RSCDS restructure AGM motion

Stewart Cunningham

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perhaps a training session on governance procedures?

Bryan McAlister wrote:

> In article <001d01c14061$09773fe0$07936xx4@xxxxxxx>, Malcolm Brown
> <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxx> writes
> >2) One of the major costs for the Society is the cost of the Exec Council
> >meetings - we hold 2 a year with over a hundred people present at each
> >meeting - most of the time it rubber stamps the decisions made by
> >sub-committees, and the time is spent in trying to find out why the
> >committees have made certain decisions, and then arguing about them - it is
> >a cross between a debate and a law court (with the conveners of the
> >committees feeling like the accused!) The majority of the people attending
> >say nothing, and those who do speak often wonder whether they are wasting
> >their time.
> Classic isn't. As a member of various small organisations it always
> exasperates me the way people who weren't at the previous discussions
> fell entitled to reopen the subject from Stage 1 and go over old ground
> again and again.
>
> However it does suggest that either the structure is flawed, the papers
> distributed to members are not adequate or not read, or the Chair person
> needs to shut em up. Suggest some effort be expended in ascertaining
> which and then take a decision...
>
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