[Taxacom] open nominations for Council: Unitas Malacologica

Julia Sigwart j.sigwart at qub.ac.uk
Thu Apr 4 13:35:54 CDT 2019

Dear all

Unitas Malacologica, the world society for mollusc biology, is seeking new faces to serve as our elected council members. Unitas is a global organisation with international representation on council; the principle activity of the organisation is the tri-annual World Congress of Malacology. You may nominate any suitable person, including yourself, for this position (subject to election by the membership). We need enthusiastic and energetic people to fill these roles and take UM forward. 

There are currently openings for members of council *and* officers for three-year terms, terms start after the 2019 General Assembly at the WCM in California.

We need  
Secretary - responsible for council business, including annual research awards
Treasurer - responsible for society funds and budget; as the accounts are in euros, it would be preferable to have a treasurer based in a eurozone country
General members of council (two openings)

We also welcome expressions of interest for the position as 
Communications Officer - responsible for the website (and the currently defunct newsletter)

Nominations require a proposer and a seconder. As self-nomination is acceptable this is generally the nominee and another supporter (the proposer or seconder can also be a current member of council). Members of council must be members of UM but the nominee can join at the time of nomination. 

UM constitution and membership information are here (cf. Article IV, Section 1; Article V, Section 4):

The deadline for nominations for these positions is 4 June 2019. 
A ballot must be held before the Annual General Meeting in August, and will be circulated in advance in June to current members. 

Please send your nominations, suggestions and questions to me (j.sigwart at qub.ac.uk)



Dr Julia D Sigwart
Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory
Portaferry, Northern Ireland
e. j.sigwart at qub.ac.uk
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