Minutes of Trust in Yellow Board Meeting - Wednesday 12 June
Apologies: Paul I.
1. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising
2. Treasurer’s Report
The Trust’s current funds are £24,976, with net funds available totalling £24,880.
Recent income includes the reclaiming pledges from the past season and £200 from Champion Newspapers for Julia U’s photos.
The £15,000 term deposit matures on 12 July.
Memberships are around the 200 mark, with many renewals due in July and August.
A reminder for renewals will be sent out in July and will include the Trust’s objectives for the coming season.
Board members have considered the material from Everton Lotteries and have a number of queries about the running of such a scheme.
The Trust has also been approached by the lottery from St Helens RL to suggest a possible link-up.
A representative from St Helens will be invited to the next board meeting and a list of queries will be sent to Everton.
The lottery schemes of other local clubs will be looked at.
Members will be consulted at August’s AGM.
5. Pre-season kit
The club has agreed to the Trust’s proposal of playing in a special edition kit for the pre-season friendlies, which will be sold in aid of Macmillan Nurses.
The kit will cost in the region of £750. The Trust will look for a sponsor for the kit by 30 June, failing which the shirt will carry the Trust’s name and the cost will be partially offset against the funds raised.
6. Possible sponsorship of football club’s new youth scheme
Haydn Preece has approached the Trust to see if it would consider sponsorship towards the new youth team.
The club has a shirt and back of shirt sponsor, however sponsorship for the running of the scheme is still being sought for around £5,000.
The Trust will ask Haydn for a breakdown of the youth team budget, items available for sponsorship and further details on costs.
The Trust board is keen to engage in a community project with the club and will recommend to members that the Trust becomes a community partner.
From the information already provided by the club, this is likely to cost £2,500 and will cover the cost of a first team player going into schools and the local community.
7. Heart monitors, cleaning of the Jack Carr Stand and other matters involving the club
Colin A has obtained straps for the heart monitors and hopes to sell them on behalf of the club for around £600. The proceeds will go towards a water hog for the club and the Trust will cover any shortfall in getting the water hog.
Two of the four toilet blocks in the Jack Carr Stand have been cleaned and pained. The painting of the remaining blocks will be completed before the start of the season.
The Trust board will contact Charlie Clapham regarding the floodlights and a copy of the e-mail will be published in the next members’ newsletter. The matter will be discussed members at the AGM.
8. Forthcoming fundraising and social events
The Trust will try to arrange a Meet the Manager session with Alan Wright, with the preferred date being 27 July after the friendly against Fleetwood Town.
Having spoken to the new manager, the annual cricket match will not be held this year. In its place, the Trust will try to organise an event such as a quiz night, which will involve supporters and players early in the season.
The Trust will continue with the popular Player of the Month award, the pledges scheme, race night and prediction competition for the coming season.
9. Date for AGM
10. Improving communications with members
The Trust has a number of old e-mail addresses for members. When renewing, members will be asked to confirm any change of contact details as a way of improving communications.
Enquiries will be made about adding a contact form to the Trust website or creating general e-mail address for any queries.
11. Any other business
The separate bank account for the Kevin Lee Appeal has been closed.
12. Date of next meeting
18 July (board).