Sadly, much of the meeting was again taken up with, and disrupted, once again by dissenters within the ranks of the Council.
The good news is that there was general agreement from the floor with the desire from one council member that the Articles & Memorandum from the Constitution be changed. Indeed the President of the Society, who chaired the meeting, expressed his personal desire that an EGM be called with a view to changing the constitution, as it is not fit for purpose in the modern age. He went on to suggest, that the dissention among the ranks had its root cause in the undemocratic nature of the Council make up. A speaker from the floor echoed the view that the lack of progress in addressing important issues was caused by the Council continuously having to put out its own fires.
Here is hoping that the root cause of the Councils problems will be put to rights by the calling of an EGM, as it is the view of this Editor that Council members create a lot of 'smoke on the decks' [hoping everyone will look for a fire somewhere] to draw attention to the fact that the 'vessel is unfit to sail'. This is because they 'feel' powerless on the Council.
Remember, it is the membership who appoint the council to run the society and represent the members, we must blame ourselves and not the individuals [misguided or otherwise], whom we elected. The council has had to adhere to a flawed constitution for years. We let it continue, it is now time to act, Editor.