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Title: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on November 28, 2019, 08:45:54 PM
The friends of the Linnets committee are looking at changing the name to Kingís Lynn Town FC Supporters Club, does anyone have any thoughts on this change?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Linnet64 on November 28, 2019, 09:33:08 PM
That sounds pretty good, sort of reconnects again
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: TonyM on November 28, 2019, 10:59:11 PM
Any reason for the proposed change of name?  Presume this would be something for the AGM next year?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Grissles Oleary on November 28, 2019, 11:34:09 PM
It would have to become a supporters club first,and do stuff that benefits the supporters instead of just fund raise for the club? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on November 29, 2019, 12:37:30 AM
Whatís helping the club to keep a float ,is that not doing a job for the supporters Griss or what else are you thinking off
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on November 29, 2019, 12:45:05 AM
The reason for the change of name is it simply it sounds more like a surporters club than the old one
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Mallard on November 29, 2019, 08:11:50 AM
Friends of the Linnets seems a prefect title if the object is to solely raise funds to help the club by offering an extra income stream.   Supporters Club seems ( to me) to suggest it is there for the Supporters of the Club.

At the end of the day does it matter what you call yourself ?  Friends certainly has a much softer and empathetic ring to it that just plain Supporters.
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: samsdad on November 29, 2019, 12:42:44 PM
For me personally, I don't think the change of name matters. What would be good is perhaps more communication on the forum and via social media what you do, how suppporters may help and get involved? Apologies if this happens and I have missed it?

Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on November 29, 2019, 04:24:35 PM
Thatís one of the reasons behind the thinking of the name change to get more people interested in joining a  Supporters Club , more members equals more chance of raising more money to help run our football club
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue Moon on November 29, 2019, 04:37:06 PM
Good idea I think. Friends otl always sounded a bit like a closed shop to me, a Supporters club sounds more open and may attract more people
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: macfleetwood1 on November 29, 2019, 05:42:10 PM
M A Hill, is spot on , it sounds very collective, its inviting everyone. Not just friends.
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Grissles Oleary on November 29, 2019, 08:48:55 PM
M A Hill, is spot on , it sounds very collective, its inviting everyone. Not just friends.


Would that be inviting everyone to have some input into the committee meetings,I don't mean everyone attending,but maybe meeting dates could be announced giving members the chance to suggest subjects for discussion? Depending on the subject it could be made an item on the agenda,or placed into any other business. And maybe offer the opportunity for members to attend an occasional meeting as the trust does? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on November 29, 2019, 09:55:02 PM
I see nothing wrong in that Griss in fact it is one of your better ideas
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 29, 2019, 11:15:14 PM
Are the committee members elected these days, or is it the same as it was when first formed?

If the officials are elected, being a Supporters Club sounds good to me. If not, I'd stay with FOTL.
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on November 30, 2019, 07:43:45 AM
They are elected at the A G M proposed and seconded if that answered your Question
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 30, 2019, 08:21:40 AM
They are elected at the A G M proposed and seconded if that answered your Question
Thank you.

Do prospective committee members have to be FOTL members for any set period before they can apply to become committee members, or can they just turn up at the AGM and put their names forward.
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 02, 2019, 04:14:41 PM
They would have to be a member of the T F O L  but Iam not aware of any time limits
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 02, 2019, 04:22:57 PM
They would have to be a member of the T F O L  but Iam not aware of any time limits

Many thanks again.

If you could find out for certain, and let me know, it would be very much appreciated.

 :scarf:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 02, 2019, 04:26:59 PM
I will check the constitution and get back to you
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 02, 2019, 05:49:14 PM
I will check the constitution and get back to you

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Grissles Oleary on December 02, 2019, 08:03:16 PM
Are prospective committee members proposed and seconded by the members? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 02, 2019, 08:16:38 PM
They sure are Giss all done correctly
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 10, 2019, 09:17:31 AM
I will check the constitution and get back to you

M A Hill. Did you manage to find the answer to the previously asked question?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Mallard on December 11, 2019, 04:17:10 PM
I will check the constitution and get back to you

Is the constitution proving hard to verify M A Hill ?  Surely it canít take all this time to check out ?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 12, 2019, 07:35:54 PM
The reason is simple and I apologise for the delay I have asked to get a copy of the rules but Iam still waiting to get my hands on a copy of the constitution I am hoping to get hold of one by Saturday (I have heard well itís on my computer somewhere ) so once again I apologise for the delay
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 12, 2019, 10:36:32 PM
The reason is simple and I apologise for the delay I have asked to get a copy of the rules but Iam still waiting to get my hands on a copy of the constitution I am hoping to get hold of one by Saturday (I have heard well itís on my computer somewhere ) so once again I apologise for the delay

  :clap:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 14, 2019, 11:49:09 AM
On reading the Constitution it states any person wishing to join the committee must be a member of the club and with the approval of the committee, it doesnít state how long you have to be a member  so I assume you could join the club at the A G M and be voted on to the committee with the approval of the existing committee, hope this answers your question and sorry for the Delay
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: TonyM on December 14, 2019, 01:13:43 PM
Not entirely sure that was the process that was used when you joined the committee MAH, seems an unusual procedure being down to the committee and not the membership - maybe a rule change proposal for next years AGM?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 14, 2019, 02:37:20 PM
On reading the Constitution it states any person wishing to join the committee must be a member of the club and with the approval of the committee, it doesnít state how long you have to be a member  so I assume you could join the club at the A G M and be voted on to the committee with the approval of the existing committee, hope this answers your question and sorry for the Delay

Thanks MA Hill. Very much appreciated. Just trying to clarify a couple of points.

Are you saying its the committee who decides who's on the committee?

Surely that can't be correct if its a Supporters Club. With a Supporters Club, that usually only happens when they need to co-opt a new member, (as an example) due to being short on numbers.

If its a Supporters Club, I would have thought it would be the members that voted the Committee members on.

The committee members have to approve an application for Club membership? Is that just a tick box exercise?

If the committee is self elected, and also have to approve membership before a person can apply for a place on the committee, that sounds a bit closed shop to me. IMHO, not the best way to go about getting more people involved (which I understand is what you are trying to achieve).

I stand to be corrected if my understanding of this is wrong.

Would you mind checking on this again for me please?  Or maybe put a copy of the constitution on the forum  for us to see?

Once again, many thanks for your efforts.
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 14, 2019, 07:13:11 PM
I think you have gone a bit to deep the approval would be a merely nod to say no objection to the new member joining ,I have only been to one A G M and I canít remember this rule being adhered too
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 14, 2019, 07:54:03 PM
I think you have gone a bit to deep the approval would be a merely nod to say no objection to the new member joining ,I have only been to one A G M and I canít remember this rule being adhered too

Thanks again, but it seems by what you are saying that the committee can object to someone joining, therefore making it impossible for the members to elect the said person.  :dontknow:

Is there any  chance of you posting a copy of the constitution you have previously referred to, on line?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 14, 2019, 08:10:59 PM
I think personally that was put in to keep undesirables out if you get my drift, regarding putting the constitution on here I have no objection but I had better check first but I can see bring no objections
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Grissles Oleary on December 14, 2019, 08:30:02 PM
I think personally that was put in to keep undesirables out if you get my drift, regarding putting the constitution on here I have no objection but I had better check first but I can see bring no objections

The constitution is a document that has been in the public domain,so nobody can possibly object? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on December 14, 2019, 08:45:37 PM
Iam sure you are right Griss it is out there itís no secret one of the reasons Iam not putting it on is easy I wouldnít know how to and thatís the truth
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: Mallard on February 04, 2020, 05:18:49 PM
M A Hill,  has the name change now taken place ?
Title: Re: Change of Name
Post by: m a hill on February 04, 2020, 07:53:40 PM
No they are doing a survey about the change ?