#MeetTheDTBMeet The DTB with Charlie and Michele

 The Dons Trust Board is delighted to announce the next in our series of Meet the DTB events. Michele Little and Charlie Talbot will be your hosts for an evening with a Bond flavour, kicking off at 19:00 GMT on Friday 11 March 2022. Please make sure you register via Zoom by 17:00 GMT on the day in order to join us. You can register at https://thedonstrust.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=9f19ec3a04ac043c0b32c6d94&id=1399d705d5&e=b158c39faf Michele is Dons Trust vice-chair and Treasurer with responsibility for administering the Plough Lane Bond while Charlie..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersMeetings Minute Taker Wanted

The Dons Trust is looking for volunteers to share in minute-taking duties for board meetings (Dons Trust and also AFCW PLC) and for general meetings with members.

The Dons Trust Board is looking to enhance the Secretariat support as its tackles its priorities for this year and so is recruiting additional minute takers.

In all, there are around 30 formal meetings per year across the work of the 2 Boards. The Secretariat wishes to expand the team of minute-takers so..

The Burning Questions

The Dons Trust co-chairs Kris Stewart and Xavier Wiggins sat down with head coach Mark Robinson this week for a candid interview in which they answered some burning questions about the team, the Bond and the future. You can watch a full recording on the AFC Wimbledon YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_–uevGhFg

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersTicketing Post Implementation Review – Update

An interim report, following the Ticketing Post Implementation Review (PIR) has been produced, based on looking at some documents and the experiences of the team.

This was discussed with the club last week and as a result, much additional information has been provided which is being reviewed. The report will be updated in the next ten days, finalised and then formally issued.

Play your part in The Greatest Story

Following feedback that the Greatest Story mosaic in the West Stand wasn’t accessible to everyone we have some great news. WiSH are now producing an updated version of the photo mosaic to be framed by a timeline and based in the SE corner of the Cherry Red Records stadium, so people sitting in the south and east stands can enjoy it more easily.If you missed out last time and would like your photo included in the revised version, email info@wimbledoninsportinghistory.comThe..

Dons Draw results February 2022

Operating since 2004, the volunteer-run Dons Draw raises more than £100,000 a year for the club, paying out some £25,000 in guaranteed prizes.

The results of the Dons Draw for February have been drawn, in the presence of Luke Stevens, Anthony Sirkett and Elwyn Hughes, and it’s congratulations to Andy O’Brien, who has scooped our top prize. The full list of winners is:

£1,000 Andy O’Brien

£500 Barrie Whittington

£250 Morris Palmer

£100 Chris Root

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Football strategy

Recap: How the Football Board fits in with the club’s long-term football and recruitment strategy. With the January transfer window now closed, we have been getting questions about the long-term football and recruitment strategy of the club’s Football Board, so we thought a reminder of how the board was set up and constituted would be helpful. We invited Head of Recruitment & Analysis Will Daniels to host a Meet The DTB special back in November, and the full recording can..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club Owners3.3 is the magic number as Plough Lane Bond remains open

Having smashed its initial target, fhe Dons Trust is delighted to accounce that their Plough Lane Bond scheme remains open. Already this year more than £2.4m has been invested in the scheme, which is continuing to aim at a new target of all the threes: “3.3 by 3/3”. This hopes to bring the total well over £3m in March.  Bonds can be purchased with a choose your own interest rate of up to 6% for new purchasers, or 7% for..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting summary – 16 February 2022

On Wednesday 16 February 2022, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Microsoft Teams for its regular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes. 

Attendees were as follows: 

From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Charlie Talbot, Freddy Flaxman, Graham Stacey, Hannah Kitcher, Kris Stewart, Luke Mackenzie, Michele Little, Niall Couper, Xavier Wiggins. 

Also in attendance: Secretary – Martin Newton, Minute Taker..

Niall CouperDons Trust Programme notes – Sunderland 12/2/22

BOARD MEMBER NIALL COUPER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF THE DONS TRUST

“Take over 1,200 Wimbledon fans, add a liberal sprinkling of VIPs including MPs and members of Merton Council, guest speakers, a passionate MC, over 60 stewards, the FA Cup and a host of ex-players. Place in a theatre for three hours, and gently stir and infuse with emotion. What have you got? The launch of the Dons Trust on 10 February 2002.”

Those are the memories of Lou..