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..

9yrs Podcast 2019 election interviews graphicLive election interviews this Sunday

Tune in to the 9yrs Podcast’s YouTube channel this Sunday (3 November) for their live interviews with this year’s board election candidates.

The morning running order will be:

10.25   Introduction

10.30   Tim Hillyer

11.00   Mark Sturges

11.30   Jane Lonsdale

12.00   Dennis Lowndes

After a break for lunch, the interviews will pick up again:

14.00   Edward Leek

14.30   Mark Davis

15.00   Anne Williams

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The Dons Trust logoThe Trust Webjam – election section open!

This year’s Dons Trust Webjam election section is now open! To access it, log in and click on the ‘2019 Elections’ tab at the top of the homepage.

There you’ll find all the candidates’ mini manifestos. You can also download their full manifestos.

You can ask questions directly to candidates – every candidate has a post called ‘Ask me anything’ and you can post your comment or question for them there.

Alternatively, to ask a question for all candidates..

The Dons Trust logoElection candidate statements released

The candidate statements for the Dons Trust Board election 2019 have now been sent to members but you can also read the candidate statements online.

Ballot papers will be sent out to members on or about Sunday 3 November.

The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot was drawn by Neil Springate of The Fulham Supporters Trust, our independent observer. The statements are in the reverse order.

Please note that there are five vacancies and that you can vote..

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..

A graphic of interlinking communication cogsCan you help our media output?

Earlier this summer the Dons Trust Board approved a new ‘communications ethos’. We are now seeking two volunteers to help deliver it on an ongoing basis.

The two volunteers will work together to:

attend monthly board meetings and produce a summary of discussions for uploading to the Trust website use Zoho Social to increase the Trust’s presence and engagement on social media use Mailchimp to create monthly emails to members monitor the contact@thedonstrust.org email address to respond to inbound email..

AFC Wimbledon badgeNext Meet the Manager event

If you have read the minutes of our August board meeting, you will have seen that Thursday 24 October was suggested as a possible date for our next Meet the Manager event.

In light of the current management situation at the club, it has been decided not to go ahead with a Meet the Manager event at this time.

Trust vice chair Rob Crane explained: “The football club board have assured us that they remain committed to delivering four Meet the Manager events..

The Dons Trust logo2019 election candidates announced

With five places on the Dons Trust board up for grabs this year, we have received eight nominations for election. In random order, they are:

Edward Leek Dennis Lowndes Mark Davis Mark Sturges Tim Hillyer Graham Stacey Jane Lonsdale Anne Williams

Their mini-manifestos will be published in the Portsmouth matchday programme (on Saturday 19 October).

Their full manifestos will be sent to members. Voting won’t open until early November, so don’t worry about not receiving voting instructions at the same..