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Elections and AGM

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 15:20
Published on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 14:00

RAS logoAll Fellows of the RAS are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the society, and to vote in the election of new members of Council.



The RAS Council is the main decision-making body of the society. Each year, new members are elected by the Fellows. In 2014, elections are being held for two Vice-Presidents and four Councillors.

pdfFull details of the nominees are available, along with pdffurther information regarding the conduct of the ballot. Please vote and have your say in the running of the RAS!

We encourage Fellows to vote online, which saves time and postage costs. All Fellows have been sent instructions to their registered email address. Paper ballots have also been distributed for those who prefer to vote via post. If you haven't received these, please contact the Membership Secretary.

The deadline for reciept of electronic votes is 12 noon on 8 May 2013. Paper votes will be accepted provided they arrive by the start of the Annual General Meeting on 9 May 2013.


Annual General Meeting

The 194th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the RAS will be held in the lecture theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House, London, on 9 May 2014 at 16:00. It is open to Fellows and RAS staff only.

The assembly of Fellows at a General Meeting is the ultimate governing body of the RAS. It is an opportunity for the Fellows to discuss and determine any matters they wish, including governance, the conduct of elections, and to question members of Council and the Executive Secretary on their running of the society.

The AGM deals with important business including the annual election of Council members, determination of the membership subscription rates, scrutiny of the reports from the trustees (Council), auditors and honorary auditors, and revisions to the society's bye-laws or charter.

The agenda and other reports (including the updated Trustees report for 2013) is available in the Fellows-only section of the website. You may need to register to access the restricted part of the website  note this is a separate system to the online voting discussed above.