The RHDRA’s organisation

THE RHDRA HAS INCORPORATED AS A CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION (CIO)

The changeover will be complete when the assets of the old charity (Registered Number 1127688) are transferred to the new one (Registered Number 1191151). This will happen between September and October 2020. the Members have instructed the Committee to do this by written resolution (see below).

At that point the old charity will cease to exist. Until then the website reflects the position with the old charity. However, you can read the new constitution and see the certificate of registration on this website.

The constitution of the current (old) RHDRA is here.

BACKGROUND

In 2020 we are undertook the process of recommending Incorporation as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The reasons were set out by the Chair in the Marshlander, Issue 211 (Article linked here). If you have any questions, do please get in touch.

Members can read the New Constitution and Membership Rules, the Notice of Written Resolutions and the Resolutions (linked here and circulated in the Marshlander).

THE VOTING PROCEDURE PREVIOUSLY DESCRIBED HERE CLOSED AS REQUIRED ON 24TH JULY 2020.

THE RESULT OF THE VOTE WAS 139 in favour with none against.

This is a quorate vote under para 14.5 of our Constitution and therefore the vote is CARRIED. The procedure is a written resolution under para 14.7.2 of the Constitution.

Members had until midnight on 24th July 2020 (being a date after the end of the minimum 14 clear days’ notice period) to cast their vote by email[1]. Members could request copies of the papers by post in return for a stamped addressed envelope. None took up this offer. Two Members voted by letter, 137 voted by email.

TO SEE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RHDRA’s response to the Railway’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, see our Coronavirus Information page.