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by John Catt
29 Nov 2010, 8:22pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 46690

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

[We could now ask the Trust to arrange a mortgage on the building and pass the funds back to the Club. But then all the would be happening is that the Trust would borrow from the Bank at a figure above its base rate and lend to it back to the Bank as the Club at a figure below its Base Rate. Overal...
by John Catt
29 Nov 2010, 6:22pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 46690

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

While we're being transparent, Simon, how about the bridging loan? That old "Red Herring". Think this reply that I gave to a member cover it. As to the loan, it is as broad as it is long, and just a book keeping exercise. The ownership of National Office was passed to the Trust to avoid p...
by John Catt
9 Aug 2010, 11:14am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 46690

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

I am also a member of the YHA which has also changed to charitable status some years ago. As a result it has become an agent for government policy rather than a club for members. I can see exactly the same thing happening with the CTC. If the government wants assistance with implementing policy it ...
by John Catt
3 Aug 2010, 8:07am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: CTC branch in Reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: CTC branch in Reading?

Hi, Does anyone have the contact details for the CTC branch in Reading or Wokingham? I'm considering going out on a ride or two... Suggest you might take a look at http://www.readingctc.co.uk . Some contact details: Secretary John Hammond 07818 400440 secretary@readingctc.co.uk Membership Secretary...
by John Catt
29 May 2010, 12:51pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Norwich
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: Norwich

KiyoTatsu wrote:I just joined the CTC. Are there any clubs to ride with in Norwich?


Think you are in luck. Take a look at http://www.norfolkda.co.uk

Good cycling,

John
by John Catt
21 May 2010, 6:14pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: AGM Results
Replies: 73
Views: 6146

Re: AGM Results

I would probably scrap this idea of allowing votes to go to the chair because there is room for error between what people may wish and the way the chair may vote. Not sure if we need proxy voting at all? Does the CTC have to provide a proxy vote via the Chair? Motion for the next AGM perhaps, scrap...
by John Catt
10 Apr 2010, 12:24am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: What would convince you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2811

Re: What would convince you?

Yes, I understand that, but, even so, you would think that if the "pro" camp were so sure of their facts and arguments they would be eager to come on here and quickly dispel all our doubts. This is called the "CTC Charity Debate " board, after all. It just seems curious that non...
by John Catt
4 Apr 2010, 11:23am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: A Message to Members in London
Replies: 24
Views: 145807

Re: A Message to Members in London

Surprise, surprise... National Office hasn't sent the message out - and there's been no reason given. We'd guess that the Chair of Council stopped it going out as he doesn't want to play fair with the AGM rapidly approaching (as his column in the recent issue of Cycle showed). This is obviously suc...
by John Catt
12 Feb 2010, 12:32am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The CTC Charitable Trust
Replies: 20
Views: 2382

Re: The CTC Charitable Trust

I find it interesting that in his blog John Catt is suggesting that those opposing the current proposals from Councilor, a number of whom are Councillors themselves, want to 'split' or 'divide' the Club from the Trust. He then suggests that such a spilt would be disastrous: I must just emphasise th...
by John Catt
9 Feb 2010, 1:26am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Email from Peter Hayman to "CTC member in Scotland"
Replies: 118
Views: 8558

Re: Email from Peter Hayman to "CTC member in Scotland"

John - there a few specific questions about sums of money that I'd love to see your view on. They're in the thread on the Club's donation to the Trust. I'll see what I can comment on. I'm afraid I don't have all that much time for perusing this forum, although from time to time I do find a slot. Yo...
by John Catt
9 Feb 2010, 12:21am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The CTC Charitable Trust
Replies: 20
Views: 2382

Re: The CTC Charitable Trust

The fact that the CTC has given the Trust exactly the right amount each year to balance the Trust's accounts to zero is odd (see the "Financial history" page for the CTC Trust on the Charity Commission website). A "normal" charity would try to generate more income than their exp...
by John Catt
3 Feb 2010, 12:11am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Email from Peter Hayman to "CTC member in Scotland"
Replies: 118
Views: 8558

Re: Email from Peter Hayman to "CTC member in Scotland"

Oh dear, the plot thickens. Do we have hidden agendas here? Maybe it's time for a vote of no confidence in the CTC "leadership"? Must say my message appears to have been ignored but I post it below for the record. I hope you will forgive the intrusion of this email following my election a...
by John Catt
2 Feb 2010, 11:30pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The CTC Charitable Trust
Replies: 20
Views: 2382

Re: The CTC Charitable Trust

The Trust's governing documents (it's Memorandum and Articles of Association) are not published on the CTC's web-site, unlike the Club's governing documents which are there for all to see. Most Councillors have never seen the Trust's governing documents. This is not quite right. The M&AA have b...
by John Catt
30 Jan 2010, 11:34pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 46690

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

John Catt Thanks for that. Is there some way of knowing what membership benefits they provide of the legal assistance, free third party insurance, free technical advice type? (By free I obviously mean included in the subs.) It's not obvious to me from looking at the site, although that could easily...
by John Catt
30 Jan 2010, 11:18pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 46690

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

I'm sorry if I've missed the answer to this in what has gone before, but I've tried to be diligent in reading everything and if I've missed it I cannot be theonly one. Can anybody in the know point to another membership organisation of a similar type which has already successfully taken advantage o...