Ordinary Members of Council
There are vacancies for
Ordinary Members to sit on the EGS Council at the next Elections in January 2013.
The purpose of Ordinary Members is to provide leadership and contribute to the
running of the Society. We would like to invite EGS members to volunteer for these
roles. We need a wide variety of skills so please give us some of your time to
help run your Society. Please contact Lilian D'Mello at firstname.lastname@example.org
to express your interest.
Appeal for donations - could you support the
work of the Society?
EGS Council have worked hard over the last year to
control expenditure and try to ensure that we do not eat into our financial reserves
to pay for on-going activities. This has meant that occasionally we have not been
able to do everything we would like to do.
particular, there are two initiatives that we think EGS members would feel worthy
of greater support; therefore we are inviting members to consider making additional
financial donations (which can also be gift-aided if you are a UK taxpayer!).
year we receive many applications for Fieldwork Grants from the Clough
and Mykura Funds, and we usually give several grants amounting to a few hundred
pounds, from the income generated by these funds. However, demand exceeds the
amount of money available, and we would like to offer more support to worthwhile
fieldwork projects, many of which are undertaken by young geologists just starting
out on their careers.
We have in the last year organised a project to give
free Rock Boxes to Scottish Schools. These boxes contain 16 hand specimens
of typical Scottish rocks, plus bags of mini-specimens allowing pupils to carry
out hands-on experiments in small groups. Teachers greatly appreciate access to
these boxes which are now enabling teaching about Scotland's geology to take place
within the new Curriculum for Excellence. So far in 2011-12, over 100 boxes have
been distributed, through generous sponsorship by Senergy, an energy services
company based in Aberdeenshire and indivduals. Each box costs £50, and we
would like to continue to offer them to schools for free. Could you help by giving
a donation - perhaps in lieu of a present this Christmas?
If you would like
to make a donation please contact Bob Morley, our treasurer, for further information
to the Scottish Journal of Geology
The Scottish Journal of Geology is now
online as part of the Lyell Collection. Abstracts are available for free for anyone,
and EGS members can access the full content of the journal, including back issues,
for free. This involves a one-off, free subscription activation where you select
a user name and password. Note that this access is available to all Ordinary,
Life, Honorary, Distinguished and Corresponding Fellows; but not to Senior Fellows,
Family Fellows, or Associate Fellows (Junior or Glasgow). Glasgow Associates can
get access via the Geological Society of Glasgow.
1) Go to the subscription
activation page (www.lyellcollection.org/cgi/activate/ibasic)
and enter your subscriber ID number. This is your four-digit EGS member number
prefixed with the letters EGS. e.g, if you are EGS member 79, your Subscriber
ID is EGS0079. You can find your EGS member number from the address label of a
recent SJG mailing, or you can contact the Membership Secretary - see contact
2) You will then need to select a username and password which
you will use to login and view the journal. Once you've completed the subscription
activation, you will be able to access the SJG site here sjg.lyellcollection.org
or using the link from the main Lyell Collection webpage here www.lyellcollection.org/.
Annual subscriptions are due on 1st October at the following
Ordinary Fellows £20.00
Family Fellows £10.00; thus
Joint Fellowship becomes £30.00
Senior Fellows and Glasgow Associates
Junior Associates £4.00
Please send cheques payable
to Edinburgh Geological Society to the Membership Secretary (see
Members who pay by Standing Order should ensure that
their Bank is making payment at the correct rate, following the subscription increases
which came into force on 1st October 2005. Please act as soon as possible in order
to avoid errors and extra work for the Treasurer and the Membership Secretary.
Those who do not already pay by Standing Order may like to take this opportunity
to start using this method of payment. If in doubt about your current membership
status and payment arrangement, please contact the Membership Secretary (see