Club volunteersGiving something back

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale reflects on the importance of letting our volunteers know how much we appreciate the work they put in.

I recently took a phone call from Blackpool Supporters’ Trust seeking our advice. They were putting out a plea for volunteers to help get their club back on its feet as soon as the receiver had officially taken control. They wanted to learn from our experiences of working with and recruiting volunteers.

It was a reminder..

Bank notes lying flatNew Trust treasurer

We are pleased to announce that Mukesh Desai has stepped forward to become the Trust’s new treasurer.

Mukesh volunteered following an appeal for help made by the Trust board in February. His offer was formally accepted at last night’s Dons Trust board meeting. Mukesh’s is a non-board role looking after the Trust’s own accounts and finances.

We would like to thank outgoing treasurer Sean McLaughlin for his 13 years of service, including continuing to carry out the role until Mukesh’s..

Hannah Kitcher Dons Trust Board MemberGetting our priorities right

Dons Trust Board member Hannah Kitcher has news of the Board’s priorities for the year ahead, and which members will be overseeing which areas.

On this page in the West Ham programme in January, I said that I’d share with you my targets as a Dons Trust Board (DTB) member. By sharing our targets with members, you then have something to hold us to account for. I admit that I did promise to do this by the end of February,..

Anna KingsleyWhen the going gets tough …

It’s time for all AFC Wimbledon fans to pull together, says new Dons Trust Board member Anna Kingsley.

I used to come to games and just be concerned about whether we would win or lose. I’d check where we were in the table and if we might get promoted (or at least we’re not in any danger of relegation). Until this season, the news was usually good.

Now I’m on the Dons Trust Board there’s a lot more to be..

Support needed for vital roles in the Dons Trust

As announced at the November SGM, Tom Brown will shortly be stepping down as Secretary, having recently moved to a demanding new role in his professional career. Tom has made great strides to develop the secretariat function of the Trust during his tenure of nearly two years and the board is grateful to Tom for his support.

We are now advertising for a new Secretary to replace Tom. This is an unpaid role but offers a great opportunity for someone..

Can you help support the future of the Junior Dons?

The Dons Trust is looking for up to three volunteers to help administrate the Junior Dons section of its membership.

The Junior Dons (JDs) is the aged 16 and under members of the Dons Trust – the owners of AFC Wimbledon. The JDs section was set up to promote the engagement of young supporters with both the club and the Trust so that their engagement and participation was maintained as they grow older.

The JDs have been overseen by Roger..

TypewriterMinute-taker required

The Dons Trust is looking for a volunteer to share in minute-taking duties for board meetings and for general meetings with members. In all, there are around 15 – 18 such meetings per year, and the board wishes to expand the team of minute-takers so as to share the workload and ensure that minutes are prepared and finalised on a timely basis.

As a minute-taker, you will be responsible for:

Preparing a short and engaging summary of board..

Working hard behind the scenes

 

Dons Trust Secretary Tom Brown introduces the team of people who support the Dons Trust Board and tells us about the areas in which they work.

 

What we do

 

The Dons Trust secretariat supports the Board in a number of ways:

compiling agendas and minutes for the Board’s meetings each month preparing papers for general meetings and sending them out to members communicating with members via Webjam, Twitter and Facebook keeping the Trust’s website up to date..

Event organiser required for Junior Dons Christmas Party

The Dons Trust is looking for a volunteer to oversee, organise and run the annual Junior Dons (JDs) Christmas Party.

Jane Lonsdale, who has been running the event for the last 5 years is seeking a volunteer to take on the event. There is already a well-established template for how the JDs’ Christmas Party works that can be followed, but innovation is also welcomed if you have ideas for how to improve on previous parties. Jane is available to provide..