PROPOSED NAME CHANGE
The already instigated “poll” regarding the proposed name change to the RAIA is as unsatisfactory as previous methods adopted to achieve this dubious end. In the past the RAIA has been accustomed to conducting ballots for such decisions along strict procedural lines, and, since the support for this change is highly questionable, I think a proper ballot should be conducted in this instance.
Those of us familiar with the annual general meeting procedure are well aware that it is far from a proper representation of members’ views. Quite apart from the discourteous behaviour towards our Queen, this proposal would be an extremely costly exercise, as well as downgrading the public status of our institute. While I have already answered the above “poll”, I suggest that nothing short of a full and properly conducted ballot is appropriate if this extraordinary proposal is to proceed.
John S. Chappel, SA
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