Re: Update on Limited Company situation
Posted by: barry herbert
Date: April 17, 2009 12:18PM
I see that Sally Ann Dodd and her illegal Board are at it again.
I, along with 45 members, have called for an EGM, which Sally Ann Dodd refused to carry out in the 21 days time frame allowed by the Companies Act and which we, the members, have called ourselves in accordance with members rights.
She incorrectly states that a number of the 10% forms were not signed. I have rechecked this and every one of the 10% forms was individually signed by the appropriate member. The only one not signed was one from America and in that case it was sent by the individua’s e-mail and is therefore legal. He had printed his name in the signature box as he did not have a scanner. In any case 45 less one is 44 and still is well over the 10% of members needed to call an EGM. I have also received a further 4 forms, all correctly signed making 49 in total.
She also states, and I have received correspondence to this effect, that I have been thrown out as a member. Yet, today have received one of their voting proxy forms which suggests that I am still a member. The point is that you cannot throw out a shareholder which is what I am as long as my membership is up to date. More dirty tricks on the part of the G15 in trying to reduce the numbers of members in order to rig the voting once more.
What is wrong with these guys? An EGM has been called for the 7th May by the members to obtain the view of the whole membership as to the future action to be taken by the legal board of Bill Rich, Basil Craske, Jeff Theobald, and Gerry Stoneman. Our solicitor, who is the club’s solicitor, has advised us that these people are the current legal directors and no other person, and that includes, Gareth Jones, Haydn Davies and Stuart Gray, are.
Sally Ann Dodd complains that I have not responded to her correspondence. As most people know I have been touring with my steam car in Australia, only returning yesterday to her correspondence which I have no intention of answering as her so called Board is not made up of legal officials of the limited company with the exception of Gerry Stoneman.
She also says that I have failed to carry out my duties. But I am not a director only a guy who organised the gathering together of the minimum 10% members needed for an EGM, ensuring that they are duly signed. What other duties do I have to do? There is none set out in the Companies Act. Where is she coming from?
The situation is quite simple. Members have called for an EGM and it is to be held in Stamford on the 7th May. The result of the voting for Resolution 1 and 2 will clear up, once and for all, the future of the limited company. The fact of the matter is that whatever the result of the meeting the G15 group have split the members into two separate bodies. If the resolutions are a majority “For” then the limited company will cease trading. If the voting is “Against” then the limited company will be passed over to the G15 group to do as they wish. Can any one be fairer than that? In the meantime the new unlimited club is up and running with a published magazine and an operating website.
But the G15 are not happy with that and have decided to call an EGM of their own the calling of which contravenes the Companies Act and the result of which will therefore be Null and Void. Any voting here will therefore be a complete waste of time on your part as the decision as to the future of the limited company club will have been decided 3 days earlier on the 7th May.
Greg Walker is doing a magnificent job in organising the EGM and for the life of me I cannot see why the G15 group cannot accept the situation and wait to see the result of the members voting. As he has stated the club’s solicitor has been invited to the EGM to see that the meeting and voting is carried out in accordance with the Company’s Act. All Greg’s actions so far have been in accordance with the Companies Act and the solicitor is happy with all that has been done so far. The latest peice of the saga is that Sally Ann Dodd has announced to Greg Walker that she and her Board will no longer talk to him. How childish can you get.
So please, all you members, get your voting slip completed, preferably placing your cross in the “For” column. Please do not abstain as the G15 group are hoping you will. This just helps them with their numbers and does not give the full weight to the voting that is needed to sort them out.
For members living in America and Australia please do the completing of the proxy form TODAY as it takes a long time for the post to work. Preferably e-mail it to the address stated.
I have just received the first copy of the new STEAM CAR magazine. What a superb job Jeff has done. He has informed me that he is already working on Issue number 2. I have also received the first copy of THE PILOT from the G15 group. Not one interesting article in this just another tirade of rubbish against our committee members.
So the choice is yours. Get voting and lets shut down the old limited company club once and for all..