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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022
March 20, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
The Society for Existential Analysis Annual General Meeting 2022
Date & Time: Sunday 20th March 2022, 11am UK Time.
To be held online via Zoom.
OPEN TO MEMBERS ONLY
We warmly invite all members of the Society to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 11am. The AGM will once again be held online via Zoom.
Attending the AGM is free. However, since it is ‘members only’, we ask attendees to book online so that we can monitor numbers and grant ‘dial-in’ access. Please book your place using the link at the end of this notice. Details for the Zoom meeting will be distributed to registrants the day before the AGM.
This year’s meeting is of particular importance as it will see the election of the Chair of the Society’s Executive Committee. Under our Constitution, the Chair serves a term of three years, and election of a new Chair takes place at the beginning of the third year of that term. This is the third year as Chair for our incumbent, Paola Pomponi, and she is seeking re-election for one further term. However, nominations from other members of the Society for this position are welcome. Should someone other than Paola be elected, they will serve as Chair-Elect for one year until Paola steps down and they take over as Chair. Details are given below on how to make a nomination for Chair.
Beyond the position of Chair, nominations for membership of the Society’s Executive Committee are invited more broadly, as we continue seeking to broaden the range of voices contributing to the Society’s management. Being a member of the Executive Committee offers an opportunity to work on the Society’s various projects and to influence its future direction, so please do come forward if you wish to be involved. Please read the details below on how to nominate someone to the Executive Committee, and if you would like more information on what’s involved in being a member of the Executive Committee, please email the Secretary at the email address below.
Note that nominations for membership of the Executive Committee, including the Chair, may only be made for individuals who have been members of the Society for at least one year. Such nominations will be subject to a vote at the AGM. In addition, there are several existing members of the Executive Committee that have been nominated for re-election this year, the list of whom is available here and below.
Alongside nominations to the Executive Committee, proposals for motions to be discussed and voted on at the AGM are also requested. Again, details on how to do this are provided below, but please note that both nominations to the Committee and proposals for motions carry a deadline of being received 21 days before the AGM and must be seconded by another member of the Society.
Following the formal AGM proceedings, an Open Forum will take place where members can pose questions and challenges for broader discussion. Members are invited to forward topics they would like raised during the Open Forum in advance to the Secretary (the deadline and guidance on how to do this is provided below).
All communications relating to the AGM, including proposed motions, nominations, and open forum topics, should be made to the Secretary at:
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Further information now follows on nominations for Chairperson, making other nominations for the Executive Committee, proposing motions, and proposing topics for the Open Forum:
NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIRPERSON: If you would like to make a nomination for Chairperson, please send the Chairperson Nomination Form (link below) to the SEA Secretary, to arrive no later than 11am on Sunday 27th February 2022. Note that nominees must have been members of the Society for at least one year, and require both a nominator and seconder. Should you require further details on what being Chairperson involves, please contact the Secretary.
To aid the Membership in their decision-making, nominees for Chairperson are asked to provide a brief statement (max. 300 words) to support their candidacy that will be distributed to the Membership in advance of the AGM. This statement should outline the nominee’s suitability for the role, and offer some indication of how they intend to execute the office should they be successful. The statement should be sent to the Secretary, to arrive no later than midday on Sunday 6th March 2022. This will allow time for such statements to be collated and distributed to the Membership prior to the AGM.
NOMINATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: If you would like to make a nomination for membership of the Executive Committee, please send the Nomination Form (link below) to the SEA Secretary, to arrive no later than 11am on Sunday 27th February 2022. Note that nominees must have been members of the Society for at least one year, and require both a nominator and seconder. Nominations will be voted on at the AGM. Should you wish to nominate someone and would like to know more about what’s involved, you are invited to email the SEA Secretary for further details. In addition, certain members are up for re-election this year and have already received nominations. The list of those members is available in the link below.
MOTIONS: If you would like to make a motion for discussion at the AGM, then please send the Motion Form (below) to the SEA Secretary. The motion will need to be seconded by another SEA member, and will be set as an agenda item for the AGM. The deadline for receiving motions for the AGM is 11am on Sunday 27th February 2022.
OPEN FORUM: A members open forum will follow the AGM. If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please send brief details to the SEA secretary by Sunday 27th February 2022.
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