WREXHAM SUPPORTERS TRUST
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Wrexham Football Supporters’ Society (known as the Wrexham Supporters Trust, “WST”) will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th June 2014 at the Centenary Club, The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham LL11 2AH.
Notice of Elections:
There will be five vacancies on the Trust Board. An Election Nominations Form accompanies this notice which must be completed and returned (with the candidate’s statement) to the Secretary WST AGM, ’WST Freepost’ by Thursday 15th May 2014. Members interested in standing will find information about the role below.
Should there be five or less candidates for the vacancies, there will not be a formal ballot of members but instead those people validly nominated will be put to the Annual General Meeting en bloc for an affirmative vote.
Call for Resolutions:
WST Independent Secretary
Thinking about standing for the Trust Board?
Here is some information to help you decide.
Who can stand for the Trust Board? - Any person wishing to stand for election to the Board must be a Trust member at least 90 days prior to the closing date for nominations and be nominated by at least two Trust members. The candidate’s membership, and those of the two members nominating him or her, must be no more than six weeks in arrears prior to the date of nomination.
Who are the Trust Board? - The Trust Board consists of between twelve and fifteen Board members. Most are elected by the membership and can serve for 3 years before having to seek re-election but some Board members are co-opted during the year to do specific tasks. There is also an appointed Secretary. All Board members have to act in accordance with the Trust Rules and polices including the Board membership policy (available on the Trust website under “downloads”).
What does the Trust Board do? -As an Industrial and Provident Society (soon to be renamed a community benefit society) the Trust is required by law to have Board to conduct its business in accordance with the Rules.
The Trust Board currently meets every fortnight and delegates some functions to sub groups led by Board members. In future the sub groups will consist of a Fans Ownership group, a Revenue Generation Group, a Community Group and a Football Operations Group (consisting of those Trust Board members who are also nominated to sit on the Football Club Board).
Key topics dealt with by these groups will include membership, volunteering, media and communications, finances and fundraising. The Trust’s Vision going forward will be to “strengthen a successful, financially stable, fans-owned professional football club at the heart of our communities and which unites half a nation”.
The Board’s three broad key aims are to develop fans ownership, secure financial stability and generate additional revenue whilst ensuring we progress as a community football club.
How does the Trust Board differ from the Football Club Board? - The Football Club is wholly owned by the Trust but has a separate Board of Directors who are responsible for the day to day operational running of the Club. Four Trust Board members also sit on the Club Board. As well as carrying out the work of the Trust, the Trust Board provides strategy and direction to the Club Board, similar to a Governing Body.
ELECTION NOMINATION FORM
Signature of Nominee* __________________________________
Nominated by (please print)
Trust Membership No
Seconded by (please print)
Trust Membership No
*I AGREE TO THIS NOMINATION AND IF ELECTED AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES OF WREXHAM SUPPORTERS TRUST, THE RULES GOVERNING THIS ELECTION NAMLEY THE SOCIETY ELECTION POLICY AND THE TRUST BOARD MEMBERSHIP POLICY (copies of all documents are available upon request and available on line on the WST website) AND CONFIRM THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF AN INDICTABLE OFFENCE (OTHER THAN A SPENT CONVICTION AS DEFINED BY THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974).
Please state in no less than 400 and no more than 1000 words why you wish to be elected onto the Trust Board. This will be your Candidates’ Address should a Board election be required and will be sent to all members. Please attach a continuation sheet, if necessary.
Your Statement should refer to the following:
Your Personal Details, Skills & Relevant Experience:
Your commitment to Wrexham Football Club and the principles of the supporters trust movement:
How you believe you could contribute to the work of the Trust Board:
Any other points you would like to make in support of your nomination: