The closing date for nominations for the Trust board elections has now passed. Seven people have put themselves forward for the four vacancies on the Trust board they are:
Jonathan Hughes, Peter Jones, Robert Lowe, Mark Macdougall, Brian Phillips, Robert Stock and Richard Ulrich.
We will post their candidates statements on the website shortly and online voting can begin thereafter.
The closing date for members resolutions is 31 May.
The AGM will be held on 27 June.
Just a reminder to members that the closing date for nominations for the Trust Board is Monday 27th May 2019.
There are four vacancies on the Trust Board. During the course of the year board member Richard Ulrich stood down and recently board member Mark Jones has indicated that for personal reasons he is not in a position to continue. Mike Lewis has also given notice that, for similar reasons, he will not be able to continue in post beyond the AGM. We would like to thank Richard, Mark and Mike for all their hard work and contributions during their time on the board. Although no board member is subject to the three year rule this year, Peter Jones has indicated that he will stand down (and seek re-election) to ensure there are four vacancies.
The rules provide for an election management group to oversee the process consisting of the independent secretary, a trust member not on the board (this year Clive Popplewell) and someone not connected with the Trust - this year we will be assisted by Richard Lynes non-executive director of Chester FC.
For details of the process and also about resolutions for the AGM please see http://wst.org.uk/www3/index.php/component/k2/item/5397-notice-of-wst-annual-general-meeting-2019
The AGM will be held on Thursday 27 June at 7:30pm in the Centenary Club.
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 27th June 2019 at the Centenary Club, The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham LL11 2AH.
Notice of Elections:
There will be four 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 Monday 27th May 2019. Members interested in standing will find information about the role below.
Should there be four 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 Trust Board is the Governing Body of Wrexham AFC, it meets every month and delegates some functions to sub groups led by Board members. It also conducts business via its intranet. 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.
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. It’s usually helpful to focus more on your skills and how you could contribute to the Board’s work rather than the history of your support for the club. 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 supporter’s 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:
Our directors for the day at the Braintree match were Brian Lewis and Dave Kelsall both life long Wrexham fans and long serving members of Buckley Reds who were hosted by independent WST secretary Alan Fox. Brian’s fundraising skills are legendary, and he has been a major contributor to Buckley Reds, the Trust and the Club’s fundraising efforts over the years. Dave is treasurer of Buckley Reds and was also celebrating his birthday with the best possible present for a Wrexham fan, three points. Here Dave and Brian are seen meeting midfielder Luke Young in the boardroom after the match.