Trust Board Meeting, 18th July 2005

Venue: Novar Bar, Kirkcaldy

Present: James Proctor (JP), John Mainland (JM), George Howie (GH), Tom Phillips (TP), Neil Langtree (NL), Chris McFarlane (CM), Collas Pilmer (CP)
Apologies: Alan Russell (AR)

Minutes of previous meeting

Minutes were agreed as a fair record of the previous meeting

Treasurer’s report

Update of finances was given

Membership update

424 – 108 Founders, 266 New Adult, 3 Returning Adult, 47 Junior

Matters arising

Loan Fund – Propose to write offering opt-out by end August at latest or when takeover is complete – ONGOING (JP)

Loan Fund – Propose to use as a share buying or buyout fund – ONGOING

Review of 2nd RtR mtg 12/06/05 – COMPLETED

Review of RtR Community Fund raising mtg 15/06/05. Forthcoming events will be published in The Fife Free Press. A range of merchandising is increasingly available. Fundraising pack is also available – COMPLETED

Review of RtR “Do’ers” mtg 20/06/05 – Loosely has 16 members with 10 regular attendees. GH issued minutes.

Review of Comms mtg involving Mike Melville. MM on holiday but 2 briefings have been held with a 3rd due. A credit card sized Mission Statement has been issued for discussion. (JM)

Review of Finance mtg. Group involves JP, Graeme Condie, Ali More. Meeting with Eric Drysdale to move matters forward.

Review of RtR March around Beveridge Park 02/07/05 considered to be a success. Hopefully between £4500-£5000 will eventually be raised – COMPLETED

McCree’s Battalion Donation – Find out more about costs – consider donation at next board meeting – PARKED WHILST RtR CAMPAIGN RUNNING

SD Membership – JP to send copy of accounts – ONGOING (JP)

Scot Exec – JP to circulate brief on report into “Football’s Future” – ONGOING (JP)

5’s Tournament – Planning to start and date set – PARKED WHILST RtR CAMPAIGN RUNNING

Trust Board

Need to either reduce ambitions or to bring more people on board – ONGOING (ALL)

Propose to bring names of candidates to next board meeting – PARKED due to full efforts behind the RtR campaign

It is now past the year end so an AGM will have to be set and nominations for Board membership scheduled – ONGOING (ALL)


Upgrading to web site costing about £70 agreed (JP)

Co-op affinity can includes phone line/rental deal which is open to trust members. Details available on request.

Agreed to renew trust board advertising at RRFC and sponsor a player this season

Date of next meeting: Monday 15 August 2005 – 7.30pm, Novar Bar

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