John Fenningworth Nov. 6, 2001, 8:52 p.m. (Message 28059)
RE: What happened?
No the Society which is a registered charity since the 1950s and whose members are supposedly more interested in what they can do for the charity than what their memberships gives them as members has taken some very important steps towards a far more responsive and reactive organisation. The Society will in the next year or so create a far more streamlined management and as a result hopefully an organisation, that can better meet the challenges that face the Society in the years ahead which also should save the Society money And although the subscription increase was lower than the Finance Committee would have liked at least it is an increase towards the level it should be I believe that next year we should be asking for more yet again As a final remark as a Scot I would say to all those "members" who aren't really interest then leave the Society now and save the Society a fortune in producing things in which you are not really interested And to all real true members pay your subscriptions direct to HQ and make things even better Finally.... If the Branches want non Society members then they can have them if they only knew how and it's really quite simple but you have to work it out yourselves Regards, John -----Original Message----- From: Lara Friedman-Shedlov [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 05 November 2001 21:58 To: email@example.com Subject: Re: What happened? So does this basically mean that the only major change from the average branch member's point of view is that there will an increase in the dues sent to Scotland? I.e., there will continue to be one level of membership, and that all those who are members through a branch (as opposed to members through headquarters) will continue to be serviced via the branch? I'll certainly be interested to hear more details when someone has time to provide them, but from everything I heard up until now, it seems to me that increasing dues by GBP 2 isn't really going to solve the financial problems faced by the Society. Are we going to end up having another round of proposals next year? --Lara Friedman-Shedlov Minneapolis, MN USA ******************************* Lara Friedman-Shedlov firstname.lastname@example.org ******************************* Quoting Jim Healy <email@example.com>: > > 3. Fees - increase to GBP 10 approved (GBP 15 tossed out and GBP 12 > withdrawn) > > 4. New 23 member Management Board to be elected at next year's AGM > (Option > 1) approved by a large majority > > 5. Bristol motion for one member one vote (Option 3) was defeated by > a > margin of about 3 to 1. > > 6. Edinburgh motion to put it all off to next year was defeated > > 7. Proposal to set up "Friends of the RSCDS" was defeated. >