For the most recent call for General Assembly, to be convened in Tartu on August 19th 2015, see the Autumn 2015 issue of the NASS newsletter.
The board of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) hereby calls for a general assembly, to be convened during the Eighth Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (NASS) at Center for Semiotics, Aarhus University, Denmark (May 29th – 31st, 2013). All members – i.e., everybody who registers for the conference – are welcome to attend.
Time: Thursday May 30th at 16:30 – 17:30
a) Election of a chair for the meeting
b) Election of a keeper of the minutes
c) Election of three members to check the minutes
d) Approval of the agenda
e) Approval of the new constitution*
f) The President’s report
g) The Treasurer’s report
h) Election of six board members + six supplementary representatives
i) Election of President, Secretary and Treasurer (among the representatives elected under h)
j) Optional topics and announcements
* The constitution of NASS was approved by the board of NASS on August 31st 2012 with mandate from the General Assembly of NASS in Lund, Sweden, May 7th 2011. At this board meeting, which was convened via telephone conference, it was decided that “[a]t the next NASS conference in Aarhus in May 2013 the constitution will be treated by the General Assembly of NASS. However, it is already from August 31st 2012 to be considered as being in effect.”
Proposals for amendments to the constitution
Proposals for amendments to any aspect of the constitution are to be sent to the Governing Board (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than four weeks before the General Assembly. The deadline for such proposals is thus May 2nd, 2013. Proposals will then be prepared by the Governing Board for a vote at the meeting. The Governing Board must inform current members and all persons registered for the upcoming conference about incoming proposals (including any proposal from the Board) no later than two weeks before the General Assembly (cf. §7c in NASS’ constitution).
Call for individual nominations of candidates to the board of NASS
According to NASS’ constitution §5e, “[i]ndividual nominations of candidates (oneself or someone else) are called in the last NASS letter preceding the General Assembly and on the General Assembly itself. The Governing Board must inform current members and all persons registered for the upcoming conference about incoming nominations for being elected a board member no later than two weeks before the General Assembly.” Nominations may be sent to the board via email@example.com.