Constitution – A Whole New Ball Game
“It’s a whole new ball game now, the rules have changed. I just hope we adopt this, and it can be refined later on down the track,” says Greg Salmon MM on the constitution.
I did say ‘it had to come’, whether it was this year or two years down the track. The system was antiquated, the people that were in the right spot weren’t keeping us up to trim. We are finally coming to a peak where we take (this constitution) to Congress, and all going well, it’d get passed. It’s not law, it is a baseline and things can be changed up or down to make it work.
We are coming here today to go through it and put the Constitution to the main members for them to adopt it, and then we can change after that. But, I wouldn’t like to know where we go if it does not get passed.
It’s curtailed a lot of our raising funds for the RSL through the Women’s Auxiliary, they haven’t been able to run their chook raffles. And then that way, the RSL can’t help veterans because the money is not there now like it used to be. So, it has been very hard for all our little sub-Branches.
As I said, it’s a whole new ball game now, the rules have changed. I just hope we adopt this, and it can be refined later on down the track.
Keep with the faith, study the Constitution, it may not be 100% but that’s where in years to come the SOPs will make it 100%. But just keep the faith, and have great respect for the organisation, the history that’s gone and the history we can make further on.