[ProgSoc] Constitutional Amendment Proposal Fest 2017

Brenton Smith brenton.smith at optusnet.com.au
Sat Nov 25 14:09:43 AEDT 2017

I also agree with most of these amendments, and have informally discussed some with Tom earlier.

There is always a minor uptick in membership around the AGM however, so I think the proposed changes to 4.2.5 (Membership) may result in a strange scenario where a single membership payment entitles a member to vote in two consecutive AGMs.

I’m also curious if the clause (tied votes) is worth retaining, while a tie shouldn’t be possible in a five-member executive, I’m not sure if we can always rely on the participation of every executive member in every vote.

On 25 November 2017 at 12:53, Jenny Nguyen <knockycode at progsoc.org <mailto:knockycode at progsoc.org> > wrote:

All the other amendments sound good too. I say that if no one offers suggestions for alterations within seven (7) days -- so by Saturday 2nd of Dec -- these amendments should be put into place. Would you be OK in applying these amendments if they are to go ahead on that day, Tom? Thank you for bringing these suggested amendments forward!


Per clause 8.1, we’ll need to make these amendments at the AGM or an SGM. 

We’ve missed the 2017 AGM and reaffiliation is due/occurring in early December, so I think there’s no rush to making these amendments.
Officially removing the need for an audit would be nice before the next AGM however, so maybe an SGM can be called once the 2018 academic year starts?


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