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2022/23 Council Nominations


According to the constitution, there should be not less than 14 nor more than 16 elected charity trustees. These consist of the six officers, namely the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Librarian, the Editor and the Keeper of the Archaeological Collections, and up to 10 other members of Council. To be eligible to stand for the office of President, any candidate must already be a charity trustee. In addition, the immediate Past President of the CIO is an ex officio trustee.

At the first AGM of the CIO in April 2022, all of the officers and members of Council must retire from office and if they wish to stand for a further term, submit themselves for re-election. Of the 16 existing elected charity trustees all have announced their desire to submit themselves for re-election in 2022.

Any ordinary member of the Society may nominate any other ordinary member for election as a charity trustee, whether as an officer of the Society or as an ordinary member of the Council. A nomination must be signed by the nominator and by a seconder, and accompanied by the written consent of the nominee. It must be sent to the Secretary (by email to: or by post to: The Secretary, The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT) so as to reach him or her by Wednesday 23 February 2022. Follow this link for the Nomination Form.  It is also permissible to nominate by e-mail, without  literal signatures. People can simply declare in an e-mail message they want to stand, and have e-mails from their proposer and supporter.

If more than one person is nominated for any office, or if more members be nominated as ordinary members of the Council than there are vacancies, the number required will be chosen by election from the persons nominated. In the event of an election, candidates for election must submit for the information of voting members a statement of their qualifications, relevant experience, and objectives in no more than 200 words.

A list of candidates for office and council will be sent to members with voting instructions before the AGM.

Proposers should ensure that their nominee:

• Is willing to let their name go forward

• Understands that the Society is a charity and that Council is the Society’s governing body;

Council members and Officers are thereby Trustees of the Charity

• Is aware that Council members are expected to attend four meetings a year and to take responsibility for particular initiatives or activities of the Society (for example, chairing a committee; organising activities and events).

In the future, don’t forget your past