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MINUTES OF MEMBERS' MEETING - THURSDAY 15TH MAY

1. Apologies for absence

Phil, Colin.

2. Matters arising from last meeting

All were covered elsewhere on the agenda.

3. Treasurers report

The Trusts balance currently stands at GBP24465. A payment of GBP1500 has been made to the club for primary school coaching and next match signs have cost a total of GBP600 this season. A cheque for GBP200 has been received from The Champion for the use of Julias photos and the six month fixed rate deposit of GBP15000 has now matured gaining GBP130 interest. Sales of the DVD from the players reunion of 2011 continue to generate funds with the function having raised a total of GBP2181 to date.

4. Membership

Bill will be contacting lapsed members in June as this was successful last year in getting people to renew memberships. Once details of the friendly fixtures have been announced arrangements can be made for a table promoting the Trust to be present at one of the home fixtures.

5. Cooperation with the club

New quotes will be given to the Trust shortly regarding contribution for the floodlights as previous estimates received are now out of date. Preliminary work has started on the lights which will be installed in time for the new season. The Trust’s statement issued on the website regarding the departure of John Coleman was largely well received by supporters after widespread discontent about the tone of the statement issued by the club. A further GBP2500 towards community coaching is still waiting on the Trust receiving confirmation about when and where the coaching took place. Following the completion of the floodlight project the Trust wish to meet with the club to discuss future projects. The main aims will be to have a clear goal and to avoid another drawn out scenario such has been present with the floodlights.

6. F.A. Commission Plans

All members present were unanimously against the proposals to introduce B teams into the League structure. A statement expressing the Trust’s opposition will go on the website in due course.

7. Coach Travel

Coaches were run to a total of 15 games last season. The Trust would like to thank Charlie Clapham for subsidising the coaches to Salisbury and Gateshead as well as Arthur and Steve from Elite Travel for their reliable and friendly service. Thanks also to Alan and Phil for organising and running the coaches. Once the new fixtures have been released all coach companies in the area will be canvassed and a weekend trip will be looked into.

8. Fundraising and other events

Several suggestions were made regarding how best to use the 25 yellow balls donated by Alan Drury. These included using them as competition prizes and auctioning them off signed at the Race Night. A suitable location is still being sought for the proposed Buy a Brick scheme and Martin reported that the webshop has raised GBP50 since January. The Trust will also look into hosting a meet the manager session with new manager Martin Foyle.

9. Review of Awards for 2013/14

The Trust will continue to run the Fan Of The Season and the Player Of The Month awards for 2014/15. The players presentation evening following the Easter Monday match against FC Halifax was a success despite being arranged at extremely short notice. It is the Trusts intention to organise a specific awards evening next season regardless of the clubs position on the pitch. The Fan Of The Season award would also be incorporated into this.

10. Any Other business

Alan Scarisbrick reported that former player Darren Brookfield is sadly seriously ill in hospital. All at the Trust wish Darren a full and speedy recovery.

11. Dates of next meetings

Wednesday 11th June - Committee

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MEMBERS' MEETING TOMORROW

A reminder that the next members meeting takes place tomorrow at 7.30pm in the Vice Presidents Bar.

Don't forget if you are unable to make a meeting but would like to ask a question or raise a point for discussion you can contact the Trust committee by clicking on the About Us tab above.

 

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AGENDA FOR MEMBERS MEETING - THURSDAY 15TH MAY

1. Apologies for Absence.

2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

3. Treasurers report

4. Membership

5. Cooperation with the club

Floodlights, discussion about recent statements by club and Trust about change of manager, future plans for cooperating with club, etc;

6. F.A. Commission Plans

Discussion of the recent proposals, especially the one to create a new division above the Conference. Members views will be passed on to Supporters Direct who represent the Supporters Trust movement

7. Coach Travel.

Plans for coach travel in new season

8. Fundraising and other events.

Including webshop,  buy a brick. gift of 25 footballs; Meet the Manager etc;

9. Review of Awards for 2013/14.

Plans for awards for new season

10. Any Other business.

11. Dates of next meetings

The meeting will take place at 7.30pm in the Vice Presidents bar.

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TRUST IN YELLOW STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEPARTURE OF JOHN COLEMAN

The board of Trust In Yellow was disappointed to hear that John Coleman and Jimmy Bell had left the club and wish to put on record our thanks to them both for the fantastic job they did at Southport in the past few months rescuing a struggling team from a relegation that seemed inevitable at the end of January and producing some of the best home performances seen for many years.

Obviously not being involved in discussions between John and the club we cannot comment in detail on the reasons for John leaving. However, we do feel that the tone and content of the club statement on the website announcing the departure were very unfortunate and ill judged.

The statement showed a lack of the dignity and respect for the former management team we would have hoped for from our club and was also written in a way guaranteed to upset the majority of supporters. At a time when prospects seemed much more positive on and off the pitch this is an undoubted set back.

Members of the Trust will have the opportunity to express their views further at our members meeting on Thursday 15th May and these will be passed onto the club when we meet to discuss the floodlights and the possibility of further cooperation in the future.

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COACH TO WELLING

The coach to Welling requires six more bookings for it to run.

The fare for members is GBP43 and the fare for non-members is GBP48.

To book contact Alan Scarisbrick on 07980 911693

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