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Elections to the board – Nov 2020

11th November 2020

Elections to the board – Nov 2020

We are now inviting nominations for members to join the board. This second election in the calendar year 2020 brings AGMs and elections to their correct place in the Trust timetable. In this cycle we are looking to elect up to five board members for terms of up to three years.

Four members will be elected to full three year board terms whilst a fifth will assume the remaining term of a vacant board position. Allocation of terms to successful candidates will be made either by number of votes received or by lots in the event of no ballot or a tied vote.

The current board is made up of 11 volunteer members who each take responsibility for specific areas of Trust activity. Four elected board members – Jerry Cope, Dan Crawford, Hayley Davinson and Tom Greatrex – are at the and of their current terms and are entitled to stand again if they so choose.

In normal times, we hold an evening board meeting once per month in Hammersmith and we also meet the Club monthly at Motspur Park on a week day daytime. During the current pandemic, video conference calls are being held to replace face to face meetings.

Although our meeting with Fulham is often the most visible part of our work, we undertake a wide variety of other activities on behalf of Fulham supporters and are also members of the Metropolitan Police Independent Advisory Group, affiliated to the Football Supporters’ Association (the national umbrella body for Trusts) and part of the FSA’s Premier League Trusts Network. You can read about the full range of activity undertaken by the Trust board elsewhere on our web site.

We are looking for members with the time, skills, enthusiasm and ideas to join the board and take responsibility for some of our growing range of activities; we hope that you will consider either putting yourself forward or encouraging others you know as there is much to do. You can read full details of the process below.

Thank you again for your membership and support of the Trust.

Yours, on behalf of the current FST Board

Ian Clarke
Vice Chair, Fulham Supporters’ Trust


Election process and rules

The election will be held in accordance with the election rules and the process will be overseen by an independent scrutineer who is a Trust member but is neither a candidate nor nominating or seconding a candidate.

To be eligible to stand for election, the only requirements are that

  • you are a paid-up Trust member at the date of announcement (Wednesday 11 November)
  • you are nominated and seconded by paid-up Trust members at the date of announcement.

Information required

You will need to supply contact information for yourself and those nominating and seconding you and a 200 word election statement that will be sent out with the electronic voting forms if there are more nominations than places available for election. The election statements of all successful candidates will be made available at the conclusion of the process.

Please supply the following information by email to the Independent Scrutineer, former board member Gerry Pimm by Wednesday 25 November 2020 using the following email address
[email protected]


Candidate

  • Name
  • email address
  • Telephone
  • Social media

Nominated by

  • Member name
  • email address
  • Telephone

Nominated by

  • Member name
  • email address
  • Telephone

Statement

  • A maximum of 200 words to support your candidacy.

Election timetable

Nominations

  • Wednesday 11 November 2020 – Nominations open
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020 – Nominations close

If no ballot required

  • Thursday 26 November 2020 – Announcement of new board at AGM

If ballot required

  • Thursday 26 November 2020 – Announcement of election at AGM
  • Saturday 28 November 2020 – Electronic ballot and candidate statements circulated to Trust members
  • Saturday 12 December 2020 – Close of voting
  • Monday 14 December 2020 – Announcement of election results

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