The paper for Agenda item 8 at tomorrow's CILIP AGM factually inaccurate. It states, 'Council took a vote and decided by a majority of eleven to one to present the amended proposals to members for vote at the AGM. The Trustee who abstained on this decision, Tom Roper, then took the decision to resign from Council citing the difference of views from the other members of Council on these issues.
That's not how it happened. I abstained on the proposal that the President and Vice President must be CILIP members and elected trustees and not appointed trustees, because it ignored the central point that the President should be elected directly by members, as madated by a past AGM. I then voted against proposals for a third of Council to be unelected appointees, and the consequent changes to the Royal Charter, Bye-laws and General Regulations. The minutes are clear, though they do not record my name as a dissenter, which I requested.
I did not resign at the meeting, but did so on 15 July, after a few days reflection.