1) Dr Büki called Dr Figaji the head of the organizing committee of INTS 2016 to have his talk aboutCape Town.
Dr Figaji is showingCape Town, its natural beauties and cultural backgrounds. He is also showing a beautiful video clip aboutCape Townand its surrounding.
Before he leaves Dr Figaji thanks for the conference ad the organization and he promises they will do their best to keep this standard.
2) Dr Büki tells the following to the Board:
Dear Members of the Board,
Upon our discussions today, I would like to propose the following to the INTS General Assembly (GA):
We will present the invitation to INTS-2016 (Prof. Figaji)
Report on activities and plans
Brief summary to inform the GA:
The Executive Board met twice during INTS-2014 and decided that the structure and the activities of the society should be changed/focused on. We have agreed to use our resources to hire a consultant to help us making our society more efficient and compliant to legal and economical regulations. The consultancy specialist will help us to modernize our bylaws and restructure our leadership. In line with this process, we also will form a nominating committee that would make suggestions on officers who will work in this new structure of leadership after their election in Cape Town, in 2016.
Similarly, membership will be re-defined and a formal membership fee declared which will be decided upon harmonization with the NNS (Journal subscription, co-membership, etc…)
Having the EB electronically voted on these issues a website will be launched through which membership fee could also be paid electronically. Until that the ints2014.com will serve as an information-forum for the membership.
This new structure will also separate the congress organization from formal leadership and highlights that INTS is not only a congress-driven society but a community that offers far more to its members.
The leadership will be assisted by a part-time professional consultant/executive officer who will be responsible for practically running the society.
Until 2016 the leadership that is the EB will remain active and according to the bylaws the president will be the organizer of INTS2014, Dr. Buki, and the vice president is Dr. Figaji while Dr. Hutchinson will act as the treasurer of the society.
The EB also discussed the preliminary report on INTS2014 and acknowledged it with the hope that the budget will be even.
Vote on the proposition to share the list (ONLY NAMES!) of applicants with EANS
Call for a bid for INTS-2018 for North America, also announcing that Toronto has expressed interest.
We would like to ask for an estimate for registrations fees, hotel costs, and venue, with a deadline of one month (May 1st) and an online vote by the board until the 8th of May.
All the suggestions above have been accepted unanimously.
3) Dr Hutchinson, the treasurer of the Society talks about the present financial state of the Society.