Announcement of the Online General Assembly 2019



Association news
Posted by Michel S. Bourqui
On 09/10/2019


MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

Dear All,

We are delighted to announce that Climanosco’s Fourth General Assembly will be held from Friday 1 November to Saturday 30 November 2019 on the Internet at the official General Assembly page: www.climanosco.org/ga2019.

Elections for the Board of Directors

We warmly invite you to help shape the future of the Climanosco organization and send your candidature to become a Member of the Board of Directors. As per our Statutes, the Board of Directors is composed of 9 – 13 members in near-parity between scientists and non-scientists. This year we have 4 open seats including 3 for non-scientists.

If you are interested in getting involved, please send the following material by 22 October 23:59 UTC to the contact address below.

  • A short bio;
  • A statement on your vision for Climanosco (e.g. why you find this project important, what’s your vision for the next 10 years; you can be creative!);

This material will be made available to the logged-in members on the General Assembly page and will help them make a vote. Being a member of the Board of Directors will take you about 1 hour per week or less, on average, and you can make an impact. If you would like to know more about what is involved, don’t hesitate to take contact with any current director (see Board of Directors).

Schedule – mark your agenda!

  • 22 October (23:59 UTC): Deadline for sending your candidatures for the Board of Directors
  • 22 October (23:59 UTC): Deadline for sending items to be added in the Agenda under “Other Propositions”
  • 1 November (00:00 UTC) – 21 November (23:59 UTC): Presentation and Discussion of Items of Agenda
    • 1 – 21 Nov: Anticipated vote is open
    • 1 – 7 Nov: Questions / objections by Members
    • 8 – 14 Nov: Reply to questions / objections by Board of Directors
    • 15 – 19 Nov: Acknowledgment by questioning / objecting Members
    • 20 – 21 Nov: Acknowledgment by Board of Directors
  • 22 November (00:00 UTC) – 30 November (23:59 UTC): Regular vote is open
  • 1 December: Closing and release of vote results

The General Assembly will start on 1 November with the presentation and discussion of all items on the Agenda. Make sure you can participate from the beginning! The Board of Directors will reply to all questions and objections, and, where fits, it will follow up with a proposal at the next General Assembly 2020.

Votes will only be accepted from members of the association between 1 November and 30 November. There will be no extension of deadline.

Agenda

  1. Formalities
    • Election of Chairman for the General Assembly
    • Election of Minute Keeper
    • Adoption of the Agenda
  2. Minutes of the General Assembly 2018
  3. Activity report for year 2018
  4. Financial report and Auditing report for year 2018
  5. Elections of new members of the Board of Directors (max. 4 seats, incl. 3 for non-scientists)
  6. Proposal for membership fees for calendar year 2020
  7. Proposal for donation cap per donor for calendar year 2020
  8. Follow up of General Assembly 2018’s item “Proposal to host Climanosco’s address at our trust’s address” (no vote – information item)
  9. Priorities for 2020
  10. Other propositions

The “Other Propositions” item of the Agenda is there for your inputs. If there is anything you would like to bring to the General Assembly which is not on the Agenda, please send a brief description by 22 October 23:59 UTC to the contact address below and we will get in touch with you.

Contact email address for all inquiries:

A warm thank you for your participation!

Michel, on behalf of the Board of Directors