Sunday, June 17, 2007

AGM & Your New Member Director

Home again having really enjoyed our 4 weeks in Tenerife, we are only home now for 8 days before we go to Venice prior to departing on the Members Cruise! It is 10 years since we last did a cruise when it was our 10th anniversary so when we saw it advertised by Sunterra we thought it looked good so we booked it to celebrate our 20th anniversary! We are away from the 22nd of June until the 2nd of July as we are spending the Friday night before the cruise and the Saturday and Sunday after the Cruise in Venice! Am I a romantic or what eh!

I spent the day in Blackpool and I enjoyed meeting a lot of you at the AGM. It was especially nice having so many members coming up and thanking me, it is much appreciated.

All in all it was a very simple AGM with nothing much raised from the floor and only 17 questions in writing compared to last years 70! Al Bentley confirmed that Stephen Cloobeck has asked him to stop on for another year which is good for the Club and the news was well received by the AGM attendees. It seems that at some date in the future the name will change to what Al expects to be Diamond Resorts International assuming the lawyers can agree all the brand issues. This will probably involve another EGM some time in the future as it did when we changed from GVC to Sunterra. There was a presentation by Sarah Hulme going through the various areas of Member Services followed by a presentation by Suzana Gomeric covering the resort refurbishments etc, this was finished by showing a DVD which looked great apart from being a bit too long.

The election for a new Member Director was won by Harry Taylor and I am sure Harry will do an excellent job for us and commiserations to the other candidates, unfortunately 4 of them didn't turn up so were ineligible to be candidates as you have to present yourself to the AGM. I think we deserve a bit more commitment than that don't we!

The votes were counted by Philip Broomhead and the individual candidates received the following votes.

Harry Taylor 2,736,100
Mark Harris 1,451, 200
Roger Jones 929,000
Roy Swainson 509,800
Colin Greenword 295,000
Vincent Howard 293,000
Martin Hening 125,000
Christopher Johnson 86,800
Roy McCaslin 41,500

Congratulations again to Harry and Happy Holidays everyone!

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