Council Meeting Decisions 01/09/2013

ISSMGE Council Meeting 1 September 2013-09-01
Key discussions and decisions made at the Council Meeting:
Item 5 - Membership: The membership has grown to 88 member societies with nearly 20,000 individual members. Belarus and Bosnia & Herzegovina joined as Member Societies in July 2012 and May 2013 respectively and the applications form Malaysia and Guatemala were approved at the Board Meeting on 31 August 2013. The Corporate Associates had grown to 59.
Item 6: Proposed changes to make the Statutes and Bylaws gender neutral were approved.
Item 8: The incoming Regional Vice-Presidents were noted as:
Dr Fatma Baligh (Vice-President Africa)
Professor Ikuo Towhata (Vice-President Asia)
Professor Mark Jaksa (Vice-President Australasia)
Professor Antonio Gens (Vice-President Europe)
Professor Paul Mayne (Vice-President North America)
Professor Jarbas Milititsky (Vice-President South America)
Item 9: Professor Roger Frank was elected as ISSMGE President 2013 - 2017.

Item 10: The next Council Meeting will be held on Sunday 13 September 2015 in association with the 16 ECSMGE in Edinburgh, UK.
Item 11: The 19 ICSMGE will be held in Seoul, Korea
Item 15: New guidelines for Technical Committees were noted.
Item 20: Progress with establishing the ISSMGE Foundation as a charitable organisation was noted.
Item 21: The new conference manual was noted.
Item 27: The independently reviewed accounts for 2011 and 2012 were approved.
Item 28: The proposed budget for 2013 - 2015 was approved.