LMS Standing Orders Review

Here is a link to an article in the Newsletter giving the background to the Standing Orders Review (please scroll to page 11).

LMS members are being asked to vote at this year's Annual General Meeting on 29 November on proposed changes to the Society's Royal Charter, Statutes and By-Laws - collectively known as the Standing Orders. These three documents have not been comprehensively reviewed since 1965, since when there have been many changes in the Society and in the wider world.

Members will receive with their election ballot pack a document that outlines the rationale for the changes, which are included in the three schedules sent with the pack - one each for the Royal Charter, the Statutes and the By-Laws. Members can see the wording that is to be deleted and any proposed additions. Members may attend the LMS Annual General Meeting on Friday 29 November to vote on the resolutions to change the Standing Orders in person, as part of the AGM business. Papers for the AGM will be distributed by the Society on 8 November.

If you are unable to attend the AGM in person, you can appoint a proxy to vote for you either online through the ERS website or by registering a proxy directly with the Scrutineers via post or e-mail. Members wishing to give their proxy "discretionary" voting rights should use the e-mail/postal route as this option is not available in the online proxy appointment role. For further information and to access the Appointment-of-Proxy form, please go to https://www.lms.ac.uk/content/appointment-proxy-form.

The resolutions to be voted on at the AGM are as follows:

Resolution 1: That the Society resolve, in accordance with clause 16 of the Society’s Royal Charter, to amend the Charter as set out in Schedule 1, subject to such amendments as the Privy Council may require which do not materially affect the intent and meaning and which are agreed by Council of the London Mathematical Society. This resolution is passed subject to the passing of both Resolutions 2 and 3.

 

Resolution 2: That the Society resolve, in accordance with clause 13 of the Society’s Royal Charter, to amend the Statutes of the Society as set out in Schedule 2, subject to such amendments as the Privy Council may require which do not materially affect the intent and meaning and which are agreed by the Council of the London Mathematical Society. This resolution is passed subject to the passing of both Resolutions 1 and 3.

 

RESOLUTION 3: That the Society resolve, in accordance with clause 39 of the Society’s Statutes, to amend the By-Laws of the Society as set out in Schedule 3. This resolution is passed subject to the passing of both Resolutions 1 and 2, to come into effect at the same time as the amendments to the Statutes and Charter come into effect.