AGMs are business meetings where the ONS council informs the membership about the organization. It is here that officers and council members are elected. This year the AGM also featured a numismatic talk.
The 2021 ONS AGM took place on Saturday, October 30, 2021.
1 Welcome and timetable for the day
2 Minutes of AGM 2016
3 Council’s report – Secretary General
4 Treasurer’s report - Treasurer
5 Election of officers and council members as follows
|Secretary General||Paul Stevens|
|Deputy Secretary-General||Stan Goron|
|Editor of the Journal||Karan Singh|
|Membership Secretary||Barbara Mears|
|Publication Secretary||Shailendra Bhandare|
|Council members||Robert Bracey|
|South Asia Section Secretary||Mohit Kapoor|
|North America Section Secretary||Pankaj Tandon|
|UK and Eire Section Secretary||Paramdip Khera|
|Europe Section Secretary||Jan Lingen|
|Pakistan Section Secretary||Shafqat Mirza|
|General Section Secretary||Graham Byfield|
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at 11am on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Department of Coins and Medals in the British Museum.
Present: Joe Cribb (in the Chair), Robert Bracey, Paramdip Khera, Stan Goron, Ben Bream, Barbara Mears, David Hartill, Karan Singh, Bryan Birch, Keith Turner, Paul Lewis, Shankar K Bose, Shakti Sharma, Ashok Chana, Suresh Sharma, Michael Mitchiner, Helen Wang, Yasuyo Ohtsuka (guest). Sixteen members were present for the meeting.
It was agreed that the minutes of the AGM meeting, on Saturday 21st November 2015 at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, were a true record of the last meeting.
Paul Stevens, Peter Smith and Howard and Frances Simmons sent their apologies.
Joe Cribb presented a report on the Society’s activities in the last year. A copy of the AGM 2016 annual report is attached to these minutes.
Ben Bream reported that this year’s income was level. There is no need to increase subscriptions.
Paramdip Khera is taking over from Peter Smith as the new UK and Eire Section Secretary. Paul Stevens is taking over from Bob Senior as General Section Secretary.
Shailendra Bhandare is the new Publication Secretary. Karan Singh and Terry Hayes are welcomed as council members. All were elected unanimously by the meeting.
It was agreed at the meeting for Peter Smith to become an honorary member of the ONS to honour him for his service over the years.
The council and members were informed that Frances Simmons would not be speaking at the section meeting due to unforeseen circumstances.
As there was no further formal business the meeting was closed.
3 more issues of JONS nos 225–7 published and distributed. Due to the change of editor the issues are a little behind schedule, but will catch up with the next issue, which is currently in its final stages of production. We thank our editor Robert Bracey for his handling of the transfer and repeat his call for support in the editing process.
Thanks to the efforts of our European Section Secretary the digitisation of back copies of the journal has been completed so they can be made available on the web. We expect this project to be completed early next year, so that all back copies of the journal, apart from the last three years to be accessible on the Society’s website.
South Asia Section
Secretary: Mahesh A. Kalra. 253 members
3 meetings during the year in Nasik (January), Mumbai (January) and Bangalore (February) and stalls at various coin fairs.
North America Section
Secretary: Pankaj Tandon. 124 members
Annual meeting in New York on 10 January.
UK and Eire Section
New Regional Secretary: Paramdip Khera. 95 members
3 meetings during year, 2 in London (February and November), 1 in Oxford (May)
Secretary: Jan Lingen. 225 members
Regular meetings were held in Tübingen (7-8 May, 2016), Leiden (15 Oct. 2016) and Cologne (14 Nov. 2015), besides ONS promotion stands, with small exhibitions, were set-up at some of the major coin fairs in the Netherlands (2) and Belgium (1).
Members attended Second International Conference on Oriental Numismatics (ICON II) from 26 - 29th September 2016, at the State Hermitage Museum at St. Petersburg.
Secretary: Shafqat Mirza. 41 members
Annual Meeting in Islamabad on 5 November
New Regional Secretary: Paul Stevens. 19 members
Worldwide membership now at c. 759 members
Facebook pages (General, South Asia and US subpages) active
Website active and being further developed http://orientalnumismaticsociety.org.
Secretary General: Joe Cribb
Deputy Secretary-General: Stan Goron
Journal Editor: Robert Bracey
Secretary: Paramdip Khera
Treasurer: Ben Bream
Membership Secretary: Barbara Mears
Publications Secretary: Shailendra Bhandare
Regional Sectretaries (as listed elsewhere on this site)
Ordinary Members: David Hartill, Howard Simmons, Graham Byfield, Terry Hayes and Karan Singh.