Whilst I agree that it is disappointing that some CIC members didn't vote (or didn't feel inclined to suggest why they didn't feel able to vote) in Richard's polls I do not share your version of events or in my opinion your overly negative attitude towards the CIC. Garindan did outline a fairly detailed suggestion for the club which included a mix of risky and shares etc, which whether anyone agrees with or not resembled a proposal or at the very least a very strong basis for one. For the record my position was clear, I liked the proposal and said as much in the thread and was prepared to back it. However Richards requested that his poll run its course before any counter recommendations, discussions in this area etc were taken forward. Therefore I have respected this request and am/have been awaiting the conclusion of that poll and Richard's comments before commenting further. I don't know but I imagine other CIC members may be doing the same. I am aware Richard has been on holiday and has a day job (probably the same as most of us) so understand why there has been a bit of time lag and am fine with that. Therefore it would be incorrect to take any lack of posting on my part as a lack of interest but merely waiting for Richard to conclude and comment on his poll as requested.kevinchess1 wrote: Richard has posted 2 polls and about a third of the members could not be arsed to vote
No sign of the promised proposal from our chairman
And I don’t even know why I bother anymore
All V depressing
Yes we would like the shares to be performing better but if you strip out Carillion, which was a disaster, our portfolio over the lifetime of the CIC is practically level. That might not be anything to shout about but then again we have to acknowledge that none of us are professional investment managers, we are volunteers and also the CIC is also for wider interest such as investing in shares in a way we might as individuals, learning and developing investment skills.
I would really like to see some positively given towards the CIC because continual negativity is not going to help us move forward.