1 Apologies for absence
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.
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.