To help improve communications with members we intend to publish a summary of the regular meetings of our Trust Board. The minutes will eventually be available in the “downloads” section.
The WST Board held a meeting on Monday 3rd February. Here is a brief summary of what was discussed:
The meeting commenced at 7.30pm and began with reports from the various officers and subgroups. An invitation has been received to speak at a meeting of the Northern Ireland Cooperative who will pay expenses and a fee to the Trust.
The Club were represented at the recent Conference SGM which rejected a proposal to introduce 3G pitches. The withdrawal of the Conference sponsor was discussed. Arrangements for the match at Chester on 19th April (k.o. 1200) -which will be a safe transport game- were discussed. Arrangements would be published shortly.
Board members considered options for aligning season ticket renewals and WST membership for next season as well as various football club matters. Fundraising discussions included finalising the sponsored parachute jump in April. The membership group informed the meeting of the latest position regarding numbers and renewals with more membership cards to be posted out shortly.
Board members were informed of forthcoming events from Supporters Direct including a board member development course and a meeting for representatives of fans owned clubs to share best practice. A briefing was provided on the 150th anniversary events following the well-received civic reception last month. The “Sweet” dinner was sold out. The next event would be a Sports Quiz on 7 March. The “Legends” match was discussed.
The majority of the meeting was taken up discussing a draft WST strategic plan for 2014-2016. Amongst other things, it will define clearly what we want the Trust to achieve and the direction we want it to take and will be presented to members at the AGM in June. This was a major piece of work in progress.
A members meeting will be held on 10 February in the Lager Club.
The meeting ended at 2245.