"People are being searched for a dangerous trip.. Long months of complete darkness.Constant danger. The return is not assured. Honor and glory in case of success"Josu Urrutia opened his speechin the Assembly of Committed Members of Athletic with thepress announcement that they attribute(there are doubts about its real existence) edit in1917 the explorer Ernest Shackletonto look for crew members to his Imperial Expedition Transantrtica. It was his way of engaging the audience because he referred to a"expedition admired for resistance in the face of adversity".
From there, he interlaced avery measured course in which he exposed the keys of an eight-year managementin which I highlighted that "my goal was to make sense of the club through coherent behaviors.It is essential to be clear about what we are, because conceptual clarity is the basis of everything. If we are, we do this. Izan eta egin ".
Satisfied because Athletic "has chosen the difficult road when there are others who go by motorway", Urrutia insisted that the value of his mandate should be measured" by two decisive issues such assports performance and economic management of the club. In sports performance we have maintained a remarkable regularity, despite transition situations twice in our eight years andovercome moments of specific concern such as those we are now experiencing. We have approved with a note and economic management has come hand in hand. "
The rojiblanco president, whowon the elections in 2011 and four years later I repeated my mandatewithout having to resort to the ballot boxes because there were no more candidates, it was clear before the forum of delegates, whom he wanted "to thank you because we have felt very accompanied by youbeyond the differences that we could have because we have all known how to be together. "They are a farewell.
The Assembly of Committed Members, which had as central points the approval of the accounts of the campaign 2017-18 and thebudget for the current season, closed with a solvent approval of both economic sections.The supravit of the previous season has been allocated to a provision fund of 76 million eurosfor future contingencies, while the current budget will be with aforecast of expenses of 129 million euros and an income of 189 million.
The Board of Directors obtained overwhelming support for its economic issues, whichthis time they got a solvent majority of 78% of adhesions. The mandates of Urrutia have been a roller around thesupports accounts and budgets with a percentage that has always been handled by their side.