TO THE MEMBERSHIP
I have given this matter some thought.
Given the debt to be repaid by the membership is GULP! £8.2 Million.
And assuming a participating wine buying membership of say 150,000.
That is a loss to every active member of £50+ each.
But the more active you are, the more the burden you WILL carry!
There is absolutely no attributable blame on the staff.
But I ask myself, who benefits from this error, and are they in fact the one’s who got us to this point.
And, are they the one’s who are “reporting” this situation to the membership.
I propose an inquiry, made up by members who have skills, such as lawyers or even a judge, those involved in the pensions industry and even the odd (sorry! lol) accountant. Along with a couple of members who have no idea of the industry for their “white eyes!” approach.
It is only an idea, but I do think that it is absolutely scandalous that on average 150,000 members should have to stump up £50+ each to rid us of a deficit that was not of our making.
Members could “vote” by liking this post.
Administrators, remove the "likes from my account, once the vote is complete in say 14 days.
The WS Management could alternatively and proactively initiate an inquiry, run along the broad parameters that I have set out.
Members could volunteer to be part of this inquiry group.
Travel expenses would be paid and local lodging would be provided at WS account.
2 days maximum.
An appropriate honorarium in the form of wine to each members taste might be supplied as thanks for time and effort made, on behalf of the wider membership.
I disqualify myself from membership of this group as an “interested” party.
Sorry, this is a bit like “the back of a fag packet on a Friday afternoon” idea, but if I didn’t write it now; I might lose my nerve tomorrow.
Vote, don’t vote.
It’s our Society and our money!
Thanks for your time.