Council I. Meeting
(These proposals will be presented to Council only if the result of the postal ballots was in favour of them. The result of the ballots will be announced at the Council meeting.)
Agenda item 8
Proposal A: Proposed amendment to Article 22.2 of the Statutes:
Delete: "together with 3" and substitute: "the President-elect; and two"
The amended Article would then read:
"22.2 The Professional Committee shall consist of the chair, elected in accordance with Article 22.3; and an officer of each Division of the Federation, preferably the chair of the Division; the President-elect; and two members of the Governing Board, elected by that Board from among its members."
Proposal B: Proposed new Article:
"15.8.3 If a quorum is not present at a meeting of Council, the announced business may be transacted and implemented. Any decisions made may be confirmed at the next meeting of Council. If a quorum is not present at that subsequent meeting, agenda items requiring confirmation or decision shall be referred to a postal ballot."
Proposed by the Treasurer on behalf of the Governing Board.
Proposal A would provide for the President-elect to be an ex-officio member of the Professional Committee. This would ensure that the President-elect is well informed of the current professional issues dealt with by the Committee. It would also ensure that the Committee is informed of the President-elect's plans for his or her presidential programme. Existing Article 22.2 provides for three members of the Governing Board to be elected by the Board to serve on the Professional Committee. The amendment would make the President-elect an ex-officio (automatic) member of the Professional Committee and for two members elected by the Board to serve on the Professional Committee.
The second proposal would provide for a procedure to be adopted if there is no quorum at a Council meeting. It would be a new Article, immediately following Article 15.8.2. At present, although the Statutes state what constitutes a quorum, there is no provision for a procedure to be adopted in such an event.
In accordance with Article 30.4 of the Statutes, if these proposals are approved by the postal ballot, they require final approval by this Council meeting. A two-thirds majority of the Members voting is required to approve amendments to the Statutes.