3.1 The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Council consisting of the President, the Vice-President, the immediate Past President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Membership Secretary, the Publicity officer and three other Honorary, Ordinary or Honorary Life Members.
3.2 Five members of Council are required to make a quorum of Council.
3.3 The Society representative to the Burns Federation shall be an ex officio member of Council.
3.4 In the event of a vacancy on Council during the year then Council may co-opt an Honorary, Ordinary or Honorary Life Member to fill the vacancy for the remainder of that year.
3.5 Council meetings shall be convened by giving at least seven days’ notice to all Council Members, unless there is urgent business, when shorter notice may be given, in agreement with the Secretary.
3.6 The Council shall have power to appoint sub-committees for specific purposes, such committees to include a Member of Council. Membership of such sub-committees need not be confined to members of the Council. A nominated member of Council shall report the activities of the sub-committees into scheduled Council meetings.
3.7 Each Council Member shall be entitled to one vote.
3.8 The Council shall have power to invite persons with particular knowledge, experience or skill to attend Council Meetings but without having the right to vote.