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 Post subject: ALARM!! PLEASE READ!!!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:18 am 
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Call for an Extraordinary General Meeting

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/call-for-EGM-GemA

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:05 am 
All Gem-A members are concerned. We wish we'll know asap what is going on because it is very worrying.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:48 am 
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My opinion is that blind speculation is always dangerous.
Certainly everyone is curious as to specifics in this matter.
I believe everything will be sorted, clarified and disclosed in due time and then a General Meeting will be announced.

Thanks Alberto for letting Gem-A know honest disclosure is a priority. And the more time elapsing the more folks speculate.....and that's never a good thing. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:19 pm 
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from the petition page:

15 June 2015

To, Jessica Cadzow-Collins and Members of the Board.

Ref: Motion calling for Extraordinary General Meeting of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.

With an excess of 5% of the members of Gem-A signing the online petition calling for an EGM, we are formally writing to you as acting Chair to announce, in accordance with article 7(1) of the Gem-A M&A’s, that an EGM take place at the earliest possible date. These signatures in support of the motion have been counted and verified by Gem-A staff and have been logged with the office at Ely Place. Gem-A head office has verified that the total number of members supporting an EGM is in excess of 5% of the membership.

A minimum of 14-days notice needs to be given to the members that the meeting is taking place. Therefore we expect a meeting to be called during the week beginning the 6 July 2015.

The nature of the meeting is to,

1. Directly question the Board's recent actions, communications and behaviour in regards to the governance of the organisation.
2. To allow members to address the evidence’s in hand as to the Board’s conduct.
3. To give the Board the right of reply to questions for the members as to their actions, in accordance with natural justice.
4. To allow the members to decide whether the Board's actions have brought the organisation into disrepute.

Upon receipt of your agreement to call an immediate EGM on behalf of the membership, we will submit our formal items for the agenda.

We require that you acknowledge receipt of this letter by return and that you call the EGM date within three days of receipt of this letter. If you are unable to do this, or we do not hear from you within 3 working days (5pm 18 June 2015), we will move to call the meeting ourselves as is our right as members. Please direct your reply to Greg Valerio who is acting as facilitator for the EGM.

To conclude, we are very saddened that an EGM has had to actioned. It is now recognize that there is no alternative in the relationship with the Board but to take this course of action, as despite messages (both phone and email) requesting a dialogue, you as acting Chair of the Board have not taken up the offer. We remain open to constructive dialogue with you and the Board on other solutions. But, to date, in the event of no constructive communication from you, we are faced with no alternative but to move ahead with an EGM.

Yours respectfully,

Greg Valerio
on behlaf of The Members of Gem-A who signed the petition.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:03 pm 
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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
My opinion is that blind speculation is always dangerous.

Too late, I already speculated. I suspect the entire board were replaced with Illuminati-backed lizard man duplicates who are suffering from climate-related lethargy due to their relocation from the warm underground lizard man bases to the cooler surface world. As such they find it difficult to make timely responses to these queries, and anyway they're still working on not drawing out their 'S'es too much. The only hope is to bring a mongoose to the general meeting and hope he isn't too picky on which reptiles he goes after.
(In all seriousness, I'm sorry to hear that such an esteemed organization is having these problems. I hope that they're ultimately resolved smoothly and without too much damage to the organization.)


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http://www.retail-jeweller.com/5076466. ... errer=e283

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Oops. The link doesn't work, Alberto.


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it worked before, but the aricle has been retracted. I was able to copy & paste it for my personal archive before it disappeared but i think ther has been a reason why it was deleted, so i won't post it here...................however, all this mess will come to the surface soon, in a way or another.......stay tuned and, please, TO ALL THE MEMBERS: the board finally called for the AGM which will take place on July 29th.
very soon i will post the rules for voting the board members, at that time the destiny of the board and Gem-A will be in member's hands, please be careful when voting...................

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interesting point of view by Journalist Ya'akov Almor

https://www.facebook.com/yaakov.almorma ... nref=story

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maybe this will shed some light on what's going on...

http://www.lotusgemology.com/files/pdf/ ... m-file.pdf

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Speaking with my legal hat on, perhaps the members next step should be to involve the Charity Commissioners. They have oversight of all registered charities and can, in my experience, be relied upon to crack the whip with the greatest of vigour.


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Dear all, dear Gem-A members,

The time for voting has come. As a registered members, you should have already received the form and instructions in your mailbox.
Please, if you care Gem-A, take your time and carefully read our Manifesto linked below, I really hope you will all join us for building a more powerful and effective association.

http://blog.gregvalerio.com/gem-a-manifesto/

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Very clarifying. Excellent information.
Why is Vanessa suggested for a proxy? Is there no one else?


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No need to appoint proxy. But Vanessa seems to be the only not nominated who would be available. But, again, no need to appoint a proxy, the form is pretty confusing, the easier way to vote is to fill it ( leaving the 2 options about proxy unflagged) and send it back via email or hard copy to the address included.

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