Proposed Amendment #3: The Commander Apr 1, 2015 6:24:25 GMT
Post by The Valeyard on Apr 1, 2015 6:24:25 GMT
Every Sector shall, at the minimum, require a local leader, or “Commander”, to oversee local activities and act as a contact point with the International organization. This individual may initially be appointed by the President as needed, but may serve no more than four months in the appointed position before an emergency election is held. This office may be re-appointed if it is judged that the number of members is too small to hold an election.
1.3.1a. Duties of the Commander
It shall be the duty of the Commander to represent all members within their Sector and any affiliated Outposts, regardless of age, location, rank, or Endorsed status. In keeping with this, the Commander shall be entrusted with the duty to protect the rights of each and every local member, to enforce the Code of Conduct, and to protect the Integrity of the Order on a local level.
It shall be the duty of the Commander to ensure that all members of their Sector behave in a professional, respectful manner toward BBC, Terry Nation, all related properties, all local events in which the Order participates, etc.
It shall be the duty of the Commander to avoid political entanglements, to place him/herself above any “drama.” The Commander must remember that they are a servant of the Membership, and should carry themselves accordingly.\
It shall be the duty of the Commander to communicate with all members of the local Sector and affiliated Outposts as their chief representative, and to operate with transparency and honesty whererever possible, excepting only those times in which doing so could cause potential harm or harassment for members of the Order. In all cases which such things occur, the Commander must explain, as clearly as possible, WHY this is the case.
In the case that a poll regarding legislation or activities on the International level arises, it shall be the duty of the Commander to vote in said poll; this vote may be as to his/her conscience, but represents the commitment to the idea that at least –one- individual from a local Sector and its affiliated Outposts has voted in a matter of international importance.
1.3.1b. Powers of the Commander
The Commander shall have the power to request the creation of an Outpost within the area covered by their Sector.
The Commander shall have the power to Veto any matter decided on a local level via poll, excepting those matters which directly affect his/her office. In the case that such matters occur, the Commander may voice opposition/support, but may not use his/her Veto power. This Veto power shall be an absolute veto or pass power: It shall not be construed to give the right to a Line Item Veto, the use of which is restricted solely to the Lord/Lady President of the Order of Gallifrey.
The Commander hall have the power to extend honorary titles to local Members of the Order and to Honorary Members, with the approval of the local members of the High Council.
The Commander shall all have all rights normally reserved to Membership, both Endorsed and Non-Endorsed.
The Commander shall have the right to access all forums restricted to Regional Command, and to represent his/her Sector and Outposts accordingly.
In the event that a local office has been vacated, the Commander shall have the power to appoint a temporary replacement, who will serve for no more than four months, when an emergency election shall be held. Should they wish, Commanders may request Presidential intervention in such matters.
1.3.1c. Restrictions Upon the Powers of the Commander
While any eligible member may run for as many terms as he/she wishes, no Commander may serve for more than two consecutive terms. That is to say, a Commander may serve two terms, but must wait one full term before running again.
The Commander shall not delegate his/her powers to any individual for any reason without amendment of the Charter by the High Council of Gallifrey.
The Commander’s Veto may be overriden by a two thirds majority vote by local members of the High Council of Gallifrey.