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TRAVEL WITH THE TRUST TO WREXHAM

Bookings are being taken for the Trust in Yellow coach to Southport´s away match at Wrexham next Tuesday 10 March.

The coach departs the Merseyrail Community Stadium, Haig Avenue, at 5pm, with a fare of £12 members, £17 non-members if paid in advance.

To book, call Bill Sloan on 07952056385 or visit the Trust office at one of this week's matches.

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SHAVE IT OR SAVE IT - THANKS TO STEVE WIGNALL

The Trust would like to thank Steve Wignall for his very generous donation to the Shave It Or Save It campaign. Steve, a great supporter of the club and the Trust, has also persuaded his good friend the Mad Barber of Bretherton, pictured above, to perform the shave.

You can donate to Shave It Or Save It in any of the following ways:

- Call in at the club shop or Trust office at the matches against Halifax Town on 3 March or Nuneaton Town on 6 March and put your money in the yellow tin to shave it or black tin to save it.

- Through the Trust's PayPal above - Click donate and type ‘shave’ or ‘save’ in the comments box.

- Via Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/LukeGeorge/. Again, type ‘shave’ or ‘save’ in the comments box.

The deadline for donations is 8th March.

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MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

1. Apologies for absence

Katrina

2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

All were covered elsewhere on the agenda.

3. Issues arising from Phil´s death

The major issue is gaining access to the bank with money being able to be paid in but not accessed by the Trust. Obviously this affects the day to day operations of the Trust and steps are being taken to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Colin has agreed to step into Phil’s role as Treasurer on a provisional basis. Donations totalling a superb £708 were received in memory of Phil and this money will go towards purchasing something in his memory. The proposed Celebration Wall was discussed and Martin will do more research on it with Rob Urwin and report back. The Goal of the Season Trophy and the plaque in memory of Phil have been purchased.

4. Membership

Bill reported that Trust membership is now at 220 with 47 new members having joined between the period of 1st February to the 31st January. The Trust now has 1310 followers on Twitter.

5. Membership of board, recruiting new members & improving communication etc

All Board members agreed that communication must be improved and an acknowledgement of an e-mail received should be made within 24 hours. Phil#180;s death has highlighted the need for new Board members with fresh ideas and skill sets. There are a few interested parties and they will be spoken to shortly. New roles such as a Projects Co-ordinator were discussed although it was agreed that it would be unfair to burden current Board members with either too many roles or roles that they aren´t keen on taking on. This heightens the need for a larger committee.

6. Shave it or Save it

We are now into the final fortnight for donations so this will be pushed as much as possible in the media. Steve Wignall, who will be shaving the beard, has made a very generous donation and his company´s details will be added to the Trust website´s Partners Page as a thank you.

7. Race Night

As a result of the very difficult last 6 weeks it was agreed to put the Race Night back to Easter Monday after the Telford game. This will allow more time for arrangements to me made and sponsorships to be sold and will hopefully generate more interest with what is usually a larger crowd for a Bank Holiday game. Tony Adams will host as usual and it is hoped the players and management will attend.

8. Players Reunion

The 04/05 Reunion looks likely to take place on Sunday 26th April although this is yet to be confirmed. After the match there will be a buffet, quiz and Q&A session in the Grandstand Bar. Preliminary pricing is £25 for a place on the supporters team and £5 admission for spectators including access to the buffet afterwards. Once these details have been confirmed the event will be publicised.

9. Cooperation with the club

There was a discussion about how more pressure could be put on the club in the future to avoid another floodlights situation. It was agreed that there would be a deadline put on any future purchases whereby funding would be withdrawn if the project wasn´t completed by an agreed date. A balance needs to be sought between being too reticent and too militant which may alienate the club.

10. Coach Travel

With Alan S being away Nicola Hudson has very kindly agreed to run the Wrexham coach. Thanks must also go to Arthur for being extremely patient while the banking issues are sorted. There are around 26 names down for the Bristol weekend with 40 being needed for confirmation at the end of March.

11. Any other Business

It was agreed that the Vanarama Big Day out offer should be publicised more to southern exiles who are more likely to travel to Wembley than those living in the Southport area. Voting for the February Player of the Month has now opened.

12. Dates of next meetings

Wednesday 18th March – Members (TBC)

Wednesday 8th April - Board

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MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

1. Apologies for absence

Katrina

2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

All were covered elsewhere on the agenda.

3. Issues arising from Phil´s death

The major issue is gaining access to the bank with money being able to be paid in but not accessed by the Trust. Obviously this affects the day to day operations of the Trust and steps are being taken to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Colin has agreed to step into Phil’s role as Treasurer on a provisional basis. Donations totalling a superb £708 were received in memory of Phil and this money will go towards purchasing something in his memory. The proposed Celebration Wall was discussed and Martin will do more research on it with Rob Urwin and report back. The Goal of the Season Trophy and the plaque in memory of Phil have been purchased.

4. Membership

Bill reported that Trust membership is now at 220 with 47 new members having joined between the period of 1st February to the 31st January. The Trust now has 1310 followers on Twitter.

5. Membership of board, recruiting new members & improving communication etc

All Board members agreed that communication must be improved and an acknowledgement of an e-mail received should be made within 24 hours. Phils death has highlighted the need for new Board members with fresh ideas and skill sets. There are a few interested parties and they will be spoken to shortly. New roles such as a Projects Co-ordinator were discussed although it was agreed that it would be unfair to burden current Board members with either too many roles or roles that they aren´t keen on taking on. This heightens the need for a larger committee.

6. Shave it or Save it

We are now into the final fortnight for donations so this will be pushed as much as possible in the media. Steve Wignall, who will be shaving the beard, has made a very generous donation and his company´s details will be added to the Trust website´s Partners Page as a thank you.

7. Race Night

As a result of the very difficult last 6 weeks it was agreed to put the Race Night back to Easter Monday after the Telford game. This will allow more time for arrangements to me made and sponsorships to be sold and will hopefully generate more interest with what is usually a larger crowd for a Bank Holiday game. Tony Adams will host as usual and it is hoped the players and management will attend.

8. Players Reunion

The 04/05 Reunion looks likely to take place on Sunday 26th April although this is yet to be confirmed. After the match there will be a buffet, quiz and Q&A session in the Grandstand Bar. Preliminary pricing is £25 for a place on the supporters team and £5 admission for spectators including access to the buffet afterwards. Once these details have been confirmed the event will be publicised.

9. Cooperation with the club

There was a discussion about how more pressure could be put on the club in the future to avoid another floodlights situation. It was agreed that there would be a deadline put on any future purchases whereby funding would be withdrawn if the project wasn´t completed by an agreed date. A balance needs to be sought between being too reticent and too militant which may alienate the club.

10. Coach Travel

With Alan S being away Nicola Hudson has very kindly agreed to run the Wrexham coach. Thanks must also go to Arthur for being extremely patient while the banking issues are sorted. There are around 26 names down for the Bristol weekend with 40 being needed for confirmation at the end of March.

11. Any other Business

It was agreed that the Vanarama Big Day out offer should be publicised more to southern exiles who are more likely to travel to Wembley than those living in the Southport area. Voting for the February Player of the Month has now opened.

12. Dates of next meetings

Wednesday 18th March – Members (TBC)

Wednesday 8th April - Board

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WHO IS YOUR PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY?

Voting in the Trust in Yellow Player of the Month for February is now open.

Every month throughout the season, fans are asked to nominate their star performer from the Southport team and one supporter will be selected to make the presentation to the winning player.

You can vote using our online voting form HERE.

February has seen a mixed set of results with performances improving as the month progressed.

With three goals in four matches, including an excellently-taken equaliser against Macclesfield Town, Richard Brodie was the leading scorer during the month.

The striker turned in a number of good performances, while Paul Rutherford, after waiting the best part of two seasons to score his first Southport goal, found the target at both Alfreton Town and Dover Athletic, securing the Sandgrounders a point.

Or has another player caught your eye in February?

Voting is open until 8pm on Friday 6 March and the presentation will be made ahead of the match against Nuneaton Town on Saturday 7 March.

 

You can submit your vote in any of the following ways:

- Use the online voting form HERE

- E-mail fans@trustinyellow.com

- Text POTM followed by the player’s name and your name to 07861416859

- Complete a voting slip at the Trust office (next to the club shop)

 

A polite reminder that all votes are vetted, so any multiple entries or ones submitted without a name or valid e-mail address will not be counted.

Since the award was introduced, the club's junior supporters have taken real delight in making the presentation to the winning player.

In a slight change to previous seasons, you can now nominate yourself, your child or any other friend or family member to present the award by contacting the Trust in the same ways you can vote above.

The Player of the Month award is one of several initiatives run by the Trust to promote greater supporter-involvement and strengthen the link between fans and players.

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