Anthony Wright, Colin Mitchell, Brian Flynn, Grahame Rowley, Peter Foster, Steve Foster, Dan Jones.
Apologies from Dawn Abbott.
Minutes from the September Meeting
Updates as follows...
Football Predictions Competition:
This has not progressed as well as was hoped, and is to be discontinued. An alternative format of competition has been agreed, based on forecasting of Premiership results prior to each home game.
Steve Foster and Graham Rowley will obtain samples of the sheets, which will be circulated with a view to starting the scheme as soon as possible.
This has had a mixed start for a variety of reasons (including an invasion from Scotland Stag Party). Format will continue with entrants agreed for the next game.
Progressing slowly, agreed that Gareth Thomas be asked to continue sales right up to availability of tickets for the Christmas Draw.
Still aim to start sales first home league match in November.
Tickets to be printed as soon as prizes agreed (Brian Flynn/Gareth Thomas).
Current state of prizes:
Raffle For Team Coach Trip to Eastbourne:
Now agreed to be scheduled for either Crawley (Nov 20th) or AFC Wimbledon away game (26/2). Awaiting confirmation that Crawley game will have overnight stop before decision made.
Pence in Pay Packet Donation:
This has not progressed. Brian Flynn to follow up with Ian Rosendaal
Support for this has been poor (7 entrants at present) so agreed that it will be cancelled.
Agreed that early notice of an event for early Summer 2011 – possibly June – would be helpful, with modifications to format, possibly early afternoon start on a Friday. Balloons:
Planned to repeat last game of season. Winner Denis Massey, runner up Mike Ford
Pensioners' Christmas Lunch
Wed Dec 8th – Brian Flynn to circulate detail next week, price to be confirmed, but around £8
Recycling Ink Cartridges
This idea to be broadened out so that it could involve smaller consumer goods (Mobiles, Computer Games, Cartridges, DVD, Video, etc) recycling service
Agreed that it needs publicity and momentum. Grahame Rowley and Dan Jones to discuss and agree an approach with Sarah Rowley.
‘Part time and Proud of it’ still the theme. Letters to players asking for info and a picture produced and to be distributed after Saturday. Gavin Rathbone still hoping to have it available by mid November
Grahame Rowley to ask potential new admin resource to write to lapsed members. Membership evening to coincide with Open evening with Ken McKenna hoped to be November 11th. Grahame Rowley to confirm this following discussion with KM.
Good attendance on coaches to Eastbourne and Histon (shame about the results). Funds slightly down but manageable.
Any Other Business
Agreed that this is worth following up with Jenny Heslop as a means of achieving better bar sales before and at half time during matches.
Issues seem to be manpower, a fridge, and space – Brian Flynn to follow up with JH
Possibly good addition to shop for Christmas – Brian Flynn to get costs.
An offer has been received for help with distributing posters around town. Agreed that this is something that should be improved. Action for Dan Jones who will produce posters. Brian Flynn to appeal for more distributors
General agreement that the current system is poor. Varying views on the cost to replace, however, for a long term solution, including setup and cabling, Dan Jones estimated a max. £1000 spend.
Agreed that we should pursue this, immediate actions are:
At present there is work needed on this, and Dan Jones offered to help by reviewing and updating
Agreed that we should investigate further the possibility of developing a sales outlet on Ebay for unwanted items from supporters, with funds to go to the club. Grahame Rowley to check with possible new Admin resource as to whether he would be able to assist with this.