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MS Society Scotland Rep: Result of Resolutions May Bring JKR's Return

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
November 12, 2009, 06:14 PM

The Scotsman has a report online regarding the special general meetings of the MS Society Scotland taking place and a representatives belief that the possible independence of the organization could bring back former patron J. K. Rowling.  As readers will recall, last April Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling stepped down from her role as patron of the MS Society due to internal conflicts. Today, the paper is reporting that with the introduction of new resolutions, former MS Society Scotland chairman Bill Findlay believes the organization could possibly see the return of J. K. Rowling.  Mr. Findlay is quoted as saying:

"I would say if we got through motion three, giving us independence, she'd come back like a shot."
The paper goes on to say the following of the resolution and possible outcomes:
A special general meeting of the MS Society Scotland in Perth on Saturday will hear the result of a postal ballot of members who were asked to consider a number of resolutions.

One motion, proposed by the Caithness branch, calls for the MS Society Scotland to be independent of the UK charity. Another, proposed by Mr Findlay, urges the charity's members to record a "vote of no confidence" in the UK board of trustees.

It continues: "The failure of the UK trustees to act with due care and diligence resulted in significant financial losses for the charity, damaged its public image, and brought about the loss of its highly valued and respected patron JK Rowling."
A spokesperson for the Harry Potter author released the following statement:
"JK Rowling resigned as patron of the MS Society Scotland in April and, for this reason, thinks it inappropriate to comment on the internal affairs of the charity or on the question of independence. She continues to fund research into the cause and treatment of MS, and to hope the charity resolves its difficulties."

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Posted by wing on November 14, 2009, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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Posted by wing on November 14, 2009, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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Good MS made JK’s mum die before she knew of the potter books. I think JKR would be happy to help out again.

On a side note. I’ve lived in scotland my whole life and never saw JKR!!! I’m so jealous of my mum’s aunt coz she lives in edinburgh and seen her a few times in the shops.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on November 14, 2009, 11:48 AM report to moderator
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hm. well if we see Jo come back, Great! but its her desion if she does or not, she’ll still support the MS cause with all her heart…so it will be interesting to see how this all plays out…..i agree with #1 Witch ROAR! what ever happens Jo rocks and im behind Jo 100% of the way!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on November 14, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
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Oh I hope that works out for them!

Posted by Smitch on November 15, 2009, 12:51 AM report to moderator
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Posted by wing on November 15, 2009, 02:22 AM report to moderator
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Posted by wing on November 15, 2009, 02:23 AM report to moderator
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I wonder why she left? But they should not blame their issues on her leaving.

Posted by Brosia, OoM 2 [WBM] on November 16, 2009, 12:46 AM report to moderator
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I’m glad to hear tht even though she had back out of it she contiunes to donate to the important portion of ms and that is research into the cause and treatment of ms. She is truly a wonderful person and I wish her all the best and may God continue to bless her and her family.

Posted by molly43 on November 16, 2009, 01:56 PM report to moderator
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Interesting…

Posted by Leeann on November 24, 2009, 11:34 PM report to moderator
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wooooo :)

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