I understand that a motion was passed at the recent Annual General Meeting that effectively banned Associate Members of the ACA from sporting the ACA badge or tie. If this is so I would ask whether the matter was put to Branches for discussion before the event. If not,it should have been. If it was, and was still passed, I think that this is a very unkind and ungenerous rule that can only be seen as a lack of appreciation of the amount of work that Associate Members do in an increasing number of Branches. There are some Branches, I know for sure, which only exist due to the effrots of their Associate Members. Can anyone please throw more light on this one?