Accounts and statement accepted.
PROPOSAL: To adopt the reorganisation as detailed in the paper.
DISCUSSION: VAT issue (irrelevant), Chairman's term of office (three years left unchanged).
The following amendments were made:
(a) First line to read: "The Scientific Committee shall have fourteen members including the Chairman:"
(b) replace "(annually)" by "(usually)"
(c) replace "two members ..." by "three members ..."
The words "in addition" were inserted in the first line after "shall".
The last clause starting "on the nomination ..." was deleted and replaced by the following sentence:
"The Scientific Committee is expected to make at least one nomination, to be published at least two weeks in advance of the relevant meeting."
The motion to adopt the reorganisation as detailed and amended was proposed by Sheila Brenner and seconded by Helen Robinson. It was carried nem con.
Garth Dales was nominated, proposed by Helen Robinson and seconded by Peter Neumann. There were no further nominations and Garth Dales was elected nem con.
There were two nominations: Peter Balash (proposed by Garth Dales) and Ulrike Tillmann (proposed by Sheila Brenner).
The candidates withdrew and Ulrike Tillmann was elected by a show of hands.
The Chairman talked briefly about the organisation and finances (initial impressions are that there may be a deficit). In discussion the feeling was expressed that the meeting was worth the effort. It was felt that there ought to be joint meetings in future but not every meeting should be joint. The timing of the two meetings and the joint (overlap) topics was discussed.
Plenaries are mostly arranged and planning is now going ahead for special sessions and morning speakers.
This will be held 5th - 8th April 2004. It will be a joint meeting with the Irish Mathematical Society.
2005: Liverpool invited the BMC for 2005 and the invitation was welcomed and accepted provisionally (depending on the BAMC's decision as to whether the Liverpool meeting should be a joint meeting).
2006: Newcastle has been approached and is likely to invite the BMC for 2006 (or for 2005 if the Liverpool joint meeting is postponed).
Minutes signed by Adam Epstein (Secretary) and Colin Rourke (Chairman) (undated).