Bob,

Yes are quite right to highlight the AGM proposal from the floor and overwhelming vote to ban the wearing of regalia by Associates. Immediately after the event, as I was unhappy with this, I went out to branches to seek their views, meanwhile deferring this proposal as reflected in my foot note to the Constituional changes recorded elsewhere on the website)

The outcome is that the vote has been effectively overridden by the majority view of the branches and we will no longer allow proposals from the floor that have not previously been cleared by the branches. I will explain all this in the Spring Intercom.

Des