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BWARS AGM and Members’ Day took place on Sunday 24th October 2021 from 10:00 am

Meeting was held over Zoom

AGM Agenda

There will be the opportunity to ask short questions via the Chat function on Zoom.

Voting will take place ‘en bloc’ at the end of each section, via Zoom poll. The poll question will read: ‘On the motion before us, do you agree?’ and the options will be ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘abstain’.

  1. Introduction to Tanyptera 10:00 Leanna Dixon will introduce the Tanyptera project and explain housekeeping in terms of Zoom.
  2. Welcome. The Chair, Louise Hislop, will take the chair to introduce the business ofthe day and explain the voting procedure.
  3. Apologies
  4. Minutes of the 2019 AGM. These have been circulated in the Spring 2020 Newsletter.
  5. Matters arising from 2019 Minutes
    Motion 1: To accept the Minutes of the 2019 AGM
  6. Officers’ Reports
    a) Chair – Louise Hislop
    b) Treasurer – Gemma Baron
    c) Membership Secretary – Louise Hutchinson
    d) Questions (via Chat)
    e) Vote on Officer's Reports
    Motion 2: To accept the Officers’ Reports
  7. Election of Committee Members
    Voting for the committee members is proposed to be ‘en bloc’
    a) Officers for re-election to post: Chair, Secretary (Clare Boyes), Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Data Manager (Mike Edwards).
    b) Ordinary Members: Richard Dawson to be ratified as 4th Ordinary Member, Liam Olds, Ellen Lamborn and Liam Crowley to continue.
    c) Standing down: Graham Collins
    d) Standing down as BENHS link Lizzie Peat; nomination Richard Dawson.
    e) Independant Accounts Checker for re-election: Jae Porter.
    f) Ex-officio Members (all Continuing): Social Media Secretary: Matt Smith, Website: Nigel Jones, Mike Fox, Newsletter Editor: Jeremy Early; Enquiries Secretary: Ryan Clark, Data Development: Rowan Edwards. LRC Link: Lizzy Peat
    g) Vote on Officers
    Motion 3: To elect the proposed Committee Members
  8. Proposed changes to Constitution
    a) Proposed changes as notified in full in Newsletter Spring 2021 and on BWARS website
  9. b) Vote on Constitution
    Motion 4: To accept the proposed changes to BWARS Constitution.
  10. AOB

Talks/Presentations Programme

(20 mins plus 10 mins Q&A each)

11:45 From Field to Point (mounting ants)
Matt Hamer

12:15 Phenology, voltinism and dietary choice in Andrena: global perspectives
Tom Wood

12:45 Comfort break

13:00 Genome sequencing UK aculeates
Liam Crowley

13:30 Aculeates in Wales
Liam Olds

14:00 Closing Remarks