Then you as the ‘proposer’ of the motion just need the support of one other member to be the ‘seconder’ of your proposed motion. Finally, we’ll need you to join us at our AGM on 12 May (venue to be confirmed) to put your motion forward for debate and a vote.
Motions need to be submitted by 1 Feb, but members do not know where the AGM will be. They are asked to attend, so they may have in mind a motion, need a seconder, all needs doing before 1 Feb but not knowing where they are being asked to travel to. Last year I travelled to London, stayed overnight, put the motions allowed, about 30 or fewer members attended, excluding Council and Staff. Most of the voting had already been done before the meeting.
A member from Cornwall and an AGM in Durham would entail a long journey. Is it needed asking members to attend? or if so should travel expenses be provided? Obviously better to attend and speak on a motion but not really required, most members will not know what is said.
Finally, we’ll need you to join us at our AGM on 12 May (venue to be confirmed) to put your motion forward for debate and a vote
Not a requirement in the Articles, a made up rule. In all the requirement may deter motions being submitted, perhaps as part of the motions a mention of' 'member intends to speak at the AGM' indicating this motion is likely to have the member attend.
In any case the venue should be sorted no later than early October.