The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersMembership Secretary steps down

The Dons Trust Board is sad to announce that, after serving for an incredible 20 years, John Stembridge is stepping down as Membership Secretary. In order to help ensure a smooth transition during this busy period for the Dons Trust, he has kindly agreed to continue until a suitable replacement is appointed.

DTB Chair Kris Stewart said: “John has given great service to the Dons Trust in his time as Membership Secretary, bringing dedication and professionalism to the role and..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersNew roles with the Dons Trust

Following the announcement of the resignation of Membership Secretary John Stembridge, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) is seeking applicants for the roles of project manager, analyst, administrator/s and website developer.

Background

The Dons Trust is looking to replace its current custom system and processes for administering memberships.

This will entail integration with AFC Wimbledon’s ticketing system and database, creating a members’ area of the Dons Trust website, and using third-party tools to fill any gaps not satisfied by the club’s..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersA message from the Dons Trust Board

It’s a busy and important time for AFC Wimbledon and the Dons Trust. With relegation confirmed on Saturday, thoughts now turn to a crucial summer ahead where – among other things – we will be looking to recruit a new first-team manager and a new club leadership.

But at the same time, the Dons Trust Board is taking the time to reflect on the season just gone with a focus on what could have been done better. Relegation hurts all..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Programme notes – Accrington 30/4/22

DTB MEMBER HANNAH KITCHER REFLECTS ON WHAT HAS BEEN A TESTING SEASON BOTH ON AND OFF THE PITCH 

The Dons Trust Board is made up of different people, with different skills, experience and ideas. But one thing all board members have in common, from 2002 to today, is that we are fans. We love it when things are going well, and when they aren’t it hurts. We’re all gutted with where we are in the league table. We’ve made mistakes..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust and AFC Wimbledon Finance Update

BRIDGING LOAN REFINANCED

We would like to update fans on the financial situation and deliver the very good news that the initial April 2022 refinancing target has been met. At the end of April, the MSP loan that was secured against the stadium will be repaid which means the club will be free of any secured debt. This is down to the incredible efforts of Plough Lane Bond investors, a further sale of equity and a short-term loan from Cherry..

Dons Draw winners for April

Congratulations to Mark Hodsoll, who wins the £1,000 top prize in April’s Dons Draw.

The six prize winners for April are below.

1st prize of £1,000 – ticket 2404 – Mark Hodsoll – SM1 2nd prize of £500 – ticket 3871 – Sam Prior – KT2 3rd prize of £250 – ticket 1545  – Richard Brazier – SN4 4th prize of £100 – ticket 3543  – Peter Welch – BR2 5th prize of £100 – ticket 3958  – Katy..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting summary – 20 April 2022

On Wednesday 20th April, the Dons Trust board (DTb) gathered via Microsoft Teams for its regular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of the full minutes.

Attendees were as follows:

From the Dons Trust board (DTb): Charlie Talbot, Freddy Flaxman, Hannah Kitcher, Kris Stewart, Luke Mackenzie, Michele Little, Niall Couper, Graham Stacey, Anne-Marie Godfrey

Apologies: Graeme Price

Also in attendance: Secretary – Martin Newton, Communications Assistant –Matt Stockbridge

The meeting kicked off with a welcome for..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board adds members

Anne-Marie Godfrey and Graeme Price have joined the Dons Trust board. We recently shared an update on the DT board’s plans for adding new members, to get back to full strength and to add to the board’s resilience [see here]. Today we’re very pleased to announce that Graeme and Anne-Marie have accepted invitations to join the board. Graeme sits on the finance committee and has attended board meetings in the past, providing advice as a guest. He also has skills..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAn update on adding to the Dons Trust board

Since our announcement on 6 April [here]  the board of the Dons Trust has had only eight http://heremembers, whereas our rules [here]say we need at least nine. We said then that we will be filling the vacancy at our meeting on Wednesday 20 April. Today we’re expanding on that announcement, to tell you more about what we’re doing, and to give you an update. Sticking with the original plan, we will be filling the vacancy on Wednesday. The rules say that’s..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersAFC Wimbledon ticketing post-implementation review findings and recommendations

Towards the end of 2021, the Dons Trust Board called for volunteers to lead a Post-Implementation Review of AFC Wimbledon’s online ticket platform.  

The review team, recruited in December 2021, were tasked with reporting on lessons learned from the implementation of the online ticketing platform for the 20/21 and 21/22 seasons. This would be used to improve both the current use of the online ticket platform, as well as future comparable projects. 

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