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Michael Ashton

Member Since 20 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Jul 25 2015 08:14 PM

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12 July 2015 - 10:12 AM

My wife spotted a small notice in the Mail on Friday that the AGM will be held on Thursday 13th August in the Raiders Bar. I don't think a notice has been given anywhere else including the official web site.  


I thought that it had been decided and included in the Constitution to make as many Debenture Holders aware as possible. This poor notice is exactly what happened when I was on the Board and the result was that only about 20 people turned up. THERE ARE NOW A LOT MORE DEBENTURE HOLDERS.


I do feel that supporters were good enough to take debentures when the club was in very bad need of funds. I think it is only right to make those same debenture holders aware of when an AGM is to be held. The choice is then their's whether to attend or not.


I do think this matter needs addressing or the club will again be accused of running a 'closed shop'

Sponsorship income from a charity

29 April 2015 - 02:26 PM

First of all I think it's such a shame that  this Forum is being used so little and I think we all know the reasons why. In contrast there is a great deal of activity all the time on Barrow Bluebirds Forum.


The real point of this topic is to see what supporters feel about large sponsorship agreements being made with charities. There are a great many messages on the Evening Mail website and Bluebirds Forum concerning the £8500 shirt sponsorship with Ulverston Hospice. Most of the messages are against.


First of all many congratulations on the Bluebirds promotion and finishing as Champions. I am only too aware how difficult it is to obtain major sponsorship but as a life time supporter of Barrow Rugby and regular contributor to the Ulverston Hospice if Barrow Rugby ever received major sponsorship from a charity I would sever all links with the Club.


I wonder what others think.