Sligo Spurs Supporters Club
AGM Minutes Year ending 31st May 2009
Sligo Spurs Supporters club
Annual General Meeting
Sligo City Hotel
Tuesday 26th May 2009
Present Outgoing committee + Sligo spur members as per sheet attached
Minute of the Meeting
Chairman welcomed all ands give a review of club running. 2 years and
Welcomed everyone and thanked the outgoing chairman
The club was asked to accepted the accounts which were nominated by Walter Doyle and seconded by Gerry Taylor
Gerry is going forward as treasure next season. He whished best of luck to the new people coming in and gave a special word of thanks to those people who were the committee last season and 2 people who were on the committee in year 1 Stephen Doyle and meaeve lee.
Malcolm recalled our first small meeting over 2 years.
2008/2009 bleak start and with possible relegation a reality
Last year we had 65 members in the club
From year 1 to year 2 we lost 23 members but we gained 19 new members.
We had one club trip last year the game against Bolton in October
Some highlights for the club this year was
Malcolm said that he enjoyed his time as secretly and was happy to remain on and welcomed any new ideas
In future any important info will be up on our website ask for information and it will be supplies
Thanked all members, asked for feed backpack. Got great praise form the
Club unveiled a signed shirt signed by the tam that beat arsenal 5-1 at home in carling cup semi final 2008 The unvailing was done by Patrick Jennings junior and Matthew judge an ex spurs youth player
RNLI Fundraiser was also mentioned way mentioned again
Sligo Spurs was asked to present the player of the year at global supporters club awards event in white harte lane London 17 may 2009 Michel Farrell present the award of player of the year to Aaron Lennon
Photos of the player of the year event went up on our own website and news article appeared in local paper the Sligo weekender 26th May 2009
Website now regarded as good source of information
Hoped that we would grow more and more. More work needs to be done to
www.sligospurs.com this website was started in Feb/ March 2009 and still in it infancy stages but like our club it is expected to grow and grow and new content to be added all the time
Members were also asked to sign any texts that they send in so that can easily identified
If members have any ideas for the website such as stories or content they such contact Malcolm who looks after it
Feedback on Telephone questionnaire
During March and April the committee called every member and held a brief questionnaire with them over the phone. The purpose of the questionnaire was to get better understanding of the club and get the maximum amount of responses.
The main outcomes was there was very little people interested in joining
We learned that people were not notifying the sectary when not attending meetings however they are now staring to txt which is an improvement
Thanks to the treasurer Gerry Nicholson who sponsored the phone calls at his own expense.
Category A tickets availility way something that members wanted
Malcolm can get online tickets for those members who don't have a PC
A number of members 56% wanted to subscribe to Hotspur but it were cheaper to do this online so the club won't be doing it on their behalf
The club would be prepared to travel outside Sligo if enough demand to
join club was sought by a single member.
Some members wanted to join the bronze members list and this would be
done next season
Cup Final tickets should be address with THFC as a matter of fairness and we agreed to follow this request on their behalf.
It was a worthwhile exercise and would be repeated in following years
Player of the season
The Club presented 2 player of the year award this year
The second player of the year was our own Sligo spurs Player of the year
Subject to permission by spurs and (transfer windows) the Sligo spurs will travel to London with our award to present next season to winning player.
Overall the event held in London was great success and some promotion about the event was in a local paper the Sligo weekender
New polo shirts are available to buy this season
They were admired by other supports clubs at the event in London
Next meeting the first Tuesday after the season starts again in August.
We may need to run an emergency meeting in July in case there is any important game that people want to attend in august
The club met up the fooling clubs this year in London
New York Spurs
Swindon interest in getting our polo shirts for their branch and told us about their own meet the player events
Other future ideas for the club are
Election of the Officers for next season 2009/2010
Only current members of the club are allowed to Vote in AGM elections
Only persons who served some time on the committee can be elected an officer of the club such as chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
All members are allowed to be elected to other roles on the committee.
Gerry Nicholson is Proposed by Vincent Dave and seconded by Pascal Fallon
Malcolm Mc Dinah is proposed by Walter Doyle and seconded by Gerard Taylor
Johanthan Costello is proposed by Des Greene and seconded by Lisa Mc
Des Green is proposed by Noel Rooney and seconded by Peter Dolan
The following 3 club members will also be elected as general committee
A group vote is take on the election of the other 3 to the committee
and is elected by union's show of hands election
There is no opposition to any of the candidates
2 Other club members will have non elected roles within the club and help out when required these members are Pascal Fallon and Sean Mulligan
In Summary the new committee for the Sligo spurs supporters club is as follows
Chairman Gerry Nicholson
The next spurs supporter club meeting was arranged to take place ion the first Tuesday in august after the season starts
Malcolm Mc Donagh
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