Additional May Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held an additional board meeting to its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday 23 May 2018 in the centre of Wimbledon in a conference room generously provided by the Prince of Wales pub. This post summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Mark Davis (Chair), Matthew Breach, Tim Hillyer, Sean McLaughlin, Cormac van der Hoeven, Jane Lonsdale, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Charles Williams and Secretariat members Hannah Kitcher and Terry Langford.

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May’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 10 May 2018. 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 (Chair), Tim Hillyer, Sean McLaughlin, Nigel Higgs, Cormac van der Hoeven, Jane Lonsdale, and DT Secretary Tom Brown, Secretariat members Hannah Kitcher, Terry Langford and Andrew Howell.

The DTB were joined by club chief..

Engaging the fanbase

Cormac van der Hoeven, who joined the Dons Trust Board at the end of last year, believes that the Trust must look to extend its appeal to more – and younger – fans.

“With completion must come renewal.”

The Dons Trust (DT), led until recently by Matt Breach and now by Mark Davis – has been instrumental in supporting our historic return to Plough Lane. With that move will come a form of completion: within nine years of re-forming we had..

April’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday 9 April 2018. 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 (Chair), Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Nigel Higgs, Cormac van der Hoeven, Jane Lonsdale, Charles Williams, Sean McLaughlin, Tim Hillyer and DT secretariat members Andrew Williams and Hannah Kitcher. The DTB welcomed to the meeting..

SGM 26th April

The first Dons Trust SGM of 2018 will be held at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm.

All DT members welcome.

The DTB will be discussing with members how DTB business is being organised this year and will also be unveiling a new logo for members’ approval.

The meeting will provide members with an opportunity to contribute to discussion about Trust and Club matters. Papers for the meeting can be found here.

There will be a break during which the..

Increasing diversity

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale looks at the diversity of the Board and encourages others to think about standing for election.

As many will know, the Dons Trust is run in a democratic way, through annual elections to the Dons Trust Board (DTB), with any member of the Dons Trust eligible to be nominated for election.

Unfortunately, last year there were not enough candidates for a contested election, so all the nominated candidates automatically became DTB members; the same..

March’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its regular board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 14 March 2018. 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 (Chair), Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Nigel Higgs, Cormac van der Hoeven, Jane Lonsdale, Charles Williams and DT Secretariat member Hannah Kitcher.

The DTB were joined by club chief executive Erik Samuelson, chief operating officer..

Matt BreachThe thoughts of Chairman Matt

After six years as chair of the Dons Trust Board, Matt Breach decided to take a small step back and is now assisting Mark Davis, the new chair. We asked Matt to share with us his thoughts on his time in the role.

When I was first elected to the Dons Trust Board, Erik phoned me and briefed me about the impending charge that the club faced over playing Jermaine Darlington without obtaining international clearance. That was certainly a baptism..

TypewriterMinute-taker required

The Dons Trust is looking for a volunteer to share in minute-taking duties for board meetings and for general meetings with members. In all, there are around 15 – 18 such meetings per year, and the board wishes to expand the team of minute-takers so as to share the workload and ensure that minutes are prepared and finalised on a timely basis.

As a minute-taker, you will be responsible for:

Preparing a short and engaging summary of board..

Mark DavisStepping into the Breach

Newly appointed Dons Trust Board chair Mark Davis sets out the board’s priorities and explains some new ways of working for 2018.

Every year, one of the first actions of the board, following the Dons Trust Board elections and AGM, is to appoint the Trust’s officers for the coming 12 months. After six years as chair, Matthew Breach has decided to step back from that role and, following a discussion at the board’s first January meeting, it..