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AGM - 1st December 2018

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AGM - 1st December 2018

Jez Fairclough

GAMING CLUB NETWORK

AGM 2018

Warlord, 1 ST December 2018

Doors Open 10am, Meeting to start 11am

AGENDA

1) Financial

2) Proposal for the Future of the GCN

Gaming Community Network

3) Proposal for Non-Voting Council Advisors

4) Council Appointments and Volunteers

5) GCN Limited

6) Any Other Business

SKYPE Facility

We appreciate that for some clubs travelling to the AGM can prove expensive and may present a logistical problem. In this regard there will be a SKYPE facility to enable you to take part in the meeting. Please contact rdc@thegn.net to register or for details.

ELECTIONS

Due to the current situation within the GCN there will be no elections until a special AGM to be held in the Spring. This is to ensure that the necessary ongoing work is completed. We are looking to co-opt a Membership Secretary and Treasurer.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MEETING CANNOT BE OVER-ESTIMATED

If there is a failure to adopt the new policies that are being presented, the GCN may be forced to close down. On the other hand it is an excellent chance to be at the start of something that would move the hobby forward.

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Media Coordinator (media@thegcn.net)

GAMING CLUB NETWORK

AGM 2018

Warlord, 1 ST December 2018

Doors Open 10am, Meeting to start 11am

AGENDA

1) Financial

2) Proposal for the Future of the GCN

Gaming Community Network

3) Proposal for Non-Voting Council Advisors

4) Council Appointments and Volunteers

5) GCN Limited

6) Any Other Business

SKYPE Facility

We appreciate that for some clubs travelling to the AGM can prove expensive and may present a

logistical problem. In this regard there will be a SKYPE facility to enable you to take part in

the meeting. Please contact rdc@thegn.net to register or for details.

ELECTIONS

Due to the current situation within the GCN there will be no elections until a special AGM to be held in the Spring. This is to ensure that the necessary ongoing work is completed. We are looking to co-opt a Membership Secretary and Treasurer.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS MEETING CANNOT BE OVER-ESTIMATED

If there is a failure to adopt the new policies that are being presented, the GCN may be forced to close down. On the other hand it is an excellent chance to be at the start of something that would move the hobby forward.

The Gaming Community Network: A Proposal for the 2018 AGM

It is proposed that the current Gaming Club Network undergo the following changes.

1) That from 1 st January, the membership which has forth past been exclusive to non-commercial clubs be opened out to include two new categories of commercial entity, so the three categories will be...

1) Clubs (Category 1)

2) Bricks and Mortar Shops (Category 2)

3) Manufacturers of Wargaming Products (Category 3)

2) That each commercial entity shall have the same voting rights as a current member.

3) That each member be given a member’s page on which they have a responsibility to

1) Complete, maintain and update their details

2) Choose which details will be available for other members and which to remain undisclosed.

3) Pages will available in three formats one to fit the needs for each class of member

4) Information on Members pages will be linked and cross-referenced with the sections on the Main Page

5) Members will be able to link and communicate directly with each other

6) As each Member will pay an annual subscription, advertising across the network will be free.

4) An annual Subscription will be charged to cover online, financial and legal expenses. These charges are not prescriptive and subject to vote at the AGM each year.

1) Category 1: £20

2) Category 2: £30

3) Category 3: £40

5) The Gaming Club Network will be renamed the Gaming Community Network. There will be no change in tax status as the organisation will continue to work as a non-profit organisation and the required changes in name will be carried out over a six-month period. The Constitution will also be amended and updated to reflect these changes.

6) The Council will continue to be elected at an annual AGM with each member have a single vote. Council members will have a two year period subject to the constitutional rules. How this will be affected by the introduction of commercial members will be debated at the AGM.

Notes:

1) If successful these categories may be expanded to entities such as gaming centres and professional shows. As the GCN moves totally online, this will allow membership to be expanded worldwide. The GCN already has one Danish club as a member. Where an entity might fall under two or more of the categories, it will be treated as the highest.

2) All members currently have one vote at any general meeting, whether their club has 1,000 or 20 members. This would continue along the same road, with 1 vote for one shop or one manufacturer.

3) These ‘pages’ would reflect the needs of each category of member. It would allow a manufacturer or shop to advertise new lines, provide links to their own sites, target offers and events, look for demonstrators, play-testers, writers, even provide employment opportunities through the extensive cross-referencing system once built (we make no illusions that this will not be an overnight job but once the links are done it should allow for light touch moderating.

4) As stated in section 5 the Network will be a non-profit organisation so that the long term aim is to keep costs to members as low as possible to encourage participation. None of the Council members are paid and indeed do not claim expenses except where they relate directly to the cost of running the organisation.

5) Switching Club for Community in the name keeps the essential identity and makes it easier to transition from one to the other. It reflects the changes we want to make, moving away from representing the interest of one part of the hobby to providing a service for all branches of the hobby whilst being independent of any one party.

This Proposal will be debated and voted on at the AGM on 1 st December at Warlord.