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  • Stewart Cunningham

    Stewart Cunningham Sept. 20, 2001, 12:11 a.m. (Message 27482)

    Re: RSCDS restructure AGM motion

    perhaps a training session on governance procedures?
    Bryan McAlister wrote:
    > In article <001d01c14061$09773fe0$xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx>, Malcolm Brown
    > <> 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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