Important items on the agenda
AFC Wimbledon’s league status may have been secured, but there is still a lot of hard work ahead to realise the club’s ambition of a return home to a new stadium in Merton.
That is why Tuesday's Special General Meeting of the Dons Trust is so important. And even if you cannot attend the meeting at the Cherry Red Records Stadium tomorrow (7.30 pm start), please read on.
Such a scheme will be the most effective way of raising finance for our dream to return home to Wimbledon. The first item of business on the agenda is really significant. It involves changes to our constitution. Though not very exciting, it is critical to our future. The simple fact is that, to enable the Dons Trust to launch a Community Share scheme, these two resolutions must be passed with a sizeable number of members voting.
As ever, members who cannot attend the meeting in person may vote by proxy, but given the importance of this meeting we have also put in place arrangements to submit your proxy electronically. DT members who have elected to receive their pack by e-mail have received an invite to submit their proxy online, similar to the one we have previously used for board elections.
Please do try and attend the meeting or use the appropriate proxy mechanism - online or the usual paper method. Full details are in your SGM pack.
As well as the constitutional items, the agenda includes reports from the three DT Board Working Groups and an update from AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive, Erik Samuelson, on the New Stadium project.
There's also a third resolution, proposed by a DT member, about setting up a database to help manage our volunteers. This is an action that the DTB already owns and agrees needs to be done so we consider this a pertinent reminder from our membership to “get on with it”.
Finally, we will round up Any Other Business with a chance for members to air any thoughts or concerns.
The members of the DT Board look forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday evening.