[Talk-GB] UK Chapter Directors' Powers

Rob Nickerson rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com
Sat Apr 23 15:21:56 UTC 2016

Draft articles:



On 23 April 2016 at 16:10, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:

> To breed a culture of Member-led organisation (with Directors as figure
> heads) I suggest:
>    1. Directors have all the power
>    2. Members can direct the Directors to take/refrain from taking action
>    via a ORDINARY Resolution
>    3. Voting on Ordinary resolutions can be opened immediately (not 14
>    days), be online, and after a period of X days the vote is passed if 50% of
>    those who voted (not 75% of ALL members in the case of the Written Special
>    Resolution) accept the resolution.
> This sends a strong message that this is a member led organisation.
> I include for comparison the Constitution of the West Midlands Open Data
> User Group (WM-ODUG). This was a boilerplate template from
> OneClickOrgs.com, a site that let you set up Unincorporated Associations
> and managed the Proposals and Voting of members via their online portal -
> It was a great site but seems to have gone quiet now :-(
> The difference is remarkable. It is so much clearer that the WM-ODUG was a
> member led organisation.
> I'm hoping we can move in that direction.
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