On the 16th of July at midnight, the merger ballot was closed.
67 of the 114 (58.8 %) eligible EBEA members (full members that paid their membership in 2017/2018) casted their vote.
Members had to answer 2 questions:
First question: Do you agree that EBEA and BEMS merge into a new society?
Second question: Whatever your answer to question 2, please indicate which option you would prefer should the majority vote be in favour of a merger
The results are as follow:
|Ebea members only||38||18||47.37|
|Merge||No Merge||No Pref||Tot Merge*||Tot No Merge*||% Merge||% no merge|
|Ebea members only||15||2||1||16||3||88.89||16.67|
|* no preference is added to both “merge” and “no merge”|
|OPT1||OPT2||No pref||Tot Opt1*||Tot Opt2*||% Opt 1||% Opt 2|
|Ebea members only||8||7||3||11||10||61.11||55.56|
|* no preference is added to both “option 1” and “option 2”|
By “agree to merge” it is meant the commitment of EBEA to set up a new Society to which both societies will be merged in due time, and to resolve all details of a merger such as name, location, statutes, finances etc.
It would culminate in a second and decisive ballot in both Societies on dissolution by merger into the new Society once these details have been resolved. The final ballot would need a two-third majority, according to the Statutes.
The EBEA council and the EBEA members of the merging committee will further discuss the position of EBEA and next steps. We will inform you on our further decisions.
With my best regards,