18 July 2006
The Council of Management met on Tuesday 18 July 2006, this was the first meeting since the AGM and the election of new trustees. The outgoing Chair of Council, Mr Ron Radley, welcomed three new members, Prof. Gus Baker, Ms Jayne Burton and Prof. Ley Sander. He also recorded thanks to two outgoing members of Council, Ms Sue Comish and Mrs June Massey.
Mr Radley made a special presentation to Mrs Hilary Figg who was starting her 25th consecutive year as a member of Council and her 31st in total.
Mr Michael Harnor was elected as the new Chair of Council, Mr David Streets as Vice Chair of Council and Mr Richard Chapman re-elected as Honorary Treasurer.
Council also elected the members of its various committees.
Council received and discussed reports from each of its committees – Corporate Governance, Education, Finance & Strategic Policy, Standing Committee and Research. Council also received and discussed reports on finance and the Association’s investments.
After reviewing the performance of the 2006 annual budget and business plan members decided that no changes or revisions were necessary.
Following the approval by the membership of the new Memorandum and Articles of Association Council adopted a new set of Bye-Laws covering matters such as payment of expenses for Council members, forms to be used for voting and procedures to be used in the event of the suspension of a member of Epilepsy Action. They introduced a requirement that candidates for election to the Council of Management shall be a member of the association for a minimum of 12 months at the date of closing of nominations for the election before they can stand for election to the Council.
A full copy of the bye-laws can be found on the website.