Can I ask some questions of Kate or Helen or anyone who has a copy of the constitution of the FoAP.
How many positions are there on the committee and what provision is there for electing them? Does the constitution explicitly provide for 10 committee members to be elected by the AGM? If not why was this number of places for election chosen?
1. The FoAP Constitution clearly (and expressly) states that the committee shall consist of the 3 officers (chair/treasurer/secretary) together with "not more than 7 members elected at the AGM ". So, we were only allowed to elect the 3 officers plus a maximum of 7 other committee members.
2. The Constitution also expressly provides that 2 further members maybe appointed to the committee "by a majority of the committee at a committee meeting". This will be on the agenda for discussion at the next committee meeting.
3. The records show that 62 members attended the AGM in person (all of whom could vote in committee election). The records also show that there were 37 proxy votes. Therefore the composition of the committee would still be exactly the same if proxy votes were excluded.