The Council: Members of Rainbow Circle may elect by secret ballot any members
of their choice at the AGM, including members who are not present. Members write down a list of members they want to see on the Council on a piece of paper. The first 24ish members gaining the most votes will be elected onto the Council. (see 11a) )
5f) The Council has the right to refuse membership. Reasons for refusal shall be given in writing. Unsuccessful applicants shall have the right to appeal to the Council.
6b) The Council is responsible for conduct within Rainbow Circle, for investigating complaints, and for taking action against anyone who has contravened or insufficiently observed the standards and regulations set by Rainbow Circle.
11. The Council
11a) The number of people on the Council shall not be less than 7 and not more than 24, ( unless tied votes make this impossible : in which case the number shall be the nearest to 22 and a third).
11b) The Councilís responsibilities shall be to arbitrate over the application of the Constitution; admit, refuse and terminate membership as in clauses 5f) and 6b); deal with personal complaints as in clause 6b); and provide support and advice to the Camps Working Group. The Council shall help the Camps Working Group resolve conflicts and in this context the Councilís decision is binding. The Council shall have power to remove any member of the Camps Working Group as outlined in clause 12b).
11c) The Council shall meet when called by members of the Council, the Camps Working Group or by co-ordinators of camps and other activities.
11d) The Council derives its authority from Rainbow Circle in a secret ballot at the AGM and is answerable to the members of Rainbow Circle.
11e) In exceptional circumstances the Council may make decisions without a physical meeting: by email, phone and letter. If they fail to reach consensus then a proposal shall be passed when two thirds or more of all the members are in favour
6biv) In cases of serious misconduct, the Council or Camps Working Group, or all of a camp's coordinators (for just their one camp), have the right to tell a person to leave the site or premises used by Rainbow Circle immediately. Serious misconduct can include violence, sexual abuse, harassment or drug dealing. This list is not exhaustive. The Council shall review action it has taken retrospectively and, if appropriate, amend their decision if further information comes to light.
14. October 2014 amendments to abstentions and quorates
Note: The 2015 AGM voted to accept the first 14 people voted for onto the council.
Council elected at October 2017 AGM
Council elected at October 2015 AGM
Council elected at October 2014 AGM, Annie , Carrie , Cheryl , Dave Pugh , Emily , Gary , George ,
Council elected at October 2013 AGM,
Council elected at October 2012 AGMAli (resigned August 2013) , Annie , Brenda , Dave Pugh , Dave Pilgrim , Dave Guitar , Eamon , George , Gretel , Helen Wilson , Izzy , Kestrel , Nick , Phil , Sarah , Simba , Simon , Star , Sue Weasel , Tatiana
Council elected at October 2011 AGMAlan (Tipi) , Alan (Welsh) , Ally , Annie , Brenda , Caz , Chris , Eamon , George , Gretel , Helen (W) , Izzy , Josette , Mister Karen , Kestrel , Kith , Liam , Lyn Bym , Maggie , Nick , Sarah W , Simon , Sue Weasel , Viv , William
Council elected at October 2010 AGMAli , Annie , Carol , Caz , George , Gretel , Helen (Steiner) , Helen , Izzy , Jason , Jilly , Jon , Kestrel , Kith , Larry , Lisa , Maggie , Maria , Mshel , Mr Karen , Nik , Sue Weasel , Terry , Viv , William
Council elected at October 2009 AGMAndrew Bleach , Annie , Brenda , Caz , Clare Bleach , Dave ( guitar) , George , Gretel , Izzie , Jilly , Joanne , Jon C , Kestrel , Kith , Lisa , Maggie , M'shel , Sue Weasel , Viv William