Bank notes lying flatEd Leek co-opted onto board

Last night’s Dons Trust board meeting formally co-opted Ed Leek onto the board to provide financial expertise that will help us oversee the football club and financing of the new stadium project.

Ed was one of a number of supporters who responded after the board advertised for help in February. After board members Mark Davis, Jane Lonsdale and Colin Dipple carried out a number of interviews, Ed emerged as the leading contender.

Ed has previously worked for KPMG and currently..

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..

Dons Trust LogoOctober’s Board Meeting Summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Monday 8 October 2018. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

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

The DTB were joined..

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..

CalendarDates for your diary

2018 AGM

The Dons Trust’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 13 December 2018. Papers will be sent out closer to the time but Dons Trust members should hold that date in their diary.

Any member wishing to submit a resolution for that meeting should send it to the Secretary in writing by noon on Thursday 15 November (see Rule 23 of the Dons Trust Constitution for further details).

SGM & fundraising vote

In the meantime,..

September’s Board Meeting Summary

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

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

The DTB were joined by club chief executive Erik..

Club enters into mediation process suggested by EFL

The English Football League (EFL) has issued a press release announcing that the Club has agreed to enter into mediation to seek a long-term resolution to the issues for which it was charged late in 2017. The charges are set out in the EFL statement.

After consulting the Dons Trust board the football club board has agreed to enter into the mediation process suggested by the EFL. Both boards agreed that the Club should participate because we believe that continuing as we..

Engaging the fanbase

Cormac van der Hoeven, who joined the Dons Trust Board at the end of last year, believes that the Trust must look to extend its appeal to more – and younger – fans.

“With completion must come renewal.”

The Dons Trust (DT), led until recently by Matt Breach and now by Mark Davis – has been instrumental in supporting our historic return to Plough Lane. With that move will come a form of completion: within nine years of re-forming we had..

SGM 26th April

The first Dons Trust SGM of 2018 will be held at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Thursday 26th April at 7.30pm.

All DT members welcome.

The DTB will be discussing with members how DTB business is being organised this year and will also be unveiling a new logo for members’ approval.

The meeting will provide members with an opportunity to contribute to discussion about Trust and Club matters. Papers for the meeting can be found here.

There will be a break during which the..