The Dons Trust logoAn update from the Dons Trust Board – April 2020

To follow on from Chair, Mark Davis’ update on behalf of the Dons Trust Board  on 23 March, we would like to reassure fans that the Dons Trust Board is still meeting monthly to ensure oversight of the Club. We have now transitioned to holding these virtually.  We continue to meet with CEO, Joe Palmer, regularly (now remotely) who has provided an update on the key issues and decisions affecting our club during these unprecedented and worrying times. A summary of the key points discussed at this month’s meeting is included at the end of this update.  

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The Dons Trust logoSummary of January’s Dons Trust Board Meeting

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly meeting on Wednesday 15 January. This article summarises the main points discussed including the Plough Lane Bond, electing the Dons Trust Chair and Vice-Chair for 2020 and the upcoming AGM. 

Present from the DTB were Mark Davis, Tim Hillyer, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Edward Leek, Jane Lonsdale, Luke Mackenzie, Graham Stacey and Anne Williams.  

In attendance from the football club were Joe Palmer (Chief Executive) and Tom Rawcliffe (Financial Controller). 

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Dons Trust SGM December 2019Summary of December’s Dons Trust SGM

On Monday 9 December at the Cherry Red Records Stadium, the Dons Trust held an SGM with the primary purpose of bringing members up to date with the current situation on the financing of the new stadium and inviting them to discuss options available to us.

This came following an announcement from the Dons Trust Board (DTB) on 25 November of an £11 million funding gap for the first phase of the build of the new stadium at Plough Lane…

The Dons Trust logoSeptember’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 25 September. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

Present from the DTB were Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Edward Leek, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie. Apologies had been received for Roger Evans and Cormac van der Hoeven.

In attendance from the football club were Joe Palmer (Chief Executive), Ivor Heller..

July’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 24 July. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

Present from the DTB were Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Hannah Kitcher and Luke Mackenzie. Apologies were received from Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Edward Leek and Jane Lonsdale. The meeting was quorate.

Also in attendance were Trust secretary David Growns, minute takers..

May’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 22 May. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

At the meeting were DTB members Mark Davis (chair), Rob Crane, Colin Dipple, Cormac van der Hoeven, Edward Leek, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie. Apologies were received from Roger Evans and Trust secretary David Growns.

For the first part of the meeting,..

April’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 24 April. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale, Luke Mackenzie. Also in attendance were Ed Leek, club chief executive Joe Palmer and volunteer liaison officer Rick Thomas. Trust..

The Dons Trust logoMarch’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

At the meeting were DTB members Mark Davis (chair), Rob Crane, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie (Luke via speakerphone). Apologies were received from Trust secretary David Growns, who was unwell; volunteer Terry Langford..

February’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting in a meeting room at The Prince of Wales pub, Wimbledon, on Wednesday 27 February 2019. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed. 

The meeting was attended by DTB members Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale, Luke Mackenzie. Also in attendance was club chief executive Erik Samuelson; club chief operations officer Joe Palmer was unable to..

January’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 23 January 2019. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Mark Davis (Chair), Rob Crane, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie. Trust secretary David Growns took the minutes.

The DTB were joined by club chief executive..