Stewart Cunningham Nov. 6, 2001, 4:20 a.m. (Message 28054)
Re: What happened?
Someone asked me whether progress had been made. Although I accept that this depends on your perspective, my answer was "yes" although it is slow. As I see it the important change that has occurred is in the speed with which decisions may be made. Under the old structure they could only be made at Executive Committee meetings that were held just twice a year. Under the new structure (that won't come into effect until after the November 2002 AGM) a new Management Board will be created that will be able to meet much more frequently, will not be so unwieldy (although 23 is still a large number) and will hopefully be able to make quicker and better decisions. Have I got this right? Stewart Jim Healy wrote: > Greetings! > > The headline version of the AGM, as requested. > > 1. Audit of accounts (financial statements) had not been completed so they > couldn't be approved. > > 2. Elections - all unopposed except six to Executive who are: > Dorothy Hamilton > Andrew Kellett > Alistair Reid > Margaret Ross > Pauline Stewart > David Watson > > 3. Fees - increase to GBP 10 approved (GBP 15 tossed out and GBP 12 > withdrawn) > > 4. New 23 member Management Board to be elected at next year's AGM (Option > 1) approved by a large majority > > 5. Bristol motion for one member one vote (Option 3) was defeated by a > margin of about 3 to 1. > > 6. Edinburgh motion to put it all off to next year was defeated > > 7. Proposal to set up "Friends of the RSCDS" was defeated. > > The meeting ended at 6:50 pm having started at 2:30 and was technically an > adjournment as a re-convened meeting will be needed to approve the Accounts > when they are available. > > There were also some social functions but I was far too involved in those to > be able to report on them. > > Jim Healy > Perth, Scotland > > _________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp