Annual General Meeting 2020


This year's AGM will take place online on 30 July 2020

10:00 AM - 12:30 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.

Dr Christine Currie, director of CORMSIS, University of Southampton – will give a talk titled ‘Supporting decision-making to reduce the impact of COVID-19’ followed by presentations from Edmund Burke, ORS President, and Gavin Blackett, ORS Executive Director, on the Society's performance in 2019 and a view forward for 2020 and beyond.

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Voting

In accordance with Article 4D of the Society's constitution, voting on all resolutions on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting is by ballot. A member may submit a ballot by post or electronically using the voting form below.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

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Supporting decision-making to reduce the impact of COVID-19

Dr Christine Currie, Director of CORMSIS

Modelling has been used extensively by all national governments and the World Health Organisation right from the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has mainly focused on the epidemiology of disease and typically looked at population-level interventions. While definitely necessary, it was clear right from the start that the challenges being faced worldwide extended beyond those of disease transmission to more operational questions such as the distribution of resources and also questions about how best to deal with the impacts of social isolation measures, which were imposed almost world-wide. Extending a recent article from the Journal of Simulation, this talk will consider how simulation modelling and other OR tools could be used, and in places are being used, to support decision-makers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The talk will be suitable for policymakers and practitioners.

Christine S.M. Currie, John W. Fowler, Kathy Kotiadis, Thomas Monks, Bhakti Stephan Onggo, Duncan A. Robertson & Antuela A. Tako (2020): How simulation modelling can help reduce the impact of COVID-19, Journal of Simulation, bit.ly/christinecurry

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Operational Research Society will be held online at 10:30 on Thursday 30 July 2020 via Zoom.

AGENDA

1. Apologies.

2. To approve the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 4 July 2019. 

3. To approve the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019. 

4. To reappoint Mazars 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 01/01/2021; £84.00 (Ordinary rate), £56.00 (Reduced rate).

For members paying by direct debit with effect from 01/01/2021; £74.50 (Ordinary rate), £50.00 (Reduced rate).

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an average increase of 1.6% 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 01/01/2021:

£74.50 (FORS), £53.00 (AFORS), £32.50 (AORS). CandORS applications remain free.

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

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The above rates represent an increase of 1.4% on current rates, the 12-monthly CPI rate in December 2019.

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 01/01/2021;

Inside OR £42; JORS £42; EJIS £21; KMRP £14; JOS £14; Health Systems £14

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

Inside OR £3.50; JORS £3.50; EJIS £1.75; KMRP £1.15; JOS £1.15; Health Systems £1.15

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.

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 01/01/2021;

Airmail to Europe £49.00; Airmail to Zone 1 countries £60.50; Airmail to Zone 2 countries £64.20

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

Airmail to Europe £4.05; Airmail to Zone 1 countries £5.00; Airmail to Zone 2 countries £5.35

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 01/01/2021;

UK £40.00; Airmail to Europe £56.00; Airmail to Zone 1 countries £61.50; Airmail to Zone 2 countries £63.50

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

UK £3.30; Air mail to Europe £4.65; Air mail to Zone 1 countries £5.10; Air mail to Zone 2 countries £5.25

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