Re: New Steam Car Club
Posted by: (---.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com)
Date: February 10, 2009 04:14PM
To all club members,
This is the first time I've ever posted on any forum but I feel I must say something. I resigned on Saturday because I simply coudn't take any more, fighting the G15 for a year is more than enough for anybody.
With regards to the computer being handed over, yes it's a disgrace as was Gerry's suggestion. I personally didn't know of the existance of the club laptop until December 10th 2008 and I believe it came as a shock to three of my fellow directors when the situation was brought to our attention.I don't understand why Joy even bought a computer, she had resigned in February 2007 yet bought it in September 2007, the total cost being £1033. Chris took over in February 2008 and had no knowledge of the computer, infact he bought his own software with the club just paying half those costs at his request. Joy did receive a letter and replied offering £240 for the computer and also said she couldn't return it within our time scale because of her personal data being on it. The club itself only had the use of it for six months and lost the use of it for a year.
Why did we go to solicitors ? Because of Peter Williams dictatorial letters to us with regards to the articles of association, plus his comments during a 1 hour 40 minute phone call to the secretary where he commented about a 1932 court case and stated that he had taken legal counsel's advice. We were shocked at our club's solicitor's response and advice and clearly had to act quickly in the interests of the club and no, the G15 were not happy. I wonder where they got all their information from ?
With regards to leaked documents, I suffered at the hands of Gerry leaking documents to Stuart Gray and we all know what Stuart Gray will do, I found out first hand. Jeff has suffered an extensive personal onslaught from members of the G15 over the past 3 years and knowing what he's gone through in the past two or three weeks I'm amazed he even turned up at the AGM. You would all be shocked if you knew what he's been through and he was clearly exhausted at the AGM as were Bill and Chris.
There is much more I could say but I'm sure that by now the entire club realises how destructive the G15 are prepared to be, irrespective of the cost to us all and as I've said above, four of us directors and our secretary were simply worn out, we had been beaten into the ground.
I've now been approached to temporarily chair a new club and I have said yes, assuming this is in the best interests of us all. Like Les Nelson I would dearly love our club to survive however there is more than one rotten apple that needs to be taken out and if the G15 tidied up the mess in the aforementioned manner there wouldn't be many of them left. But we would still be a Limited club which as Les has said has caused the club to go downhill. Why did we go Limited ? Because of the Goddards.
I would prefer a non Limited club, as we were a few years ago. We were all happy and contented, enjoyed each other's company and put up with the odd troublemaker who had no power. Unfortunately all the troublemakers are now in the G15. They are the only people who have ever caused problems for this club.
The only club I ever intend on being a member of would be a new one, if formed. I will not be renewing my membership of the current club.
My conclusion, bearing in mind the past year and what I know, is that a new club is needed and the old club should be wound up.