The 1895 Trust Co-operative Society Limited
Society Number: 5594R
Annual General Meeting
Location: The Bar, Tolka Park
Date: April 20th, 2017
Starting Time: 19:30
Names of Trust committee members: Ben Dale (Acting Treasurer), Lee Daly (Acting Chair), Ruadhri Croke (PRO),
Conor O’Briain (Acting Secretary), Will Clarke (Acting Community Officer), Gavin Doherty (Membership Officer), Aoife Gorby (Ordinary Member), Ciaran Doyne (Commercial Officer).
- Financial Update.
- Membership Update.
- Presentation on discussions with Club Board reps.
- Debate on any motions submitted.
- Elections to the committee (20:45).
- Any Other Business.
- Question and Answer Session (21:30).
To submit motions for debate or to stand for election to the committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our AGM for this year is going to be held in the Tolka Bar, Tolka Park on April 20th at 7:30pm. This will be our 5th AGM, and it will be 5 years since our very first foundational meeting this November.
We currently have four vacancies on the Trust Committee of Management, and would really encourage anyone who is considering becoming involved to do so. Please contact shelstrustgmail.com with any questions on what serving on the Committee entails or if you wish to nominate yourself.
For this year, we are keeping our pay-what-you-can membership fee intact. This can be paid through a one off yearly payment, with a minimum fee of €15.00, but the majority of members are now on a reoccurring scheme through PayPal or Standing Order. Recurring membership carries with it a number of rewards and here’s what’s on offer for the 2017 season:
· €5 a month: A commemorative badge celebrating Shelbourne Ladies 2016 historic treble triumph, 1 ticket for our end of season raffle and full membership of the Trust.
· €10 a month: As above plus an additional raffle ticket.
· €20 a month: All rewards for preceding levels plus a second commemorative badge celebrating Shelbourne Ladies 10th Anniversary.
· €50 a month: All rewards for preceding levels and a Shelbourne mug from the 1895 Trust RedBubble online shop.
Our goal this year is 80 recurring members, and we have two donors who have agreed to donate an additional 1000 Euro each if we reach that target. Please upgrade your membership, ask family and friends to sign up, and post to social media using the #drivefor80 and #redstogether hashtags.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 20th of April for the AGM.
The committee of management are pleased to announce the co-option of four new or returning members to roles on the committee: Ben Dale, Lee Daly, Conor O’Briain and Will Clarke.
Ben Dale is an accountant and an avid Shels fan, who has played schoolboy football to a high level. He works for one of the big four auditing firms, where he audits small and medium sized businesses.
Conor O’Briain is a solicitor, specialising in immigration and asylum law. He lives locally to Tolka Park and attends games with his young family.
Lee Daly is a founding chair of the Trust and returns to the committee after an eight month absence.
Will Clarke is Director of Club Operations at St Joseph’s Boys AFC and was previously Jim Crawford’s assistant during a brief stint at Shamrock Rovers.
The co-option of all four will have to be ratified at a future AGM/SGM. The committee would like to thank Ken Buckmaster, who is stepping aside as finance officer after over 3 years of hard work.
The new committee has already met and is working on plans for 2017 as well as solutions to the current issues facing the football club. We hope to have further updates soon.
All membership rewards will be sent to recurring members soon, including tickets for our end of season draw. If you want to sign up or increase your subscription, you can do so at https://the1895trust.com/join. Rewards for 2017 are currently being finalised.
A Bohs supporter (boo) and friend of our ex Chairperson, Brian Stafford, needs help fundraising for life saving surgery in the USA. Barry Worthington, Trust member, is running the Dublin marathon this week for Mags’ EDS surgery fund. We’d encourage as many Trust and Shels supporters as possible to contribute what they can on Mags Go Fund Me page, where more details can be found. If you are not in a position to contribute can we ask that you share this post on your social media networks. https://www.gofundme.com/magsedssurgeryfund
The 1895 Trust had no involvement in the organisation or carrying out of the protest at Tolka Park on Saturday October 15th.
While the Trust supports the right of fans to protest at recent events affecting the club, it condemns actions such as almost hitting a player with a flare, albeit accidentally, and the setting alight of banners, which led to a fire hazard and damage to Tolka Park.
1895 Trust Committee.