The Special General Meeting, 31st July 2018
The Notice to Members announcing an SGM was issued on 6th July 2018 (copy below).
The SGM had been called by over 120 Members, over twice the required minimum of 60 signatures required. The date was set for 31st July 2018. The signatories came from across the grades of ICE Membership, from Members in the UK and as far afield as North America, Africa, the Indian sub-continent and Europe. Not all of them were able to attend the SGM.
The SGM was held in the Great Hall and attended by ~220 Members. The proceedings were recorded (a web link to a recording of the debate to follow). Only those attending were allowed to vote – there were no proxy votes. Some of the comments in favour of the 3 Resolutions are presented below.
All 3 Resolutions were passed by significant majorities. (The detailed wording of the Resolutions is contained in the SGM Notice available below)
Resolution 1 - On a failure by the ICE to consult the Membership; Votes For 140, Against 75
Resolution 2 - Calling for proper consultation and debate on ICE Governance; Votes For 129, Against 87
Resolution 3 – For new Governance proposals to be put to a Membership ballot; Votes For 129, Against 88
Following the SGM, Council met on 4th September and announced that the ICE would hold a Governance Review.
It will be undertaken through a Presidential Commission. Further details are expected shortly.