The Council of Management met on Tuesday 5th April 2005. The Chair gave a particular welcome to three members who have recently suffered accident or illness. Council heard and discussed reports from each of its Committees – Corporate Governance, Education, Finance & Strategic Policy, Standing Committee and Research and received and discussed reports on finance and investments. In addition, Council discussed and agreed the following items.
The Association’s audited accounts for the financial year ending 31st December 2004 were approved and adopted by the Council. These will now be presented to the membership at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 18th June in Bristol.
Council agreed that a representative of Council should in future attend meetings of the Editorial Board of Seizure, the Association’s scientific journal on epilepsy.
Council agreed to close the register of members of the Association from 18th May to 18th June 2005, covering the period of the Council elections. During this time, people can still apply for membership of the Association, but their membership does not become effective until after 18th June.
The Research Committee is currently reviewing the research strategic plan. The Education Committee is considering campaigning options for education work. The Corporate Governance Committee is currently engaged in a long term review of the Association’s constitution. The Finance and Strategic Policy Committee is reviewing the Association’s Investment Policy and keeps fundraising performance under regular review. The Standing Committee is reviewing the Chief Executives’ conditions of service, Service Level Agreement and Job description.