Committee members: Alan S, Paul I, Andy D, Jon OB, Julia U, Andy K, Paul G, Paul OB, Phil C
Apologies: Rob U, Alan D
Finances – approx £850 was raised through the sponsored walk. The account balance stands at £9486 with sponsored money and band night event money to be added. Payments have been made for office materials, internal PA system and the fitness tests. Phil also advised that we had not received a bill for the sponsored tracksuits for the juniors yet. Phil advised that he had the audit file ready from last year’s accounts and this year’s accounts are due to end on 31st January.
Coach travel – recent turnouts has been disappointing on coaches and there is currently a loss on coach travel of around £400. The next coaches have been well promoted and the discussion about a better quality coach was mooted, but there would be significant additional costs associated with switching. A whiteboard was suggested for the trust office for promotion of the coaches.
Committee members present: Paul I, Jon OB, Rob U, Julia U, Paul G, Alan S, Andy D
Apologies: Alan D, Andy K, Paul OB, Phil C
Rob advised that we had 257 live members and 383 different members since inauguration
Coach travel and provisions for postponements - It was decided that discussions would take place with Arthur regarding a retainer if a game was to be called off at short notice and Jon would contact Arthur, if he was aware of a postponement. If we had already set off then it was decided that it was very dependant on how far we had got and other games in the area as to what action to take. ie turn back/take in another game. Hypothetical discussions had taken place on a previous trip.
One of Trust in Yellows' major objectives from the outset has been to represent supporters to the club's board of directors. Members, supporters, committee members and the board of directors have all acknowledged the need to formally underpin the working relationship of the two bodies. Having campaigned supporters via the local media and on the trustinyellow.com website - TIY produced an agenda and a series of questions to put to the board, the answers are presented below.
Present: Jonathan O’Byrne (TIY Chairman), Andrew Davis (Committee), Julia
Urwin (Committee), Rob Urwin (Membership Secretary), Charlie Clapham
(Southport FC Chairman) and Haydn Preece ( Southport Football Club Chief
Venue: Grandstand Club
Progress from last meeting
Committee members in attendance: Jon OB, Paul OB, Rob, Julia, Paul I, Alan S, Phil, Andy K, Andy D.
Apologies: Paul G, Alan D
Road signs – Jon has confirmed that the local area committee have now provided all the funding for the project and the order has been placed. It is expected that the project will be completed before Christmas. The trust would like to pass on their thanks to all the local councillors, in particular Iain Brodie Brown, who pushed the project forward and ensured his party’s backing.