Following the premiere of a friend’s video highlighted on this site’s front page today, an email with the following document arrived this morning from a co-conspirator. Seems the dirt is flying – if any others have info, do let us know.
“The foul odour of moral decay hangs over the Management Committee of Magdalene Community Centre. Now in it’s final months and in the run up to its forthcoming AGM, many of the committee are characterised by deceit, incompetence, conflict of interest issues, with no intention of holding a democratic AGM. The case of the current Chair is surely a symbol of the Committeeâ€™s ethical decline. When the committee made him Chair in November 08 he was hailed as a person with morals who would work his ass off for the benefit of the community and community centre.
Alas, within one month of his becoming chair, a couple whom he is friendly with joined the committee along with his missus and her friend â€“ all were co-opted on. The â€œdecision making circleâ€ began to emerge. The Youth Worker (who was once known for his honesty and transparency) decided it would be in his â€œbest interestsâ€ to join the â€œdecision making circleâ€. The Chair now cannot make a decision without first consulting his missus and then his decision making circle. Rumour has it that at least a further 2 family members are set to join the next committee. That will mean at least 7 family members: from 3 families in the area will hold nearly half of the positions on the committee. They are set to have further friends join the committee, where they will all attend the forthcoming AGM and vote each other onto the committee â€“ all seen to be democratic of course! The other option is to alter their Constitution to either lower the amount of places on the Committee (so as less family and friends need to join in order to stitch up the next committee) or reserve places on the committee for the Centre Group Leaders. The Chair and his missus run a Group at the Centre â€“ so a place would automatically be reserved for one of them! See â€“ all legal â€“ but nevertheless: stitched up behind the scenes!
DOES THE NOLAN PRINCIPLES OF LIFE COME TO MIND HERE â€“ THE PAUL NOLAN PRINCIPLES?
The current Committee is clearly divided, with some wanting to cater for the whole community whilst others want to cater for their family, friends and themselves. Committee meetings at present are a joke: discussions and decisions have already taken place out-with committee meetings. Committee meetings are used to personally attack other committee members not in the decision making circle who question the current â€œgoings onâ€. Full Minutes cannot be passed at meetings: with those in the decision making circle picking and choosing what paragraphs and pages they want altered in order to hide what is actually taking place at Magdalene. The Chairs missus: at the last meeting put herself forward for the â€œSecretaryâ€ position: even though the position was already filled: in order that she could stitch up the Minutes (does Christene Mackay not come to mind here!). Fortunately it was pointed out to her by a decent Committee Member (not in the decision making circle) that the position of Secretary was already filled and not â€œup for grabsâ€. Meetings have now been closed to the public until the AGM (even though they were open meetings for the last 3 years) so as all this deceit is hidden from the community. Will future meetings be closed to the community when the new stitched up committee is put in place? Watch this space…..
If the decision making circle do stitch up the next committee, CLD have agreed to put a Facilities Co-ordinator/Project Worker Post into the Centre: after the AGM takes place. TRY AND FIND THE ADVERT FOR THIS POST â€“ YOU WONâ€™T FIND IT: the plan is to give the current Youth Worker/Youth Work Organiser the post: his reward for working with the decision making group. This is all hush hush at the moment â€“ but watch this space……
Magdalene Management Committee is now controlled by CLD. Be proud of yourself Rab Hogg.”
In case you missed the video…. have a gander…
Picture Credit: Dibndab Multimedia, we presume!