Official Club Stuff From The President - Club officially debt free 1st Feb 2021!!

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katmanblue

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A penalty has to be a deterrent. What the club did amounted to fraud and people were lucky they weren't charged as such and jailed.

From that moment on we continued to be arrogant, still thumbing our nose at a rebuild, a rebuild that if we had undertaken earlier, would not have seen us endure the last 2 decades
Ah yes, and of course, we were the only club to breach salary cap.

There were never clubs almost 200% over the cap or over in a Premiership* year. Nor has it ever happened since.

Ours was the one and only instance of it happening, so the penalty was justified.



I hear what you are saying about our clubs hubris, but that still didn't justify the penalty. Especially the draft/trade penalties.

Even if our punishment was justified, then why was no other clubs sanctions not even in the vicinity of ours?

I firmly believe (based on nothing tangible, I know) that there was much I'll will towards us at headquarters and we, stupidly, gave them the excuse to bring us to our needs.
 

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katmanblue

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Who exactly was Ron Evans, and why did he want to punish us so severely? I was a young kid during this period, so i don't have many memories to the lead up, during, and aftermath of the salary cap breaches.

I'll never forget those days when I'd go to footy training, and most kids would wear their teams guernsey, me wearing carlton and essentially getting picked on because our team had been rubbish for a few years. Those were dark times.
Good on you for sticking fat.
 

TD2010

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A penalty has to be a deterrent. What the club did amounted to fraud and people were lucky they weren't charged as such and jailed.

From that moment on we continued to be arrogant, still thumbing our nose at a rebuild, a rebuild that if we had undertaken earlier, would not have seen us endure the last 2 decades
Couldn't agree more. Dazzled by no.1 picks smacked of the same arrogance. Hiring Pagan cause he's a premiership coach, never mind he had Carey and was otherwise a dinosaur. Collins compromised by being president and and head of Optus stadium locking is into an awful deal....Sticks out of his depth and hanging around far to long.....so many antiquated decisions made.

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I don't disagree it wasn't harsh, nor have they been consistent, but the act was still our doing and so were the subsequent years.

It cost you nothing (money wise) to strip back a business, in this case, undertake a rebuild, yet without playing finals for a number of years, we are debt free and record membership

Supporters aren't stupid, at either end of the scale
Speak for yourself. I am plenty stupid.
 

Canyouhearthedrums

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So MLG, Pratt and Mathieson comfortably re-elected. Jo great surprise there.

Onwards and upwards from here.
So they should have been giventhe alternatives. What concerns me is the lack of credible alternatives - the perception that the Bord is a closed shop could deter qualified people from running and that is bad from a corporate governance perspective.
 

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The Carlton Football Club can confirm that its members have elected the three incumbent candidates to retain their positions on the board of the football club.

In an election process overseen by the Returning Officer, Jol Rogers with the assistance of Computershare, eligible members elected to retain current directors Mark LoGiudice (President), Jeanne Pratt and Craig Mathieson in their current positions on the board.

The overwhelming support for current Directors was communicated to members at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on Monday night.

LoGiudice will continue into his eighth year as Chairman, after becoming the Club's President in June 2014, having first joined the board in 2010.

Under LoGiudice’s tenure the Club has recently become debt free for the first time since 1996 and has commenced construction of the redevelopment, which will see Ikon Park become home to state-of-the-art training facilities and solidify the ground as the home of AFLW.

Jeanne Pratt enters her tenth year as a Board Director where she oversees the Club’s Commercial Projects Sub-Committee. She is Co-Chairman of Visy, the world’s largest privately owned paper and recycling company and as a philanthropist and arts patron is Chair of The Production Company – a not-for-profit theatrical company she founded in 1998.

Joining the Board in 2012, Craig Mathieson will continue in his role as Director, overseeing the Finance and Audit Sub-Committee.

Carlton President Mark LoGiudice expressed gratitude to all candidates and every Carlton member who took park in the election process.

“The Carlton Football Club would like to thank all candidates for their time, effort and commitment through the election process,” LoGiudice said.

“Jeanne Pratt and Craig Mathieson will continue to add valuable insight and expertise to what is a strong, skills-based board that remains committed to the delivery of the Club’s five-year strategic plan, which was launched in 2019.

“We are proud to have already delivered on one of those strategic objectives, which was to make our club debt free, and will continue to work tirelessly to ensure this football club continues to work towards a position of strength both on and off the field.

“We would like to thank every Carlton member who voted, as well as every Carlton member who took an interest in this election process. This process is crucial to the governance of our football club to make sure we, as board members, continue to be held accountable to our members – who are ultimately the heartbeat of our football club.”
 

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Thought he was stepping down Dramoth :laughv1:



I'm pretty certain that there was a new bylaw instituted that put term limits on our presidents. Which is why Sticks stepped down when he did.

They did, but I was wrong about the term length.

Term of appointment
9.2.(a) Every year one third of the Directors (or the number nearest one-third) of the Board and any Director appointed pursuant to clause 9.5(a)(ii) shall retire from office as at the Friday immediately prior to the date set for the annual general meeting and each vacancy so caused be filled by the Club as hereinafter appears. The Directors to retire in each year shall be the Directors who have beenthe longest in office (since they were last elected) but as between persons who became Directors of the Board on the same day those to retire shall be determined by lot conducted by the ReturningOfficer appointed pursuant to Clause 9.4(b).
(b) A Director who holds the position of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to clause 11.13 shall not be subject to retirement as provided inclause 9.2(a). (c) Subject to Clause 9.2(d), at all times any retiring Directors shall be eligible for re election but shall be subject to the nomination process as set out in this Constitution.
(d) No Director of the Club may remain in office for more than 4 consecutive Terms of office or 12 years, whichever is the longer, such period to be calculated from 12 November 2002, subject to extension, by ordinary resolution of Ordinary members entitled to vote at meetings of the Club.
Brought in to prevent another cult of personality developing around the president of the club.
 

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