Union Jack Club chooses IRIS Member Strategy The Union Jack Club, the private members’ club for non-commissioned military personnel of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, has selected IRIS Member Strategy to help it manage its complex membership hierarchy, and thereby balance its philanthropic objectives and commercial aims.Based in the Waterloo area of London, the Club’ was established in 1904 with the aim of offering temporary accommodation and respite for servicemen in the capital.All serving men and women below commissioned rank are automatically full members of the Club, and pay no subscription. The club also has some 15,000 subscription members, who will have left the forces with a minimum of two years’ service and now pay a small annual subscription to enjoy continued use of the Club’s facilities at preferential rates.The club also welcomes temporary members from the UK and from other countries.Until now the Club had been operating using an Access database developed in-house over 20 years ago. It had, however, been using IRIS Payroll and this meant IRIS Member Strategy became a candidate for the new system.Having selected it, the Club purchased a five-user membership database solution with an application programming interface so that IRIS Member Strategy could be set up to ‘talk’ to the room-booking database. The system will also link with the Club’s third-party finance package.Soon, membership will be able to access and update their profiles at any time online, set up direct debits, and renew their subscription online.The Club also expects to use the tool to “branch out into fundraising”.www.ujclub.co.uk Howard Lake | 11 November 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Membership Technology
By Eduardo Szklarz/Diálogo September 06, 2019 The agreement, announced on July 19, 2019, coincided with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Buenos Aires to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the attack on the Argentine Jewish Mutual Aid Society (AMIA, in Spanish). The Argentine court seeks to indict Iranian officials for ordering — and Hezbollah for executing — the AMIA attack that killed 85 people and injured more than 300.“The four countries have made a decision to set up a regional security mechanism,” said Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie at a press conference in Buenos Aires.According to Faurie, the measure will help to coordinate political and diplomatic efforts to counter illicit activities in the region, as well as potential connections to transnational crime and terrorism financing. “This mechanism will be ratified in biannual meetings, with the coordination of the four ministries of foreign affairs and the support of other agencies in our countries that are competent in this field,” he said.Security analysts praised the initiative. “This counter-terrorist partnership is very important, since Latin America isn’t free of terrorism”, Luis Fleischman, sociology professor at Palm Beach State College in Florida and consultant at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C., told Diálogo.“A group linked to the Islamic State was dismantled in Brazil. Hezbollah maintains a presence in Venezuela, and their supporters have been found in several countries in the region, including Peru and the Guyanas, with intentions to commit terrorist acts”, said Fleischman.Argentina freezes Hezbollah assetsArgentina’s Financial Information Unit (UIF, in Spanish) ordered a freeze on the assets of Hezbollah and its leaders on July 18, after officially designating the organization a “terrorist group.” UIF said that Hezbollah had been designated a terrorist organization by many states, including Australia, Canada, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the European Union.“These designations clearly show that Hezbollah has been responsible for committing numerous terrorist attacks worldwide,” Mariano Federici, UIF president, told Diálogo. “Today, Hezbollah continues to be a threat for national security and for the integrity of the financial and economic order in Argentina.”Registry of terrorist organizationsAs part of its commitment against terrorism, the Argentine government also implemented the Public Registry of People and Entities Linked to Terrorism and Financing. This database, created by a decree Argentine president Mauricio Macri issued on July 16, seeks to “prevent, counter, and eradicate terrorism and its financing,” according to Article 24.The list designates Hezbollah and its leaders. Among these are Hasan Nasrallah, the group’s secretary general; Hashem Safieddine, executive officer; Naim Qasim, deputy secretary general; and Samuel Salman el Reda, a member of the Hezbollah External Security Organization, who is accused of direct involvement in the AMIA attack.“Hezbollah might be assisting the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro with paramilitary assault troops, in addition to having strong bonds with narcotrafficking,” said Fleischman. “We expect countries like Chile to join this regional pact, since some Islamic extremists operate in the Andean country as well.”
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