Annual General Meeting 2021


This year's AGM will take place online on 29 June 2021

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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.

Robert Dyson and Frances O'Brien, University of Warwick, will be speaking at this event on "Soft OR and Practice: The Contribution of the Founders of OR." Their talk will explore research into the 43 founders of OR and their links to Soft OR. Their research also focuses on the embeddedness of the Founders, and the soft OR proponents, in practice and they will argue that engagement with practice has been and will continue to be an important driver for the health and development of operational research.

Join us and help to shape the future of The OR Society. 

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NOTICE OF MEETING

We will hold the Annual General Meeting of the Operational Research Society online at 15:00 on Tuesday 29 June 2021 via Zoom.

AGENDA

1. Apologies.

2. To approve the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 30 July 2020. 

3. To approve the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020. 

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

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The Society undertook a tendering exercise in April & May 2021 to re-assess value for money for auditing services. Sayer Vincent is the preferred option from this exercise with excellent charity credentials, good value fees and excellent client references.

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

For members NOT paying by direct debit with effect from 01/01/2022; £84.50 (Ordinary rate), £56.50 (Reduced rate). 

For members paying by direct debit with effect from 01/01/2022; £75.00 (Ordinary rate), £50.50 (Reduced rate). 

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an average increase of 0.8% on current rates, the increase being based on the 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 01/01/2022:

£75.00 (FORS), £53.50 (AFORS).

There will be no change to the application fee for AORS (£32.50). CandORS applications remain free.

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

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an average increase of 0.8% on current rates, the increase being based on the CPI rate.

7. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following annual subscription rates for members taking additional publications in hard copy with effect from 01/01/2022; 

Inside OR £48; JORS £48; EJIS £24; KMRP £24; JOS £24; Health Systems £16 

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are: 

Inside OR £4.00; JORS £4.00; EJIS £2.00; KMRP £2.00; JOS £2.00; Health Systems £1.35 

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. Both KMRP and JOS will be moving from four to six issues per year for 2022. 

8. Special resolution requiring a 75% majority. To set the following annual overseas postage subscription rates for members taking Inside OR in hard copy with effect from 01/01/2022; 

Air mail to Zone 1 countries £66.00; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £79.20 

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are: 

Air mail to Zone 1 countries £5.50; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £6.60 

There will be no change to the Air Mail rate to Europe (£49.00 / £4.05) 

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates reflect changes applied by Royal Mail in April 2020. Inside OR is available to all members in electronic format. Surface mail is no longer offered as an option. 

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 01/01/2022; 

UK £42.00; Air mail to Europe £56.50; Air mail to Zone 1 countries £65.00; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £72.00 

For members paying monthly (by direct debit) the equivalent monthly rates are: 

UK £3.50; Air mail to Europe £4.75; Air mail to Zone 1 countries £5.45; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £6.00 

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