First, are we
happy in principle that the directors should be able to refuse
or revoke membership rights. I could imagine it being used, say, for a
persistent vandal or someone who is tryign to undermine the chapter.
I think it is essential for directors to have that power, just in
case. Someone that insists on disrupting an general meeting, for
I think this is a necessary power, which won't be abused. But if there
are concerns here about abusive mass expulsions to retain control,
the power could simply be limited to a max of 10 expulsions per year by
tacking onto AoA 4.4 something like:
(c) the Directors have since the previous Annual General Meeting
terminated the membership of fewer than ten members.
Or the limit could be made 5% of the membership to allow for a large
membership when 10 might be too few.
Richard Wendland richard(a)wendland.org.uk