Trust AGM 2018

David Treharne

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I live in hope that this AGM will have both a chance for AOB and also a Chair's address that isn't subsequently altered to cope with non re-election of Board members. It would also be gratifying NOT to have Board members and Trustees leaving the meeting before its conclusion on the pretext of "match day duties". I shall be raising the issue of the verity of Trust Board minutes (if I'm allowed to). In any case, as it's FGR on matchday and we'll probably be playing them half a dozen times this season there will be no rush to leave.
 

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live in hope that this AGM will have both a chance for AOB and also a Chair's address that isn't subsequently altered to cope with non re-election of Board members
Do you honestly think that the Trust Board will have an AGM this year where AOB is not discussed? I would be amazed if AOB wasn't one of the most prominent items on the agenda this coming year.

It would also be gratifying NOT to have Board members and Trustees leaving the meeting before its conclusion on the pretext of "match day duties"
Are you saying that there are club and trust officials that have previously lied to the Trust AGM about having to leave early? If so that is a serious allegation as it is implying they have acted dishonestly. If you have evidence that any officials have acted dishonestly at previous AGMs, you have a duty to the rest of your fellow Trust members to raise these concerns formally. Perhaps you might like to raise a formal complaint to the Trust about the conduct of these individuals?
 
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I notice from looking at the AGM pack that four current Trustees are standing down, including two who are currently on the club board in Elaine Davis and Peter Holding, so if plenty of new people stand it could be an opportunity to change things on not only the Trust board, but also the club board.

I personally can”t stand as I”m in the process of moving house and changing jobs, so couldn”t devote the time required, but with the club in such good shape I hope a few of you want to, as these are good times to be involved and play your part in helping your club.

As it looks like some of the old guard are moving on with these four leaving, so time to inject some really action into the Trust board!
 

Matt Russell

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I notice from looking at the AGM pack that four current Trustees are standing down, including two who are currently on the club board in Elaine Davis and Peter Holding, so if plenty of new people stand it could be an opportunity to change things on not only the Trust board, but also the club board.

I personally can”t stand as I”m in the process of moving house and changing jobs, so couldn”t devote the time required, but with the club in such good shape I hope a few of you want to, as these are good times to be involved and play your part in helping your club.

As it looks like some of the old guard are moving on with these four leaving, so time to inject some really action into the Trust board!
Four current Trustees standing down does not mean that they won't again be standing for election. Results at the AGM could, repeat could, mean that none of those you refer to as old guard move on.
 

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Four current Trustees standing down does not mean that they won't again be standing for election. Results at the AGM could, repeat could, mean that none of those you refer to as old guard move on.
How on earth can they be standing down on the one hand, and then be standing again for re-election? In any event, I think its excellent news that anyone from the trust who was associated with the club board during the TT&P era should stand down. Thats one area where we really do need to start over.
 

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How on earth can they be standing down on the one hand, and then be standing again for re-election? In any event, I think its excellent news that anyone from the trust who was associated with the club board during the TT&P era should stand down. Thats one area where we really do need to start over.
Apart from those who have served a maximum term - nine years I think - all others are allowed to stand again for re-election. Sorry to disappoint!
 

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I always find these AGM threads fascinating in a cryptic crossword, bitchy sort of way. I'm already trying to work out who and what the understated criticisms and miffed retorts are actually aimed at. It's comes across a bit like the way boxers posture before the weigh in prior to the fight. David starts the ball rolling with some snipes that would do justice to any marksman looking to cause mayhem to the enemy. This is followed by Martin's carefully crafted defensive tactic that puts the ball right back in David's court, though it was probably more like the opening moves in a game of chess ( queen's pawn to d4 from you I think David, but Martin has countered to put immediate pressure on your King! ). Barry comes next with a thank you, but who is being thanked? David or Martin? Are these two on different sides of some unsaid in fighting? Cygnus wants fresh blood but then Matt tells us that this may not happen at all. More confusion thrown into the murky waters of trust politics. Are these the 'politics' that drove Steve Perryman to retire? So, can someone educate me as to what is going on because its pretty obvious that the trust garden isn't full of sweet smelling roses. Cygnus wants more of us to step forward but will those who answer his call need an intensive course in Trust 'in fighting' techniques before they dare chance a look over the parapet?
 
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I always find these AGM threads fascinating in a cryptic crossword, bitchy sort of way. I'm already trying to work out who and what the understated criticisms and miffed retorts are actually aimed at. It's comes across a bit like the way boxers posture before the weigh in prior to the fight. David starts the ball rolling with some snipes that would do justice to any marksman looking to cause mayhem to the enemy. This is followed by Martin's carefully crafted defensive tactic that puts the ball right back in David's court, though it was probably more like the opening moves in a game of chess ( queen's pawn to d4 from you I think David, but Martin has countered to put immediate pressure on your King! ). Barry comes next with a thank you, but who is being thanked? David or Martin? Are these two on different sides of some unsaid in fighting? Cygnus wants fresh blood but then Matt tells us that this may not happen at all. More confusion thrown into the murky waters of trust politics. Are these the 'politics' that drove Steve Perryman to retire? So, can someone educate me as to what is going on because its pretty obvious that the trust garden isn't full of sweet smelling roses. Cygnus wants more of us to step forward but will those who answer his call need an intensive course in Trust 'in fighting' techniques before they dare chance a look over the parapet?
It's a multiple choice question Geoff
[a] Broad church
Robust debate
[c] Ego ergo aggro

I've had to spoil my paper ....
 

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Broad church or Broadchurch Spoonz? If the latter then where was the body found and who is in the frame?
 

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I always find these AGM threads fascinating in a cryptic crossword, bitchy sort of way. I'm already trying to work out who and what the understated criticisms and miffed retorts are actually aimed at. It's comes across a bit like the way boxers posture before the weigh in prior to the fight. David starts the ball rolling with some snipes that would do justice to any marksman looking to cause mayhem to the enemy. This is followed by Martin's carefully crafted defensive tactic that puts the ball right back in David's court, though it was probably more like the opening moves in a game of chess ( queen's pawn to d4 from you I think David, but Martin has countered to put immediate pressure on your King! ). Barry comes next with a thank you, but who is being thanked? David or Martin? Are these two on different sides of some unsaid in fighting? Cygnus wants fresh blood but then Matt tells us that this may not happen at all. More confusion thrown into the murky waters of trust politics. Are these the 'politics' that drove Steve Perryman to retire? So, can someone educate me as to what is going on because its pretty obvious that the trust garden isn't full of sweet smelling roses. Cygnus wants more of us to step forward but will those who answer his call need an intensive course in Trust 'in fighting' techniques before they dare chance a look over the parapet?
I find it all rather amusing, especially the image of DT throwing the stone and then peeping over the sofa to see if it's all clear. Personally I am loathe to criticize the Trust Board as individuals since firstly they did dismantle the rock on City's back that was Tis' roller and secondly they do much more for the club than I do.
 
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