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         General Meetings – Society business may be conducted at “General Meetings” that have been called by the General Secretary posting a notice to members in the Summer or Winter Programmes. Meetings called by e-mail or other means are not “General Meetings”. Meetings of specialist groups are not “General Meetings”.

         Meetings are normally chaired by the President, Vice- President or General Secretary. Meetings of specialist groups are normally chaired by the convenor or leader of that group meeting.

         We do not have “standing orders” for the conduct of meetings because they are not too formal. If there is more formal business require a vote of members the Chair should ensure that there is adequate opportunity for members to speak in favour or against a proposal before the vote is taken.

         Lecture meetings

A lecture by guest speaker or member of the Society about a specific topic. Winter lecture meetings start at 7-30 p.m. and are held in the Department of Geography, University of Hull (unless otherwise stated). Non-members are welcome to attend but please arrive before the start of the meeting.

The summer meetings of the Society are often held in the field; members of the Society usually lead these meetings to quarries or coastal exposures. These meetings may not be suitable for young members or members with mobility problems. Sometimes field meetings are held jointly with other Societies.

         Public lectures

Lecture by guest speakers aimed at a wider audience. These may be on a Saturday afternoon at a more central venue.

A field meeting aimed at a more general audience; these could be a walk in a town centre or cemetery or on a beach.

        Annual General Meeting

A lecture by guest speaker or member of the Society about a specific topic, usually held at the University of Hull, preceded or followed by the Annual General Meeting usually held in March.

         Club Night

Club Nights are for members of the Society and Hull University staff and students only and interested members of the public. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in the Geography Dept., University of Hull, starting at 7-50 pm prompt. The doors to the building will be locked at 7-55 pm and we may not be in the usual room, so do not arrive late if you wish to attend! Please bring some specimens, photographs or books about the evening's topic. The topic or topics for the following month will be selected at the meeting.

         Quiz Night

Quiz Nights are for members of the Society and their guests. Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in the Geography Dept., University of Hull, starting at 7-50 pm prompt. The doors to the building will be locked at 7-55 pm and we may not be in the usual room, so do not arrive late if you wish to attend! There will be prizes some of which might be geological. Members are welcome to donate prizes.

Rules of the Quiz –

         Microscopy Evening

Microscopy evenings are for members of the Society and Hull University staff and students only. Meetings are held in the Geography Dept, University of Hull, starting at 7-50 pm prompt. The doors to the building will be locked at 7-55 pm so do not arrive late if you wish to attend! Please bring some samples or slides with you to look at and share with others, as well as any equipment you need (such as picking brush and tray for microfossils). You are welcome to bring your own microscope and lamp too. Please contact me if you would like more information.

         Committee Meeting

There is usually only one main Committee Meeting per year, usually in the winter. Occasionally there might be short Committee meetings after a General Meeting. Some Committee business may be conducted by e-mail consultation: a meeting will be called if a decision is not reached by consensus. Financial business should be conducted at a Committee Meeting called with that item on the agenda.

        Workshops –

 Occasional daytime meetings in the laboratory on specialised topics.

Members of the Society display specimens from their collections and identify specimens that members of the public bring with them. We have held these events at the Treasure House in Beverley, Hornsea Museum, RSPB Bempton and Holy Trinity Church.      

         Boat trip

         Rifle Butts conservation

The Society has “adopted” Rifle Butts SSSI and works closely with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to keep the site tidy and accessible to geologists. The Society also works closely with the East Yorkshire RIGS Group to identify and protect Regionally Important Geological Sites.

         Joint meetings and conferences.

We usually have one joint meeting with the Yorkshire Geological Society each year.

 

         Specialist Groups –

Specialists groups may be created from time to time by the Society. These will not be funded from the Society’s General Funds, but may hold small sums of cash to cover expenses. Any funds remaining when a group is discontinued will be donated to the Society’s General Funds. The groups may be organised by the General Secretary or a group convenor. Research Groups may invite non-members to participate. Groups should abide by the rules and policies of the Society. Groups should make an effort to invite all members to attend or participate in their events.

At the time of writing specialist groups include –

         Microscopy Group

         Flamborough Quaternary Research Group

         Bisat Project to record the Quaternary cliff and beach deposits of Holderness

         The East Riding Boulder Committee

 

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