A new nine-man management board has now taken over as the club's policy-making body from the old 14-man general committee and high on their priority list will be to oversee a 2.5m redevelopment of the County Ground,reported relatively modest spending.
The governance change was considered crucial by chairman Chris Grant to prepare Derbyshire for the future and he was delighted that so high a proportion of the membership have given the proposals their backing.
"Having such an overwhelming majority of the vote makes us feel we have a clear mandate and gives the new board real confidence that the members support the direction we want to take the club,before the milestone of his 10
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"Our job now is to see it through and to make sure we don't let those members down.
"We needed a two-thirds majority and we were hoping for anything around 75% of the vote but to get 96% is fantastic.
"Only 26 members have actually said no to change and we don't know the reasons why but I would like to assure them that we would not do anything to undermine the financial stability of the club and that is the main thing,Gucci Online
"I was never absolutely certain we would get this approval because you can never take any election for granted.
"We knew we had a very persuasive case for change but traditionally cricket members are fairly conservative and maybe a little bit nervous about such a big change. We really did try to be open about this all the way down the line and put all the facts on the table and I think that approach has paid off,christian louboutin outlet
Chief executive Simon Storey will go ahead today with filing the club's application for 1m of funding from the England and Wales Cricket Board,louboutin outlet
Derbyshire have plans to spend the money on building a new pavilion and media centre at the County Ground in time for the start of the 2014 season.
The club is to move on to the formal submission process to loan the other 1.5m they need from Derby City Council through its regeneration fund,000 units.
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The new board has been drawn up on the same lines as a mutual building society, where each board member is required to bring a particular specialism to the table,burberry outlet
Six places on the board will be elected by the membership, with the chief executive, head coach and finance manager making up the remaining three places.
Five members of the board have been drawn from the old committee Chris Grant (finance), Rob Tice (legal),Prada outlet
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, David Booth (business development) and David Griffin (company secretary). The other is Sir John Gains, the former CEO of Mowlem, who has been co-opted on for his expertise in the construction industry.
Last night's vote means that nine members of the old general committee are now out of office. They are Phil Kirby, Chris Middleton, Brigadier Edward Wilkinson, John D Brown, Ian Gange, Malcolm Nicholas, David Skipworth, Tony Borrington and Trevor Island, who only officially regained his seat half an hour before he lost it again,longchamp pas cher