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Informe anual 2003/2004 (inglés) | Acta de la Asamblea General de Socios, Viena (Austria) 03/09/2004 (inglés)

Minutes of the EUROCALL Annual General Meeting
Held on 3 September 2004 at the EUROCALL 2004 Conference
Vienna, 1-4 September 2004

Present:

Kent Andersen, Tor Magne Andreassen, Dapmar Baker, Paul Bangs, Ylva Berglund, Françoise Blin , Sabine Braun, Angela Chambers (Treasurer), Jean Conacher, Graham Davies, Brian Farrington, Margaret Gammell ( Secretary), Jeannine Gerbault, Cornelia Gick, John Gillespie, Ana Gimeno (Vice-President), Virginia Gonzalez, Marie-Josee Hamel, Russell Hansen, Kristina Hoppner, Eleni Kolethra, Thomas Koller, Marianne G. Hartelius, Dominique Hemard, Philip Hubbard, Trude Heift, Marie-Madeleine Kenning, Marcus Knierim, Inge-Anna Koleff, Lena Kuure, Claire McAvinia, Martina Möllering, Hans Mortensen, Petra Neumeier, Martine Nicollerat, Helle Lykke Nielsen, Blaise Nkwenti-Azeh, Hans Paulussen, Jorge Zarco Pedraza, Cristina Perez-Guillot, Klaus Peters, Lena Petrianidi, Stephan Pohlmann, Szilvia Portorone Mandli, Lis Ramberg Beyer , Fred Riley, Thomas Robb, Christina Rosalia, Klaus-Dieter Rossade, Bernd Rüschoff (President), Mathias Schulze, Rafael Seiz-Ortiz, Lesey Shield, Steffi Skowronek, Kirsten Söntgens, Peppi Taalas, Maija Tammelin, Joanna Teague, June Thompson, Carmen Tomas, Cornelia Tschichold, Cecile Tschirhart, Cristina Tudela, Marli Tyssen, Joachim Wagner, Eva Wilder, Uwe Wilhelm.


1. Minutes
The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at the University of Limerick on 5 September 2003 were accepted and signed as a true record.
Proposed by Peppi Taalas, seconded by Lesley Shield and passed nem con.

2. Matters arising
There were no matters arising.

3. President's Report
Prof Dr Bernd Rüschoff presented his report, the full text of which would appear on the EUROCALL website. He drew attention to the fact that due to growing concern regarding fluctuating membership figures, new members joining at this year’s conference would enjoy the benefits of immediate membership. This exercise would entail a once-off expense to EUROCALL in additional copies of the ReCALL Journal, however, Dr. Rüschoff expressed the hope that these tangible benefits would encourage new members to renew at the year-end.

4. Treasurer's Report
Professor Angela Chambers presented the Audited Accounts showing income and expenditure for the year 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2004, together with comparative figures for the agreed Budget for the year in question. The accounts showed a successful year with a transfer to the reserve of €7,451. This positive result came about mainly through a surplus of €15,597 generated by the Limerick conference and a belated payment received from Nijmegen (€1,422) from a previous conference. This total was further enhanced with a refund of €1,376 from ICT4LT. The Treasurer pointed out however that these latter were unusual, once-off receipts, and that the real picture was less optimistic. Although ‘extra’ income generated in 2003/04 amounted to €9000, only €7000 had been transferred to the reserve. Without the extra income there would have been a deficit of €2000. Acceptance of the Audited Accounts was proposed by: Paul Bangs, seconded by: Kirsten Söntgens and agreed nem con.
The projected budget for 04/05 showed a deficit of €3,156. This was attributed mainly to increased numbers of ReCALL Journal being distributed to new members joining at this year’s conference.
Acceptance of the Budget was proposed by: Klaus Peters, seconded by Stephan Pohlmann and agreed nem con.

5. EUROCALL Conferences
5.1. EUROCALL 2004: The organisers of the Vienna conference were commended by the President on their excellent preparations and warm Viennese hospitality, all of which went to ensuring a very enjoyable conference, which would be remembered among the highlights of EUROCALL conferences.

5.2. EUROCALL 2005: Dr. Rüschoff announced to the meeting that a proposal had been received from Italy to host EUROCALL 2005. However, with increasing local costs, Venice was proving to be a very expensive destination and it was decided to look for an alternative location. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Paul Bangs a proposal was received from Poland and this had now been accepted. EUROCALL 2005 would be held in Cracow, Poland, from 24-27August, 2005. Paul Bangs raised the question of accessibility to the conference on the part of Eastern European colleagues, who may be faced with limited funding. It would be most unacceptable should Polish colleagues be unable to attend a EUROCALL conference in Poland due to unavailability of funding. Dr. Rüschoff assured the meeting that this issue was being addressed and that the Executive Committee was looking at ways to solve the problem. These included a two-tier registration fee to accommodate such colleagues as well as efforts being made to identify possible grants/funding. In addition, it was proposed that members should try to identify plenary speakers who may be able to avail of sponsorship to attend the Krakow conference, thus reducing costs to the organisers.

5.3. 2006/2007: Members were invited to submit proposals to host EUROCALL 2006/2007. Further details available from the EUROCALL office.

5.4. 2008: It was suggested that EUROCALL 2008 should be held in a venue close to Germany in order to coincide with the AILA world conference.

6. Other Business
No other business.

MG

24.11.04


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