Crewkerne Area Business Chamber is preparing to cease all its activities, following resignations from the executive committee and a significant drop in the number of memberships this year. An emergency meeting was called recently by the chairman of CABC, Brian Forster, at which the full committee debated its current situation and the likelihood of finding a replacement for the voluntary post of Treasurer, who had also been performing the tasks of Secretary for the organisation.
During the meeting, it transpired that of the 33 memberships recorded last year, less than half had paid their annual subscriptions for 2017- 2018. This left Crewkerne Area Business Chamber with just 10 members, three of whom were executive committee members who had recently resigned. The four executive committee members, who were still eligible to vote, were asked if the CABC was viable in its current position. A vote was then recorded of three committee members deciding that it wasn’t viable with one abstention.
CABC chairman Brian Forster said: “In light of the resignation of a number of its key members, the committee of the Crewkerne Area Business Chamber has made the difficult decision to cease its activities with immediate effect.” Unless any existing paid-up member comes forward by Friday September 1st, to fulfil the office of Treasurer, the CABC will commence the necessary activities to formally cease, including refunds of 2017/18 subscriptions.
It is a legal requirement for groups, charities and not for profit organisations to have an executive committee, who act as trustees, of which a Treasurer and a Chairperson are compulsory. Current members of CABC and last year’s membership have been informed of the situation and have been given the opportunity to take on the treasurer’s role. Any expression of interest in the committee roles and other queries, should be directed to the CABC via email to firstname.lastname@example.org