There is £121,000 spending outlined at the 27th June 2021 AGM
This expenditure outlined in the AGM minutes DOES NOT include the costs for the new automated membership card system by an outside organisation. These costs have not yet been revealed.
EVERY PIECE OF INFORMATION IN THIS SECTION was copied from the 27th June 2021 AGM - Members should insist on viewing tenders and accounts for ALL expenditures and incomes for the past five years and any future spending. Click HERE to read the minutes of that meeting.
Staying with item 4 of the minutes it states, 'Following John Rigby’s recent retirement from the post of Membership Secretary, Kevin Gorman had nominated David Millington for the position of Membership Secretary and Kevin Gorman gave brief details of David’s background. The vote for David Millington to be elected as Membership Secretary was unanimous.......The proposed salary for this post was discussed and all voted in favour of the agreed reduced salary, due to the reduced workload.'
David Millington, a member of the North West region, a person unknown to the four regions, had not previously attended any NCMD meetings as a delegate. His salary was not disclosed. However, the previous membership secretary John Rigby's salary was £16000.
Catherine Lange 'confirmed that she expected the costs for the new website project to be between £15000 and £25000. Catherine asked for £25000 to be put aside for the new website with the final expenditure to be dependent upon the brief agreed and the approval of the contractors.' There was a vote in principle for £25000 to be put aside for the new website.
Catherine Lange 'put forward a proposal for a person to be appointed as a paid contractor on a 1-year contract to initially put together a brief for the new website and subsequently work with a web design company to develop the website to launch. The contract would also cover communications with members, monthly newsletters to clubs, newsletter every couple of months to all members, updates to the website, surveys and other duties. The proposed salary would be £35000 pro rata and it was proposed that the 1-year contracted part time (3 days per week) position be advertised as soon as possible to members but also through SARA and general employment websites. This was discussed in detail. Points both in favour and against the proposal were discussed.' The vote to agree in principle a 1-year contract with a salary of £35000 pro rata to be advertised was unanimous.
Kevin Gorman 'proposed that the person in the General Secretary position in the future should receive a salary. Kevin made it clear that he does not want to be paid to do the job but proposes that future General Secretaries should receive a salary in order to attract younger applicants who can move the NCMD forward. It was proposed that the role of General Secretary should be advertised with a salary of £16000 per year. The vote to agree the proposal that with immediate effect the role of General Secretary should be advertised with a £16000 salary.'
£5000 JOURNALIST FUND
Catherine Lange 'proposed that £5000 should be put aside in case the NCMD should need to employ an experienced journalist to respond to articles in the press. It was agreed it was difficult to attract volunteers with specialist skills including journalists. This was agreed in principle, but it was agreed that officers would need to discuss any such expenditure before going ahead. The vote for the proposal for £5000 to be put aside to pay for an experienced journalist to prepare responses to articles and other press items as and when required.'
Kevin Gorman confirmed 'that an edition of Digging Deep was currently being printed. There would be approximately 18,000 copies at a cost of £14000. He also proposed that another £10000 Christmas giveaway should be included in the December issue of Digging Deep.'
THESE ARE THE FACTS AND FIGURES OF PROPOSED EXPENDITURES PUBLISHED BY THE NCMD BUT DO NOT INCLUDE THE COSTS OF THE NEW AUTOMATED MEMBERSHIP CARD SYSTEM