Extraordinary General Meeting notice
Date published

1 April 2021

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Extraordinary General Meeting notice

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Date published

1 April 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that an EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of the Institution of Structural Engineers will be held on THURSDAY 6 May 2021 at 9:00am BST for the transaction, by Voting Members, of the business set out below.
 
  1. To read the notice convening the meeting.
  2. To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2020 held on 16 July 2020 (published in The Structural Engineer, September 2020).
  3. To consider and, if thought fit, to adopt the following Special Resolution:
THAT, subject to the approval of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Bye-law 2 of the Institution be altered and amended as set out in Schedule 1 hereto, subject to such changes, if any, as the Privy Council may require and the Board of the Institution accept.

        4. To consider and, if thought fit, to adopt the following Special Resolution:

THAT, subject to the approval of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Bye-laws 1 and 16 of the Institution be altered and amended as set out in Schedule 2 hereto, subject to such changes, if any, as the Privy Council may require and the Board of the Institution accept.

        5. To consider and, if thought fit, to adopt the following Special Resolution:

THAT, subject to the approval of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, Bye-law 15 of the Institution be altered and amended as set out in Schedule 3 hereto, subject to such changes, if any, as the Privy Council may require and the Board of the Institution accept.

By order of the Board
 
D M POWELL
Chief Executive

1 April 2021

 

Register to attend

Date: 6 May 2021 | 09:00 BST

The virtual EGM will take place using the Workcast platform. Attendance is encouraged for all voting members and registration is required.

Notes:

 
  1. The meeting will be held online/remotely, whereby an invitation to attend is sent to all Voting Members.
  1. Regulation 5.7.1 defines “Voting Member” as a Chartered or an Incorporated Structural Engineer or a Technician Member or a Graduate, whose subscription and other membership payments have been paid.
  1. Under Article 8 of the Royal Charter, a Special Resolution for the alteration of the Bye-laws must, for approval, be passed by a two-thirds majority of the members present, entitled to vote and voting.
  1. Schedule 4 sets out for information the relevant Bye-laws and the proposed amendments thereto.
  1. In accordance with Regulation 5.3, only the business specified in this notice may be considered at the meeting.


BYE-LAW AMENDMENTS - SCHEDULE 1

  1. In Bye-law 2, after “(g) Companions” insert “(h) Graduates, who may use the initials “GIStructE” “
 

BYE-LAW AMENDMENTS - SCHEDULE 2

  1. In Bye-law 1 replace “Executive Board” with “Trustee Board”

  2. In Bye-law 16 replace “Executive board” with “Trustee Board” and “board” with “Trustee Board” and add “(hereinafter referred to as “the Board”)” after “board”
 

BYE-LAW AMENDMENTS - SCHEDULE 3

  1. In Bye-law 15 replace “Officers” with “Trustees” and “the board” with “Trustee Board”

  2. In Bye-law 15 replace “not more than five Vice-Presidents, and an Honorary Treasurer of the Institution (hereinafter referred to as the “officers”)” with “a President-Elect, a Past President, Vice-Presidents, and Board members of the Institution (referred to in the Royal Charter as the “officers”) who shall be the Trustees of the Institution. The number of Vice Presidents and Board members shall be prescribed in regulations”.

 
 

BYE-LAW AMENDMENTS - SCHEDULE 4

 

EXISTING BYE-LAW

2. There shall be the following grades of membership of the Institution: 

  1. Honorary Fellows, who may use the initials “HonFIStructE”

  2. Fellows, who may use the initials “FIStructE”

  3. Members, who may use the initials “MIStructE”

  4. Associates, who may use the initials “AIStructE”

  5. Associate-Members, who may use the initials “AMIStructE”

  6. Technician Members, who may use the initials “TIStructE”

  7. Companions

  8. Graduates

  9. Students
     

PROPOSED BYE-LAW (words underlined are additions or amendments)

2. There shall be the following grades of membership of the Institution: 

  1. Honorary Fellows, who may use the initials “HonFIStructE”

  2. Fellows, who may use the initials “FIStructE”

  3. Members, who may use the initials “MIStructE”

  4. Associates, who may use the initials “AIStructE”

  5. Associate-Members, who may use the initials “AMIStructE”

  6. Technician Members, who may use the initials “TIStructE”

  7. Companions

  8. Graduates, who may use the initials “GIStructE”

  9. Graduates

  10. Students




EXISTING BYE-LAW

1. In these Bye-laws, and the regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, words and phrases defined in the Charter shall bear the same meanings and
 
(a) “the Board” means the Executive Board of the Institution;


Executive board
 
16. The board shall consist of at least seven persons and of not more than fifteen persons elected or appointed in accordance with the regulations

PROPOSED BYE-LAW (words underlined are additions or amendments)

1. In these Bye-laws, and the regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, words and phrases defined in the Charter shall bear the same meanings and
 
(a) “the Board” means the Trustee Board of the Institution;


Trustee Board
 
16. The Trustee Board (hereinafter referred to as “the Board”) shall consist of at least seven persons and of not more than fifteen persons elected or appointed in accordance with the regulations.



EXISTING BYE-LAW

Officers and staff
 
15. There shall be a President, not more than five Vice-Presidents, and an Honorary Treasurer of the Institution (hereinafter referred to as the “officers”).
 
All matters relating to the election and terms and period of office of such officers shall be prescribed in regulations. The board may appoint a chief executive (by whatever title determined) of the Institution and may delegate to such chief executive the power to appoint and dismiss other employees of the Institution.

PROPOSED BYE-LAW (words underlined are additions or amendments)

Trustees and staff
 
15. There shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Past President, Vice-Presidents, and Board members of the Institution (referred to in the Royal Charter as the “officers”) who shall be the Trustees of the Institution. The number of Vice Presidents and Board members shall be prescribed in regulations.
 
All matters relating to the election and terms and period of office of the Trustees shall be prescribed in regulations. The Trustee Board may appoint a chief executive (by whatever title determined) of the Institution and may delegate to such chief executive the power to appoint and dismiss other employees of the Institution.



 

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