You did a good job whilst you were with us. You decided to leave and then cut short your original notice period which left us in the proverbial lurch. Not good.
We don't actually have a Vice-Chairman (though perhaps we should). The Chairman's post is up for renewal at the AGM, as all posts are. There is no reason why any member cannot apply for the post, they would be voted in or out, same as the rest. As to leaving the Chairman's post and/or the Trustee positions vacant, I personally don't think that is a good idea. We need committee members and we currently have four Trustees - a good workable number.
Still present Treasurer, CPS
I'd rather humbled to hear you say - particularly in the current climate - that you appreciated my efforts, Flick.
But - as you know - I didn't leave the Society "in the proverbial lurch" over the Web site and membership applications.
I passed administrator privilege to Dennis, and explained to him how to add and update members on the Website. On request, I also added another Committee member as administrator. Then I cancelled my own privileges.
Given the animosity from the 'Fan Club of Steve 'n' Paul' at the time, I recall Dennis was rather grateful that I took the time and trouble to help him and the Society continue to function and provide a service to members online.
P.S.I know you to be an excellent Treasurer, Flick. I've always enjoyed your company and admired your work for the charity. The Society needs your skills and your gentility.
Otherwise, the Trustees and Committee will be knee-deep in blokes
, and the other ladies will be unfairly outnumbered...!
I hope this "Still Present Treasurer, CPS" label you've started using doesn't mean you're thinking of melodramatically tying yourself to the railway tracks and blackmailing the membership with something like a "If Steve and Paul go, I go too"
It's glaringly evident that Steve and Paul wouldn't do the same for you.
They won't even reply here to assist you, Phil and the Society, for they simply can't be bothered.
The expression you once used to me, when we were trying to get the Chairman and de facto
Vice-Chairman to respond to a previous crisis for the Society (over Rick Bailey and Alan Haines), was "Steve and Paul are bomb-proof".
It's only with time that I came to realise the true horror for the Society behind that statement.
Not wanting my good name tarred with the disservice caused to members by this horrible situation, and being unable to get the needed changes made within the Society to alleviate it, is the major reason I left the Committee and the Society itself. I remember telling you at the time.
Edited by Vic2, 29 March 2011 - 13:38 PM.