The main drawback with the trustees' proposal is that it is only partially democratic. That is, the upcoming program chairs and the secretary-treasurer have a vote among the trustees, even though these individuals were not elected and (probably) never served as CADE program chairs. This makes 3 or more non-elected trustees as well as six elected ones. My proposal would have specified that only elected individuals can be trustees. So we have the curious situation that the attendees at the business meeting voted to give themselves less of a voice in the running of CADE than they would have had under my proposal. I think that the main issues got lost in the technical complexities of the proposals at the business meeting.
Still, this is a tremendous step forward for CADE. I thank the trustees and the supporters of my proposal for what was accomplished, and hope that CADE will continue to become more democratic.