The Dons Trust Board has decided to co-opt up to two additional board members, serving until the 2023 AGM in December with the intention they are re-appointed to serve for 2024 as well.
We encourage anyone with an interest to consider if they might be suitable. There are some details online and we will be sharing more about the requirements and process for appointments very soon.
Dons Trust members’ consultation
We are in the final stages of recruiting for a series of consultation sessions on the level of ownership of AFC Wimbledon by The Dons Trust.
As members will be aware, under our current rules the Trust must retain a 75%+1 share shareholding in AFCW PLC, and this consultation process is to find out more about the views of members on options for changing this arrangement, whereby more equity would be made available to investors while maintaining majority ownership of the club by the Trust. Any emerging proposal for a change would require strong support from members to pass our voting thresholds.
As announced previously, we are moving the administration of Trust membership to the club’s ticketing system. You can read more about how this affects you on the website .
Club heritage weekend 23-25 June
Wimbledon in Sporting History presents a weekend of sports history, new installations, guest speakers, a book launch and a play on AFC Wimbledon’s first ever heritage weekend, happening at the Cherry Red Records Stadium this weekend (23 – 25 June). Check out what’s happening here.
Latest Dons Trust Board minutes
A summary of the June 2023 Dons Trust Board meeting and links to previous meetings’ minutes can be found here
Meet the DTB
The Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce the return of our “Meet the Dons Trust Board” sessions, hosted on Zoom. An updated format for this year will see members being invited to speak during the sessions rather than commenting by text. And each session will have a specific focus, which will help us explain how the board works and what we are doing, given the changes there have been in our role.
The first of these will be in July – date and participants to be announced shortly. Members wanting to join in will need to register in advance – invitations will be sent out to all members early next month.
Thank you to the Golden Goal sellers
The Dons Trust Board would like to put on record our thanks to those volunteers who helped with selling Golden Goals on matchdays last season – you raised more than £7,000 for the Dons Trust!
Well done to the taskforce
We also want to tip our hat to those intrepid volunteers who joined AFC Wimbledon Head of Football Operations Craig Cope in sprucing up the club’s training facilities over the hot summer, as well as helping to announce one of our new signings! More details here
Her Game Too
As previously supported by Dons Trust members, AFC Wimbledon have now partnered with Her Game Too – a campaign group which raises awareness of sexual abuse in football. Further details of this group can be read here.
Election Steering Group volunteers
The next Dons Trust Board elections will be in November 2023. At this point, members of the current board whose term expires this year may stand for re-election, alongside other candidates.
To ensure that the election is lively and conducted fairly and properly, the Election Steering Group takes charge of the process on behalf of the Board, with the support of the Secretary.
We are now asking members to think about joining the Election Steering Group to help plan and run the 2023 election. To put your name forward or for more details, please email email@example.com.
Calling younger members!
The Member Services & Engagement group is keen to hear from Dons Trust members aged 16 – 24, to listen to your views, to discuss how best we get input from younger members and make sure you get to lead and be taken seriously.
As there are no home league games until early August, to catch up with fellow Dons Trust members you can visit ProBoards – https://donstrust.boards.net. You will need to be registered and to use your name to post there. DTB members regularly check out the activity, so they can respond when appropriate.