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    AGM changes

    Speaking to a work colleague I found it hard to take in what is going at their club.

    Last year a 'manager' was taken on at their club. In their view, the general membership do not know the circumstances of the appointment other than he was a member appointed by the captain.

    At their AGM the membership were informed that the 'manager' had brought in a rule that no questions were allowed in respect of the accounts that were produced. Those accounts showed VAT and Auto Enrolment penalties of almost £4,500.

    I have no idea what the club's constitution says or the role that the committee played in any of the decisions but it seems a bit strange to me. The 'manager' is apparently overbearing and does not take kindly to anyone questioning his decisions.
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    Is this a member owned or proprietary club?

    If the former, surely they can’t just do that. If the latter, they can do what they like, but it’s at the risk of alienating the “customers!”
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    Re: AGM changes

    Is it a member's club? If so the constitution is king and no one can override that. Probably time to dig it out and get reading.

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    Re: AGM changes

    Sounds like whoever is in control of the clubs finances have incurred substantial fines through simply not knowing what they should be doing.

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    Re: AGM changes

    Quote Originally Posted by IanM View Post
    Is this a member owned or proprietary club?

    If the former, surely they can’t just do that. If the latter, they can do what they like, but it’s at the risk of alienating the “customers!”
    It is a members club.
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    Re: AGM changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Bay Hacker View Post
    It is a members club.
    Time for the members to flex their muscles then. They need to get hold of the club constitution, read it correctly and work within it.

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    Sounds like its time for an EGM. Bear in mind, only one item can be listed for an EGM. The question posed needs to be thoughtfully constructed otherwise whoever runs the EGM can call an additional item, "out of order." If there is a financial irregularity there may be a need to involve the Police, but bear in mind incompetence doesn't mean that someone is fiddling the books.

    Might be worth looking at the constitution to see if members can benefit from being employed by the club. Although many clubs have changed their rules in recent years, once upon a time many clubs had a rule that no member can benefit financially from a club, including being employed by the club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    Sounds like its time for an EGM.
    Oh crikey yes.... someone has cocked up and you lot can’t question it?

    Get reading those rules...
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    I wonder whether the manager can make rules. At mine, rules have to be voted on at an AGM or EGM
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisd View Post
    I wonder whether the manager can make rules. At mine, rules have to be voted on at an AGM or EGM
    That was exactly what my first question was. There seems to be an air of mystery surrounding everything he does and the general membership are in the dark. Apparently he is not a person who can be approached for answers and the committee are silent.
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