Controversial motions to reduce the size of the board of NFoPP and not allow the NAEA and ARLA Presidents to vote or speak at board meetings unless invited, were passed at Friday’s AGM.
Reportedly, a remark made from the floor was that “the membership had voted itself out of existence as a membership organisation”.
Attendees told EYE that, based on a total membership figure of NFoPP organisations given as 16,000, they believed the voting turnout represented just 4.1%.
The two new NAEA and ARLA Presidents are Katie Griffin and Sally Lawson.
Chris Wood, whose application to be a vice-president candidate for the NAEA was earlier blocked by an interview panel, did not see that decision overturned.
We did ask NAEA chief executive Mark Hayward about the size of the voting turnout, but he would only say that the meeting went well.