Outcomes of the AGM

Thanks to those members who attended the Flinders ArchSoc AGM yesterday. It was a succinct, productive meeting and fortunately we were able to achieve quorum this year.

Congratulations to those members who were elected to the ArchSoc committee in 2015. We hope that your term is successful and effective. Please see the table below to find out who is part of the 2015 committee. Please be aware that we are yet to elect a Vice President. We will be looking for a new Vice President early in 2015.

Congratulations also to our newest Honorary Life Members, Andrew Wilkinson and Claire Smith. We thank Andrew and Claire for their commitment to ArchSoc in the past and welcome their involvement in the future. Look out for a full article about these Honorary Life Members in the next issue of Dig It.

President Dianne Riley
Vice President Unelected, to be elected at a later date
Treasurer Chelsea Wiseman
Secretary Marie Amyot
Publications Editor Jordan Ralph
Public Relations Officer Emma Davey
Field Work Coordinator Jana Rogasch
Social Coordinator Drew Jackson
Membership Officer Owen Hems
General Representative (x5) Adeena Fowke

Virginia Ward

Rhiannon Agutter

Matthew Hornsby

Celeste Jordan


Annual General Meeting 2014, Thursday 27/11/14

Dianne Riley, Flinders ArchSoc President 2014

Dear ArchSoc members and friends,

The Flinders Archaeological Society 2014 AGM will be held on Thursday 27th November in North Theatre 2 at Flinders University. At 4pm there will be a short presentation about what ArchSoc has achieved this year, followed by drinks and pizza, supplied by ArchSoc. The official proceedings commence at 5pm sharp, following the presentation and refreshments.

We request the attendance of all Fee-paying, Associate and Life Members at this meeting. Non-members are able to attend, but cannot vote. We are also seeking dedicated, passionate, positive and enthusiastic students to join our committee in 2015: committee nomination form.

I have attached the agenda, which includes the annual reports of the Executive and General committees, along with their recommendations: Agenda and committee reports. Please read the reports before coming to the meeting, as we will only discuss specific issues arising from them. The agenda also includes nominations for the 2015 Executive and General Committees (see nomination form above), nominations for Honorary Life Membership (Antoinette will send this nomination form out soon), and other business. If any member has other business they wish to discuss at the meeting, please send it to me by 2pm Thursday 27th November.

If you cannot attend the meeting, our Constitution states that you can nominate a proxy to attend, speak and vote on your behalf. Your vote will be added to the vote of your proxy. To nominate a proxy, please fill out the attached form and email it to our returning officer, Antoinette: proxy nomination form. Antoinette will verify your membership and the membership of your proxy. Only Fee-paying, Associate and Honorary Life Members are eligible to vote and act as a proxy. Proxies will only be accepted if Antoinette has received notification of this by 2pm Thursday 27th November.

If you would like to nominate a proxy, but are unsure of who to nominate, then choose someone from the committee, but make sure they are attending the meeting. Contacts can be found here.

Voting will be by secret ballot in the case of multiple persons running for the same position.

It is important for members to attend the meeting so that we meet quorum. If you cannot attend, then please, nominate a proxy.

I have also attached the minutes from the previous two general meetings, for acceptance at the AGM:

Minutes ArchSoc AGM 14th November 2013

Minutes ArchSoc SGM 12th March 2014

Events, News

ArchSoc AGM on the 8th of November!

Are you impressed with what ArchSoc has done this year?

Do you have any suggestions on how to make it better?

Would you like to get involved in the committee?

Then please come to ArchSoc’s AGM on Thursday, 8th of November (Flinders University, Room 149, Social Sciences South) at 2pm. We will be recapping what we have done this year, including updates on the ongoing Prospect Hill project. We are also be holding a few referendums, and giving a financial update for 2012.

Executive and General committee elections will also be held, which we highly recommend to those who want to get involved with committee decisions for next year. The positions available are listed in our About Us section of our blog. Prior to the meeting, we will be circulating information on the various tasks committee members have accomplished this year so you can get a better understanding on each of the different positions.

If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone else (be sure you have their permission first!), please send in your nomination to our Returning Officer, Scott Jacob ( outlining what position you are applying for. Alternatively, you can nominate yourself at the AGM. You MUST be a current ArchSoc member, and be prepared to give a short speech on why you want to run for that position, and what you can contribute in 2013.  Voting will be by secret ballot, and the results revealed on the day. Only current fee-paying (most of you), associate, and life members are eligible to vote.

Even if you don’t want to be part of the committee, we still highly encourage you to come and share your views and recommendations for ArchSoc next year. Your opinions are valuable to us, and lets us know how we can improve our performance for members of the society. And because you are all beautiful people.

If the compliment doesn’t cut it, we will be providing food and drink for you all to enjoy 🙂

Hope to see you then!