AGM Electronic Voting
Will the committee ever consider electronic voting? This would allow a larger audience to have their say as opposed to only those that go to Salcombe Week. All members have a voting right but cannot always get to, or wish to attend due to other commitments, finanacial constraints,etc,etc. Banks and Building Societies offer such elctronic voting system so why cannot the MROA offer similar? Food for thought, as I believe there are a lot of members who wish to exercise their voting right but cannot do so which leaves fundamental decisions such as those in Richard Parslow's thread being approved or rejected by the minority.
A neat idea, you can of course already give your proxy to anyone actually there.
I don't see anything in the rules allowing proxy votes.
You could vote online....but you'd be doing so after missing out on the important presentation of information and debate just before the vote is called. Yes, some information could be published in advance online and in the magazine, but there's always stuff going on at the last minute that might be important to hear before you cast your vote.
how did the votes go? thanks
Andy Hay - 3626 Business as Usual
Whilst I agree with the sentiment here, there is another issue. The AGM voted in the amendment to the Class Rules so that the Chairman can accept amendments to any resolution that does not change the spirit and intent of the resolution. So if you are not there, you might miss out on the opportunity to tweak the proposal, or even know what you are voting for / against.
Surely Andy this forum is somewhere where views can be expressed and matters discussed, as it was after Richard Parslows somewhat belated post last week, of course depending upon your own personal views and predudicies you may not like or agree with what what others say, but hey thats healthy, you may even be persuaded to believe it possible that you might be wrong!
An interesting one about proxy votes.
This is a revisit of something that I suggested some time ago. If you use membership number against name, it should be fairly secure and give a fairer representation of the membership thatn just those attending Salcombe. Where you have potentially major decisions that may bring about a change in directions uch as the moulds, this should be for the wider audience. We have used it in the B14s worldwide for the last 6 years to great effect. Instead of a few voting we get a 90%+ response and true representation of the membership. The results may be no different, but it will give others the feeling of inclusion. This can not be understated and is the way forward. How the AGM retains its position is the annual cycle is another matter and the corum may need redefining. possibly by defining what goes to vote etc.