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 29th June 2017 at the Centenary Club, The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham LL11 2AH.
Notice of Elections:
There will be seven 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, “Freepost WST” by Friday 26th May 2017. Members interested in standing will find information about the role below.
Should there be seven 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 enbloc 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 a community benefit society the Trust is required by law to have a Board to conduct its business in accordance with the Rules. The Trusts Plan and other information can be found on the Trust website at http://wst.org.uk/www3/
The Trust Board is the Governing Body of Wrexham AFC, it meets every month and delegates some functions to sub groups led by Board members. The sub groups are the Fans Ownership group, the Revenue Generation Group, the Community Group and the 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 is 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.