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As we enter our tenth year, it has never been a better time to be a member of Trust in Yellow.

During the current season, we have seen the long-awaited fruit of many members' labours with the erection of the new floodlights, which have made a fantastic difference to the matchday experience.

The new Get Involved! series of events was launched with a Meet the Manager session in August and has included a quiz, Mark Heaton Tribute evening, Race Night and Christmas Party, with more to follow. We launched our first Calendar, which has proved to be a sell-out, even on the second print run.

We've seen two phenomenal reunions of much-loved sides, with summer’s reunion and fans’ match with the Conference North winning side of 2005, and the Bingham's Boys event earlier this month commemorating the fantastic FA Cup run of 50 years ago - and it is particularly fitting that arguably Southport's two most successful and well-known managers, namely Billy Bingham and Liam Watson, were in attendance.

We're also looking forward to engaging with the club in a more pro-active way moving forward, with regular meetings to ensure supporters are fully informed about what is happening at the club, as well as being able to communicate their own views and concerns.

As in previous years, we continue to organise coach travel to games, and we have listened to fans' requests in ensuring that the fares this season have been the cheapest we have ever offered.

We have also given supporters the opportunity to vote on the Player of the Month award, with junior supporters being offered the opportunity to present the trophy. We will also be organising the End of Season Awards Evening which will see supporter involvement once again.

There are many more things which we do on behalf of our members, but what is clear is that as we prepare to enter our second decade, Trust in Yellow is moving forward to a bigger and brighter future. Together we are stronger, and it would be wonderful if all supporters could be a part of our winning team, as one of the largest shareholders in the Club.

An Annual membership is just £10 and all members will receive a share certificate. Family membership for 2 adults and up to 3 children is £20. The Trust's office situated by the Jack Carr Stand turnstiles is always open to supporters before and after matches.

Any e­mail enquiries can be sent to fans@trustinyellow.com.

Don't delay - join Trust in Yellow today! Thank you for your support.

 

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Trust board to meet with club

Members of the Trust in Yellow board have arranged to meet with representatives from the football club, including the club chairman, Charlie Clapham, prior to the match against Halifax Town on Saturday March 5. We will be endeavouring to agree a regular timetable for such meetings and shall notify members of this.

The Trust board is keen to communicate the wishes of Trust members and ask the questions which they wish answered by the hierarchy of the club.

Therefore, we are asking if any members wish to submit questions for consideration for the agenda, please email them to us at fans@trustinyellow.com or alternatively send us a message through facebook or twitter, on or before Wednesday March 2.

We cannot promise to answer any specific questions, and indeed it is plausible that we may receive too many to fit into the time available. We will, however, endeavour to address all pertinent issues raised by members in the next few meetings with the club. Many thanks in advance for your consideration and contributions.

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Minutes of Trust in Yellow Board Meeting - February 4 2016

1 Apologies for absence

Rob English

 

2 Taking of Minutes

As agreed at the last meeting the taking of minutes will be done on rotation.

 

3 Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

The minutes of the last meeting were agreed and any matters arising will be covered later in the meeting.

 

4 Treasurer's Report

Current Account - £953.58, Savings Account - £10,489.23, PayPal - £67.30, Cash - £69.57 Total funds available - £11,579.68.

All invoices have been paid.

 

5 Membership Secretary's Report

218 current members. Several reminders have been sent recently so we are hopeful this number will increase.

 

6a Disabled Facilities

A number of companies have been contacted and several options are being considered. The Club are planning to improve the disabled toilet facilities and as a Trust we may be prepared to help with these but only as part of an overall package to improve all disabled facilities.

 

6b Bar behind the Jack Carr Stand

Measurements have been taken for the site of a bar and several offers of help have come in. A sub-committee has been formed to look at the options available and will present these options as soon as they have been fully explored.

If agreement is reached with the club and Trust members for such a scheme, ways of raising specific funding will be considered.

 

6c Meeting with the Club.

Martin to contact Charlie Clapham to fix a date for a meeting to consider the disabled facilities.

 

7 Coach Travel

Following incidents at Chester the Trust will robustly enforce the NO ALCOHOL rule on the coach. This isn't just the Trust's feelings it is the law. All future promotions will mention NO ALCOHOL and it is assumed that travellers agree to this rule when booking.

Sadly the Torquay trip has been cancelled as only 11 bookings were received. Bookings are being taken for Lincoln and Grimsby.

 

8 Events

1965/66 Reunion after the Braintree game on Saturday, 13 February, 2016. Of 11 players who started the FA Cup tie against Cardiff City, the seven surviving players will be in attendance and another four players from the squad will also attend. The Trust would like to thank Geoff Wilde for his considerable help in the planning of this event. The winner opf the badge competition has been selected. Harriet James-Hodges will be presented with Premier Bowling tickets at the Braintree game, the badge will be used throughout the forthcoming year. Thanks to Alan for all his work in organising this very successful competition In order to maximise numbers aty the proposed Questio of Sport event, this is pencilled in for after the final game of the season along with the Presentation night. The FIFA night is provisionally scheduled for 2nd April 2016. The brewery trip is t o be arranged in the close season. Fan of the Year n ominations will be accepted and the winner will be decided by the Board.

 

9 Any Other Business

We have Phil's plaque and will arrange with his family when it will be unveilled. The website will be updated soon with profiles of current Board members. Churchtown CC are keen for a cricket match this summer and will sort of all the arrangements and advise us when complete. Noel will represent the Trust at the Supporters Direct meeting on Wednesday. Next match signs are regularly changed and a new design has been agreed for next season.

 

10 Next meetings

The next members’ meeting to be arranged to coincide with the proposed Meet the Manager Evening. Next board meeting to be arranged after that date is confirmed.

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TRAVEL WITH THE TRUST IN FEBRUARY

Proposed Weekend Trip.

Unfortunately the Trust has been forced to cancel its proposed weekend trip this year. By the deadline for booking for the Torquay trip we had received far fewer bookings than we needed to make it viable. We thank those people who did book for their support and hope this gives them enough time to make alternative arrangements.

 

COACH TRAVEL IN FEBRUARY.MC900285532[1]

 

Following our great recent form the coaches to both Wrexham and Chester were full

So to guarantee your place on any of the following trips please book early.

We are sure you will agree that the prices we are offering are very competitive.

 

Saturday, 6th February.   TRANMERE ROVERS

£8 for all members and £11 for non-members.    The coach leaves the MCS at 12.45 pm.

 

Saturday, 20th February.   LINCOLN CITY.

£16 for members, £13 for under 16 members and £21 for non-members  

The coach leaves the MCS at 10.00 am.

 

Saturday, 27th February.   GRIMSBY TOWN.

 

£16 for members, £13 for under 16 members and £21 for non-members  

The coach leaves the MCS at 10.00 am.

 

The prices for Lincoln and Grimsby represent a reduction of one third on what we were able to offer last year.

 

Places can be booked in the Trust Office or by texting Bill Sloan on 07861 416859 or Colin Aindow on 07861 416859

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Trust Statement

Like all genuine Southport supporters, members of the Trust board were very disappointed by some of the events at Chester on Saturday. It appeared that a coach full of people arrived late, many the worse for drink who tried to cause trouble. Fortunately this was averted but at the expense of having to call for a large police presence which we are not used to at our matches.
Obviously this coach had NOTHING to do with the official Trust In Yellow coach but it does emphasise why we cannot permit drinking on TIY coaches to and from matches. If for instance the police at Chester had decided to search our coach and had found evidence of people drinking on it there could have been serious consequences for the Trust and the coach company.
If people cannot agree to the non-drinking rule on the coach we will refuse their bookings

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