On 18 Oct 2004, at 15:55, Thomas Bridge wrote:
>> Quorum levels are laid down in the constitution, and are 3 committee
>> members + the lower of 40 or 5% of the ordinary members (members
>> ordinarily resident in Ireland). There are currently 579 addresses
>> subscribed to the list, so we made a wild stab that 79 of those are
>> ordinarily resident in Ireland, thus yielding a nice number of which
>> was easily calculated :-)
>> Just to clarify as the author of the original document, the three
> present coutn towards the 5% or 40.
I'm pleased to read what you meant, but it's a pity that's not what you
wrote which was:
] A quorum of a meeting shall be three committee members and the lower
of ] 5% of the Full Membership or 40 people.
I took the 'and' there to have an additive meaning, but clearly you
didn't. Unfortunately, we don't have a Supreme Court to interpret our
constitution. A better form of words would have been something like:
] A quorum of a meeting shall be the lower of 5% of the Full Membership
] people, of which at least three must be committee members.
but of course I write here with benefit of 20/20 hindsight.
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