Here's what the email says:
* I am extremely unhappy with the decision slated for the Backstage Lounge.
* There are few enough live venues in Vancouver, with no need to lose another.
To me, this seems to be a move in the wrong direction and not in keeping with the full purpose of your organization.
It may even be a violation of your not for profit status.
Here is a direct quote from your 2015 financial statement:
1. Purpose of organization
The Arts Club Group consists of The Arts Club of Vancouver (“Vancouver”), The Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Society (“Theatre”) and The Arts Club of Vancouver Theatre Building Society (“Building”) (collectively, the “Arts Club” or the “Group”). The Vancouver, Theatre and Building societies are incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia as not-for-profit organizations. The Theatre and Building societies are registered charities under the Income Tax Act.
The purpose of the Group is to acquire, equip, maintain and operate a theatre, produce and manage dramatic and musical presentations, foster and develop the talents of Canadian artists, musicians and playwrights, and encourage all forms of dramatic and musical activities.
In light of this change, I am considering withdrawing my support for the Arts Club as you seem to be no longer in support of the Arts.
Please reconsider this unexpected and unwanted change.