Irish Patchwork Society
Motions passed at AGM 18th October 2014. 13 motions were sent for discussion at the AGM, 6 motions were passed at the meeting.
These motions will not take affect until the IPS National AGM 2015.
Passed AGM motions:
Recommend that Article 9 of the Memberships Section of the Constitution be changed and updated. At present it states “every member shall be eligible to be a member of the Executive Committee”. Recommend that it be changed to “every member shall be eligible to be a member of the Executive Committee, once they have held continuous membership of the IPS for a minimum period of two years immediately prior to the AGM, and have served on the committee of a local IPS branch”.
I propose that that the section in the constitution dealing with the different categories of membership be amended. Our proposal is that under the heading Membership, we eliminate family membership i.e. we remove:
“Family membership to include 1 adult and up to 5 children and subscription to be 1+ times ordinary and junior membership”.
This category of membership (i.e. family membership) can be addressed under ordinary and junior membership as already set out. The family category of membership as it currently stands, appears too broad in my view and has caused confusion.
It is proposed that the Irish Patchwork Society donate their archives to the National Irish Visual Arts Library and appoint an archivist who will continue to submit material to these archives to keep them up to date.
Recommend that a full list of all passed motions and bye-laws for the past 12 years be listed out and information given to all IPS members. This list shall be kept in place until the constitution is updated with all passed motions etc.
It is proposed that the IPS regularly fund a textile conservation project.
Recommend that the IPS set up an Anti-Bullying Policy/Code of Conduct for members.