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Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 September

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:30 am
by rathbeggan
It is a pity the current committee isn't sufficiently interested in or engaged with the society membership to provide information about the vote to change the structure of the Irish Whiskey Society. A meeting was held three months ago prior to a Dublin tasting but the meeting was not initiated by the committee, it was held in response to concerns raised by some members, and the opportunity to vote on the change had to be dragged out of them. There have been brief verbal updates at tastings in Dublin, and scant mentions in society e-mails, but in general getting information about this has been like pulling teeth. The link below mentions "a document sent to you in an e-mail" which I certainly have not received yet (as of 00.25 on 1 September 2017) {EDIT - e-mail now issued - see new post below]. This vote was also not mentioned at the Dublin tasting on 31 August 2017.

Please note you have to log into the website (as a member of the IWS) rather than to the forum to be aware of this vote. Only IWS members (rather than forum members) have a vote, which is appropriate.

https://www.irishwhiskeysociety.com/event-2631411

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:31 am
by John
Many thanks for this Liam. Communication really poor as usual. Amazing that it has come to this.

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:35 am
by rathbeggan
Yes, there was an e-mail from the committee this morning about voting for your favourite bar but they still can't be bothered communicating with the members about this. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "secret ballot".

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:23 am
by charleymcguffin
rathbeggan wrote:Yes, there was an e-mail from the committee this morning about voting for your favourite bar but they still can't be bothered communicating with the members about this. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "secret ballot".

That's all I got .Spent a wasted few minutes searching through email folders looking for the elusive "society structure " email.
Will not register for vote until I see the proposal.

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 pm
by rathbeggan
The e-mail has now issued. It would be inappropriate to reproduce it here because it is for IWS members only.

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:04 pm
by Raven
Just voted !! Bit preposterous though that there is not a'Vote early and vote often'
option as well -- Would have added a traditional Irish twist !!!

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:51 pm
by John
I voted last week and would encourage all members to log on ASAP and cast their vote also. It is an important topic to be honest.
Cheers,
John.

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:34 pm
by John
Not sure where we are on this topic? Could the Committee perhaps give an insight into % of members that have voted at this point, etc.?

I believe that there are still some quite important unanswered questions posed recently by at least one member, so it would be beneficial if those could be answered for the membership.

Can the Committee highlight these questions and the relevant answers ASAP please?

Re: Proposed change to society structure - vote by 15 Septem

PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:22 pm
by Raven
As a member down the country I feel very
much out of the loop. Either there are 2
categories of member or else everyone should
know what exactly is happening????