Event organiser required for Junior Dons Christmas Party

The Dons Trust is looking for a volunteer to oversee, organise and run the annual Junior Dons (JDs) Christmas Party.

Jane Lonsdale, who has been running the event for the last 5 years is seeking a volunteer to take on the event. There is already a well-established template for how the JDs’ Christmas Party works that can be followed, but innovation is also welcomed if you have ideas for how to improve on previous parties. Jane is available to provide..

August’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, August 10. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summaries the main points that were discussed.

This meeting started with apologies for absence from Nigel Higgs and Erik Samuelson.  Matt Breach  (the DTB Chair) opened the meeting noting that the draft minutes from July’s Board meetings had only been circulated earlier this week, so that DTB members had not had..

Helping girls’ grassroots football

Michael Ross, Chair of the Morden Girls League, describes how the Dons Trust has contributed to this community-based initiative.

The Morden Girls League provides free football for girls aged from 13 to 16 throughout south-west London, and it is hugely grateful to the Dons Trust for their financial support over the years. It is just the sort of grassroots community initiative that the DT is there to help.

The League celebrates its 21st birthday this season. It is run entirely..

Membership Survey Results

At the end of last season, the Dons Trust Board asked fans – both Trust members and non-members – to complete a survey. Board member Colin Dipple has been looking at the results. 

Five months ago, the Dons Trust surveyed fans to gather views on DT membership, barriers to membership and what additional benefits people would like to see introduced. We invited current DT members (and lapsed members) as well as non-members to complete the survey, which was also advertised..

Videos from August SGM

Following the SGM on 31st August, the videos taken at the meeting are now available on the Videos tab in Webjam.  The meeting covered:

An update on the Stadium from Erik Samuelson A readout from the EFL meeting in Portugal that Matt Breach attended on behalf of the club An update from Colin Dipple following the membership survey earlier in the year A Q&A session If you are a Trust member but haven’t yet registered to use Webjam please email webmaster@thedonstrust.org who..

July’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, July 13. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, Hannah Kitcher summarises the main points that were discussed.

The DTB were joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, who gave an update on the tendering process for the build of the new stadium and the rationale behind the FCB’s recommendation of preferred tenderer. The selection was ratified by the DTB subject to..

31st August – SGM

Our next special general meeting (SGM) will be held at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, August 31, starting at 7.30 pm. It will take place in the back bar.

 

This is the second of three general meetings to be held this year. These meetings are opportunities for members and the Dons Trust Board to discuss policies and developments within the organisation, for members to ask questions of the board and for you the members to hold us accountable..

May’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were raised.

The majority of the meeting was taken up with stadium-related matters, with club chief executive Erik Samuelson and our stadium project manager Andrew Williams joining to give the Trust board an update and take questions.

Erik and Andrew started by running through a report that had been submitted to..

June’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday, June 12. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed.

The meeting started with apologies for absence during which it was noted that, due to time pressures, Matt Spriegel had stepped down from the board. The board thanked Matt for his commitment since being co-opted, before discussing without definite conclusion their next steps, as engaging with younger..

Latest board meeting summaries available

The summary of July’s Dons Trust Board meeting is now available for members on the Trust Webjam. The previous month’s summary, for June’s meeting, is now online on this website. 

Remember that the Trust Webjam gives you a secure members-only environment in which you can ask the elected Dons Trust Board members any questions that you have and discuss issues with other Trust members.

If you missed your email invite to sign up for free to the Trust Webjam, email the..