The BSFA AGM 2020 will be held online, on the BSFA Discord Server on the 23rd of August at 2.30pm. If you are a BSFA member, you are entitled and invited to attend.
The Agenda for the AGM is available here as a PDF
I have also included the details below.
BSFA Annual General Meeting
23rd of August at 2.30pm until 5.30pm. To be held online.
Discord Link - https://discord.gg/hfaHTWV
1. Chair’s Report.
2. Proposal of New Constitution.
New Constitution Proposal (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CLsAdk_78wlghU0oi_5O0Qy6T3lmU9vv/view?usp=sharing)
Old Constitution Original (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ImXd3RQtTK_SJ4M8YTA2ZOtnQOZOyTWc/view?usp=sharing)
Old Constitution (OCR) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/148CfS2lTQrV5L_up6yLNdnWuvj3-gE7s/view?usp=sharing
Guide to New Constitution Changes (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wj-OKX33yhBeSJj277B_EmbSWI_rQJtu/view?usp=sharing)
The new constitution is being proposed for adoption and acceptance by the Association with immediate effect.
3. Submission of BSFA Accounts.
Agenda item to be led by the BSFA Treasurer.
4. Nomination and Election of Membership Officer – Luke Nicklin.
Elected a BSFA Councillor under a temporary mandate at the EGM. Luke Nicklin has been performing the duties of the membership officer over the last six months and is overseeing the transition to the new website and new database.
5. Nomination and Election of other roles.
These roles to be specified as indicated.
6. The BSFA President.
7. Diversity and Anti-Racism Motions. Proposed by Jo Lindsay Walton.
Introductory document: (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NLK7OPP5djoJfQ9dVO9d84WfdjQlSfGk/view?usp=sharing)
List of motions under item 7:
i) This Association resolves to offer support-in-kind to BAME fans of science fiction.
ii) This Association resolves to offer financial support to BAME convention-goers.
iii) This Association resolves to consult with BAME members of the UK science fiction community.
iv) This Association resolves to create the role of Diversity Officer, and for this to be an elected role.
v) This Association resolves to make charitable donations to anti-racist causes.
8. Proposals of Thanks and Acknowledgements
9. Any Other Business.
We will be conducting business using Discord's audio channel, with a text chat channel also available for members to ask questions if they would prefer to type rather than speak.
We will be using a dot system (..) to recognise members when they want to ask a question and we will be recording the proceedings for ease of producing the minutes afterwards.