1. A motion to create a new class of membership for organisations[edit | edit source]
Whereas Article 2 of our Articles of Association states that "Membership is open to other individuals or organisations who apply to the charity in the form required by the Directors; and are approved by the Directors."
Whereas we currently only have one class of members who are all individual members
Whereas Article 3.1 allows the Board to establish classes of membership with different rights and obligations if a general meeting authorises this with a Special Resolution
Whereas having organisations as members could significantly assist us further our goals.
Whereas this meeting would like to recognise organisations as a separate class of member, and to reflect their role as a group of people by giving them twice as many votes
This meeting resolves by Special Resolution to create a new class of members called Member Organisations. The existing class of members will henceforth be called Individual Members. Any organisation may apply to become a Member Organisation and, if accepted by the board, such a member will have the same rights and obligations as an Individual Member except that each Member Organisation shall have two votes where each Individual Member has one.
Amendment[edit | edit source]
Whereas this meetings feels that Member Organisations should not have greater influence in decisions than Individual Members, this meeting resolves to amend the motion by deleting "except that each Member Organisation shall have two votes where each Individual Member has one."
Proposed by Mike Peel, seconded by Steve Virgin.
2. A motion to set the membership fee for Individual Members[edit | edit source]
Whereas, the Membership Rules require the membership fees to be reviewed by each AGM. Whereas, the chapter's successful fundraiser has significantly reduced the chapter's reliance of membership fees to fund its operations.
This meeting resolves by Ordinary Resolution to set the fee for all Individual Members at £5 per year.
3. A motion to set the membership fee for Member Organisations[edit | edit source]
This motion will be moot if Motion 1 is not passed
Whereas, this meeting has created a new class of membership for Member Organisations.
Whereas, Member Organisations usually have more funds available than Individual Members.
This meeting resolves by Ordinary Resolution to set the fee for all Member Organisations at £100 per year.
4. A motion to allow the board to waive the membership fee in individual cases[edit | edit source]
Whereas, some people may be very active in helping the charity but are unable to afford the membership fee. Whereas, having those people as members would greatly benefit the charity.
This meeting resolves by Ordinary Resolution to amend the Membership Rules by appending the following clause: "#. The Board of Trustees may, at their discretion, waive the membership fee for Individual Members if they believe it is in the interests of the charity."
5. A motion to appoint board members[edit | edit source]
Whereas, the Board of Trustees have all resigned effective at the end of this meeting, as required by the Articles of Association. Whereas, the Election Rules require an election of board members at this meeting.
This meeting resolves by Ordinary Resolution to hold an election in accordance with the Election Rules and then appoint the elected candidates as members of the Board of Trustees for the next year.