Dear BCA Members,
Yesterday, the BCA held its first Virtual AGM, which seemed to pass with reasonable success. This is largely due to the very hard work undertaken by the BCA IT working Group that should be given great praise for this achievement. The AGM also had a live stream to the BCA Facebook page, which can now be viewed by people who were unable to attend.
During the AGM, the Candidates for positions available on BCA Council presented their manifesto, with questions by participating members. The proposals (a number having been withdrawn) were also discussed. An electronic ballot is now underway, where BCA members should have received an email with instructions how to participate.
I would like to encourage all BCA members to take the time and trouble to vote on the candidates and proposals, as this is your association and only by member engagement can the BCA council undertake the wishes of its membership.
Elections and Proposals
If you are unaware of the candidates or the proposals please look at the following links where you might find out some more information to help you make your decisions.
At the AGM, now available to watch above, candidates standing for election took part in “hustings”; giving a short 1 minute campaign speech before answering questions from the floor [at 15:48].
The proposals were debated on a podcast ahead of the AGM, and then discussed again during the meeting [at 56:08]. Many of these proposals are changes to the constitution; linked to here for your convenience.
Acting BCA Chair