Writing a constitution isn't easy. Having it adopted by a duly formed
meeting is even harder.
I strongly suggest that you go out and get the constitution of an existing
organistion (preferably not the Commonwealth of Australia or the United
States of America) and copy it, changing the bits that need to be changed.
Some further suggestions:
* To have two diferrent classes of membership, say, full membership
and affiliate membership. Full membership gets all the advantages
the ProcSoc can offer, affiliate membership is entitled to
publications only. I'm sure if you think about it you'll see
why (see firstname.lastname@example.org.COM)
* The terms of all elected officials should be limited to no more
than two consecutive terms in the same office. This aids in
eliminating cliques etc, and is also the reason why I am no
longer the Gloriously Presidential Figurehead. I'm sure most
people (including me) would agree that this is a good thing :-)
> Why do I think we need to? Because a constitution enshrines the spirit of
> a society, helps to preserve its ideals, and guides newer members as to
> 'how it's done' - so ProgSoc will change by design, and not default.
I happen to think that you're wrong. In my opinion, the perfect enshrination
of the spirit of ProgSoc is that we once had a constitution but it can't take
your call at the moment can I take a message?
Or it was turned into newt and didn't get better.
You don't happen to work for IBM do you?