There should be a single National user group called "Educational Electronic CAD User Group" (EEUG).
Membership will be open to academic, research and support staff with an interest in Electronic CAD tools from all Higher Education Institutions in the UK.
Each institution will be invited to nominate one person to act as a contact for that institution, who will have voting responsibility for their institution in ballots.
The User Group Committee shall consist of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Information Officer (Newsletter Editor) and from one to three ordinary members, the officers for the year being elected from the Committee Membership.
Committee members are elected at the EEUG AGM and normally serve for up to three academic years. In the event of there being more than one nominee for a post, an election by ballot shall be held amongst those present at the AGM, otherwise the AGM will be invited to ratify nominations.
Committee meetings shall have a quorum of three, including one of the named officers. The committee has the power to co-opt additional members up to the maximum committee size plus one, and to fill casual vacancies. Such appointments must be ratified at the subsequent AGM.
At each September Workshop, EEUG will hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) where reports from the Chair and Treasurer will be received.
The quorum for an AGM shall be twenty.
The functions of EEUG are broadly defined as follows:
to make and maintain links between academic, research and support staff with interest in electronic CAD and associated areas,
to make recommendations to RAL through the EEUG/RAL Liaison Committee of users' views,
to promote and share experiences of using various hardware and software systems for teaching and research, including Computer Aided Teaching,
to promote fabrication and test activities and share experiences,
to organise such events and activities (workshop, newsletter, courses on topics of interest, etc.) to achieve the stated aims,
to consider future developments and to organise such activities deemed beneficial by the committee.
EEUG should be financially self supporting and will finance itself by making charges for attendance at workshops. In the event of the dissolution of the EEUG any accrued monies will not be distributed to the membership but will, at the discretion of the Committee, be transferred to an educational organisation with similar aims and objectives to the EEUG.
This wording incorporates all changes agreed at EEUG General Meetings up to and including 1999.