Maitland Leagues Club and Club Maitland City members will vote on a memorandum of understanding on the clubs’ amalgamation

Maitland Leagues Club. Picture: FileMembers of two of Maitland’s biggest clubs have been asked to vote next Wednesday on a memorandum of understanding whichwill bethe next step in uniting the two entities.

Maitland District Leagues Club and Club Maitland City members have all been notified about the vote which will occur at the Leagues Club from6pm and 7pm at Maitland City.

Club Maitland City President Henry Meskauskas is urging members of both clubs to make their vote count.“It’s veryimportant for members to have their say,” he said.

“We are governed andrun by the members and based onour constitution and by-laws any changes that need to be made outside the realm of the board has to be ratified by members,” he said.

Fairfax Media reported in April how the Leagues Club and Maitland City announced a proposal to amalgamate,with thebusinesses tipped to trade from Maitland City’s Rutherford site.

Both organisations entered into an in principlememorandum of understanding last month.The final say however,will be up to clubmembersandleagues club creditors.

The history making agreement proposes to sell the Leagues Club’s Bulwer Street property and consolidate the business with Maitland City at its Arthur Streetsite.

“The general feeling at Club Maitland City is positive,” Mr Meskauskas said. “I don’t think there is one member who is not going to support the amalgamation move,” he said.

“We had information sessions a couple of weeks ago and explained the resolution for amalgamation.Solicitors will be present at both meetings and members can ask what ever they want in regards to thatresolution.”

Mr Meskauskas expects to have an outcome about 9pm Wednesday.“We are asking clubmembers to really support this vote which is for the benefit of both clubs, for Maitland and the future of Maitland rugby league,” he said.

Maitland Leagues Club continues to trade however its opening times have varied and it isclosed on Mondays.

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