Sorry lads but what do we get for our £10 joining fee
Unions subs go into a business account which is being looked after by EDT http://www.edt.org.uk/
, from which they are deducting a nominal fee per subscription which takes care of accounting costs, admin, database of all members etc, its a separate, non-profit organistation who will be looking aftet union funds.
Where else will your money go?
A small amount will pay for the website, leaflet costs, possible adverts in press, generally a fighting find to keep the the union and its aims on the public eye, as it is unrealistic to think that the current publicity we are recieving, 99% of it in our favour, will not become less newsworthy in the interim, we need to stay in the public eye in order to keep pressure on the club in regards to its current mismanagement and mistreatment of its stakeholders (us), and also ensure that our aims that have been outlined remain acheivable.
The bulk of the funds, as I understand it, will go towards providing our members with cost benefits in regards to travelling to and from away games, at home and in Europe, by using strength in numbers to negotiate discount, and also have any capital available to even go as far as chartering flights at a massive discount, at the very least we hope to provide far cheaper coach travel than what is currently available.
Obviously all members will receive membership cards and a Sons Of Shankly badge, invites to meetings, regular email updates on what is going on, and possible motions that may need voting on in regards to moving forward, as inevitbly, things are currently changing on a daily basis in regards to the ownership issue etc.
Sorry if i cannot not go into any further detail, as the above is merely scratching the surface, but it I don't want to get anything wrong, and the above is only off the top of my head.
Obviously the persons who control any money going out of the Union will be an elected member of the commitee which will be voted on by all members in the near future, once our bank accounts are active and we have the infrastruce in place to get the ball rolling.
Any other questions in regards to the above, do not hesitate to pm me.
Hope this answers at least part of your question.