7. Executive Committee
7.1 The Executive Committee shall consist of not less than 10 members of the Charity nor more than 12 members being:
7.1.1 The honorary officers specified in the preceding clause
7.1.2 Not less than 6 and not more than 8 members elected at the annual general meeting who shall hold office from the conclusion of that meeting
7.1.3 The members shall have regard to the following matters when electing the Executive Committee, namely their expertise and skill level in relation to the following areas:
126.96.36.199 financial knowledge
188.8.131.52 personnel skills
184.108.40.206 legal knowledge
220.127.116.11 service users
18.104.22.168 experience of business
22.214.171.124 experience of the voluntary sector
126.96.36.199 secretarial skills
but shall not be bound to appoint members of the Executive Committee on the basis of such expertise or skills.
7.2 The Executive Committee may in addition appoint not more than 4 co-opted members but so that no-one may be appointed as a co-opted member if, as a result, more than one third of the members of the executive Committee would be co-opted members. Each appointment t of a co-opted member shall be made at a special meeting of the Executive Committee called under clause 10 and shall take effect from the end of that meeting unless the appointment is to fill a place which has not then been vacated in which case the appointment shall run from the date when the post becomes vacant.
7.3 At the annual general meeting one third of the members of the Executive Committee will, if their number is not a multiple of 3 the number nearest to one third shall retire from office.
7.4 The members of the Executive Committee to retire by rotation will be those that have been longest in office since their last appointment or re-appointment but as between persons who came or were last appointed member of the Executive Committee on the same day those to retire shall (unless they otherwise agree amongst themselves) be determined by lot.
7.5 If the Charity at the meeting at which a member of the Executive Committee retires by rotation, does not fill the vacancy the retiring member shall, if willing to act, be deemed to be re-appointed unless at the meeting it is resolved not to fill the vacancy or unless a resolution for the re-appointment of the member is put to the meeting and lost.
7.6 The proceedings of the Executive Committee shall not be invalidated by any vacancy among their number or by any failure to appoint or any defect to n the appointment or qualification of a member.
7.7 Nobody shall be appointed as a member of the Executive Committee who is aged under 18 or who would if appointed by disqualified under the provisions of the following clause.
7.8 No person shall be entitled to act as a member of the Executive Committee whether on a first or any subsequent entry into office until after signing in the minute book of the Executive Committee a declaration of acceptance and of willingness to act in the trusts of the Charity.
7.9 The Executive shall ensure the proper minutes are made of all meetings of the Executive and/or any sub committees or panels formed under the powers granted under para 4.10 and that such minutes are retained within a suitable book or in some other manner as the Executive may determine. Any such minutes shall be deemed to be accurate and sufficient record of the proceedings and of decisions taken once approved by the subsequent meeting of said committee or panel and duly signed by the chair of the meeting at which approval has been given.