The first meeting of the new Supporters Cooperative board took place yesterday evening.
Chairman Pete Towey welcomed new board members Dave Marchbank, Callum Walmesley and Terry Arnold to the board along with Paul Thompson who had previously served as a co-opted board member.
The first part of the meeting dealt with deciding board positions and in this respect the following was agreed upon.
Chair: Pete Towey
Vice Chair : John Giles
Treasurer : Dave Marchbank
Membership Officer : Callum Walmsley
Vice Membership Officer: Paul Thompson
Media Officer: Ian Brown
Vice Media Officer: Callum Walmsley
IT Support: Paul Thompson
Fundraising Officer: Katye Ebbage
Great satisfaction was expressed on the result of the Wellspring Collection undertaken prior to County`s last home game with Leyton Orient which raised a total of £1074 .60 and a good quantity of clothing and other items in support of the Wellspring` Rucksack Project` .
It was agreed that we again adopt the Wellspring as our designated charity for the year ahead.
Initial discussions focused on ways to boost membership. Board members agreed to check out family and friends and enrol where they are not currently members. Amongst other things it was agreed to target lapsed members many of whom probably did not know their membership had lapsed.
On members meetings it was agreed that these be organised on a regular basis, and it was also agreed that to introduce an element of the `social event` into proceedings and a touch more informality might serve us better and attract more to members meetings.
The discussions to continue, the first members meeting probably in the early new year.
Danny Bergara Statue.
Sculptor Hannah Stewart was well on with the statue which was now in clay prior to casting into bronze. We were discussing with Hannah on ongoing basis and consulting with the Bergara Family to ensure a finished article we can all be proud of. A zoom meeting with the sculptor was set for this Thursday 1 December.