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Our annual general meeting

The RCN's 2016 AGM took place on 21 June. This year members at the AGM were asked to vote on three important special resolutions. Voting was by show of hands in accordance with Standing Order 17.1. If you were unable to ask a question at the AGM please email governance.support@rcn.org.uk and we will obtain a response for you as soon as possible.

Results of the special resolutions

Special resolution one: Council Review

To amend the Standing Orders to provide for RCN Council to be composed of 17 members including one member per country and region, one student member, one health practitioner member, the President, Deputy President, and Chair of Congress.

Total number of valid votes = 678, abstentions = 59

Total voting FOR = 528 (77.88%)

Total voting AGAINST = 150 (22.12%)

The resolution was carried

Special resolution two 2: A change to the election nomination process

To amend the Standing Orders to provide for nominations to all Council seats, including the President, and Deputy President, to be signed by two individual members within the constituency. 

Total number of valid votes = 670, abstentions = 65

Total voting FOR = 532 (79.4%)

Total voting AGAINST = 138 (20.6%)

The resolution was carried

Special resolution three: A definition of RCN forums

To include a definition of RCN forums into the RCN Standing Orders: "RCN Forums provide an opportunity for members to network, share best practice and lead the development of knowledge within specialist areas of interest."

Total number of valid votes = 736, abstentions = 18

Total voting FOR = 735 (99.86%)

Total voting AGAINST = 1 (0.14%)



The resolution was carried

A report from our independent scrutineer, ERS, is available here.

2/3 Majority required for Special Resolutions to be carried