IIC holds an Annual General Meeting every year which every IIC Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Individual member and student member is invited to attend. The Annual General Meeting is to allow Council (IIC’s charity trustees) to explain their management of the Institute to the members and it also provides members with an opportunity to ask questions before voting on the business items on the agenda, and to elect, or re-elect, members of Council to run the Institute for the next twelve months.
At IIC’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, to be held in London on Monday 23rd January 2017, a number of Council positions will be open to a ballot of IIC Individual members and Fellows and there are four positions open to candidates. If you or an IIC member you know wishes to stand for one of these positions and contribute to the development of heritage conservation, please take part or bring this opportunity to their attention. Nominations for these positions are welcomed. The positions open are as follows:
• Four ordinary Members of Council
Three incumbent ordinary Council members will stand for re-election; the other position is vacant as a result of a retirement from that role. All IIC Council positions are for an initial term of three years’ duration.
IIC is an international body and continually seeks to represent an international variety of cultures and disciplines on Council. The current Council has members from Australia, Denmark, Finland, India, Italy, Greece, the UK and the USA.
As a member of IIC’s Council you will take an active role in shaping and promoting the aims and activities of IIC at a time of important changes and help IIC to serve the international heritage community better. Council discussions and projects use e-mail as the principal means for communication, in addition to three meetings a year, two of them in London. Internet conferencing is used to reduce the need for travel and encourage participation. Please note that as IIC is a UK charity and also a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales, each Council member is a trustee of the charity and director of the company, with all the relevant legal responsibilities. However, full guidance is given on this.
How to nominate a candidate for election
A candidate needs to be nominated by an IIC Fellow, but does not necessarily need to be an IIC member: under IIC’s governing rules up to three ordinary members of Council need not be members of IIC. You can generate a list of current IIC Fellows by logging in to the IIC web-site and using the member search facility; their contact details can be found there as well.
There is no formal nomination form: nominations should be sent in a letter or e-mail to the IIC office and should include a statement of support from at least one IIC Fellow. If you are an IIC Fellow, you may put your own name forward or you can ask a Fellow to nominate you (a Fellow does not need a statement of support). Nominations should reach the IIC office in the form of an e-mail or a letter by post or fax no later than Wednesday 23rd November 2016. Election (by IIC Individual members and Fellows) will take place by postal ballot and at the next Annual General Meeting on Monday 23rd January 2017.
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Please note that, except for those people who have chosen to receive IIC formal notices on paper, this notice has been sent out electronically.