Trust Board Meeting, 22nd March 2004Print This Post

Present: James Proctor, Collas Pilmer, George Howie, Neil Langtree, Eddie Doig, John Mainland

Apologies: Alan Russell, Tom Phillips, Chris McFarlane. Jim Macnamara was unable to take up the invitation to attend this meeting.

Minutes of previous meeting

Minutes of 23 February were passed as a true and fair record of the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

Estimated that £12,730 is in the account.

Membership Update

Currently steady at 107 with some renewals, a couple of lapsed members and a couple of new members.

Matters Arising

League Cup celebration plans – no further developments.

Review of RRISS working groups:

  • Land Petition – awaiting feedback
  • Consultation – no movement
  • Shareholding – next meeting April 7
  • Stadium – no movement
  • Business Plan – A quick update of the present plan is required

Trust Badges:

  • Designs OK but other quotes should be obtained
  • Keep on agenda and decide whether to sell or to give away with membership

Membership Costs Proposal:

  • Some discussion over implementation of the proposals
  • Final Decision deferred until next board meeting

Annual Return:

  • FSA have clarified that 31 December is registered year end therefore the audited accounts must be complete and signed off by 31 July 2004
  • Two possible auditors to be approached ASAP
  • AGM to be scheduled once auditor is engaged and consulted
  • [Note: Around 6 weeks is required in order to go through the election process so an AGM on 1 July would need to have nomination requests sent out on 20 May]

Youth Development:

  • SFA control the youth options that are open to the club
  • A clear plan is required and the club is currently putting this into place
  • John Drysdale to be invited to the next board meeting to outline the plan
  • [Note: Substantial investment and a reappraisal of Scottish youth football was announced jointly by the SFA and Scottish Executive in March]


Letter to be written to the club in regard to the timing of their AGM.

James Proctor to continue as interim secretary until a permanent replacement is appointed for Alan Russell whose current job commitments don’t allow him to fulfil the role.

Date of Next Meeting

Monday 3 May, Novar Lounge, 7.30pm

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