John W, you're wrong.
At the 2010 AGM there were three motions regarding the proposal. Motion 8, passed at the AGM and has now been confirmed by the poll of the whole club.
This is the motion that determined that members wish Cyclists’ Touring Club to become a charity. The intention was to implement the conversion in two stages. Firstly steps would be taken to register the club as a charity. Following registration with the Charity Commission (see below) the CTC Charitable Trust would be merged back into the Club.
Had this motion not been passed then the whole charity conversion process would have been stopped in it's tracks and the remaining motions would not have been voted on.
That lead to Motion 9, also passed at the AGM. This motion authorised Council to take the steps necessary to register the Club as a charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and to merge the Club with CTC Charitable Trust to become a single, charitable organisation. This was an essentially administrative resolution that followed from motion 8 as the charity regulators required an explicit reference to registration and merger in each country to be passed by the AGM.
That left the matter of motion 10.
10 Proposed by B. Flood on behalf of the Council, seconded by A. Spurr. This AGM agrees that the revised Memorandum and Articles of Association as circulated with the Notice of the Annual General Meeting in the April/May issue of Cycle magazine be adopted as the new Articles of Association of the Club in
substitution for and to the exclusion of all existing Articles of Association.
The current Memorandum and Articles of Association of Cyclists’ Touring Club do not fully meet the requirements of a charity. Although motion 8 is passed the M&A need some revision to achieve charity registration. In addition the current M&A require amendment to fall in line with the 2006 Companies Act. The Council’s legal advisors have therefore been through the documents and identified the minimum changes needed to satisfy company and charity law while retaining all elements included by previous CTC AGMs.
This motion required a 75% majority of those voting to be passed. It did not receive the required majority. Hence whilst the members wish to convert to a Charity and Council have been instructed to register CTC as a charity it cannot be done with the current Mem & Arts.The "Yes" camp need to propose motion 10 again (or something similar) at an AGM or EGM and obtain at least a 75% majority from those voting. Until that is done the CTC cannot become a charity.
Hence the debate goes on.
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