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.
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.
Votes should be submitted by returning this e-mail to the sender and including the following details:
Name of voter(s)
Peter Winterink Stuart Walsh
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
CIC Membership Push
CIC stand at the Cretan Diet Festival, 5th – 12th July.
CIC Monthly lunch
Kalives area lunch will be held on July 17th in Kefalas, and Rethymno area dinner will be held on 14th July. Why not come along and meet some new friends?
CIC Coffee Time
Members of the Cretan International Community meet regularly – different days at different locations. The meetings are a great way to network, see other members and learn about upcoming events.
Come along and join in the fun! Card games, rummikub, chess, backgammon, yahtzee, scrabble and darts. Rethymno, Wednesday 3rd July.
CIC Trip – July 21st
Paleochora and Chora Sfakion
A coach trip and boat ride!
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Volunteers required to help The Board of the CIC to organise events through the year.