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Minutes of TIY Board Meeting 4th August

Present:- Alan Scarisbrick; Phil Carder; Ben Kelly; Julia Urwin; Alan Jones; Rob Urwin;  Nick Catterall; Andy Kelly; Martin Robinson; Martyn O’Hara

1.Apologies for absence    Bill Sloan, Paul Isenwater

2.Minutes from previous meeting.  Read and accepted. No matters arising that weren’t to be covered elsewhere on the agenda.

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Trust In Yellow Statement on Concessionary prices

Trust In Yellow congratulates the club and the Chairman on the decision to reduce the concessionary price for 12-18 year olds from £9 to £5.<

Such a reduction was suggested in the Trust’s strategy document presented to the club in January and we have been asking the club for some time for such a change which we feel is an important step forward towards building our supporter base for the future.

£5 is a much more realistic price to encourage young supporters to attend matches at Haig Avenue and then hopefully to buy a season ticket which we agree is excellent value at £55.

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Membership Renewals

It's that time of year where a lot of memberships are due for renewal. To renew yours you can either pop into the Club Shop at the next home match or renew online by following the 'Online Shop' link.

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Coach Travel

We will be running coaches to the first two away games at Kidderminster and Cambridge. For Kidderminster the coach will depart from The Arion at 3.10, The Crown at 3.20, The George at 3.25 and Haig Ave at 3.30. The fare is £15 to Trust members paid in advance £21 on the day. Non Members should add £5 to each of these prices. The Cambridge coachg will depart from The Arion at 9.10am, The Crown at 9.20, The George at 9.25 and Haig Ave at 9.30. The fare for this trip is £25 members paid in advance £30 on the day. Non members should again add £5. To book you can either ring Alan on 07980-911693 or call in to the Club Shop at any of the pre-season friendlies. Membership of TIY only costs £10 per year so if you plan on using the coaches for two games or more you will get your money back by being a member. The Trust would like to run coaches to as many games as possible and the more that travel the cheaper it becomes so please consider supporting the coaches.

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Minutes of T.I.Y. Members' Meeting held on Thursday, July 8th

1.Minutes of previous board meeting.

Most matters were covered elsewhere but thanks were given to the friend of member Steve Montgomery who had offered to pay for advertising in the Southport Visiter for matches throughout the season. The adverts would also mention T.I.Y. but at no cost to the Trust.

2.Finances – Phil Carder gave a detailed hand out of accounts

At present the balance stood at £11,371.81 but this was before the outstanding £3800 for the reserve team manager’s expenses had been  paid.

Without that the reserve team funding provided totalled £ 7,894

The net SURPLUS on coach travel on the season was £791.

The hosting fee for the Trust website had been paid to the end of May 2012.

There was an outstanding invoice for £3800 from the club for the reserve team manager. At the meeting with the club assurances had been received about the invoices. They did agree with the original T.I.Y. estimates and it was agreed to pay money for that amount.

With the shares received so far and with the further amount due the Trust would become the fourth largest shareholder.

The T.I.Y. brochure ‘A Season to Savour’ to celebrate the Championship success had been very well received and was selling very well. Thanks to Rob Urwin, Julia Urwin and Alan Jones and all members involved in its production.

Membership.

Bill Sloan reported that membership now stood at 199. The next month was very busy in terms of memberships being due for renewal and letters and email would be sent out reminding people to rejoin.

3.Feedback and discussion from meeting with club and actions to take forward.

A report was given on the meeting with the club which had taken place on Wednesday, 16th June after the club AGM.

The Trust had been represented by Martin Robinson, Rob Urwin, Nick Catterall, Julia Urwin and Bill Sloan. The club by Charlie Clapham, Sam Shrouder and Liam Watson.

The Trust had suggested this date to the club because we had been waiting so long for another meeting. Even so there was only limited time for discussions.

 

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