mjr wrote:Actually, no, I think the system should be restructured so that all voting happens after proper debate and contemplation. Don't you,
Yes of course, 100%. But I have no idea how we get to that when 95% of the membership seem to have either no interest in the organisations governance, or are so happy with it that they'll leave them to it. Where would that debate take place? People complain when there's too much of it in the magazine, which they want full of touring. This forum isn't restricted to members and only a small portion of the membership use it. The member Groups don't seem to have much interest in anything that doesn't impact on their own activities (IME) So where? What we probably end up with is a small group of enthusiastic activists making decision for the whole organisation, I'm unconvinced that leads to better decisions or satisfies the majority of the membership.
hear the debate and let it help them make up their minds... that's a vital element of democracy
We were talking about what went on at the AGM and why people went there, I've given the reasons I went, I wouldn't know about anyone else. But anyone who went for the reason you gave was always going to be disappointed, they should have been aware that the vast majority of votes were cast.