The BSGE Council is hoping to introduce several constitutional changes to better respond to the growing membership. There will be a special item at the next AGM to discuss amendments to the BSGE constitution, suggested by the BSGE Council at their meeting in January.
The next Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 5.30 pm on 20th April 2023 in the Exchange Auditorium, Manchester Central at the end of first day of BSGE Annual Scientific Meeting. The AGM will consider suggested amendments to the constitution. Honorary Secretary Kirana Arambage said:
‘The constitutional changes aim to expand Council to include new portfolios due to increased membership over the last few years. We now have over 1,600 members including the recently introduced Overseas Members- we are expanding the portfolios to provide increased cover for the increased work of the Society.
‘RIGs has gone from strength to strength, so we are adding an extra Trainee Representative to support the growing numbers of trainee members. You can see the document with the suggested amendments by clicking here: Amendments to BSGE Constitution. The changes are highlighted in yellow.’
Kirana asked members to consider the changes, saying:
‘I would be grateful for your kind comments and suggestions. You may wish to compare the amendments with the constitution which was agreed at the AGM in 2019.
‘During the AGM, you will hear from the BSGE Officers and you can get an update on the achievements of each BSGE portfolio and their plans for the future.
‘I would welcome any items you have for the agenda and really hope you put this date in your diary. Your opinions and comments are highly appreciated. Please email them to email@example.com by 1st April 2023.’