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Minutes of TIY Members' Meeting. 14th October

Apologies: Julia U, Paul I, Andy K, Nick C

1.Minutes of previous meeting

No matters arising

 2. Treasurer’s report

Phil C advised the Trust’s current balance is £9,853.00, which includes advance payments on future coach trips. The Trust has paid £150 in player sponsorship for Matty McGinn and £190 for the first eight “next match” signs this season.

The recent race night raised £762, and Liam Watson and the first team squad were thanked for their attendance and participation. A loss of £188 has been made on coaches for the first five away trips of the season.

The Trust has paid the total sum of £11,694 for the funding of last season’s reserve team and has now received all shares that were due in return. The Trust currently holds 12,194 shares in the club, equating to around 4% of the club’s issued capital, making it the fifth largest shareholder.

 3.Memberships

Bill S reported the current membership is just short of 190. A number of renewals were due in August and September, and several remain outstanding. It is pleasing that a number of memberships that had lapsed in recent years are now being renewed.

4.Progress of  joint long-term project with the club

It was confirmed to members that this project will be to raise money for new floodlights at Haig Avenue. The scheduled meeting with representatives from the club on 2 October was cancelled at the request of Charlie Clapham to allow the club to obtain further quotes for new floodlights. The delay in meeting the club is frustrating, however opportunities for a meeting are limited as Sam Shrouder is only usually available before Saturday home matches.

5 Fundraising

Specific fundraising events should begin to take shape once the meeting with the club’s board has taken place. One activity suggested was a golf day, while members were reminded that the Trust can earn commission if they join the club’s Goalden Lottery through the Trust. The floodlights project will require a lot of fundraising and ideas from all members are welcome.

6 Players’ Reunion, 2011

This reunion takes place every 10 years and has traditionally been reserved for the club’s former Football League players. However, as discussed at the previous board meeting, the Trust is keen to now open up the event to Non-League players and supporters. Arrangements will continue to be discussed with Geoff Wilde. The Floral Hall is the likely venue.

7 Coach Travel

The coach to Grimsby Town on Saturday is full after successfully publishing a special price for members. It was decided that the coach to the FA Cup match at Wrexham on 23 October will be published in a similar way, despite the lack of a home match beforehand. Prices will be £8 members if paid in advance, £12 non-members, departing Haig Avenue at 12 noon. If enough interest is shown, a second coach will be considered.

8.AOB

The Trust will not be buying a table at the club’s upcoming Sportsman’s Dinner. The possibility of placing a “next match” sign near Vincent’s Garden Centre on the approach to Kew will be looked into, while the Trust will look to sell the heart monitors it purchased a few years ago. A Meet the Manager session with Liam Watson and an open forum with possibly Haydn Preece and Russ Broadbent will take place, with 18 November set as the provisional date.

9. Dates of next meetings

18 November (Meet the Manager and Open Form, provisional), 25 November (board), 9 December (members).

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T.I.Y. Members' Meeting. Thursday 14th October.

The next meeting for members of Trust In Yellow will be held on

Thursday, 14th October at 7-30pm in the Grandstand Bar

ALL members are very welcome to attend.

AGENDA    

Apologies

1. Minutes of last meeting and Matters arising

2. Treasurer’s report

3. Membership

4. Report on progress of joint long term project with club (Floodlights).

5. Fundraising

6. Players Reunion

7. Coach Travel

8. Any other business

9. Dates of next meetings.

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Race Night

A big thank you to all those who sponsored races and horses last night, not forgetting Taylormade Betting of Coronation Walk who sponsored the evening. Thanks also to the players and supporters who attended, full details of monies raised will be online shortly.

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Race Night Next Saturday

TIY's Race Night is next Saturday with the first race starting at 6.30pm. Race sponsorship is £25 ; only £3 to own a horse or £2 to be a jockey .

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Minutes Of Board Meeting - 1st September

Apologies: Phil Carder

 

Ben Kelly has announced that he has decided to stand down from the committee due to issues with travelling.

 

From the previous minutes Martin advised that a framed certificate had been produced for Bernard O’Malley.

 

Due to Phil’s unavailability, there were no updates on finances

Membership is still increasing and is up to 212, with a lot of members whose membership had lapsed rejoining.

 

Race night arrangements – Rob advised that he may have a potential night sponsor.

5 race sponsors guaranteed, Alan S to talk to Elite coach, 2 or 3 other companies discussed as possibilities.

Alan J to send press details out for publication for 10th/11th. Push to sell horses, jockeys and race night tickets.

 

Ballot results – following the decision to go ahead with a long term project, we have been informed by Charlie Clapham that the club would prefer to go down the floodlight route. The club has suggested a meeting on 2nd October where Charlie will provide quotes and details of grants available.

Four members to attend – subject to availability, Alan S, Phil C, Bill, Martin.

The club has also asked if the trust would be willing to sponsor a game at a subsidised rate, but the board thought the money would be better spent going towards long term projects and would decline the offer.

 

Players re-union – trust to organise with help from Geoff Wilde, Michael Braham and the club. Three dates have been suggested in 2011 – September 8th/15th/22nd and the club to check dates and book the venue. Event open to both league and non league players plus a limited number of supporters (given 130th anniversary, suggested 130 limit).

 

Other events – board are still trying to find more ideas for fundraising and suggested a brainstorming session at next meeting for an event early next year.

In the meantime, Trust to push standard moneyraising such as pledges, webshop, membership and goalden lottery.

 

Coaches – 27 booked at time for Forest Green, little demand for Gateshead and coach likely to be cancelled, Darlington times advertised incorrectly and should be 10.30.

Trust to run members specials the first of which will be Grimsby at £13 for members and £24 for non members.

 

Next open meeting 14th October, next board meeting 25th November.

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