alan mair March 30, 2006, 1:12 p.m. (Message 44920)
Re: The RSCDS Constitution
Susi Mayr wrote- "Changing the rules is a different matter (item 23d): "The Management Board shall have the following powers: (...) to make or amend Rules within the terms of the Constitution for the administration and management of the affairs of the Society."" That statement has been written into the RSCDS Constitution for many years. It applied to the Executive Council and was transferred to the Management Board with no change in its wording - but there is now a change in the draft Constitution in that the word "rules" has been changed to "Rules". If there is to be no change in the accepted (and desirable) practice that the "Rules" attached to the Constitution can only be changed or added to at AGM (but with a sinply majority), why has this small but important change been made? The Management Board is elected to administer and manage the Society so we would expect it to make and amend rules accordingly. The Rules which are part of the Constitution and Rules were approved by the members in General Meeting and consequently should not be changed or added to without the approval of a General Meeting. Alan Mair Cupar, Fife.