1. Apologies for absence
2. Matters arising from last meeting
The meeting with the club has been re-arranged for Saturday 15th February following the postponement of the Braintree match. A next match sign will be placed outside Karen Potter estate agents on Hill Street. The sponsored walk in memory of Paul Comstive was a success and the refreshments provided were appreciated by the walkers.
3. Treasurers report
The Trust’s balance currently stands at GBP25,476. A total of GBP15000 remains in a six month fixed rate deposit which will yield interest of GBP130 when it matures in April. The sum of GBP1,604 has been raised from membership renewals and donations since June. The cost of next match signs for the first 18 games and new sponsor signs has amounted to GBP420.
Membership stands at 225 with 37 of those new members, many of them juniors who have joined on away trips.
5. Meeting with the club
As mentioned above this has now been re-arranged. Items due for discussion include floodlights, community coaching and the Asset of Community Value.
Martin reported that GBP2.98 has been raised so far from Easyfundraising and Easysearch with the Trust receiving half a penny every time a search is made. This has now been promoted on the Trusts website so with more supporters signing up this could be a decent annual fundraiser. Also promoted on the website is the Co-op energy scheme whereby the Trust will receive GBP25 for each supporter referred to their dual fuel tariff. It was also agreed to pursue the buy a brick scheme.
7. New website/other social media
The website continues to be updated on a regular basis. The Twitter account maintained by Colin now has 514 followers.
8. Coach travel
A special offer double header has been advertised for the Forest Green and Woking games at GBP45. This would require 36 people travelling. Unfortunately poor form on the pitch and cheap train tickets to the long distance games has meant that not many coaches have run lately.
9. Player of the month/fan of the season
Danny Hurst won the January player of the month award by a clear margin and will be presented with this before the Salisbury game. There have been quite a few nominations received for fan of the season.
10. Any other business
The possibility of a balloon race was discussed although nothing was agreed going forward at this point.
11. Dates of next meetings
Thursday 20th March - Members
Many of you will have used our webshop which raised a total of nearly GBP600 for Trust funds. A new company easyfundraising has now taken over the site and we are relaunching our webshop with them, hopefully to raise a great deal more money. The great advantage of this scheme is that it is a way in which you can raise money for T.I.Y. without it costing you any more than you would normally spend when you shop online.
There are over 2,700 well known retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis and Tesco who will donate a small percentage of what you spend to Trust In Yellow (Southport FC) to say thank you for shopping with them.
It's a really simple process, all you have to do is:
Go to the site at www.easyfundraising.org.uk/
Press the Green button Support a good cause and on the next page choose Trust In Yellow (Southport FC) and register to support us. (It may suggest you install the easy fundraising bar. You may not want to do that but perhaps make it one of you favourites so you can have a look at it whenever you shop online.
Explore the site and see what retailers and offers are available.
When you want to buy something you just type in the box the store eg amazon or Tesco (or click on those which are shown) and it takes you through to that site. If say you already have an Amazon account it will take you through to that account as usual
All the retailers on the site have listed the donation that they are prepared to give each time you buy, enabling you to see exactly what you will raise for TIY from each and every transaction.
Each time you start shopping through easy fundraising you have to make sure you are signed in so that any money raised goes to TIY
Why not go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ and judge for yourself
Easysearch Search the web and raise money for Trust In Yellow
If you are one of the millions of people that use a search engine like Google every day you could switch your searching to easysearch and raise money for Trust In Yellow without spending anything yourself.
Every time you search the web using http://www.trustinyellow.easysearch.org.uk instead of your usual search engine, you'll raise half a penny for Trust In Yellow (Southport FC). Search just 15 times a day and you can raise around GBP25 a year.
So the next time you need to find something online, please use http://www.trustinyellow.easysearch.org.uk and raise money for Trust In Yellow (Southport FC) with every search you make!
Why not add it to your favourites bar?