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CIC Aims

   Assist recent arrivals to settle into their newly adopted country.

   Produce a monthly newsletter as a resource guide, and forum.

   Promote local tourism, goods and services.

   Organise social activities.

   Support charitable and environmental organisations.

It is with deep regret I have to tell you  our dear friend and colleague Bob Wright passed away yesterday. Bob was very well known to all of us, no occasion was complete unless Bob stood up to say something! Especially we will remember Bob, helped of course by his wife Ev, for the outstanding work he put in to raising funds for the Rethymon Red Cross and their support for them in so many other ways. The annual coffee morning at Bob and Ev’s home in Maroulas  was a highlight of our Cretan calendar, an event not to be missed! Always in a rush he kept this fast pace right up to the very end and it was just five short weeks from the initial diagnosis to his death.

 

 

 

The funeral will be this coming Friday, 31 October, at the cemetery on the Spilli Road on the way out of Rethymon just above the old VW garage at 11.00 am.

 

 

 

Bob leaves his amazing wife Ev and their two children Mark, Fiona and their families. Our thoughts are with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart Walsh
Secretary
Cretan International Community
www.thecic.eu
Tel: 6978048307
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Last Month we mailed members asking for suggestions how the CIC can distribute and put to good use the considerable funds we currently have sitting idle. This was also put on our web-site and  published on the Facebook page, which, although not an official organ of the C.I.C. is a very useful communication tool.

 

The number of nominations back is in single figures!

 

As an organisation one of our principal aims is to support local charities and on behalf of the Board I can only say the return is extremely disappointing. As a body we feel such a major distribution of funds should be the decision shared with members and not just the Board’s own decision. Especially as we currently have no Board members outside Rethymon!

 

Our goal is to be in a position where a proper structured proposal can be presented for verification at the next Annual General Assembly and we need your nominations are vital to help us do this. We would like to be in a position to discuss in full at our meeting 03.11.2014 and draw up a firm proposal for the A.G.A., likely to be in January, and finalised in December.

 

At our last meeting it was agreed the deadline for nominations be extended.

 

Will you kindly give this matter your consideration.

 

To recap all paid up members as of 01.09.2014 have either 1 nomination (single members) or 2 (joint members). Please send via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be received no later than Sunday 09.11.2014.

 

To recap charities or organisations must be Cretan based or registered, the end user of funds or any other support given and finally animal charities will not be considered.

 

Finally, we would like to thank those members who have already submitted nominations and the two members who contacted us with queries.

 

 

 

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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

 

 

CIC – MEMBER BALLOT FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO CHARITY

 

This e-mail is being sent to all paid up members of the C.I.C. as at 01.09.2014. If you have not received one and believe you should have please contact me direct.

 

From the published minutes and accounts of recent Board meetings you will have seen the C.I.C. has a considerable amount of money sitting in the accounts. This has accumulated mainly from membership fees and the cost savings in there no longer being a monthly newsletter.  The Board has decided these funds should be put to good use rather than sit idly in the bank.

 

Funds will be split between the Rethymon & Chania Groups on the basis of %age membership on 01.09.2014. Postal addresses of members will be used as the deciding factor. Votes from overseas members will be included but not for the purposes of calculating the %age split.The exact amounts for distribution will be confirmed at the December 2014 C.I.C. Board meeting and any final decision will be ratified at the next Annual general Meeting, (A.G.A.), early in 2015.

 

Just a quick reminder about the revised membership structure:

 

  • From 01.01.2015 all membership will be single tier (i.e. there will be no single or joint categories) at a cost of €10 each and will run from 01.01.2015-31.12.2015

  • Memberships falling due for the remainder of 2014 will be at a flat rate of €5 each to expire 31.12 2014

  • The A.G.A. is open only to paid up members on the date held.

 

We are asking for each member to nominate one (1) charity of their choice to receive funds from the C.C.C. Charities nominated must comply with the following:

 

  • Be Cretan based and/or registered

  • Be the end user of funds received

  • Animal charities will not be included

 

Members who are joint members as of 01.09.2014 are entitled to one vote each, i.e. two in total. Single and members who renewed until 31.12.2014 are entitled to one vote each.

 

As has been C.I.C. practice for some time funds will be used to purchase goods and services on behalf of charities rather than handed over as a cash amount wherever possible.

 

(N.B. All the above was included in the minutes of the September Board meeting)

 

Votes will be counted at the next C.I.C. Board meeting Monday 06.10.2014 and should be received no later than midnight 05.10.2014. Votes received after this time will not be included.

 

Copies of all minutes are available to paid up members at www.thecic.eu copies by e-mail as Word documents are available on request to The Secretary.

 

Please direct any queries to Peter Winterink, President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stuart Walsh, Secretary,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Votes should be submitted by returning this e-mail to the sender and including the following details:

 

  • Name of voter(s)

  • Charity nominated

 

Peter Winterink                                                                                Stuart Walsh

 

President                                                                            Secretary

 

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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