Archive for February, 2016

RRFC Supporter-Director: Election Result

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Voting for the position of Supporter-nominated Director closed at 10pm on Friday 26th February 2016, and the results have been counted and verified.

Election Result

The candidates received the following number of votes:

  • Gordon Adamson 180 (equivalent to 51.28% of votes cast)
  • Alan Russell 168 (equivalent to 47.86% of votes cast)
  • There were 3 Spoilt Ballots (0.85% of votes cast)

Accordingly, Gordon Adamson has been appointed to the board of the football club’s holding company, New Raith Rovers.

The Role

The successful candidate will be appointed to the board of the football club’s holding company, New Raith Rovers. It may also lead to the person being appointed to the board of the football club. The position exists because of the ongoing collective investment that fans make through their supporters’ organisations.

Electorate

There was a total electorate eligible to vote (on a one person, one vote basis) of 1100 people, made up of adult members of the Raith Forum of Supporters Groups plus Raith Rovers adult season ticket holders:

806 voters were eligible to vote online

294 voters were eligible to vote by post

Turnout

Total turnout for the election numbered 351, equivalent to 31.91% of the total electorate.

226 votes were cast online (equivalent to 28.04% of the online electorate)

125 votes were cast by post (equivalent to 42.52% of the postal electorate)

There were 3 spoiled ballots, equivalent to 0.85% of the total electorate.

Comment

Secretary of the Raith Trust – James Proctor – said “I’d like to place on record my congratulations to Gordon Adamson on winning the election to become the latest Supporter – Director of Raith Rovers. I look forward to him continuing the good work done by his predecessors Dave Wann, Tom Phillips, Alex Condie and Ali More.

Throughout the election process Gordon and his rival for the role, Alan Russell, presented themselves very well, particularly at the hustings event where they outlined their ideas on how the role should be carried out and conducted themselves in a manner befitting the role of Supporter – Director”

Additionally, the record turnout in this election demonstrated that supporters have a part to play in shaping the future of their football club”.

Trust Board Meeting, 24th October 2015

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Venue: The Boathouse, Aberdour

Present: Graeme Condie (GC), James Proctor (JP), Niall Russell (NR), Steven Lawther (SL) & Alan Russell (AR)
Apologies: Tam Cunningham (TC) & Steve Wallace (SW),

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RRFC Supporter-Director: Hustings Event

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Yesterday evening, a hustings event was held for the election of the RRFC Supporters-Director in the 200 Club. There was a lively discussion and a lot of great questions for Gordon Adamson and Alan Russell to answer.

The full recording of the session is available here:

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The session was chaired by Steven Lawther from the Raith Supporters Trust. Thanks to all who came along and submitted questions.

Supporter-Director Hustings

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

The Raith Rovers Forum will be holding an open hustings event on Tuesday 16th February at 7pm in the 200 Club at Stark’s Park. The event will give fans a chance to question the two candidates for the post of Supporter-Director. The two candidates Alan Russell and Gordon Adamson will outline their plans for the post and fans will be able to ask questions of both candidates. All fans are invited.

Fans that are not able to attend can submit questions via the relevant thread on Raith Rovers Fantalk or direct to the chair Steven Lawther at steven@redcircle.email

 

Format of event

Venue: 200 Club, Stark’s Park, Kirkcaldy Start time: 7pm , Tuesday 16th February

Welcome and explanation of the format from chair Steven Lawther (2 minutes)

Opening remarks (7 minutes per candidate)

Q&A session (Approximately 40 minutes)

Closing remarks from candidates (2 minutes per candidate)

RRFC Supporter-Director: Election Open

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Nominations for the position of Supporter-nominated Director have now closed.

The Candidates

There have been two nominations submitted to serve in this role: Gordon Adamson and Alan Russell.

Further info on the candidates can be viewed below.

The Role

The successful candidate will be appointed to the board of the football club’s holding company, New Raith Rovers. It may also lead to the person being appointed to the board of the football club. The position exists because of the ongoing collective investment that fans make through their supporters’ organisations.

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Voting opens today and closes at 10pm on Friday 26th February 2016.

To vote in this election, voters must be current adult members of any of the Raith Forum groups (Jim McMillan Club, 200 Club, Supporters Club, Rovers Down South and Raith Trust) OR an adult Raith Rovers FC season ticket holder.

In a departure from previous elections, voters can now cast their vote online; emailed instructions on how to do this will be sent out to all eligible individuals in the next 24 hours.

Those individuals who have not submitted an email address to any of the Forum groups (or Raith Rovers FC for season ticket holders) will receive a postal ballot form in the post in the next week.

Hustings Event

There will be an election hustings event scheduled early next week (w/c 15th February 2016) where voters will get a chance to hear the 2 candidates speak, as well as an opportunity to put any question to the candidates. Details will be confirmed and announced by the end of this week.

 

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Ally Gourlay (1962-2016)

Monday, February 8th, 2016

allyLike all Raith Rovers fans, and many others from across Scottish football, we were saddened to learn of the death of Ally Gourlay in the early hours of Sunday morning. Ally was one of those rare people whose infectious enthusiasm for life rubbed off on everyone he met; and since his diagnosis in early 2014 his bravery and positivity were inspirational and humbling.

Ally will be very sadly missed.

http://www.raithrovers.net/23313/ally-gourlay.htm