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25.04.2008 12:17

New convention delegates

Aleix Santacana

Sala París was the venue on Friday morning for the draw for convention delegates for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. A total of 3,195 members will be assuming these responsibilities at forthcoming assemblies.

The vice president of Futbol Club Barcelona, Albert Vicens, and club secretary Xavier Cambra, presided over the draw made on Friday on the club grounds. Joan Carles Ollé, a Barcelona notary, validated the procedure.

The process, step by step

Before the draw began, Antonio Alegre, dean at the Facultat de Ciències Econòmiques i Empresarials, gave a brief explanation of the computer programme used for the procedure and assured those presence of its reliability.

Alegre said the important thing is "for the draw to be purely random, as no numbers should have a greater possibility than any others of being chosen. This would mean that everybody would not be getting the same opportunities. Tests with the programme have shown that all members have the same probability of being chosen, approximately 3% of the total membership.”

Notary Joan Carles Ollé then presented a disk on which the tests of the computer system were recorded by an employee of the club’s Systems Department.

Out come 4,000 numbers

Then the draw was made. 4,000 numbers were drawn, of which the first 3,195 will be convention delegates. The conditions to this are to be an adult, to have been a member for at least a year and not to have had said membership suspended.

Total of 4,190 delegates

After Friday’s draw, 3,195 members will become delegates. The figure of 3,195 is based on article 19.2 of the club statutes, taken from the multiplication of the number of members on July 1, 2007 by 0.0015 and then adding 850.

The other members that make up the total of 4,190 delegates are the club’s longest serving members (938), a figure derived from multiplying the number of members on July 1, 2007 by 0.006, the members of the Board of Directors (18); ex presidents (5); the members of the Disciplinary Commission (4); the members of the Economic Commission (5), and members designated by the Board in recognition of their merits or social significance (25).

Role of convention delegates

Albert Vicens used the occasion to remind people just how important it is to be a delegate of Futbol Club Barcelona. In his words, they "are the members that have the right during ordinary or extraordinary assemblies to raise questions and queries about the activities and management of the Board of Directors and other club authorities”.
New convention delegates

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The results of the draw
From Monday, April 28, all members interested in viewing the results of the draw will be able to do so on the Futbol Club Barcelona website, in the Members Zone, or at the Barcelona Supporter Services Office (OAB). Remember, the OAB is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 21.00.

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