Just a constituted association
Committee officers "individually elected by not less than 51% of the members of the Association or their proxies present at the AGM.."
It is silent on removal of anyone
For Alteration of Rules: "...may be varied or added to by resolution of the Association in general meeting, passed by a majority of at least two-thirds of the members present or by proxy...”
We thought so, but a very close run thing esp with her getting new people (and will probably try for more) to sign proxies when they - at the time - had no idea what the Resolutions were that are to be proposed -it seems very incorrect.
And as her son is solicitor expect the proxies are just 'general'
Some members will probably abstain/not turn up as they no longer like coming to the meetings as she is so combative...
Thank you. It is v. helpful, especially re: electing a new Secretary overriding the previous one (but we need her off the Committee too). We tried to have a new and better constitution - but she blocked it in Committee so it made no further progress.
Proxies - as Sec she is collecting them! - Albeit her own ones (we've not seen them). I understand from you that these ARE valid - even if not approved or seen by the Committee?
There is clause 4.9 "Any member entitled to vote may authorise in writing (such authority to be satisfactory to the Chairman) another member to vote on his/her behalf."
Can the Chairman, LEGALLY, declare the 'rogue' proxies invalid as (if) they are dated prior to any proposed resolutions being made public or does a general proxy stand anyway?. It would be awkward as Chairman is not neutral in this case, but could that be allowed?
Re dissolution - this we may have to do = the bully wins!.
Thank you. All Noted.
So the fact that they gave her proxies - without knowing what the votes were to be for - means they are still valid ?
If that is so the chairman cannot disallow them can she?
If the same people sign 'our' proxy forms - on which they can 1.
Opt for the chairman to cast their vote. 2. Indicate how they want their vote cast for the two resolutions, would these, with a later date on them, naturally supercede = revoke the earlier ones?
Yes. has helped. I will add the point about revoking all previous proxies to our forms... I don't hold out much hope that they will bother to sign another form BUT if they do it will help.
The chairman has alerted the onsite managers - under auspices: Duty of Care - and suggested they contact the families of the ladies and advise them that it is possible they may have signed something which at the time they did not have detail about... The managers can be seen to be neutral. We dare not be seen to try and influence members unless they come and ask us.
If the resolutions do not go through we will all resign. The members will know that we will do this when we advise them of the second proposed resolution a week before the EGM.
Thank you very much for your help, CDD