I'm not sure who you are, Variegated who commented on a recent post. I've checked your blog but it's pretty anonymous - I gather you live in NSW and are a Guild member - and your Rav presence doesn't give much information either. Which is entirely your privilege, but it makes it hard to engage in conversation with you. I'd like to know more about TKGA and why you've joined and what the benefits are. I've read your blog entry, and I have a few comments.
The Guild Consitution, as I understand it (and I'm not an expert in state law but I have discussed this with people who are) doesn't meet the present requirements of state law and needs reforming, so it will be best if this is done with the new law in mind. I know that the committee has the ability to make changes to procedure that are requested by members, but for their own reasons they never do, preferring to believe that any changes called for, such as widening the ways that we can pay money to the guild and widening access to the Achievement Certificates, are not in the interests of the whole guild. There is a strongly expressed prejudice against anything that is to be found on the internet, and anyone who has taken the time to train in any profession, among a frightening number of the members who were at the SGM. Writing this makes it look ridiculous, and it is, but it's very real. Also, the guild has no mission statement, no formal committee structure, no disputes process, and no policy on pretty much anything that people expect from a voluntary organisation these days.
Speial General Meetings are not an ideal way to make changes; they are very expensive and they disenfranchise voters outside Sydney - I understand that state law doesn't presently allow for absentee or postal voting. The SGM last weekend shouldn't have been necessary - it was called only because there was a mistake with the sending out of papers for the AGM.
I hope this clears up a few things. Feel free to continue the conversation.