A Statement from the Area Representative Working Group (AR9)

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A Statement from the Area Representative Working Group (AR9)

As a club member you may be aware that there have been changes in the management of the club.  Some of you will have seen dialogues on BlatChat, and other social media, that have been rancorous and inflammatory.  These are a symptom of disagreements and irreconcilable differences within the recent management of the club.  This had an impact on the decision-making capabilities of the Management Team (MT).  

To keep the club running, a decision was made to dissolve the Management Team and to replace it with a new management structure.  This process began early in the year, and made use of volunteer Area Representatives to form AR9.  Some of AR9 are also new directors, this is to ensure that legal requirements are met.  A further remit of AR9 is to keep the club operational whilst a new Club Committee is formed.  

Initially, when AR9 was set up, it was stated that none of the old MT would be eligible to be on the new Committee.  After the call for volunteers was made, and with the need to keep the club operational, AR9 has had to relax that constraint.  This has been necessary to ensure certain key skills are available to us as a club   So far this seems to be working: Dunsfold is organised to take place on 2nd May, we have our normal plot at the Stoneleigh Show, regalia is still available, the sprint championship and track days are still running, area meetings are still taking place.  

AR9 is not the new MT, it is a temporary group with the job of appointing a new Club Committee, so that we have an effective team to take the club forward.  To form the new Club Committee we need volunteers to take on various roles.  Some club members have already volunteered, and some appointments made, but more volunteers are needed before we can complete the appointments.  Once we are confident that no more volunteers will come forward then AR9 will complete the appointments.  For new Committee members help will be on hand to enable them to take on those roles.  Once that is done, with a new Club Committee in place and confirmed by an AGM, then AR9 will disband.  It is expected that this process will be completed well before the end of this calendar year.

AR9 wishes all the club members happy blatting, and a short overwintering.  We welcome questions on this process, especially from potential volunteers.

Signed AR9:
Philip Ambrose – AR Warwickshire South
Nick Chan – AR Cheshire and Staffordshire North (Club Director and temporary Club Treasurer)
Stuart Forshaw – AR Merseyside And District Sevens (Club Director and temporary Club Chair)
Brian Hall – AR Bristol and Bath (Club Director)
Garry Hooton – AR Kent East
Simon Houghton – AR Somerset and Wessex
Giles Hudson – AR Warwickshire North (Bear 7s)
Phil Scown – AR Yorkshire South and Derbyshire North (Club Director)
Kingsley Young – Joint AR Norfolk and Suffolk

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Thanks to all the AR9 for volunteering. 
Im sure I speak for all in wishing you a productive and seamless transition to your eventual replacements. 
May I just request you ensure amongst the many tasks that you maintain transparency and inform us regular members how things are progressing  

Secondly are you sure you want an AGM ?  I'd be grateful for your reasoning. 

Happy to give any help where needed. 
 

Martin

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Thanks all ,,,sorry self not able to help in anyway ,,,,as for an AGM. think it is a good idea then anyone can go and get everything out in the open , so no one then can complain and the new team can be left in piece to get on with the job they volunteered for ,,,without getting a load of crap from. BC self included 

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Martin,

thanks for the response.  The reason for having an AGM is that it helps open communications.  We are also reviewing the format of the AGM to move away from it being a just a dull exercise in committee work. 

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AR9

Could you please clarify who, if anyone, currently holds the role of Company Secretary?

 Thanks in advance for your help. 

TomB
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I guessing TMR has just received an email from Terrance McCarthy. I was surprised as I was under the impression the previous MT, chair and directors had resigned.

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Spot on Tom. 

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Words fail me........

 

 

 

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Tom, it's all been a really weird dream. You'll wake up soon. None of this is actually happening. 

look into my eyes, directly into my eyes, not around my eyes, directly at my eyes..... feeling sleepy yet?

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In April 2008, as a result of the Companies Act 2006, the post became optional for private companies unless their articles of association explicitly require them to have one.

So let's dispense with the unnecessary.

Stephen

Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty