Join the CTC and you become a member of the Cyclists ' Touring Club, just like anyone joining the RAC becomes a member of the Royal Automobile Club.
Just like people joining RAC, those that join CTC look at the organisation's aims, the various member benefits they will recevie and decide if they feel they will get value for money when they pay their subs/fees. A small proportion may look at the governance structures and exactly what "Club" might mean to them.
Psamathe wrote:So the current complete re-organisation really is taking the club away from the members.
If you want to attribute any event to "taking the club away from the members" you would be better advised to attribute that to the charity conversion, which was completed 7 June 2012. The reality however is that nobody took the club away, the members voted to hand it over*.
The change of name to Cycling UK does not change any of CTC's Charitable Objects. The proposed changes to the governance structures are being put forward under the existing Memorandum of Association. All the relevant powers of Council to make these changes were in the MoA before the Charity conversion.
*The Club is still governed by Council. As Directors of a Limited Company, Council were entrusted with running the Club in the interests of its members as defined in our Memorandum of Association. As Trustees of a Charity, Council are entrusted with running the Club in the interests of the public as defined in our Charitable Objects.
2020 : To redundancy ... and beyond!