The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly meeting on Thursday 6 March.
The DTB received updates on several matters from the FCB. The first of these was a proposal to survey a sample of season ticket holders to gauge views on raising season ticket prices “by a specified amount that would make a difference” in terms of helping to bolster the playing budget from next season. There followed a detailed discussion, which in particular focused on how the FCB survey would sit alongside the wider ticket price consultation already being planned by the DTB. After a vote the DTB agreed to the FCB’s proposal; Club Chief Executive Erik Samuelson subsequently introduced the survey in his Chesterfield matchday programme article, later posted on the official website.
Other topics on the FCB report included an update on new stadium developments; the problems caused by a small number of fans before the recent Bury game (and later discussed in Erik’s article for the York City matchday programme); next steps for the EPPP re-audit scheduled for 24-27 April, for which preparations are proceeding well; and the latest financial accounts. It was noted that the recent Vintage Day had been a great success, with strong bar takings.
The second half of the meeting focused on preparations for the May Special General Meeting. It was agreed that this will include a consultation with members on a proposal for an Associate Director role for wealthy individuals who wanted to contribute financially to the Club (and later introduced by DT Chairman Matthew Breach on the Dons Trust page of the Chesterfield matchday programme).