Steady rider wrote:Thanks gaz I think you have clarified some aspects.
The Articles also mentions;7. LIABILITY OF MEMBERS ...
'implementing the result' - will never be certain about costs.
I agree that 'implementing the result' will never be certain about costs, I've already done my best to explain that Clause 7 of the proposed AoA (and its sub clauses) serve only to limit the liability of all Members in the event of the Club winding up.
Those clauses have no bearing on the potential liability of any members abusing the proposed arrangements for a Poll of the Whole Club. IMO it would be wise to consider such liability to be unlimited.
Steady rider wrote:Also the members were not given the individual option if they wished to join a charity as opposed to being a member of a cycling club.
The lengthy process of our Club converting to a Charity concluded as a result of our member vote at the 2012 AGM. IIRC our Club was registered as a Charity almost immediately after, in June 2012. Since then our Cycling Club is the Charity, our Charity is the Cycling Club. There is no option to give, our structure is that of a "Membership Charity".
You may wish it hadn't happened, nevertheless we are where we are. I don't forsee the Trustees setting a course for the two tier type of structure you describe. I would have doubts that it is even possible, especially without such a Club being a subsidiary company of our Charity. The MGs are already run through such subsidiaries.