Constitution

1. Name

The name of the Society shall be the Irish Meteorological Society

2. Objectives

The objectives of the Society are:

  • The promotion of an interest in meteorology in Ireland
  • The dissemination of meteorological knowledge, pure and applied.

3. Membership

Membership is open to all who have an interest in meteorology, ranging from those whose scientific speciality is meteorology or a related area to those whose work or leisure activities lead to a desire to be well informed about weather and climate. Honorary membership shall be granted at the discretion of the committee.

4. Activities

  • The Society shall organise an Annual Guest Lecture
  • A series of ordinary lectures may be presented, the frequency and location depending on the interest shown.
  • Lectures for specialised groups may be organised
  • A periodic bulletin shall be published to keep members informed of the society’s activities and of recent developments in meteorology
  • Such other activities as the committee feels appropriate shall be organised.

5. Committee

The Committee shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and six ordinary members, all of whom shall be elected at an Annual General Meeting. The Committee may co-opt extra members as required.

6. Finances

The annual membership subscription shall be determined yearly by the committee. No member shall derive profit from the Society and in the event of dissolution, any assets shall be donated to some organisation of a similar character.


Rules

1. An AGM shall be held not later than 30th April, of which a maximum of 30 days’ notice shall be given.

2. Each member of the committee will be elected for a two year term and may be re-elected for a maximum of three terms in succession. The election will be staggered so that half of the committee is (re)elected at the AGM each year.

3. No part of the Constitution or Rules shall be amended or annulled:

(a) Unless a written proposal to amend or annul (signed by at least 10 members) is presented to the secretary at the AGM

(b) and unless all members have been notified by the secretary and the majority of the member votes cast are in favour of the proposal. Postal and e-mail ballots will count.

Proposals which have been carried become effective once the secretary informs the members.

4. Every paid-up and every honorary member shall have one vote.

5. Annual subscriptions shall be paid by the 1st March. The subscription year runs from January 1st to December 31st.

6. The committee shall meet at least twice a year. Six members shall constitute a quorum.