will be followed by a Science Trivia Night,  hosted by compere extraordinaire and science all-rounder David Ellyard.


What: Science Trivia Night and National AGM

When: Tuesday 27 November, AGM will run from 6-7pm. Trivia will kick off at 7.30pm

Where: Ship Inn, Southbank

Bookings:  Please book your tickets at


ASC members: free (Only currently financial ASC members are eligible to attend the AGM)

Non-members: $10 (Quiz Night only)

Non-member students: $5 (Quiz Night only)




The ASC AGM will run from 6.00-7:15pm and is open to ASC voting members only. The quiz night for all registered participants will begin at 7:30pm sharp in the upstairs function room. Seats are limited so registration is essential.


The seating is 8 people per table. To confirm the members of your table, please 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.


Members also have the chance to elect a new National President. Proposed agenda items, notices of motion and presidential nominations must be received by Tuesday 20 November 2012 and can be sent to Sarah Lau, National Secretary (


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 Tuesday 27 November 2012. Please indicate in your email any voting instructions you wish to convey.


Below is the agenda for the AGM. Minutes from the previous AGM (2011) and the full wording of the proposed Constitutional amendment will be circulated shortly.



Australian Science Communicators

Annual General Meeting




Date:                      27 November 2012                   Start time:    6pm (EST)



Venue:                   Ship Inn, cnr Stanley and Sidon Sts, Southbank Parklands Brisbane, Qld


Items for Discussion

1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies

2. Notification of proxies

3. Minutes of 2011 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)        preview of 2012 budget

6. Election of 2012 ASC President

7. Motion to amend the Constitution – corporate membership

8. Discussion of draft Professional Code of Ethics

9. Announcement of Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication

10. Any other business


Sarah Lau []

Media and Communications Coordinator


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