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Annual General Meeting of the 193rd Session (2014-2015)

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the 193rd Session (2013-2014) held on Monday 16th June 2014 at 7pm in the Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

The President, Professor Ian Robson, opened the meeting in the presence of some 45 Fellows.

Apologies for absence were received from Professor James Floyd, Kathleen Gibb, Alexander Hayward, Professor Peter Tasker and Jean Tennant

Minutes of the 2013 AGM held Monday 24th June 2013 at 7pm in the Augustine United Church, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh were circulated and were approved as a correct record of the meeting on the motion of Professor Stuart Monro and seconded by Dr Beverly Bergman.

President's Report

The President reported on the activities in the 193rd Session of the Society.

The Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer was pleased to report that the Society remained solvent and that investments had done very well this year, rising approximately 10% in value, with an income of just over £8000 from them. The bottom line, she reported, was the Society had a surplus of £2000 over the year. The accounts were approved on the motion of Brigadier Ian Gardiner, seconded by Dr Richard Kimberlin and were signed off by the President.

Election of Office-Bearers

The Council recommended that Professor Stuart Monro be elected as President, Mr Peter Jones as a Vice President and Professor James Floyd, Mr Neil Short and Dr Michael Topping as Councillors. This was approved unanimously by a show of hands.

Other Competent Business

There being no other business, the President closed the meeting, which was followed by a talk by a Fellow of the Society, Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick on ‘Scottish Contributions to the Scientific Revolution’.

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