At 12:15 +0100 14/8/08, Thomas Dalton wrote:
I would agree
with that. Maybe there is a need for "Friends of
Wikimedia UK" membership? In the same way that you are a "friend" of
your favourite charity e.g. The British Museum.
There already is, that's what Gordon was talking about. You can be a
"member", which just means you pay some money each year and just
generally support the chapter, like a "friends of" thing, or you can
be a "guarantor member" which involves paying slightly more each year
and gets you a vote at the AGM and means you can stand as director. It
also means you are liable for up to £1 of the company's debts if it
gets wound up (goes bankrupt).
Yes, that's what I meant when I said the member hold the liability.
I looked again at this page:
So, for 25 quid you can become a "Friend of Wikimedia UK" - is that correct?
The company in question is a company limited by
guarantee, which aims to become a charity. I have
asked in the past if the "guarantor members" will
be allow to become "guarantor members" of the
Charity. Not sure I recall the answer...