THORNER VICTORY HALL: OPEN MEETING
Thorner Victory Hall – time for a change?
The Victory Hall & Institute has been in existence now since 1924, and has been managed as a registered unincorporated charity. All residents of the village aged 18 or over are members, the ownership of the land is in the hands of 3 trustees, and day to day management of the hall is by a volunteer management committee.
Currently the management structure means that Management Committee members could be potentially personally liable for disputed contracts and outstanding debts.
In recent years there have been changes in the type of organisational structure available to Charities, and the existing Management Committee feels the time is right to adopt a new approach. This means we are proposing to alter the structure so that Thorner Victory Hall becomes an Incorporated Charity – that will enable contracts to be set up in the name of the Charity, not individuals on the Committee, and removes the potential for personal liabilities arising. The land will be owned by the Charity, not held by the Trustees as at present.
First step in the process is to agree a constitution for the new organisation, and a draft has been agreed, based on a model Constitution published by the Charity Commission. It must be approved by a vote at a special meeting of members. The main differences from our existing rules are that the new constitution:-
- Applies rules for the making of decisions by Members and Trustees
- Clarifies the financial liability of Members and Trustees
- Allows the Charity to own property and engage in contracts
- Specifies a procedure in the event of the Charity being wound up
You can download a draft copy of the 15 page proposed constitution here
...or if you’d like a copy emailed, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, or if paper is your preference ring John Calvert on 2893035 and a copy will be delivered.
A meeting to approve a new constitution will be held on
SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY AT THE VICTORY HALL STARTING AT 5-15PM.
Agenda items will be to agree the changes to the constitution, and appoint the first Trustees of the new incorporated Charity so that we can then apply to the Charities Commission for registration.
If you are aged 18 or over, and a Thorner resident, you are eligible to vote on this important change. Your attendance will help show support from the village for the volunteers who manage this valuable resource.
The meeting will include refreshment, and follows a defibrillator awareness training session delivered by West Yorkshire Ambulance Service from 3-15pm to 5-15pm
We hope you will join us for both meetings!
YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!
What do you know about de-fibrillators?
There’s one already installed outside the Fox, an application has been made to site one at the Victory Hall, and one is planned for the old phone box on Church Hill. West Yorkshire Ambulance Service welcome these installations, which they feel will provide the village with effective coverage in the event of an incident.
But what happens if the need arises to use one?
To find out, come along to the Victory Hall on
SUNDAY 27TH JANUARY 2019 FROM 3-15pm TO 5-15pm
An Ambulance Service representative will brief you about:-
- Basic life support
- What to expect from the 999 service, and
- What a defibrillator is and how to use it
This is a free session. If you’re able, please stay on afterwards for refreshments & a short Victory Hall special meeting to approve a new constitution).
STEVE FORBERT: LIVE AT THE VICTORY HALL
Friday 8th February 2019
We are thrilled to welcome acclaimed singer-songwiter Steve Forbert back to Thorner!
Steve had his first major hit back in 1979. Nearly 40 years years later, he’s still writing acclaimed songs having released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers. He has seen his songs performed by the likes of Keith Urban, Rosanne Cash and Marty Stuart, been inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame – and even appeared opposite Cyndi Lauper in her music video for ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’!
Forbert is one of the few artists who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own.
Doors 7pm, performance 8pm
Visit Steve's website here. Tickets £17.50 (+ booking fee)
HOLY MOLY AND THE CRACKERS: LIVE AT THE VICTORY HALL
Saturday 9th March, 2019
2017 and 2018 have been huge years for Holy Moly & The Crackers. The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their new album ‘Salem’ in July 2017 to acclaimed reviews, and plugging from BBC Introducing and RadioX.
Following the album release they have toured the UK twice, selling out venues across the country, and made successful debuts in The Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy as well as continuing their success on the festival circuit: They’ve pulled off a much lauded appearance at Glastonbury and appeared at Boomtown Fair, Bestival + Camp Bestival and more, both home and abroad.
'Salem's' lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, was included on major Spotify playlists before being snapped up for TV ads and then used as the end credits track for the 2018 summer blockbuster movie ‘Oceans 8’.
2019 brings Holy Moly & the Crackers back out on the world stage with a brand new album in the Spring, an enhanced confidence and an army of growing fans.
“Do yourself a favour and catch Holy Moly either live or on record. Brilliant.” (Frank Turner)
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a mostly STANDING gig, with very limited seating available. For disabled access/seating please email with details.
[Tickets] £15 (+booking fee)
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