Trust Board meeting 9th July 2012
Good day, and welcome to the latest Lincoln City Trust news from the board meeting of elected members on the 9th July.
We hope this to be a regular feature for the forthcoming season, in which Trust members, fans, and indeed anybody else with an interest in Lincoln City can readily access information as it happens within the Trust and Club.
This is just the first of some new initiatives we hope to launch at the Trust over the coming months, and after all, you’re here reading this, when you’re probably meant to be doing something else, so that’s alright by us.
The meeting held on the 9th was basically to welcome in the new members Jonathan Battersby, Marl Beaumont, Ty Corcoran and Fran Martin and get all the formal bits out of the way, so that the Trust can move forward to its long term aims. Thanks must go to Chris Ashton for remaining alert during this lengthy process of ‘swearing’ in the new incumbents, and to what they have let themselves in for.
There was some serious business to be discussed initially, not least the Trust accounts, which will be available we are told, by early August. Notwithstanding the problems with the Trust’s bankers, the Board were in agreement that this delay had been necessary so that last years (and previous years) accounts could be analysed by forensic accountants just to make doubly sure that everything was in order and, to the best of our knowledge, we have been assured that it is by those involved.
So, back to matters Football. Julian Ashley Burley has been co-opted to the board hopefully to add some ‘techie’ on all matters interweb, twitter and of course facebook, bringing us right up to date and into the 21st century on the information side.
We are however, still short of skill sets, including PR and to a certain extent, fundraising. If you are a fan who either works or has experience in any of those fields, and you perhaps feel the urge to help and get involved, then please get in contact via the email address on the page. There’s free cake from Trust board member Fran ‘Delia’ Martin at every board meeting if you do.
So, there you have it.
Just one thing left to say. We’re all in this for the ride, not just the destination, in supporting the wonderful club that is Lincoln City. If one thing has become apparent recently, it’s that fans come together, because we’re all on the same side really and the magnificent efforts of supporter groups recently have shown this. Supporters may argue, they may criticise, amongst themselves, at players or indeed boards, but at the end of the day, they care enough to do so.
The opposite of love, after all, is not hate, but indifference.