CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby manybikes » 7 Mar 2016, 9:17pm

Anyway we'll be in paradise so who cares :D

Your executor will I can assure you. I had the misfortune to act as executor for a relative who gave substantial sums to 3 charities and one NFP organisation (think that this was also a charity). This resulted in an enormous amount of work on my part and little help from the beneficiaries.
Because they are duty bound to make the most of their finances they scrutinised everything I did and it has left me with the feeling that the charity I leave my money to will be my family.

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby old_windbag » 7 Mar 2016, 9:57pm

Think I'm possibly an executor on the last person in my familys will. Hope they change that then :) . It's a concern for me as I have no reason to leave any of my estate( makes it sound grand :) ) to last family member or the duchy of cornwall/lancaster. It'd be nice to secure land and plant as a wildlife haven( not reserve, to be totally human free :) ). Big decisions.

I always wonder why people would leave a legacy to CTC but I guess in its heyday it maybe was a big part of the older generations lives, socialising and even marrying through it. Those people are fading away and the world has changed. I wouldn't dream of doing such. Though if you could leave them a few grand in exchange for a memorial ride...... "the deceased, Richard Puller requests a memorial ride in his name, he wished it to be known that he was was known as Dick to many", the D.P. memorial ride enters the CTC calendar, well they need the money :D .

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby Philip Benstead » 7 Mar 2016, 11:34pm

If you would like to express your views on the direction of the CTC why not tell the CTC President
Jon Snow by email

jon.snow@itn.co.uk
Philip Benstead | Life Member Former CTC Councillor/Trustee
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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby PaulB » 7 Mar 2016, 11:54pm

It sounds like the organisation is getting a bit short of cash. This will only get worse when the government change the rules about charity status.

My wife once responded to a TV appeal - "text £5 to ****". Since when we have had many 'phone calls and texts asking for more, not to mention countless leaflets through the post. They must have spent far more than the original £5 she gave. We will not be doing that again.

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby honesty » 8 Mar 2016, 9:22am

Philip Benstead wrote:If you would like to express your views on the direction of the CTC why not tell the CTC President
Jon Snow by email

jon.snow@itn.co.uk


because spamming someone who is a figurehead and has no regulatory control is a great way to get someone on your side...

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby Dennis_Snape » 8 Mar 2016, 11:57am

As a former MG we have many senior CTC members. They are much liked and well respected by the younger members of our group and I do not want them taken advantage of in this way.

As Secretary of our club I have today written to them as follows:

I wanted to communicate to our more senior CTC members, that you may well have received a letter this week from CTC. The letter is from Jon Snow, President of CTC, is in a traditional type face and even has the, now rarely used, Winged Wheel logo on it. In it, he asks that you leave a Legacy in your will to CTC.

From what I can tell the letter is genuine. However, I would suggest that you do not rush to a decision on this. Behind the scenes somewhat, so you may not know this, CTC is to re brand as Cycling UK next month. The Charity brand name Cycling UK will be pushed in the media while the old CTC name will still be used for the Limited Company. You will read all about the new brand name for the charity in the April edition of Cycle.

So, in terms of the Legacy Letter from Jon Snow. You may wish to wait a while, until you have had time to digest what this brand change actually means, understand exactly which pot of money your Legacy will be added to and what it will be spent on.

Obviously the decision to leave a Legacy is entirely yours. I just wanted to warn you about this change and suggest you wait until you are in possession of all the facts before you commit.
Regards
Dennis


I hope other Club Secretaries, who feel as I do, will do something similar.

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby Steady rider » 8 Mar 2016, 10:07pm

The inside details of the leaflet, not shown in the link provided, are quite interesting.

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Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

Postby Philip Benstead » 8 Mar 2016, 10:24pm

honesty wrote:
Philip Benstead wrote:If you would like to express your views on the direction of the CTC why not tell the CTC President
Jon Snow by email

jon.snow@itn.co.uk


because spamming someone who is a figurehead and has no regulatory control is a great way to get someone on your side...


How on earth are we going to make ourselves heard then. Is course of action was suggest to me.
Remember CTC HQ have all the levers of control and communication. I only expect a couple dozen will bother to write
Philip Benstead | Life Member Former CTC Councillor/Trustee
Organizing events and representing cyclist in southeast since 1988
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