Junior Dons Gifts - football, waterbottle and capDiversity and inclusion update

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale has an update on the work she is involved in for the Trust.

On the Dons Trust page of the matchday programme against Fleetwood last March, I wrote about the setting up of the Trust’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) working group. The group, which I chair, has met three times now. It has representatives from most of the diversity-protected characteristics (which include gender, race and disability) and includes members from the Dons Trust and..

A look behind the scenes

Dons Trust Board member Roger Evans gives us an insight into how the Trust operates and the range of its responsibilities.

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) has nine members, elected by Dons Trust members for a period of two years. Four positions become vacant one year, and five the next. Individuals can also be co-opted as members of the DTB to take advantage of particular skills. We currently have one co-opted member, giving a young adult’s perspective.

The DTB meets..

Dons Trust SGMCommunication, communication, communication

Dons Trust Board member Cormac van der Hoeven look at ways in which the Board is looking to improve how it gets its message across and how it interacts with its members and with the wider fanbase.

Since the 2011 consultation of members about our identity, general meetings of the Dons Trust have been dominated by the sharing of Plough Lane news. Over the past twelve months we have been exploring a new style of hosting at general meetings, though..

Caution Sign - 2018 Elections AheadDons Trust Board Elections 2018

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

“It’s 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

As we all..

Roger and out

Roger Dennis reflects on his role as Junior Dons co-ordinator as he steps aside to take a well-earned break after volunteering and supporting the JDs for 16 years.

From its inception, the Trust has aimed to engage with young supporters and potential supporters. The decision to set up the Junior Dons was quickly made, and I agreed to take charge of the project. The result has been hugely enjoyable. Many of the current features of JD membership were agreed straight..