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French term or phrase:bureau de l'assemblée
English translation:"bureau" of the Meeting - see notes to posting
Entered by: Paula McMullan
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22:44 Mar 13, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general) / Company meetings
French term or phrase: bureau de l'assemblée
I am translating some company statuts which say that the attendance register of a general meeting, once signed by those present, is certified by the "bureau de l'Assemblée".

The only hits I have come up with relate to various "Assemblées" in a political sense.

Is this a posh way of saying company secretary? There is reference elsewhere to the meeting electing a secretary so I am not sure where the two fit together.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Paula McMullan
Local time: 06:28
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2the meeting board/meeting committee /boardSwatchka
5The Assembly BureauAnna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
4the scrutiny committee
AllegroTrans
3 +1general meeting committeerkillings
4Management Committee (or Board)
gabuss
3Ad hoc meeting committeeSwatchka


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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
the meeting board/meeting committee /board


Explanation:
or the general board/meeting committee

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Note added at 18 mins (2007-03-13 23:03:40 GMT)
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From what I've understood is that there is a board that takes care of everything related to board meetings.It should have a different name. In English I've known it as Meeting committee.
Hope this is of some help.

Swatchka
Spain
Local time: 07:28
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PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: So a committee is formed for the purposes of the Board meeting?

Asker: Yes, thanks very much. I get the impression that it comprises people who count the votes and ensure the efficient running of the meeting and the necessary business afterwards.


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agree  pearl1
1 hr
  -> Thank you Pearl1

agree  Marie-Josée Gravel
1 hr
  -> Merci Marie-Josée
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Management Committee (or Board)


Explanation:
Ma proposition

gabuss
Local time: 05:28
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general meeting committee


Explanation:
It rarely rates a mention, but this is what I've seen it called when it is mentioned.

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Note added at 8 hrs (2007-03-14 07:35:28 GMT)
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Votes at the meeting are traditionally tabulated by a "tellers committee" (appointed by the chairman, of course!).

rkillings
United States
Local time: 22:28
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agree  Marc Glinert: this purely administrative organ sure as **** ain't a Board
5 hrs
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the scrutiny committee


Explanation:
If it's a sepaeate committee that oversees proper conduct, counting of votes ,etc. we would call it a scrutiny committee in English -- hundreds of google hits!

Environment Scrutiny Committee
The Scrutiny Committee should note the following contact numbers that have ... The Environment Scrutiny Committee discussed the issue of aircraft ...oxford.gov.uk/files/seealsodocs/26825/Aircraft Noise Final Report.pdf - 38k - Cached - More pages from this site
Scrutiny Committee
Home > LeftMenuOne > IPSVMenu > Borough Council > Your Council > Scrutiny Committee ... terms of reference of the Scrutiny Committee and specific functions ...www.bedford.gov.uk/Default.aspx/Web/ScrutinyCommittee - 20k - Cached - More pages from this site
Scrutiny [formerly Preview & Best Value] - Harlow Council
This page lists documents presented at Scrutiny Committee meeting of Harlow Council. ... Best Value Committee would be renamed as the Scrutiny Committee. ...harlow.gov.uk/.../council_committees/scrutiny_formerly_preview__b.aspx - 27k - Cached - More pages from this site
Health Scrutiny Committee
... Health Scrutiny Committee ... and Young People's Services Scrutiny Committee. Committee membership ... Management and Economic Development Scrutiny Committee ...suffolk.gov.uk/.../Committees/HealthScrutinyCommittee.htm - 21k - Cached - More pages from this site
Annual Report of the Scrutiny Committee 2006 May 17 Item 8
The twelve member Scrutiny Committee met on a monthly basis with two sub ... The Scrutiny Committee chairman, and the majority of the sub-committee chairmen, ...somerset.gov.uk/council/board1/2006 May 17 Item 8 Annual Report of the Scrutiny Committee... - 55k - Cached - More pages from this site
UK Parliament - Lords EU Select Committee
Details of EU Select Committee ... Subscribe to Email Alerts for this page. Please note that a new window will open up when subscribing to this service. ...parliament.uk/parliamentary_committees/lords_eu_select_committee.cfm - 19k - Cached - More pages from this site
Oxford City Council: Housing scrutiny
The Housing Scrutiny Committee consists of nine councillors from all parties who ... For more details see the Housing Scrutiny Committee work programme. ...www.oxford.gov.uk/council/housing-scrutiny.cfm - 21k

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Note added at 17 hrs (2007-03-14 16:32:34 GMT)
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I think you may well find in your script a reference to the appointment of "scrutateurs" (scrutineers) who are appointed to this committee

AllegroTrans
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:28
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes, there was. The various roles of this "bureau" would be fulfilled by the co sec in an English company so I guess it's a question of finding a suitable Anglicism. Your google references are all to public bodies rather than private companies.

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Ad hoc meeting committee


Explanation:
a paraphrase to explain what it is in the target text?

Swatchka
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The Assembly Bureau


Explanation:
Comprising, for the company, A president, one or more vice-presidents, a secretary and a treasurer.

Come on Paula! Send the French paragraph.

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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-03-14 17:19:46 GMT)
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Hi Paula,

I rang a friend for you, and it's the same as Conseil de l'Administration - Board of Directors but the only difference in your context is that everyone involved/concerned participates, and not only the Board so it is more general and not specifically the chaps at the top. So basically, everyone at the company participates.
How about the Board and the Management Committee put together?
Can't really do much more than that I'm afraid as that took some doing and 2 calls, and it's just different in the UK.

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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-03-14 17:21:34 GMT)
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I reckon it must be this as being closest:

Board of Management committees
To help the Board fulfil its governance responsibilities, ... The Human Resources Committee reviews the management of human resources within the Agency and ...
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/agency/board/committee/menu-e.html - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 18 hrs (2007-03-14 17:24:04 GMT)
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So I'd go for Board of Management Committee and sorry for chucking all these addendums at you but it did take a while to research it!

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Note added at 6 days (2007-03-20 14:50:04 GMT)
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I agree with that version Paula; your note just added. Sounds good.

Anna Maria Augustine at proZ.com
France
Local time: 07:28
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 65

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Marie-Josée Gravel: Assembly Bureau is mostly used in politics, especially in France
1 hr
  -> And that's precisely where the company in question has borrowed the term from, isn't it!
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