September’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 14 September 2017.  Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points that were discussed.

The meeting opened with apologies received from Nigel Higgs and David Growns from the DTB.  Erik Samuelson sent apologies from the Football Club Board (FCB) but was represented by both Mick Buckley and Ivor Heller.  Charles Williams (potential co-optee to the Board) was..

Announcement of Election to fill five vacancies on the Trust Board

This Announcement of Election formally starts the election process to fill five vacancies on the Board of Wimbledon Football Club Supporters’ Society Limited (the Trust Board). 

If there is anything that is not clear, or anything that you would like to discuss, contact the Election Steering Group via elections@thedonstrust.org or on 07818 617 620.  John Dolan, who is chairing the Group this year, will do his best to help.

Vacancies

Five members’ two-year terms come to an end this year…

Announcement of Charles Williams as DTB with Youth Engagement Priority

The Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce that Charles Williams has been co-opted onto the board, in succession to Matt Spriegel, with a brief to boost DT engagement with fans in the 16–35 age bracket.

Charles responded to the original advert last year and just missed out on the appointment at that time. When Matt had to stand down earlier this year the Dons Trust Board agreed that youth engagement remained a priority and agreed to contact Charles to..

One Direction? Our Direction! The Dons Trust Board Election 2017

Would you like to play an active role in setting the strategic direction for our club? Could you hold the club’s executives to account on behalf of Dons Trust members? Then read on …

“It’s just satisfying to be part of the progress, and the story and the success of making a really great club even greater. You get a huge amount out of it, so I’d encourage people to stand.” Continuing Board member speaking on the 9Yrs Podcast

As we all..

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..

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..

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..

April’s board meeting summary

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

As is usual, the start of the meeting was joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, who gave an update on the tendering process (outlined by him in a recent programme article) and financing of the new stadium. The DTB discussed with Erik the..

Matt Spriegel steps down from board

Matt Spriegel has stepped down from his voluntary role on the Dons Trust Board due to growing commitments to Wimbledon Cricket Club and Surrey County Cricket Club.

A former first-class cricketer with Surrey and a Dons fan since childhood, Matt was co-opted onto the Dons Trust Board in August 2016 with a remit to help the Trust engage with younger fans aged 16–35.

But since then his involvement with both Wimbledon CC and Surrey CCC has increased and he has..