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.

9yrs Podcast 2019 election interviews graphicLive election interviews this Sunday

Tune in to the 9yrs Podcast’s YouTube channel this Sunday (3 November) for their live interviews with this year’s board election candidates.

The morning running order will be:

10.25   Introduction

10.30   Tim Hillyer

11.00   Mark Sturges

11.30   Jane Lonsdale

12.00   Dennis Lowndes

After a break for lunch, the interviews will pick up again:

14.00   Edward Leek

14.30   Mark Davis

15.00   Anne Williams

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The Dons Trust logoThe Trust Webjam – election section open!

This year’s Dons Trust Webjam election section is now open! To access it, log in and click on the ‘2019 Elections’ tab at the top of the homepage.

There you’ll find all the candidates’ mini manifestos. You can also download their full manifestos.

You can ask questions directly to candidates – every candidate has a post called ‘Ask me anything’ and you can post your comment or question for them there.

Alternatively, to ask a question for all candidates..

The Dons Trust logoElection candidate statements released

The candidate statements for the Dons Trust Board election 2019 have now been sent to members but you can also read the candidate statements online.

Ballot papers will be sent out to members on or about Sunday 3 November.

The order in which the candidates appear on the ballot was drawn by Neil Springate of The Fulham Supporters Trust, our independent observer. The statements are in the reverse order.

Please note that there are five vacancies and that you can vote..

The Dons Trust logoSeptember’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 25 September. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

Present from the DTB were Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Edward Leek, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie. Apologies had been received for Roger Evans and Cormac van der Hoeven.

In attendance from the football club were Joe Palmer (Chief Executive), Ivor Heller..

July’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) held its monthly meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 24 July. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

Present from the DTB were Rob Crane, Mark Davis, Colin Dipple, Hannah Kitcher and Luke Mackenzie. Apologies were received from Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Edward Leek and Jane Lonsdale. The meeting was quorate.

Also in attendance were Trust secretary David Growns, minute takers..

April’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its usual monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 24 April. 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 were Ed Leek, club chief executive Joe Palmer and volunteer liaison officer Rick Thomas. Trust..

The Dons Trust logoMarch’s board meeting summary

The Dons Trust board (DTB) held its monthly board meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Wednesday 27 March 2019. Ahead of publication of the redacted minutes, this article summarises the main points discussed.

At the meeting were DTB members Mark Davis (chair), Rob Crane, Colin Dipple, Roger Evans, Cormac van der Hoeven, Anna Kingsley, Hannah Kitcher, Jane Lonsdale and Luke Mackenzie (Luke via speakerphone). Apologies were received from Trust secretary David Growns, who was unwell; volunteer Terry Langford..

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..

Holding the club board to account

Dons Trust Board vice-chair Rob Crane explains how the Dons Trust works with the Football Club Board to keep everything moving along on the correct course.

Most Wimbledon fans, I would hope, know that the Dons Trust is the organisation that owns AFC Wimbledon. But on a day-to-day basis, how does the elected Dons Trust Board hold the (unelected) Football Club Board to account?

Traditionally, the split has been that the DTB looks after the strategic direction of the club,..