Minutes of the IPS Business Meeting
13th July 2006, Portland, Oregon
The following members of the IPS Board met
Mike Wall (President)
David Henson (Sec)
Ulrich Schiefer (Treas)
Paul Artes, Fritz Danheim, David Garway-Heath, Aiko Iwase, Chris Johnson, Chota Matsumoto, Richard Mills, Yoshio Yamazaki.
1.0 Secretary’s report
The Secretary reported that the number of IPS Members was 159, plus 5 Honorary Members. There had been 18 new members registered since 2004 and that 15 members had retired from the Society.
2.0 Acta agreement:
For the above the IPS pays just over $11K per year, see treasurers report.
It was originally envisaged that Acta would publish approx 20 papers presented at the meeting. These papers would be put through the normal Acta review process. To date they have only published 5-10 papers. This is largely due to members not submitting their work.
The agreement has another year to run and after this time a new source of funding needed to be found.
After some discussion of alternative arrangements, including the use of e-journals, the membership agreed to continue with the current arrangement but to keep it under close review.
3.0 Treasurer’s report
Juni 30, 2006
Starting for responsibility as IPS Treasurer in Tübingen August 02, 2005
BALANCE SHEET August_02, 2005 – June 30, 2006
1Patrice Henson – Secretarial support
2Michael Wall 296.82 € and David Henson 441.90 €
3Patricia Duffel – Wacom USB Tablet for managing the website
4Notary 12.16 €, Inferior Court 79.64 €, tax consultant 313.20 €
5Value of currency as per European Central Bank [Juni 28, 2006] 1 EUR = 1.257 USD
HISTORICAL COMPARISONS 1994-2006
1Size of volume decreased from prior years and fewer copies ordered (little excess). Past volumes are no longer available.
2including 2004 values from the report of the former treasurer
3before 08/02/2005: responsibility Richard Mills, after 08/02/2005: responsibility Ulrich Schiefer
DUES PAYING MEMBERS
Estimate 122 active members after dues collections at Barcelona registration = $15,860 biennial dues
The IPS membes unanimously endorsed charging dues bi-annually.
4.0 Next IPS meetings.
Following a presentation by the Chota Matsumoto and Aiko Iwase it was agreed that the next IPS meeting be held in Nara, Japan on the 21-24 May (Wed-Sat) 2008.
Future venues for 2010 and 2012 were discussed and a provisional agreement was made for the 2010 meeting to be held in Tenerife, Spain and the 2012 meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
5.0 Heidelberg award
Fritz Dannheim detailed the new Heidelberg award and the proposal of the Board to award this/these at the IPS Dinner on the 14th July, following a judgment of all presented papers by a sub-committee of the Board. (Fritz Dannheim, Ted Garway-Heath, Paul Artes).
The members approved the proposal.
6.0 Travel awards
The secretary announced that the board had nominated the following 4 persons to receive IPS Travel Awards of $800 each.
The members approved the nominations.
7.0 IPS Opportunity fund
Chris Johnson outlined a proposed Opportunity Fund. This was approved by the members and the first donation was accepted from Chris Johnson.
8.0 Board membership
Aiko Iwase has requested she step down from being vice president and the Board proposed making the following changes to it membership:
The membership approved the Boards recommendations.
Aiko Iwase has since requested that she be a member at large rather than Task Force Chair.
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