for those concerned with the RSCDS

mlbrown

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Jim says that the ideas being put forward sound like option 3 - but option 3
included the proposal that the keen enthusiastic RSCDS supporters pay even
more than the proposed £15 to continue with the current level of service,
while even those who wanted a low cost version would pay £4 or £5 just for
being a member of the Society and getting nothing in return (plus of course
they would have to pay whatever their local branch admin fee was) - my
attitude to the high cost membership was similar to Angus' reaction to the
£15 increase - no-one would pay it, and the lo-cost version didn't sound
like much a deal either!

The proposals that will go forward to the AGM from the Exec are
1) that the subs be increased to £15
2) the option 1 re-organisation (with its smaller management structure)

There is no reason why the first proposal cannot be rejected and the second
approved.

I was interested to read the suggestions for cost saving - but I think we
are trying to find solutions to other people's problems. We have a Finance
committee and an Exec Council, but the Finance committee only seems to point
out the consequences of undertaking all the various activities which are
approved by the Council. The suggested increase in subscriptions is a
consequence of trying to do too much, and the option of delaying some
projects is never seriously considered by the Council (apart from anything
else it is too unwieldy for such discussions). There are several possible
solutions to the current situation where Income appears to be less that
Expenditure - reduce the expenditure, either by finding more cost
effective ways of doing the same things, or by reducing the number of things
we do, - or increasing income either from supporters by raising
subscriptions, or by some other means such as organising profit making
events (i.e. obtaing income from the non dancing public!), ---- or we could
even just run at a controlled deficit for quite a number of years!

The only solution which is ever proposed is to increase subs!

Malcolm

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