ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Institute of Measurement and Control
297 Euston Road, London NW1 3AD
15.00 on Wednesday 26th June 2019.
The President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Professor G. Machin, was in the chair.
It was noted that a quorum of members was present.
Notice of the Meeting
The President read the notice convening the meeting. The President made attendees aware of the Strategic planning day planned for the 7th October.
Trustees and Council would receive invitations shortly and all members were invited to submit their thoughts on the future direction of the Institute ahead of this date through their Local Section or SIG chairs.
Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
The minutes of the AGM held on the 26th June 2018 were approved as accurate.
The 2018 annual report of the Trustees was received and unanimously accepted.
Balance Sheet and Accounts
The 2018 Balance Sheets and Accounts were received and unanimously accepted
Election of Officers 2020
The President advised that one valid nomination for each vacant position had been received:
President: Martin Belshaw
Honorary Secretary: Billy Milligan
Vice President: Louis Lock
Council: Richard Brown
Council: Andy Augousti
Council: Malcolm George
Council: Barry O’Regan
No objections were raised, and all persons were elected.
There is still a requirement to find a suitable candidate for Honorary Treasurer as no nominations have yet been received.
Appointment of Auditors
It was agreed that the Trustees be given leave to appoint auditors or independent examiners as required by law and as they saw fit.
Business of the Institute
A member raised concerns that the quality of the papers being accepted by the journal Measurement and Control had dropped. It was noted that the Institute no longer retains any editorial control of this publication since its sale to Sage Publications. It was agreed that the Trustees should discuss the benefit of continuing to be associated with the publication, at the next Trustee meeting.
It was agreed that the content and direction of Precision Magazine should be discussed at the upcoming strategy day on 7th October.
The Chief Executive will find out how members can access the papers from the 2018 IMEKO conference and distribute this information to the wider membership.
The Trustees were asked by a member if the Institute would break even this year. The Hon Tres stated that the Institute will not break even this year, in part due to the office move and the restructuring of staff. The aim was to break even in 2020.
The Chief Executive was asked if the Institute was still providing the secretariat for the United Kingdom Automation and Control Council (UKACC). It is no longer providing this service, but UKACC have yet to install a replacement, so the Institute is still holding the bank account until this can be transferred.
The meeting closed at 15:35
Immediately following closure of the AGM, the Extraordinary General Meeting took place to consider the resolution on fees for 2020.
The resolution in respect of subscriptions, namely that for 2020 the fees should remain unchanged from those in force in 2019, was carried unanimously.
The EGM was closed at 15:40