Odd... The RSCDS Constitution and the RSCDS Guide to Branch
Administration both state the following:
Current Constitution (III.2.(a)): "All members of the Local
Association must be members of the Society."
New Constitution, enacted at AGM (IV.2.(a)): "All members of the
Local Association/Branch must be members of the Society."
Guide (2.a)): "All members of the Local Association must be
current members of the Society."
Question: Is the referred-to "Mr John F." the same individual
responsible for proposing the just-defeated (thankfully!) GBP 15
membership subscription? His statement below would seem to be
a complete contradiction of the RSCDS Constitution. In light of the
above, how it would be possible for a Branch to have members who
were not also Society members is beyond me. Of course, it was
also beyond me how anyone could have expected the Society to
survive after raising it's membership from GBP 8 to GBP 15. I'll
leave it to the reader to draw whatever conclusions one wishes with
respect to these two points of information.
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Date sent: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 15:28:43 -0600 (CST)
Subject: matters constitutional
> > This snipped from a recent communication from Mr. John F. : > > If the Branches want non Society members then they can have them if > they only knew how and it's really quite simple but you have to work > it out yourselves > > > Has anyone worked out how to do this yet? Please post the method > if/when you find it. Thanks. > > Peter McClure > Winnipeg, MB