Members have made a vote of no-confidence in the Body Positive board with 86 - 37 votes and 11 abstentions including proxy votes deciding the fate of the board at the Special General Meeting held today. After a motion from the floor it was decided that the first resolution - which was proposed by the board itself - be dropped, effectively calling for a vote of confidence in the board and its direction. It was decided that this first resolution was inappropriate as the SGM had been called specially to vote on the resolution that the petitioners put forward. A spirited discussion touched on concerns of transparency accountability and communication, with several members voicing dissatisfaction that they have not been keep up to date on matters since new management stepped in. It was suggested from the floor during the debate that there was no need to get rid of board and anyone dissatisfied could either work with the board or put themselves up for election at the next AGM. The board has acknowledged they have been voted out and have under taken to be cooperative and assist in the process that will now take place. The board itself will reconvene on 5 December, when it will be decided how to progress from here. Chair Ashley Barratt invited any petitioners who wish to be involved to get in touch with the board in order to assist them in this upcoming process. Around 50 members attended the meeting, which lasted for just over an hour, with at time spirited and passionate debate. However, right from the start it was clearly obvious that the petitioners represented a large block of those in attendance.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Saturday, 21st November 2015 - 2:06pm
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