March 2020 Trust Board Meeting

LINCOLN CITY SUPPORTERS SOCIETY LIMITED

(Trading as Red Imps Community Trust)

Minutes of the Board Meeting Held on Monday 9th March 2020

The meeting commenced at 6.30pm.

PRESENT:

James Lammin (JL) (Chairman)

John Wilson (JW) (Secretary)

Amanda Slater (AS) (Via Link)

Steve Tointon (Treasurer)

Peter Doyle (PD)

Steve Freestone (SF)

Ian Hodgson (IH) (Via Link)

Trevor Pacey (TP)

Chris Baldam (CB)

Nigel Ford (NF)

APOLOGIES:

Trevor Swinburne (TS) (Vice Chairman)

Jo Everatt (JE)

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD 10TH FEBRUARY 2020:

The minutes were accepted as a true record and signed by the Chairman (JL).

MATTERS ARISING:

Matters Arising were dealt with under agenda items.

TRUST GOVERNANCE:

JW informed the meeting that the application made to the Financial Conduct Authority to partially amend the Trust Rules has been accepted. In practical terms this means that the Gold Members Scheme is now included in the constitution of Lincoln City Supporters Society Ltd.

 

MARKETING STRATEGY:

It was unanimously agreed that the Trust must improve and develop its marketing strategy as a matter of urgency.

To that end it was agreed that the new gold members’ rules will be posted on the Trust website, together with documents highlighting what the Trust actually does

It was also agreed that prior to the fixture with Coventry City on the 21/3/20, trust board members will be present in the fan zone for a “membership push”, and as a side line there will be historic match programmes on sale.

LINCOLN & DISTRICT SUPPORTERS CLUB:

CB informed the meeting that the Supporters Club are prepared to donate the club shares it owns to the Trust (approximately 155000) shares.

It was agreed that the Supporters Club would keep its own identity, and maintain its history of presenting the Player of the Season award (Vic Withers Trophy) on the pitch at the last home game of the season. JW to liaise with the Club CEO on this matter and keep CB and the Trust Board in the loop.

Transfer of Supporters Club funds to the Trust was also discussed, ST to liaise with CB on this point.

TRUST FINANCES:

ST presented the monthly bank account summaries for month ending 29th February 2020, and dealt with points raised.

FUND RAISING & EVENTS:

RACE NIGHT: A potential date for this was agreed as the 26th June 2020.

IMPRESS NEWSLETTER:

SF informed the meeting that the next edition will be published in early April, and requested items for inclusion be sent to him.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

Trust monthly draw – The March draw was made by TP, winner is Jackie Fisher ticket number 187.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING:

Next meeting will be held on Monday, 6th April 2020 commencing at 6.30pm.