I’ve finished the first stab at the articles of association. This is based on the LHS articles (as I’m most familiar with them) with tweaks inspired by the Somerset Rules and the Co-operatives UK model articles.
Yr attention is specifically drawn to:
- Article 3 (Objects): I had an initial attempt at these, but it could possibly be improved. It needs to be short, pithy, and not liable to overinterpretation.
- Article 5 (Membership): This defines the two classes of membership broadly. We should have a membership policy which elaborates on this (although that’s not necessary before we incorporate).
- Article 14: This weights voting so that member spaces have the 75% of the vote.
- Article 23: Defines how directors will be elected electronically. This is based on the LHS system but I have switched out STV (which it turns out is bad for this situation, for several reasons) for plurality-at-large voting (which is also bad but less so).
The rest is broadly boilerplate.
Comments are welcome.