At its last meeting the Council approved the proposed draft of the Association’s amended Constitution which will be promulgated to Support Groups and others for comment before members are asked to approve the final draft at the Annual General Meeting.
Now cast as Rules, the re-written and updated version will replace a Constitution implemented in 1997 and amended, piecemeal, over the years.
“Each clause of the old Constitution was comprehensively examined and reviewed against current good practice set out in other like documents,” says President Colin Davis, “with, as far as possible, the use of plain, simple English".
"Suggestions that postal and/or electronic voting be provided-for have not been included for the reasons of expense, security and the possibility of disenfranchising significant numbers of members. The final draft will need approval not only from our members but also the Registrar of Incorporated Societies”.
Members will consider the final daft at the AGM on Wednesday 29th October.