A graphic showing a stylised calendarDiary date – 9yrs Podcast election interviews

Following the success of the live video interviews during last year’s Dons Trust Board election, the Election Steering Group expect to endorse a similar event this year.

Trust members considering standing in this year’s Trust board election may wish to note that the proposed date is Sunday 3 November.

A graphic showing an envelope with two speech bubbles representing electronic communicationDo you receive info from us through the post?

If at all possible, we urge all members to sign up to receive email communications from the Trust, rather than postal communications.

Not only does this save the Trust a considerable amount of money, it will also help us engage with you in a much more timely fashion as we seek to improve our communications.

If you are already a member and wish to switch to email communications, please email membership@thedonstrust.org and let our membership secretary know your name, your..

The old and current Wimbledon badges overlaidClub history – discussion facilitator wanted

We are looking for a volunteer to facilitate discussions about how we celebrate our history at our new stadium.

The role will involve leading discussions between a range of supporters – including Wimbledon in Sporting History (WISH) – to determine a way that allows display of the widest range of artefacts possible while ensuring that any organisation involved in displaying material in the stadium’s museum is ultimately accountable to the Dons Trust.

The role will involve:

arranging and facilitating discussions..

The old and current Wimbledon badges overlaidUpdate on history discussions

The Dons Trust board knows that many members are unsure where we currently stand with regard to representing our history at our new stadium. This follows regrettable inactivity by the board since this issue was discussed at April’s SGM.

As well as issuing this update, we are now advertising for a volunteer facilitator to take the lead on discussions to ensure that we end up with a museum at our new stadium that we can all be proud of.

For..

Anna KingsleyThe future generation

The courses run by the AFC Wimbledon Foundation on Saturdays and in summer holidays are a great way for boys and girls to get into football, says Dons Trust Board member Anna Kingsley. And they may unearth a future Dons first-team player.

For some of us at this afternoon’s game, this won’t be the first Dons performance we have watched today. My son is one of nearly a hundred boys and girls who train with AFC Wimbledon every Saturday morning..

Elections AheadDons Trust Board election: A guide to changes for 2019

The Election Steering Group (ESG) recently announced the start of the 2019 election period.

Members of the Dons Trust Board are elected to serve for two years and this year the term has come to an end for five board members. There are therefore five vacancies to be filled.

Following learning from the 2018 Dons Trust election, the Election Steering Group (ESG) proposed some changes to the election rules and nomination process.

These have been reviewed and approved by the Dons..

Elections AheadAnnouncement of election to fill five vacancies on the Trust Board

Members of the Dons Trust Board are elected to serve for two years and this year the term has come to an end for five board members. There are therefore five vacancies to be filled and this Announcement of Election formally starts the election process.

If you wish to stand, you will need to complete a nomination form.

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the updated rules for the 2019 election.

Election timetable 

Nominations open Saturday 14 September 2019 Nominations close Saturday..

On reflection …

Roger Evans looks back at the challenges that he and his fellow Dons Trust Board members have faced since he was first elected at the end of 2013.

After six years as a Dons Trust Board (DTB) member I have, with regret, decided not to stand for re-election. It has, however, led me to reflect on the progress, trials and tribulations the DTB has faced – and dealt with remarkably well – during that period.

In January 2014, AFC Wimbledon..

Membership cards mailout – can you help?

We are now preparing to send out new membership cards to all members who have renewed for 2019/20 – about 3000 people so far.

Our membership secretary, John Stembridge, is looking for volunteers to help send out the cards. The task comprises taking a pre-printed letter, matching it with a membership card and placing them together in a window envelope.

He has reserved the function room upstairs in The Sultan pub for Thursday 12 September from 6pm onwards.

If you..