December’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting on 11 December as a conference call due to poor weather conditions and transport issues preventing the board from meeting in person. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, Sean McLaughlin, David Growns; DTB member elect Cormac van der Hoeven and DT Secretariat members..

Working hard behind the scenes

 

Dons Trust Secretary Tom Brown introduces the team of people who support the Dons Trust Board and tells us about the areas in which they work.

 

What we do

 

The Dons Trust secretariat supports the Board in a number of ways:

compiling agendas and minutes for the Board’s meetings each month preparing papers for general meetings and sending them out to members communicating with members via Webjam, Twitter and Facebook keeping the Trust’s website up to date..

November’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 9thNovember 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, David Growns, Charles Williams and Sean McLaughlin, supported by DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Hannah Kitcher.  The board were joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, newly elected..

DT AGM: Thursday 21 December 2017, 7.30 pm, The Cherry Red Records Stadium

Dear Fellow Member,

The Annual General Meeting of the Dons Trust will be held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, Jack Goodchild Way, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PB on Thursday 21 December 2017 at 7.30pm

I am pleased to invite you to the Dons Trust Annual General Meeting (the DT AGM). The Dons Trust holds a minimum of three formal “general meetings” each year. These are opportunities for members and the Dons..

Revised dates for Annual General Meetings

The AFCW PLC board has agreed that the Group’s accounts should not be finalised until the s106 agreement has been signed, so as to be able to include in those accounts the most up to date position regarding the stadium.  As a consequence, completion of the Dons Trust accounts has been delayed and we have had to defer the Dons Trust AGM to Thursday 21 December, to be held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium, starting at 7.30 pm.

Once..

The next generation

It’s the younger supporters in our present fanbase who will be running AFC Wimbledon in years to come – so how can we encourage them to get more involved in the Dons Trust now? Charles Williams, who was co-opted onto the Dons Trust Board in September to focus on this important task, sets out his ideas.

My favourite thing about being an AFC Wimbledon fan is that I own the club. I still remember my anger and feeling of utter..

October’s (additional) Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held an additional meeting this month to cover matters not covered in the previous regular monthly meeting. The meeting was held on Monday 30th October at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarizes the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs and Sean McLaughlin; DT Secretariat members Tom..

October’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 12 October 2017. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Matthew Breach, Mark Davis, Roger Evans, Colin Dipple, Tim Hillyer, Sean McLaughlin, Nigel Higgs, Charles Williams; DT Secretariat members Tom Brown and Andrew Howell; and FCB members/consultants Erik Samuelson, David Charles, Andrew Williams and Dan Norris..

Dons Trust Board Elections 2017

This year, there were five vacancies to be filled. As there were only five nominated candidates, they are all, under Election Rule 12, considered to be elected.

Candidate Proposer 1 Proposer 2 Mark Davis Nicola Davis Matt Breach Colin Dipple Matt Breach Mark Davis Roger Evans Iain McNay Mark Davis Cormac van der Hoeven Nick Clark Warren Church Jane Lonsdale David Growns Paul Raymond

 

All the candidates provided a manifesto and a summary. The summaries are reproduced here for..

Looking out for the fans

Dons Trust Board Chair Matthew Breach explains some of the “outward-facing” work that the Trust is involved with and why it is so important.

Most of the time that the Dons Trust Board (DTB) spends together (a regular monthly meeting plus a number of ad hoc meetings for specific issues) is devoted to the club, concentrating on implementing our strategic oversight of the Football Club Board (FCB) on issues such as football, finances, youth development, commercial operations and – particularly..