ATTENDANTS ARE ONLY FOR SPONSORS AND THEIR PEERS!
Dear Sponsors - existing and upcoming.
The annual assembly of DBL was held i late February and the summary was published (facebook, bartenderen.dk) last week, in this, among to other files, you would also find that the actual organisation still has a last of interest but with the huge lack of members (and sponsors), the future and the structure of the guild is basically not existing.
I have, along with the current (pre-elected) board, decided on a few, but very important initiatives that will be the plan for survival from now. The results of the assembly gave an in-depth view on why IBA is important and what their organisation can do for the member, and for the time being an involvement with IBA is only relevant when it comes to participating in the World Cup. Aside from being a part of the associate members and have a say in the international affairs, the other international competitions is somewhat relevant, but the format is unchanged and that actually affects the interest of the most prolific part of our local industry e.g. bartenders.
That means, essentially, that DBL has a stronger position as a proper guild by either closing down and redeem under new bylaws, board, business strategy/type and membership terms. However, that would mean that they will be kicked out of the IBA and we can only apply as a new guild with a 3 year “hold” position before being obtained again. Since the “guild” part was disputed by myself for not paying their board any kind of money or fees, the question about whether we should transform the guild into a company and run it like a magazine with the same responsibilities as the guild has now, the question is now if we could be equally as strong if that is what we decide to do.
The majority of the attendants on the general assembly approved the fact that the guild cannot be upheld solely based on volunteers, which is why the entire guild are facing bankruptcy, so to boil it down, this is the coming plan.
Key notes: Guild or Company, Paid Board, IBA or no IBA, values - vision and mission.
These will be discussed on an extraordinary assembly in which I plan to announce the date of following the below-mentioned.
NO sponsors, NO guild meeting
I hereby invite you all to a sponsors/Interest meeting. The agenda is stated below:
- What is in it for me?
- Future gameplan
- KPI’s within the Guild
- How can we help each other.
Address and time:
Thursday the 12th of April 2018
No Stress Bar
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
After the details of this meeting has been thoroughly discussed, the next plan is to generate new members in Århus, Odense and Copenhagen and offer the first 6 months membership for free. This would give us time enough to re-organize the entire guild to continue their growth and we can see how the community evolves, because in essence thats what it’s all about - the members and their well-being.
I hope you all will take the time to show up, and please announce if you’re going to by sending me a direct email.
Thanks for all your time and efforts! I look forward to get your reply also if you decide not to attend!