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The AGM starts, from the VIP Lounge at Sincil Bank, from 7.30pm.
Meeting closed at 7.46pm.
Questions regarding publicity of the Trust and if the Trust will be mentioned at tonight’s AGM.
AOB – One question raised in advance of meeting. Regarding we are going to rejoin Supporters Direct again. (What steps are the Trust taken regards rejoining). The response is – in 2014 when working party was established to relaunch trust, one of it’s aims was to rejoin Supporters Direct. Correspondence took place and two meetings were held in Manchester. Trust was represented by Rob Bradley and John Wilson. Supporters Direct was not happy with the gold Membership level with the Trust, feeling it was elitist. Keith Roe, also part of the working party, found that other club Trusts had their own elitist levels of membership, despite this, Supporters Direct will not discuss reentry given Lincoln City’s Trusts Gold Membership. At this present time we do not intend to talk to Supporters Direct again. The Gold Membership is very successful.
Elections – no elections to Trust Board as nominations to posts received did not exceed vacancies. Trevor Swinburne and Maria Horner were applicants to the vacancies and have been elected unopposed.
Election of Supporter Director of Club Board –
2 TRUST BOARD MEMBERS NOMINATED FOR ELECTION – PETER DOYLE AND JAMES LAMMIN. BOTH WERE RATIFIED BY BOTH CLUB AND TRUST BOARDS.
ANDREW PAYNE OF SILLS AND BETTERIDGE APPOINTED AS INDEPENDENT PERSON.
RESULTS OF ELECTION –
PETER DOYLE 28 VOTES
JAMES LAMMIN 14 VOTES
1 SPOILED BALLOT PAPER
TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES CAST – 42.
Accounts – available to the quorum in the room and given out to those who require them. Pages 4/5/6 have been approved by accountants. It has been a very successful year with income to £20,000. Expenditure up mainly due to extra donations given to football club.
Chairman’s Report – year began for the launch of a monthly draw which has seen 8 winners so far;
October saw the Champions dinner which celebrated champions of 1988 and 2017 – very successful evening, thanks to Peter, Tom and Nigel for their efforts, raising £3,500 on the evening;
Trust assisted in the launch of the Former Players Association; Trevor Swinburne now chairman of the FPA – Roger Bates needs to be thanked for his idea to setting up the FPA. Trevor has also joined the Trust board
2nd race night was successful and raised £1,700 – thanks again to Tom and Peter.
The Trust has made a financial payment to the club of £14,870 in the last year. Further funds have been raised by club shop and bar takings etc
We’ve also helped LISA with their fund raising
Thanks to all Trust board members for their support and work during the year
Minutes from last years AGM accepted by a proposer and a seconder
First confirmation that the ballot has closed
The AGM begins at 7.32pm
7.26pm Blackburn v Lincoln in the League Cup 2nd Round!
7.21pm Tonight also sees the results of the election of the Trust Director on the club board of Lincoln City Football Club. We will bring you those results as quickly as possible.
7.20pm Trust members are filing into the VIP Lounge – with the added incentive of watching out for the Imps opposition in the League Cup 2nd Round to come – things may be delayed a little!
6.57pm The Trust is sponsored by SRP Hire Solutions
6.52pm Lincoln City’s hospitality team has done us proud with the set up in the VIP Lounge this evening –