Special General Meeting, 21st April 2005Print This Post

Venue: Parkway Hotel, Kirkcaldy

Attendance: 35

Proxies: 28

Opening Remarks

In the absence of George Howie, John Mainland took the chair.

James Proctor ran through the events leading up to this meeting:

  • Summer 04 – Trust membership reduced to £5 adults, £1 Juniors
  • Nov 04 – Members agreed to explore greater community ownership
  • Dec 04 – Miller cancelled meeting with trust, McGowan reiterates community bid potential
  • Jan 05 – Organised Loan deal with Co-op Bank, Organised campaign launch and business plan
  • Feb 05 – Press and Public launch of “Reclaim the Rovers”
  • March 05 – Fundraising started, Launched Loan Fund
  • April 05 – Miller announced as new owner
  • Membership had increased from 170 in Sept 04 to 400 by April 05

Dialogue with current and previous board members had been maintained.

Public profile was rising and important local contacts had been made.

Open Forum

Short term the trust should keep trying to work with Miller.

A long term strategy should be enacted to plan for any future ownership change.

Trust should continue to accumulate shares and consider proxy votes from others.

Actively promote the Loan Fund for the long term.

Actively promote Standing Orders as a simple way for everyone to help.

Set fundraising targets in terms of amounts and specific use of that money.

Meeting Closed at 2115 hrs

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