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..

A graphic of a ballot box with 'Vote' written above itAre you thinking of standing for election?

Our next elections may not be until towards the end of the year, but it’s never too early to think about standing for election to the Dons Trust board.

The board runs the Trust on a day-to-day basis on behalf of its members, working closely with the football club’s own board to set the strategic direction of the club.

Elections to the Trust board are held every year on a one member, one vote basis. The elections take place in..

Welcome aboard!

Mark Davis, chair of the Dons Trust Board, welcomes the four newly elected members of the Board and gives a personal perspective on what they have signed up for.

By the time you read this, the Dons Trust’s AGM will have taken place, formalising some departures and arrivals on the board. Let me first briefly pay tribute to the departing members of the Dons Trust Board (DTB).

Sean McLaughlin joined the DTB in April 2006 and has served as treasurer..

The Dons Trust LogoDons Trust 2018 board elections results

The Election Steering Group undertook the count of votes from the Dons Trust elections before the match on Saturday 8 December.

1,268 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 44%. The four successful candidates were Hannah Kitcher (760 votes), Rob Crane (500 votes), Luke MacKenzie (496 votes) and Anna Kingsley (476 votes). They will take up their role following the AGM on 20 December.

The Dons Trust Board is grateful to the Election Steering Group, led by..

2018 Dons Trust Election: meet the candidates

Voting for the Dons Trust Board elections 2018 is now open!

All Dons Trust members should by now have received either their forms in the post (if you have previously indicated that you want to receive communications from the Trust in hard copy) or via an email from secretary@thedonstrust.org headed “Dons Trust Board Elections 2018 – Voting now open.” It will contain a link to enable you to vote.

If you can’t see the email in your inbox, check your junk/spam folder.

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Dons Trust Election interviews

Interviews with the two candidates standing for election to The Dons Trust Board who were not able to attend Saturday’s YouTube session have now been arranged for Monday 12 November.

The two candidates are:

Tim Hillyer Matt Breach

These interviews, which will be recorded and not live, will be conducted by members of the 9yrspodcast team, but will feature questions submitted by Trust members.

If you would like to submit a question to candidates, you can do so..

Dons Trust Board elections – interviews with candidates

Interviews with candidates standing for election to The Dons Trust Board will be broadcast live this Saturday, 10 November, on YouTube.

These interviews will be conducted by members of the 9yrspodcast team, but will feature questions submitted by Trust members.

Trust members who would like to submit a question to candidates can do so in two ways:

Email your question, citing your DT Membership Number, to 9yrs@may14.co.uk, and please indicate which candidate you are directing your question towards. Submit your question while watching..

Dons Trust SGMDons Trust SGM and AFCW PLC EGM on 8 November

Dons Trust members and AFCW PLC shareholders are reminded of two important meetings taking place at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday, to conclude the vote on a forthcoming share issue by AFCW PLC.

At 7.30pm, the Dons Trust SGM will start. Members are asked to arrive in plenty of time because, as well as the usual check-in arrangements, we will need to check that any members wishing to cast their vote on the evening are eligible to vote..

Caution Sign - 2018 Elections AheadDons Trust elections – make sure you are eligible to vote

The full list of candidates and their proposers has now been added to the elections webpage, as well as a link to the candidates’ manifestos. Members will be contacted, either by post or by email, on or around 10 November with an invitation to cast their votes.

Existing members of the Trust who wish to vote in the election, but whose membership has not yet been renewed, must make sure that they have renewed their membership before the end..

An external view of the Prince of Wales pub in WimbledonDons Trust open meeting on 31 October

Following up a suggestion that was made at the September SGM, the Dons Trust board will be holding an open meeting for Dons Trust members on 31 October.

There is no formal business to be conducted at the meeting (a formal SGM will be held at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on 8 November, as previously advertised). However, an open meeting provides an opportunity to ask board members questions, and to put forward your views on issues that..