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Sorry that the site has been down for the last few days. We have had a problem with the domain and this is unlikely to be fully resolved for several more days. In the meantime the site is available via the alternate temporary domain It is possible that some links might not work but access to species profile pages seem to be working. Mike Fox 2022-09-07

BWARS 2022 AGM and Members Event Programme

BWARS AGM and Members’ Day

Sunday 18th September 2022 9:00 – 15:30

Meeting to be held via Zoom hosted by Tanyptera Trust


The event is free to members, but you are asked to register in advance by email to the Membership Secretary, Clare Boyes (address on BWARS website Contacts page, or in BWARS Newsletter) by Weds 14th Sept. An email with link will be sent to attendees a few days prior to the event.


AGM Agenda

9:00 – 10:45

  1. Welcome

BWARS Constitution Change

The Committee gives notice of a proposed change to the BWARS Constitution (also notified in Spring 2022 Newsletter). This will be put to members at the AGM on 18th September 2022. Any comments by email or letter must reach the Chair, Louise Hislop, by 1st September to be considered. A copy of the full Constitution is available to members on application to the Secretary, Clare Boyes.

Section 7, Conduct of an AGM and Elections, an additional clause to be added to define quoracy at an AGM:

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