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MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH

1. Apologies for absence

Katrina, Alan S

2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

All were covered elsewhere on the agenda.

3. Finances Report

Thanks to Colin's tireless efforts the banking situation is much improved from the last meeting. Money has been paid into the bank allowing Arthur and the sign writers to be paid, both of whom have been extremely understanding and patient. The FCA have been contacted and made aware of the situation.

4. Membership

Bill reported that Trust membership is still at 220 including one new member from Australia.

5. Trust Events

a) Recent events

The Shave it or Save it scheme was a huge success with in excess of £1000 being raised. Luke George will be offered life membership as a thanks for his co-operation with the Trust. Unfortunately the weekend trip to Bristol had to be postponed due to a lack of sufficient bookings. Those who had paid are in the process of being refunded.

b) Future Events

Unfortunately the Players Reunion has been pushed back due to player availability and will now take place hopefully at the end of August. The Presentation Evening will definitely go ahead after the Grimsby game on 18th April and Eric Redrobe will be asked to present the Fan Of The Season Award. Various possible dates were discussed for the proposed Race Night but because of the difficulty in finding a convenient one for all concerned this season, it was decided to put it in the programme of events for early next season. It was agreed that the Trust will aim to put on an event after the first home game of each month next season whether it be a race night or a smaller event such as a quiz.

6. Structure and membership of the board

Communication between board members has been much improved over the last month. More board members are still needed and even somebody who just wanted to help in one area eg. coach travel would be a huge asset. The AGM will take place in August.

7. Remembering Phil

Phil's family will be invited to the presentation evening on the 18th April. Churchtown Cricket Club will be contacted to arrange a match in Phil’s memory during the summer. The celebration wall in memory of Phil will be launched in the next 6 months, possibly to coincide with the start of next season.

8. Representing supporters views to the Club board

More effort will be made to liaise with all members of the club board over the summer months.

9. Any other Business

A discussion will take place at a future date about the effectiveness of the next match signs. Unfortunately there has been very little take up for the Vanarama Big Day Out offer.

10. Dates of next meetings

Tuesday 7th April – Members

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MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH

1. Apologies for absence

Katrina, Alan S

2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

All were covered elsewhere on the agenda.

3. Finances Report

Thanks to Colin's tireless efforts the banking situation is much improved from the last meeting. Money has been paid into the bank allowing Arthur and the sign writers to be paid, both of whom have been extremely understanding and patient. The FCA have been contacted and made aware of the situation.

4. Membership

Bill reported that Trust membership is still at 220 including one new member from Australia.

5. Trust Events

a) Recent events

The Shave it or Save it scheme was a huge success with in excess of £1000 being raised. Luke George will be offered life membership as a thanks for his co-operation with the Trust. Unfortunately the weekend trip to Bristol had to be postponed due to a lack of sufficient bookings. Those who had paid are in the process of being refunded.

b) Future Events

Unfortunately the Players Reunion has been pushed back due to player availability and will now take place hopefully at the end of August. The Presentation Evening will definitely go ahead after the Grimsby game on 18th April and Eric Redrobe will be asked to present the Fan Of The Season Award. Various possible dates were discussed for the proposed Race Night but because of the difficulty in finding a convenient one for all concerned this season, it was decided to put it in the programme of events for early next season. It was agreed that the Trust will aim to put on an event after the first home game of each month next season whether it be a race night or a smaller event such as a quiz.

6. Structure and membership of the board

Communication between board members has been much improved over the last month. More board members are still needed and even somebody who just wanted to help in one area eg. coach travel would be a huge asset. The AGM will take place in August.

7. Remembering Phil

Phil's family will be invited to the presentation evening on the 18th April. Churchtown Cricket Club will be contacted to arrange a match in Phil’s memory during the summer. The celebration wall in memory of Phil will be launched in the next 6 months, possibly to coincide with the start of next season.

8. Representing supporters views to the Club board

More effort will be made to liaise with all members of the club board over the summer months.

9. Any other Business

A discussion will take place at a future date about the effectiveness of the next match signs. Unfortunately there has been very little take up for the Vanarama Big Day Out offer.

10. Dates of next meetings

Tuesday 7th April – Members

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TRAVEL WITH THE TRUST TO ALTRINCHAM

Bookings are being taken for the Trust in Yellow coach to Southport's away match at Altrincham on Friday 3 April.

The coach departs the Merseyrail Community Stadium, Haig Avenue, at 12.30pm, with a fare of £11 members, £6 juniors if paid in advance.

To book, call Bill Sloan on 07952056385 or visit the Trust office at one of the next couple of home matches.

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PROPOSED WEEKEND TRIP TO BRISTOL

The board of Trust In Yellow have very regrettably been forced to cancel the proposed trip to Bristol on the weekend of the 11th April for our match at Bristol Rovers.

Unfortunately bookings did not match those for similar weekends in previous years and faced with a potential loss of up to £1000 it was felt that to be fair to all members of the Trust there was no alternative than to cancel the trip.

We are extremely sorry and apologise to those people who have booked and were looking forward to the weekend.

Any deposits made can be collected from the Trust Office at the next home matches. If this is inconvenient then please contact the Trust Treasurer, Colin Aindow at caindow@googlemail.com

For those still going independently the hotel we were going to was Bristol Central Travelodge. They obviously now have vacancies but unfortunately not at the reduced rates we had negotiated.

Any member wishing to discuss the trip can contact Martin Robinson, Vice Chairman at dmjrobinson@btinternet.com or ring him on 01484 719449.

Again our sincere apologies to those people disappointed by this cancellation

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THE LUKE GEORGE BEARD IS SHAVED

Having placed the future of his beard in the hands of supporters, Southport midfielder Luke George underwent a shave on Saturday.

After three months of fundraising, fans voted for the midfielder’s beard to be removed, raising £1,151.76 in the process.

The beard was shaved in front of fans in the Grandstand Bar following Saturday’s draw against Nuneaton Town. The shave was started by young supporter Lewis Welsh and completed by fan Steve Wignall, who had donated to the campaign.

Supporters had donated since November based on whether they thought Luke’s trademark beard should be shaved or saved.

Of the money raised, over £900 will go to Diabetes UK, a charity nominated by Luke as his sister, Holly, who was present at the shave, has suffered from diabetes since the age of 12.

Trust in Yellow would like to thank Luke for taking on the project with such enthusiasm and to all the supporters who donated.

Photos of the shave are below.

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