Roles of member groups
Most professional bodies have ‘grass roots’ groupings of members who support the work of the body. They may be organised on a geographical basis (regions and branches), or by members’ specialist interest, or a combination of the two.
Such groups are not independent legal entities; their actions and activities are carried out in the name of the Institute. They are, therefore, ultimately accountable to the Council for their actions and any funds they hold. Their activities need to be consistent with the Institute’s objects and strategies.
In support of good governance and to safeguard the reputation of the Institute the following parameters apply to: