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GENERAL MEETING - Important Information UPDATED

Board Candidate John Edmeads has withdrawn from the 2013 Board Election.

John says it is a heart breaking decision, but due to a change in work circumstances he can no longer commit sufficient time to the role, should he have been successful in his nomination, which has led to his withdrawal.

Unfortunately, there is no practical way to allow advance votes for any individual candidate who withdraws to be recast that doesn’t compromise the secrecy and privacy of the ballot process which is of paramount importance.

Members who have already submitted their ballot paper are reassured that the ballot paper itself is not invalidated and any and all other votes cast will be counted in the normal way.

A revised ballot paper will be issued at the GM.

The General Meeting of FC United Limited will take place on Sunday 28th April 2013, at the The Manchester College, Openshaw Campus, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2WH at 12:30pm. Registration opens at 12:00pm.

The Notice of the meeting has been sent to all members either by post or by email.

Those on email preference can download all the paperwork for the General Meeting from the members section on the official website. Only member’s on postal preference will receive any paperwork in the post.

To login to the members’ area click here

If you have trouble connecting to the members area please contact the office on 0161 273 8950 or email office@fc-utd.co.uk

The deadline for proxy/postal votes was Thursday 25th April 2013.

The Meeting will consider the following business:

1. Chair’s Welcome and Election of Scrutineers – independent scrutineer Mark Riding of 1874 Northwich FC.

2. Questions for candidates

3. Board Reports

3.1 - Operations

3.2 - Finance

4. Questions for the board

5. Resolutions

6. Member’s Votes

7. Board Elections

8. Any other business

9. Closure of the Meeting

Members should note that the financial information in support of the resolutions and member’s votes IS NOW available in the member’s area of the official website on the evening of Friday 26th April.

Members should also note that a ground up date will be provided during the board reports section of the meeting.

The board policy and procedures review is also now available on the members’ area of this website, published alongside the papers for this General Meeting. As an introduction to the report Alison Watt and Phil Sheeran have also published a preface to the review, both Alison and Phil will be available at the General Meeting to answer any questions that members may have. If you cannot attend the General Meeting then please send any questions to Alison and Phil via the club office marked for their attention office@fc-utd.co.uk


Refreshments will be available to purchase at the meeting including snacks and various hot and cold drinks.

All proceeds will go to club funds.


Arriving by Car:

From the M60

Leave the M60 at junction 23 and follow signs for the A635/A6140 towards Manchester passing New Smithfield Market (2.5 miles) on your left. The college is accessible via Odell Street on your left (2.9 miles) directly opposite the Legh Arms Hotel. If you reach the junction with the A6010 Alan Turing Way, you have just gone past the college.

Arriving by Bus:

From City Centre (15 minutes)

On buses that go along Ashton Old Road (219) ask to be dropped off at Openshaw College. The bus stop is directly opposite the college.

Arriving by Train:

From Piccadilly Train Station (10 minutes)

From Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, take a train to Ashbury Station. On leaving Ashbury Station, turn left and take the first right turn onto Whitworth Street. The college is straight ahead.

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First Posted ~ 16:17 Thu 25 Apr 2013
News ID ~ 4869
Last Updated ~ 19:22 Fri 26 Apr 2013