The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting minutes – delays to publication

Dons Trust members should expect delays to the publication of Dons Trust Board meeting minutes.   

The Dons Trust Board has held additional meetings recently, which is resulting in a backlog and Dons Trust Secretary, David Growns, has been unwell and is recovering from an operation.

The Dons Trust Board sends thoughts and support to David, and wishes him a speedy recovery.

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting 17 Feb 2021 – summary

On Wednesday 17 February 2021, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Microsoft Teams for its regular monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes.

Attendees were as follows:

From the Elections Steering Group (ESG): Chair – Alex Folkes, David Hall

From the Football Club Board (FCB): CEO – Joe Palmer, Financial Controller – Tom Rawcliffe

From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Xavier Wiggins, Jane Lonsdale, Charlie Talbot, Niall..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting 20 Jan 2021 – summary

On Wednesday 20 January 2021, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Teams for its regular monthly meeting. An additional meeting was convened on Thursday 28 January to allow enough time to cover all agenda points. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes.

Attendees across both meetings were as follows:

From the Football Club Board (FCB): CEO – Joe Palmer, Financial Controller – Tom Rawcliffe From the Dons Trust Board (DTB): Xavier Wiggins, Jane Lonsdale, Charlie..

The Dons Trust AFC Wimbledon Club OwnersDons Trust Board meeting 21 October 2020 – summary

On Wednesday 21 October 2020, the Dons Trust Board (DTB) gathered via Teams for  its  regular  monthly meeting. This is a summary of matters discussed, pending publication of full minutes.

AFC Wimbledon  CEO, Joe Palmer,  and Financial Controller, Tom Rawcliffe, from the Football Club Board (FCB)  kicked off proceedings, presenting  the Football Club Report  covering player  expenditure, transfer strategy and preparations for the first game at Plough Lane and Club budgets.

There followed a debate between the FCB and DTB regarding a..

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.

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..

The Dons Trust logoDecember’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday 10 December 2018. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Mark Davis (Chair), Tim Hillyer, Colin Dipple, Matthew Breach, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, Roger Evans, Sean McLaughlin and Cormac van der Hoeven; DT Secretariat members Terry Langford and Hannah Kitcher. Apologies were received from Trust Secretary Tom..

The Dons Trust logoBoard officers appointed

The new Dons Trust board met for the first time on Wednesday 9 January for a specially convened meeting to discuss their priorities and objectives for the year. These discussions are ongoing but will be finalised at their regular meeting later this month. 

In addition, the board elected its chair and vice-chair for the year ahead:

Chair: Mark Davis Vice chair: Rob Crane

The board also appointed David Growns as secretary after he responded to an appeal for help. David will also act as the trust’s data protection officer. Mark Davis said: “We..

The Dons Trust logoNovember’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday 12 November 2018. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarizes the main points discussed.

The meeting was attended by DTB members Mark Davis (Chair), Tim Hillyer, Charles Williams, Colin Dipple, Jane Lonsdale, Nigel Higgs, Roger Evans, Sean McLaughlin and Cormac van der Hoeven; DT Secretariat members Roger Edmonds-Brown and Hannah Kitcher.

The DTB were joined by club chief..