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I don't understand the member's comment at least for groups that hold interims between plenaries on a regular basis. There are three plenaries and three interims (if within the span of the most recent three plenaries means what I think it intended to mean though I think a strict reading of the wording could interpret it differently) that can count toward retaining membership in the working group. If one wants to maintain membership in two Working Groups and those two groups have concurrent interims, one can miss two of the six meetings altogether and attend one plenary and one interim for each group to retain voting rights.
For a member with an unusual problem that interferes with attendence (e.g a medical or family situation) a chair can use the rule above "Membership may be declared at the discretion of the Working Group chair" to resolve the issue. In my 6 years as a Working Group chair, I did that on one occasion though in the end the member's medical problem persisted and he was unable to continue.
Those who choose to be a voting member in two Working Groups take on a heavier burden, but they still need to be able to devote attendance to both groups to keep up with the work and be a knowledgeable voter. With the existing rule, one can retain voting rights by attending on fourth of the meetings and is just too few.
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