>Most 1st years will join in the next few weeks. Most of the new
>members *won't* have joined when we have the AGM.
>While I agree it's not new for this problem to arise, I wouldn't
>expect anyone to argue that it's good. Obviously, it's difficult
>to give 1st years a feeling of inclusion in ProgSoc when the elections
>were held without them. It also makes it fairly pointless to be
>talking about "1st year representatives".
>It's probably too late to change it now: however, with better planning,
>this could be avoided next year.
Assuming that it is a worthy thing to accommodate a 1st year representative,
I would suggest having the Executive places decided in early May as being
appropriate. This would allow those 1st years with a sufficiently proactive
and participatory nature to promote themselves as possible candidates for
Peter Lees said this on Wednesday:
: 2 - there may be some merit in creating a 7th executive postion:
: "First Year Representative". in my experience, this is a
: good way of getting a stable management some "new blood" ,
: who can then learn what's going on and why, so some kind of
: continuity can be maintained.
I also believe this is a good approach to take to ensure a reasonable
degree of continuity in what has been in the past a somewhat haphazard
organisation. I mean no insult to anyone when I make this observation;
it's just that things happen that way sometimes!
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