Apologies: Paul I, Bill S
1.Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising
The Trust is still hopeful of publishing a brochure in memory of Sally Devine. A number of her photos have been sent to the Trust and more can hopefully be obtained.
Martyn O’Hara was thanked for his efforts in organising the successful weekend trip to Eastbourne Borough on 5 March. The Trust also thanked Steve Wignall, who paid for wine on every table for the evening meal on the Friday.
2. Treasurer’s Report
The Trust’s balance is now £10,371. £294 relating to coach travel is currently being held, with net funds available at £10,064. Steve Wignall has paid £300 in sponsorship for the goals scored by Karl Ledsham. The Trust is on course to meet its target of breaking even on coach travel, with a current £9 profit.
The membership has remained consistent, with the majority of renewals not due until the start of next season.
4. Quiz night
Tickets are now being sold for the Trust’s fifth anniversary celebration on 26 April. Liam Watson has confirmed he will captain a team to take on a group of four supporters.
5. Players’ reunion, 2011
The reunion will take place on Sunday 9 October at the Prince of Wales, with arrangements currently being finalised. The Trust has been given free access to the room with a buffet menu. Admission prices will be confirmed. Geoff Wilde has already contacted a good number of former Football League players.
6.Other fundraising activities
There is interest in holding a players v supporters cricket match during pre-season and this will be looked into. Mark Parr has provided the Trust with sample key rings to tie in with the floodlights project.
The Trust has asked Charlie Clapham for an update on the present position in choosing its preferred company to complete the work and the grant from the Football Foundation. Another meeting with the club will hopefully take place before the end of the season.
8. Coach Travel
Seats are still available on the coach to Altrincham next Tuesday. Members will be able to travel to the final two away matches of the season, against Tamworth and Kettering, for the combined special offer price of £23.
9 Supporters’ Direct
The Supporters’ Direct annual conference will be held in Chester on the weekend of 15 / 16 July and some of the Trust’s board members will be looking to attend.
11. Dates of next meetings
12 May (board), 2 June (members)