Meeting:2011 SGM/Rule amendments

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Membership application form

The current membership application rule requires the applicants fill in the form in Appendix 1 of the model rules (p. 19).

This form requires a) that two existing members nominate the application, and b) that those two members assert that the applicant is "personally known" to them.

We haven't implemented these requirements. Either we amend the rules, or we need to enforce the applicant nomination process.

option 1

4 Membership, entry fees and subscription

(3)(a) Replace

be made in writing in the form set out in Appendix 1 ; and

with

(a) include the name and address of the applicant; and
(b) bind the successful applicant to the rules of the Association; and

4(3)(b) to be renumbered to 4(3)(c)

Remove Appendix 1.

option 2

Create a PDF called "File:Application_form.pdf" which replicates p.19 of the model rules, excepting that the new form does not include nominations by existing members.

Appendix 1

Replace

As per model rules

with

See "File:Application_form.pdf"

electronic voting

The committee election has been conducted by voting prior to the AGM, which isn't quite in line with the Rules.

Change 23(6) from

The ballot for the election of officers and ordinary members of the committee must be conducted at the annual general meeting in such manner as the committee may direct.

to

(6) The ballot for the election of officers and ordinary members of the committee must be conducted in such manner as the committee directs either
(a) at the annual general meeting, or
(b) via electronic voting prior to the annual general meeting, with the software source code available to the public 28 days before the ballot opens.

committee member inactivity

If a committee member is not able to meet the commitments of the role, the committee needs to be able to fill the role temporarily or permanently.

clarify casual vacancy

21. Office holders

Replace

casual vacancy

with

casual vacancy, as specified in rule 24,

22. Ordinary members of the committee

Replace

casual vacancy

with

casual vacancy, as specified in rule 24,

option 1

Automatic vacating of a seat due to inactivity.

24. Vacancies

To

The office of an officer of the Association, or of an ordinary member of the committee, becomes vacant if the officer or member

add

(d) fails to attend three consecutive scheduled committee meetings without leave.