AIEGL Call for a Virtual General Assembly

The following notice, which was recently emailed to current members of the Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine is reposted here with the permission of AIEGL President Manfred G. Schmidt.

In accordance with Article 6.i of the statutes of AIEGL, the President and Secretary General, with the agreement of the Bureau, call on all active members to take part in a virtual General Assembly (Assemblée générale) in order to vote on an amendment to this very article of our statutes.

The statutes of our association were drawn up more than thirty years ago, when the number of our members was still small and there was no way to communicate via internet. But exactly this means of communication is now an absolute necessity for an international organization such as ours, for which decisions affecting all members should be supported by a broad majority of votes. We ask you therefore very sincerely for your participation and a positive vote on the proposed amendment.

In February the Secretary General will send you a voting form with the text of the amendment as provided in the President’s “New Year’s Letter”, which we ask that you kindly mark (yes or no), sign, and mail (franked or unfranked) before the end of February 2014 to:

Camilla Campedelli
Deputy Secretary General
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Jaegerstr. 22/23
D-10117 Berlin

All votes will be collected and counted by an election commission, according to our procedures. The result will be announced on our homepage as soon as possible.

Many thanks in advance and all the best

Manfred G. Schmidt, AIEGL president
Berlin, January 27th 2014

László Borhy, AIEGL Secretary General
Budapest, January 27th 2014

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