ACCA Leadership Plans to Gag
ACCA leadership is not known for listening to members. The AGMs are sham.
The unelected President speaks for about forty minutes and then tolerates
a comment or two from about 15 or so members (other than the council members
who pack the AGM) who attend the AGM. Questions are rarely answered. Presidents
are seen groveling to the chief executive, as they seek permission to speak.
President allows each member to speak for only three minutes. There is no
authority for this Stalinist censorship in the Rulebook or any law relating
to meetings. Council members sit at the AGM like dummies. They clap when
President speaks, but sit on their hands when a concerned member speaks.
They just want to get to their lunch. This circus is definitely worth seeing.
For the May 2003 meeting, grassroots members have tabled four resolutions.
AABA can reveal that leadership
has already decided that those drafting the resolution will not be
given adequate time to make their case. They are likely to be given less
than ten minutes to make their case for all four resolutions. The leadership
has already fixed the outcome of the poll by using the delegated proxy voting
system which enables it to cast hundreds of votes. In year 2003, ACCA still
does not have one-person-one-vote.