Nominations are invited for Direct Members’ Representatives to take office for a period of one year from the end of the Annual General Meeting to be held on 14 October 2017 to the end of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, or such shorter period as may apply in light of any voting reform implemented by Council.
For the purpose of the election of Representatives, Direct Members are grouped into the following five categories –
(a) Honorary Life Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Corporate Vice Presidents, Honorary Life Members and Life Members
(b) Gold Members and Gold Concessionary Members
(c) Silver Members and Silver Concessionary Members
(d) Bronze Members and Bronze Concessionary Members
(e) Platinum Members
Each of these five categories is entitled to elect two Representatives. Nominations are sought among the five categories. If there are more than two nominations in any category, a first two past the post election will be held in that category in accordance with instructions to be issued by the Board.
Representatives are members of Council, must be Direct Members in the category for which they are elected at the time of election and remain Direct Members throughout their period of office. New nominations need to be made by a Direct Member who is in the same group of members as the nominee and accepted by the latter. All reasonable expenses incurred in acting as a Direct Members’ Representative will be reimbursed by the ECF.
To be eligible, nominations and acceptances must be received at the ECF Office by Wednesday 13 September 2017