Christmas should be a time of joy, peace and goodwill to all men.
This was not the case in Club Citroen SA this time last year.
In October 2013 Roger Parker, founding member, was sacked. The night after the Christmas party Riawati Djuwita and Christopher Bennet, founding member, were also sacked.
At the Special General Meeting (SGM) in October 2013, which was held to vote on the sacking of Roger Parker, the President David Gilbert, said that a letter had been received by Club Citroen SA from Rolf Breyer.
In the letter, Gilbert said that Breyer denied ever saying that Roger Parker had sexually harassed a former female member of the club.
However, there are witnesses, prepared to swear on the Holy Bible, who heard Breyer making the allegation of sexual harassment against Parker.
Prior to his sacking from CCSA Parker had been writing about Breyer’s allegation in the ‘Latest News’ column of the Oleopneumatics website.
David Gilbert’s statement that Breyer denied saying that Roger Parker sexually harassed a former member of the club was presented as evidence at the SGM that Parker was making false complaints against Breyer.
Parker was then sacked at the SGM, after a motion from Colin Carati, ‘for the good order and management of the Club’.
Further purging of members was to occur in Club Citroen SA.
Two months later, Riawati Djuwita, who had been present at the SGM asked, in writing, that the SGM minutes be amended to include Gilbert’s statement that a letter had been received by Club Citroen SA from Rolf Breyer wherein Breyer denied saying that Roger Parker had sexually harassed a former member of the Club.
At the Christmas party meeting in December 2013, Djuwita objected to the SGM minutes being passed without the amendment she had submitted in writing to Club Citroen SA.
Djuwita moved a motion to include the statement that Gilbert had stated that Breyer denied saying that Parker had sexually harassed a former member of the club.
The motion was seconded by Christopher Bennet.
Gilbert claimed that this amendment was trivial and of no importance. Djuwita responded and said that the information was indeed a true and accurate record of the events of the SGM and that statement by Gilbert had been the prime evidence used to sack Parker from the Club. Gilbert then tried to stop the amendment from being recorded in the SGM minutes.
Allan Ward said that trying to prevent Djuwita’s amendment from being recorded was illegal.
By the following evening both Riawati Djuwita and Christopher Bennet were sacked from Club Citroen SA, without a Special General Meeting.
A triple sacking of members from Club Citroen SA won’t stop the questions about the operations of Club Citroen SA’s affairs.
Where is the letter from Breyer?
Do the Special General Meeting minutes (October 2013) contain the statement from Gilbert, that a letter had been received from Breyer, wherein Breyer denies saying that Roger Parker sexually harassed a former member of Club Citroen SA?
Christmas should be a time of peace and goodwill to all men. It wasn’t in Club Citroen SA last Christmas.