Conference Motions 2017

See the charter, general motions considered and the results of voting.

Charter Motions

Charter Motion 1 – Carried

Royal Charter amendment as follows:

Page 11, Rule 6  delete “but under 17”, and insert, “to their 18th Birthday”.

Ashton Under Lyne Branch (Greater Manchester)

 

Charter Motion 2 – Carried

Royal Charter amendment as follows:

“Women’s Section:  a formation established in accordance with Article 7, membership of which is open to women only. For administrative purposes within these Rules and Governing Regulations, references to County and/or District shall include the whole of the Women’s Section.”

Board of Trustees

 

Charter Motion 3 – Carried

Page 10, Rule 2, delete 2(a)(iii) and renumber 2(a)(iv) as 2(a)(iii). Rule 2(b), line 2, delete “3 to 6” and insert “3 to 5”

Page 10, Rule 5, delete in entirety, including the header and renumber subsequent Rules and cross references accordingly.

Board of Trustees

 

Charter Motion 4 – Carried

Page 10, Rule 4, after “subscriptions” insert “and members of the Women’s Section awarded Women’s Section Life Membership prior to 30 September 2016”

Board of Trustees

 

Charter Motion 5 – Carried

Page 16, Rule 35. Delete in entirety and insert new Rule 35:

“35. The membership fee paid by members of the Women’s Section shall be raised incrementally until parity with other Legion membership fees is achieved. Such parity will be achieved by 1 October 2019, following which Rule 34 applies equally to Women’s Section members.”

Board of Trustees

General Motions

Motion 1 – Carried

This Conference requests the Board of Trustees to carry out a full and thorough viability study into opening and running of Mental Health Centres.

Tandragee Branch (NI)

 

Motion 2 – Carried

This Conference requests the Board of Trustees to urge HM Government to create a number of Veterans’ Hospitals around the country, with care facilities, including dementia and mental health.

Northenden Branch (Greater Manchester)

 

Motion 3 – Carried

This Conference requests the Board of Trustees to consider that, following the sale of Crosfield House Residential Home in Rhayader, Wales, the proceeds of the sale fund a replacement care home in Wales.

 

Motion 4 – Carried

This Conference asks that the Legion provides LANTRA training or funding either from Branch, County or national funds to enable smaller Branches in smaller towns and villages to safely provide road closures for Acts of Remembrance.

Flackwell Heath Branch (Buckinghamshire)

 

Motion 5 – Carried

This Conference requests the Board of Trustees to reconsider the Legion Awards system to make the Gold Badge an award that is funded from the General funds.

Limavady Branch (NI)

 

Motion 6 – Carried

This Conference requests that the Royal British Legion Membership Badge be given a more prominent place within the Corporate Branding.

Newcastle, Chesterton and District Branch (Staffordshire)

 

Motion 7 – Carried

This conference requests more flexibility in the provision of training dates for courses to ebable members who still work access training, thus enabling them to carry out active roles within the business of the Legion.

High Wycombe Branch (Buckinghamshire)

 

Motion 8 – Defeated  

The Conference requests that The Royal British Legion adopts a policy regarding the suitability, relevant training and background of members seeing election to Branch or County Officer positions.

Flackwell Heath Branch (Buckinghamshire)

 

Motion 9 – Carried

This conference requests that the existing policy of charging the full membership fee for each branch to which a member belongs be altered to be a single Legion Membership Fee. This should apply regardless of the number of Branches which the individual is a member.

Cowden, Hartfield and District Branch (Kent)

 

Motion 10 – Defeated

This Conference agrees that there should be an increase of £1 in the Membership Fee to take effect from 01 October 2017

Broadstone Branch (Dorset)

 

Motion 11 – Withdrawn

This Conference agrees that the current national membership fee remains at its current level of £17.

Bourne and District (Lincolnshire)

 

Motion12 – Carried

The Conference urges the Board of Trustees to instigate, as a mater of some urgency, a National Membership recruitment

Frecheville Branch (S & W Yorkshire)

 

Motion 13 – Carried

This Conference requests the Board of Trustees to approach the MOD with a view to them paying for service personnel’s last move from married quarters to their civilian accommodation.

Thatcham Branch (Berkshire)

 

Motion 14 – Carried

This conference requests that the Board of Trustees lobbies government with a view to setting up a Veterans’ Affairs Department at Cabinet Level which is totally separate from the Ministry of Deference (MOD).

Northenden Branch (Greater Manchester)

 

Motion 15 – Carried

This Conference urges the Board of Trustees to make a representation to the Department of Transport for a new railway station to be built at Alrewas.

Ashton & Weston Branch (Derbyshire)