AGM and election 2019

AGM and election 2019

By the end of the AGM this September, members will have elected a new Council and have voted on resolutions brought forward. This is your opportunity to be involved in this process.

E-voting

This year the process will be online enabling a quicker, secure and confidential system and provides us with cost savings and increased responsivity. Full details of the election process are detailed here: www.mi-nomination.com/rps. Further information for resolutions and the AGM will follow in due course. We will also continue to remind and signpost in the Journal, eRPS and by direct email throughout the year.

We appreciate that some Members will prefer a paper-based approach. You can register for this by going to www.mi-nomination.com/rps and completing the online form, alternatively you can call our elections agent, Mi-Voice on +44 2380 763987 or email them on: support@mi-voice.com   

Milestones

Our anticipated key milestones for the process are:

29th April: Nominations period for Council positions opens. Candidates will need 10 supporters in order to be able to stand for election.

30th June: Nominations period closes

29th July: Voting for Council positions and resolutions brought forward opens.

23rd September: Online and postal voting closes.

28th September: AGM

Council elections

The RPS is headed by our elected Council, who also act as the Board of Trustees, as the RPS is a registered charity. They set the overall policy and direction, working in partnership with RPS staff, and are supported by various committees. The role offers a fascinating and rewarding experience, helping to broaden interests and develop new skills.

The nominations period is currently underway. To take part please visit: www.mi-nomination.com/rps now.

AGM and new resolutions

The formal notice of the AGm will be published online on 29th July and in the August Journal. At this point full details of the agenda and any resolutions will be available.

In January 2019 Council committed to publish an overview of matters under consideration and this appears in the June Journal. A copy may also be viewed here.

Member resolutions

The RPS does not have a formal provision for members to bring resolutions to the AGM. Until this is addressed fully, Council has committed to facilitate proposals from members for the 2019 AGM. For guidance on how to do this, please click here.

Further information

Please also ensure we have your up-to-date contact details for communications. You can check by visiting www.rps.org/my-rps to update your information.

If you are interested in volunteering with the RPS but don’t feel a Council role is right for you at present, please visit www.rps.org/volunteers to find out the other fantastic ways you can get involved.

Please address any other queries to agm@rps.org.