Annual General Meeting 2022


The OR Society's Annual General Meeting is one of the most important opportunities for members to make their voices heard, through votes and contributions in the meeting.  All members are encouraged to vote, either by post or online. Postal and online ballots should arrive 24 hours before the meeting to be counted.

Dr Kathy Kotiadis, Reader in Operational Research, Kent Business School, University of Kent is this year's speaker. In her talk, Mixing Soft OR/PSM and Hard OR methods and communities of practice: The journey so far, Kathy will reflect on her 20+ years of experience using both hard and soft OR to consider what each method gains from the other, either methodologically or philosophically and whether there are aspects that still need to be addressed.

Join us at 3pm on Thursday 7 July 2022 and help to shape the future of The OR Society. 

Click to watch last year's AGM

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Operational Research Society will be held online at 15:00 on Thursday 7 July 2022 via Zoom.

AGENDA

1. Apologies.

2. To approve the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2021. A copy of the minutes can be found online at www.theorsociety.com/AGM2022. 

3. To approve the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021. The Annual Report and Accounts can be found online at www.theorsociety.com/AGM2022 

4. To re-appoint Sayer Vincent LLP as auditors to the Society.

5. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following annual subscription rates:

For members NOT paying by direct debit with effect from 01/01/2023; £89.00 (Ordinary rate), £59.50 (Reduced rate).

For members paying by direct debit with effect from 01/01/2023; £79.00 (Ordinary rate), £53.00 (Reduced rate).

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are: £6.60 (Ordinary rate), £4.40 (Reduced rate).

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an average increase of 5.2% on current rates, the increase being based on the December 2021 CPI rate. OR Society subscriptions have been, and after the above-proposed increases would remain, low by general standards.

6. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following accreditation application fees with effect from 01/01/2023:

£79.00 (FORS), £56.50 (AFORS), £34.50 (AORS).

CandORS applications remain free.

There will be no change to the annual accreditation add-on subscription rates.

EXPLANATORY NOTE: EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an average increase of 5.7% on current rates, the increase being based on the December 2021 CPI rate.

7. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following annual accreditation add-on subscription rates with effect from 01/01/2023;

£31.50 (FORS), £25.50 (AFORS), £16.50 (AORS).

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are: £2.60 (FORS), £2.10 (AFORS), £1.35 (AORS).

There is no subscription fee associated with CandORS.

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an average increase of 5.7% on current rates, the increase being based on the December 2021 CPI rate.

8. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following annual subscription rates for members taking additional publications in hard copy with effect from 01/01/2023;

Inside OR £54; JORS £54; EJIS £27; KMRP £27; JOS £27; Health Systems £18; JBA £18.

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are:
Inside OR £4.50; JORS £4.50; EJIS £2.25; KMRP £2.25; JOS £2.25; Health Systems £1.50; JBA £1.50.

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The changes represent a £0.50 increase in the cost per issue. This allows the Society to reclaim a larger proportion of the cost of provision. JBA will be moving from two to four issues per year for 2023.

9. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following annual subscription rates for members taking OR/MS Today in hard copy with effect from 01/01/2023;

UK £56.50; Air mail to Europe £68.00; Air mail to Zone 1 countries £75.50; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £80.50

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are:
UK £4.70; Air mail to Europe £5.65; Air mail to Zone 1 countries £6.30; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £6.70

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates reflect the increased cost of supply and postage charges applied by Royal Mail.