I must say that a number of items deeply concern me:
1) As an introduction, the 2017 accounts Statement of Revenues and Expenses shows a loss of C$16,255 (EUR 10,860). Of course, this is not the fault of the new administration because they are merely reporting the results of the previous administration. I also suspect that the loss was caused by the unsolicited reduction in membership fees, where the annual Affiliation Fee was reduced from US$600 to US$500, and the annual Per Capita Fee was reduced from US$5 to US$4 per head.
2) In all previous years, there was only one salary payable, and that was for the IPSC President. In 2017, it was C$65,277 (EUR 43,612). However, the new administration proposes paying salaries to two additional people, namely the IPSC Secretary (EUR 64,800) and the IPSC Treasurer (EUR 12,000), in addition to the (reduced) salary to the IPSC President (EUR 36,000), making a grand total of EUR 112,800. This is an increase of 259%. I will be very interested to know how the new administration intends to pay for that increase, especially since we're already operating at a loss.
3) As an aside, when I was Executive Director (in addition to performing 4 other major functions!!), I was only given an annual stipend of C$12,000 (EUR 8,014), but that was not paid by IPSC. It came out of the IPSC President's personal remuneration. The Chinese call this "tea money". Note that I have no argument with the current IPSC Secretary, but I feel that the proposed level of remuneration is excessive. What has changed to justify it?
4) One of our major financial assets is the US$560,000 that I personally raised through the IPSC Patron program. However, I note in the 2017 accounts it says "At year end, $567,960 in cash and $5,828 of equipment was transferred to IPSC Sweden in accordance with the resolutions passed on August 26, 2017 (the date of the 2017 Assembly)". What resolution? I do not see any mention of Assembly approval for the transfer out of the funds in the 2017 Minutes. Who approved this, and under what authority? I love IPSC Sweden, but they're not authorised to hold Assembly funds. What the hell is going on??
I'm sure the issues I've raised here will make the current IPSC Executive Council hate me even more than they do now (if that's possible), but I think my comments and questions are legitimate.