Dons Trust SGMStadium questions

The Dons Trust and AFC Wimbledon boards recognise that Trust members and AFC Wimbledon fans have many questions they want to ask, following the paper regarding the financing of the new stadium released to Dons Trust members on Monday.

The boards wish to be as open as we can with members regarding the current situation and the options open to us. However, responding separately to each and every question members and fans send in is a difficult logistical exercise.

We..

The Dons Trust logoVital meetings coming up

Dons Trust SGM on 9 December. AGMs on 8 January

The Dons Trust Board has today written to members, ahead of a special general meeting on 9 December. The annual general meetings of the Dons Trust and AFCW PLC have now been rescheduled for 8 January, as the accounts are being finalised.

The Dons Trust’s SGM on 9 December has a number of items on the agenda, including the outcome of the board elections and two members’ resolutions regarding recent..

The Dons Trust logoDons Trust Board 2019 Elections Results

The counting of the votes cast in the 2019 election for the Dons Trust Board has taken place. The number of votes cast for each candidate is as follows:

Graham Stacey    493

Tim Hillyer           547

Mark Davis           670

Dennis Lowndes  455

Edward Leek        590

Jane Lonsdale      736

Mark Sturges       306

Anne Williams    470

The two-year terms of five Dons Trust Board members end..

The Dons Trust logoRob Crane resigns from Trust board

Dons Trust board member Rob Crane has resigned with immediate effect.

He explained: “I was elected to the board last year and it’s been a real privilege to in that time do my best to represent the views of our members.

“But when members read the paperwork for the SGM that’s being held on 9 December, they’ll realise the serious situation that we’ve reached with the new stadium.

“I should pay tribute to an immense amount of hard work done by so..

The Dons Trust logoIt’s more than about the 90 minutes

When we get together with our mates and reminisce about games we saw many years ago, some of the best memories are of what happened before and after the game. And now, says Dons Trust Board member Luke Mackenzie, there is a new comms platform you can use to help shape your total matchday experience at the new stadium.

I’d like to start by saying hello and welcome to those who are representing Gillingham FC today. One of the duties..

The Dons Trust logoColin Dipple steps down from Trust board

Dons Trust Board member Colin Dipple has decided to step down from the board with immediate effect due to personal ill health.

Colin was due to step down at our next members’ meeting on Monday 9 December, following the expiry of his two-year term, but has decided to bring that forward.

On behalf of his fellow Dons Trust Board members, chair Mark Davis said: “It goes without saying that everyone on the board sends their best wishes and thanks to..

Making comms better

It’s coming up for a year since Rob Crane was elected to the Dons Trust Board, with a pledge to improve the Trust’s communications. So, he asks, what’s changed since then?

In April we sent our first monthly email newsletter to Dons Trust members. These newsletters aim to make members aware of news stories on the Trust website that they might otherwise have missed. They’re also useful for promoting upcoming events, such as the recent Foodbank collection. We send these..

September’s board meeting minutes

The minutes of September’s board meeting aren’t yet online. Our volunteer minute taker was slightly delayed producing the draft, and then October’s board meeting – which should have approved them – was brought forward a week to avoid half-term absences.

The draft minutes are currently with board members and will be approved at our November board meeting.

In the meantime, members can read a summary of the meeting on the Trust Webjam.

Junior Dons Christmas party bannerJunior Dons Christmas Party

Booking is now open for the 2019 Junior Dons Christmas Party!

With player appearances, Haydon the Womble, a disco, party food and a gift for all, the party is suitable for all Junior Dons aged 12 and under.

The party is on Sunday 15 December from 11 am until 2 pm.

It’s free entry for Junior Dons members, £10 for non-members.

Spaces are limited, so please book early. Under 5s will need to be accompanied by one named adult –..

AFC Wimbledon badgeBeing diverse and inclusive

Anuk Teasdale, a member of the Dons Trust Diversity & Inclusion Working Group, reports on the progress the group is making to combat discrimination of all kinds.

The Diversity and Inclusion Group, formed by volunteers and headed by a Dons Trust Board member, continues to make strides in working with the club in this important and complex area. We recognise the issues facing football clubs and fans alike, as highlighted by recent incidents at Haringey Borough and in Bulgaria, and..