Monash University Biological Society

2014

Newsletter 11.0

Contents:

1.0 AGM

Just a reminder that the AGM is happening!!!

Come join us in celebrating the year with food and drink and to vote in the new Committee.

As a special treat we have ordered in edible INSECTS!!!

12:30-2pm Wednesday October 8th

Elections start at 1:10pm.

Location: Campus center conference room, upstairs next to the airport lounge not far from St John’s there will be signage.

Nominations are still open so do apply.

President:

Benevolent overlord: You oversee the whole committee, keeping people on task and making sure they’re coping. Main roles include chairing committee meetings, attending clubs and societies (C&S) meetings, and acting as one of the primary club contacts. You must have held a position on the committee previously in order to apply.

Vice-President:

Batman’s Robin. A general committee member available to help out on any task when able and needed. You’re an important wing(wo)man to the president in general club matters, and proxy for the president when they’re unavailable to fulfil a task.

Treasurer:

You will oversee the bookkeeping to ensure the club’s financial records are clear and complete. You are the main (but not only!) person responsible for filling out grant applications and the two audits (due in week 2 of each semester).

Secretary:

You are the organized one, or just someone who enjoys typing, in charge of keeping the Captain’s Log. Your main duties are to check mail (general club email, physical mail and caring for Tyson the society messenger pigeon), keep a membership record, schedule committee meetings and record meeting minutes. You get to schedule the meetings and tell peoples whats what.

Social Secretary:

Resident party animal. Main coordinator of the club social events- BBQs, Trivia Night, Movie Night, Cocktail Night- whatever else tickles your fancy! It involves booking venues for events, arranging for food and beverages to be at the events and also for people to be at the events.

Education Officer

· Involves networking between members, E&CD, volunteer organisations and possible employers.

· In charge of organizing the volunteering information evening.

· Liaison with E&CD to promote career events to members (fulfilling E&CD sponsorship requirements).

· Take part in organizing large E&CD events (one per semester).

· Advertise various other career/employment opportunities to students.

Web-Admin:

You are tech-savvy. You will maintain the club website and facebook page. You are in charge of setting up events on FB and sign-up forms for each event.

Publications Officer:

Your main tasks are organizing the membership cards at the start of the year, and putting fortnightly newsletters together.

Third Year Rep:

You have super reflexes; your main role is seconding every motion in committee meetings, before anyone else can. Your task is to help out with general club tasks wherever you can. You must be enrolled in at least one 3rd year BIO unit each semester.

Second Year Rep:

Your President, Treasurer, Web-Admin and messenger pigeon are very busy vertebrates! Be prepared to lend a hand, whether you’re asked to or not. You’re also an important contact for the second-year cohort, to involve your peers in camps and activities. You must be enrolled in at least one 2nd year BIO unit each semester.

All committee members are expected to attending meetings (~1-2hrs every 2 or 3 weeks), regularly check your club email, help at BBQs, advertise events, and help organize and run events and camps in whichever ways you are able.

Want to nominate for one or more positions?? GREAT! Send them through to vice.president@biologicalsociety.com.au!

Nominations close midnight the day before, October the 7th. If you cant make it to the AGM itself please nominate a proxy to stand on your behalf, that is to read out a short speech if you chose to write one. Alternatively the returning office or a committee member of your choice can read out the speech for you.

Want more details or have any specific questions about any of the positions, tasks or time commitments? Email Tom at vice.president@biologicalsociety.com.au

5.0 Website, Facebook page, and contact details

Website - http://www.biologicalsociety.com.au

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/groups/5414408187/

Enquiries - enquiries@biologicalsociety.com.au

Event registration - http://www.biologicalsociety.com.au/events.html