Japan Geoscience Union Mail News No.116 July 11, 2011

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 1.Prefatory note

 2.Information of Representatives election of Japan Geoscience Union

 3.From Committees

Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee



1. Prefatory note

. Information of
Representatives election of Japan Geoscience Union


of representatives of Japan Geoscience Union expires on March 31, 2012,
the 2nd representatives’election is to be announced soon.
Schedule is as follows:
August 3, Wednesday, 2011 Official announcement of Representatives
August 15, Monday, 2011 Start to accept candidates
September 15, Thursday, 2011 Close to accept candidates
September 29, Thursday, 2009 Start to ballot
October 28, Friday, 2011 Close to ballot
November 4, Friday, 2011 Ballot counting and reporting the result

Representatives are elected for 2-year term.
The 1st term starts next April (April in 2012).
The number of representatives is defined to double the number of society
members on the day before the official announcement.
The number of representatives is from 80 to 200.
Even if the number of society members is less than 40, the minimum
number of representatives is 40.

After the election, 30 representatives are to be divided into six
electoral zones, each
with five representatives. The rest of them are to be prorated according
to the number of
regular members divided into six electoral zones.

Every regular member of Japan Geoscience Union can run for the
Representative candidates can apply directly by themselves and other
members can recommend representative candidates with their consents.

Candidates have to file their candidacy to the board of elections by
September 15, 2011.

Necessary information is his or her name, organization he or she belongs
to, more than
two names who recommends him or her as a candidate, his or her electoral
zone and comments or endorsers.
Written consent to accept recommendations is also necessary if he or she
is a candidate recommended by other members.

Comments or endorsers have to be 100 two-byte characters or less.
Electronic voting is adopted this time.
Each regular member can vote for five candidates of his or her electoral
Elected representatives or staffs, together with group society members,
are to elect members of the board, confirm project programs and resolve
various articles concerning the management of this union in the regular
and extraordinary general meetings of members.
General meeting of members is the supreme decision-making body.

We sincerely hope our members will run for the election and vote for
We also hope you, who has not finished membership subscription to the
Japan Geoscience Union and positively become engaged in the management.
※Please be sure to pay annual dues if you haven’t paid yet.

check your status from the following URL:

If you don’t remember your ID or password, please do not hesitate to ask us.


3.From Committees

Japan Earth Science Olympiad Committee


Final selection of the 3rd Japan Earth Science Olympiad, which has been postponed

due to the Great East Japan Earthquake, was conducted at the University of Tokyo on

June 11 and 12.

4 high school students including two 3rd year male high school student, one 2nd year male high

school student and one 1st year female high school students) were selected to attend International

Earth Science Olympiad to be held at Modena in Italy from September 5 to 14, 2011.

Camp training is to be held this August.

For further details, please see the following URL.

note that the international earth science olympiad planned to be

held in
Japan in 2012 was formally cancelled at the general meeting held on June
12, 2011.

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