On Dec 1, 7:05 pm, Gordon Joly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> But really there are two: directors and members, surely?

I suppose you could think about it like this, yes, but this could
confuse people.

Legally speaking the members are the owners of the organisation, who
meet annually and elect the trustee/directors who manage the company
from day to day.

You sometimes have organisations which have different classes of
membership - say one restricted class with a hundred votes per member
and another general one with one vote per member. That way the holders
of the restricted class stay in control of the organisation. I
understand Google has that kind of corporate structure. One charity I
acted for a while ago had a list of supporters but kept the actual
legal members to only the directors.

You can choose the model that best represents what you want to
acheive. At the moment Wiki UK has just two levels - the Trustee/
Directors and Members.

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