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MCCC AGM...
Discussion started by Surbiton crusader2 , 17 March, 2020 12:39
MCCC AGM...
Surbiton crusader2 17 March, 2020 12:39
... has been cancelled

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Re: MCCC AGM...
Jonathan Winsky 06 April, 2020 20:07
Tomorrow is the day when the AGM was scheduled to take place. The announcement on Middlesex’s official website about the postponement says “Technically, in order to comply with the Club rules, the Chairman [Mike O’Farrell] will open and then immediately adjourn the meeting on that day, with no business being transacted”. This makes the mind boggle, as I wonder if O’Farrell will go to an empty Thomas Lord Suite, say “welcome to the AGM. Meeting adjourned”, and then go home. I would love to see this happen, but I doubt that many people other than groundsman Karl McDermott (who I think lives on site) are presently allowed into Lord’s.

As I think that it is a legal requirement (although the law could well change to accommodate the current pandemic) for businesses to hold an AGM each year (hence why the ‘A’ stands for ‘annual’), I would have thought that Middlesex will try to stage the AGM at some point when the restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, even in the worst-case scenario of the restrictions not being lifted until it is too late in the year to play cricket, and even if this means that the time between the 2020 AGM and the 2021 AGM is something like just six months.

When the 2020 AGM eventually takes place, one of the topics for discussion is certain to be the financial effects of this pandemic. Indeed, this subject could well pop up at future AGMs, as it might take years for the finances of Middlesex, ECB and governments worldwide to recover.

Re: MCCC AGM...
BeefyRoberts 06 April, 2020 21:00
Question for AGM, after the usual acceptance of new rules and regulations.
With no games being held at the moment,and paid in advance, will the club offer a refund, or reduction for season 2021?
Myself, I would say, please dont give me a refund, keep my membership as a small donation to the club. Maybe some others would follow?

Re: MCCC AGM...
tallliman 07 April, 2020 16:55
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BeefyRoberts
Question for AGM, after the usual acceptance of new rules and regulations.
With no games being held at the moment,and paid in advance, will the club offer a refund, or reduction for season 2021?
Myself, I would say, please dont give me a refund, keep my membership as a small donation to the club. Maybe some others would follow?

If its the difference to keeping the club running, they can keep the membership fee. Similar happened during WWII, clubs and members still took fees as normal despite the lack of cricket.

Re: MCCC AGM...
adelaide 07 April, 2020 17:45
I'm wondering whether not owning the ground works in our favour for once as we don't get the various sources of income associated with that (catering, conferences...) so can't lose it. I suppose it depends on how the deal with MCC would work in the absence of any cricket at Lord's.

Then I slap myself and remember that there are far more important things to worry about right now than MCCC finances.


Adelaide

Re: MCCC AGM...
Jonathan Winsky 22 April, 2020 19:33
Video of an online members’ forum will be made available on the Middlesex members' hub at 11:00am on Thursday 30th April, with Mike O’Farrell, Richard Goatley and Angus Fraser answering questions which will have been emailed in. The forum will be hosted by Dave Fulton. I imagine that some of the questions which members hoped to have asked at the AGM will be asked at this online forum.

However, I am not sure if we will be allowed to write on MTWD about any issues raised, as members have been advised not to run the risk information falling into the hands of non-members.

Re: MCCC AGM...
Jonathan Winsky 23 April, 2020 19:27
Middlesex have placed all players and most other club employees on furlough, while all employees whose annual salary is above £27,500 have “agreed to a pay cut of 17% , initially until the end of May”, and Senior Management have agreed to a cut of 20%.

Although it is not ideal that many employees have seen their pay reduced, it means that any mention at the online forum about the financial impact of coronavirus will not be as bleak compared to had these measures not been taken.

Re: MCCC AGM...
Seaxe_man1 10 May, 2020 13:36
Both Mx and MCC have taken the opportunity to furlough staff. Bigger deal for Mx with a large number of contracted players I would think.

Re: MCCC AGM...
Seaxe_man1 10 May, 2020 13:46
The Mx/MCC deal being related to the provision of Lords cricket. As we can provide nonsuch. I imagine the deal is voided for this year Adelaide. I read that as a fallback MCC is offer life memberships to 300 wealthy people. Prices. Under 30 : 17000 quid. Over 65: 7000 quid. This they say has no bearing on the waiting list for those who are not wealthy.

Re: MCCC AGM...
Seaxe_man1 10 May, 2020 13:49
The 300 are expected to generate 15 million in revenue. In the meantime the new Compton Stand looks near to completion.

Re: MCCC AGM...
Seaxe_man1 10 May, 2020 14:23
Plus the ECB have paid one half of the Hundred fee. But counties have said they will require the second in accordance with the agreement.


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