An Extraordinary General Meeting


The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells on 22 June witnessed frank exchanges and impassioned pleas on aspects of the future of our institution. That part of the organisation’s membership which voted ultimately turned down proposals put forward by the Council for a new organisational name and a revised constitution. An alternative governance model, proposing a larger Council, gained significant support but not enough to win the day. This means that we continue with our present title, current governors and committees until 31 December; and there will be a further Extraordinary Meeting with new resolutions put before members in the autumn. 

The sole motion which received overwhelming support that day called for at least one member of staff in the revised staffing structure whose express role would be to support Branches, Learner and Regional Forums and to develop our membership. There was also general (though not unanimous) acclaim for the recent award of an OBE to former WEA Cymru head, Maggi Dawson.