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BMC No Confidence Motion (split from the Why aren't you a BMC member? thread) (Read 75952 times)

GraemeA

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Wasn't it mentioned upthread (or maybe on UKC) that the articles of the BMC currently forced this somewhat archaic system but they were in the process of being overhauled?

The Articles can only be changed at an AGM. Catch 22 perhaps?

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Well.. a great use of 25-grand would be to make this happen. It would be the single simplest thing that could change how the BMC interacts with and represents its membership. Writing letters and acting out some interpretation of a local council meeting has always seemed ridiculous to me for a body that represents something as trivial and left-field as climbing and mountaineering. When I occasionally used to go to local BMC meets even their debating-house protocol left me cold.

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Proxy forms will be available on the desk at The Works, we will post them all at an appropriate time.

I am sure that we can get a few filled in over the weekend  ;)

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Proxy forms will be available on the desk at The Works, we will post them all at an appropriate time.

I am sure that we can get a few filled in over the weekend  ;)
That's an idea.
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Proxy forms will be available on the desk at The Works, we will post them all at an appropriate time.

I am sure that we can get a few filled in over the weekend  ;)

Star. I owe you a pint.

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Have posted on the UK Climbing Walls FB page as well, that should get a few more signatures.

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I just joined for the 1st time since 92. And voted.

I never stayed a member due to my perception of it being run by coffin dodgers with no interest in the bits of climbing i loved and now the action of the same group of coffin dodgers, that kind of prove my suspicions were right, have  made me join again.

Is this some kind of clever marketing thing Shark?

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The fightback is here. Vive le resistance!

Please join this event and share it with your mates. Full instructions on how to vote are included and we must mobilise those who may not be aware of what is going on and encourage them to vote.

https://www.facebook.com/events/219657878510461/

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Should discussion of the vote get split to its own thread to raise its profile.

Good suggestion - now done

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The fightback is here. Vive le resistance!

Please join this event and share it with your mates. Full instructions on how to vote are included and we must mobilise those who may not be aware of what is going on and encourage them to vote.

https://www.facebook.com/events/219657878510461/

Done and shared. Really pretty pissed off at this - have seen similar happen in other organisations and capture by a small subsection of the membership never ends well.

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Thanks Will. Another star and another pint.

It would be good if a few more comments went on the BMC article

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/bmc-agm-agenda--motion

and on their Facebook page.


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I just joined for the 1st time since 92. And voted.

I never stayed a member due to my perception of it being run by coffin dodgers with no interest in the bits of climbing i loved and now the action of the same group of coffin dodgers, that kind of prove my suspicions were right, have  made me join again.

Is this some kind of clever marketing thing Shark?
There is  a certain irony that the whole debacle has probably inspired various people to re-join the BMC. I tended to think of myself as too Punk Rock to be joining a club. But it's not 1977 is it? The proposers need to accept this too!

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It's spurred me to  get off my ass and sort my lapsed membership

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I have also joined so I can vote.

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Slippery slope.

You'll be National Council reps before you know it.

#putsomethingback

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you bunch of sheep

I'm not joining until Carol Vorderman says it's cool

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I'm not joining until Carol Vorderman says it's cool

Ah Carol... the picture that filled many a thousand young conservative tissues.

"https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/feb/01/carol-vorderman-maths-conservatives"

If two score are due and a bakers dozen have fallen how many lashes are left boy....thwaaack.

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Summit turned up today and has the proxy voting form in it. However as I'm not a member of the BMC, this is the summit mag for someone who used to live at my house, several years ago. Next door say he was an old duffer when he lived here quite a few years ago. Should I vote for him against motion 9?
 :devil-smiley: :devil-smiley:

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Summit turned up today and has the proxy voting form in it. However as I'm not a member of the BMC, this is the summit mag for someone who used to live at my house, several years ago. Next door say he was an old duffer when he lived here quite a few years ago. Should I vote for him against motion 9?
 :devil-smiley: :devil-smiley:

Don't even joke. It's the sort of ammo these types would love to use to accuse the Exec of poor governance and the vote being rigged

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Russians are probably hacking it anyway....

 

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