Minutes of Trust Board meeting on 14th September, 2011

Apologies: Bill S, Martyn O, Paul I.


1.     Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising



2.     Treasurers Report

The Trusts current balance of £18,645.68 includes 1,115 received in membership renewals and donations since the start of July. The former players reunion has seen income of £1,900 to date, with outgoings so far of 1,142.24.


3.     Memberships

Renewals have been steady, with membership currently at 220.


4.     Floodlights project

The next meeting of the Football Foundation is due to take place in October, which will consider the clubs application for funding towards the project. The Trust hopes to hear from the club shortly after the meeting has taken place.


5.     Race Night

The Race Night will take place after the Cambridge United match on 1 October, with the first race at 6.30pm to accommodate the players. Tony Adams will be asked to host the event, with race sponsors, jockeys and horses still needed. Flyers will be produced and handed out at the three home matches before the event and there will be a push for sponsors in the bar before each game.


6.     Players Reunion

A large number of former Football League players have now paid for their tickets, but the Trust is still waiting on many Non-League players who have confirmed they will attend but not yet paid. Players will be able to pay on the day, as will fans, who can buy tickets for £20. The target of 280 is unlikely to be reached and a reduction will be discussed with the Prince of Wales. The reunion will be pushed in the next few weeks leading up to the event. The Trust hopes to raise funds on the day by arranging photographs of the former teams and a raffle. Players will start arriving from 5.30pm and Trust board members will be available to help on the night.


7.     Other fundraising

The Trust has received commission through three recent winners on the clubs Goalden Lottery. Members will be reminded that entering the lottery through the Trust is a way to support both the Trust and the club.


8.     Coach travel

Members will be able to travel to the match at Mansfield Town on 15 October for the special offer price of £12. (Under 16s accompanied by an adult member £6) Non-members will remain at £23. It was decided against arranging a special offer including the match at Newport County due to the cost and likely take up.


There were sufficient numbers to run the coach to Bath City last week, but not for the match at Forest Green Rovers on Saturday. From now on, members under the age of 16 will be able to travel on the coach for a third of the published price if accompanied by an adult member.


9.     Website

Alan S has set up a facebook account for the Trust. News will continue to be published on the Trust website.


10.   Next meeting

6 October (members).

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