Trust Board Meeting, 25th September 2006Print This Post

Venue: Novar Bar, Kirkcaldy

Present: James Proctor (JP) Tom Phillips (TP) Neil Langtree (NL) Graeme Condie, co-optee, (GC) Blair White, co-optee (BW) George Howie (GH) Mike Melville, co-optee, (MM) Alan Russell (AR) Tam Cunningham, co-optee (TC)
Apologies: John Mainland (JM)

Minutes of previous meeting
Minutes were agreed as a fair record of the previous meeting

Treasurers report
An update on finances was given.
No update since 31/08/06 and the figures provided to the meeting don’t include monies from ‘Rock the Rovers 2’. Meanwhile, spreadsheets have been updated (though some issues outstanding) and have been re-designed to be simpler to use. The aim is to issue management accounts quarterly but it is unlikely that it’s worthwhile registering the Trust for VAT.

Membership update
475 – 108 founders, 316 new adult, 51 junior. 1 new adult member. No change. When the Membership Renewals are issued it is hoped that a formal handover from (JP) to (TC) will take place – ONGOING (JP & TC). The MR letter is currently being drafted by (MM) and is in its final stages of preparation.

Matters arising
a. Raith Forum mtg held on 17/08/06. Minutes to be forwarded by (JP). Chaired by Alex Condie, the primary focus is raising cash for the football club but the Chair is re-establishing the wider principles behind the forum. In that vein, he will try to encourage the football club board to prioritise issues and seek help in there implementation. In addition, Alex has agreed to obtain financial accounts from the football club. Forum Meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, the next being 21/09/06. (JP) wishes to stand down now with likely replacement (BW), or alternatively on a rota basis. COMPLETED. Next meeting 27/09/06.

b. Annual Membership renewals (£5) required ; members to be advised – See 3 above – transferred above. CLOSED.

c. Trackside Trust advertising board renewal agreed. (JP) to handle. ONGOING

d. Community Group reported on a couple of initiatives following two meetings, namely Health (GH) and Raith TV (next meeting 26/09/06) in conjunction with the local Adam Smith college. Soccer camps and maintenance crew for Stark’s Park is also on the agenda (TP). All ONGOING.

e. Raith Aid (Dream Team) fund faising for the football club scheduled Sunday 08/10/06 – ONGOING.

f. Frae Fife and Show Racism the Red Card – Football tournament venue to be secured. Closing date for football applications to be confirmed. Fife Council will create the posters. SRtRC is scheduled for the home game with Stirling on 22/10/06. The week of action begins on 17/10/06 (JP) – ONGOING.

g. RRISS website – (GC),(AR)&(JP) are working on ideas – blogs, graphics and Yahoo groups etc – ONGOING.

Trust Board
a. It is hoped that the next AGM will be be held early in the New Year. Alan Speed (auditor) to be contacted by (GC). ONGOING.

b. A date for the AGM is to be set at the forthcoming Board meeting scheduled 30/10/06 – ONGOING.

a. SPL2 (15 Trusts, including 5 from the SPL responded, but mainly from personal points of view. (BW) as well as representing the RRISS will canvass opinions from a wider source. This proposal was seconded by (TP).

Date of next meeting
Monday 30 October 2006 – 19:30 venue Novar Bar (Lounge, hopefully!)

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