Bairnstrust Committee Meeting
16th June 2003
Elliots, Graeme Road, Falkirk
Michael White called the meeting to order and welcomed members
who had come to observe.
1. Apologies for Absence
No apologies were received.
2. Minutes of Last Meeting
Due to computer failure these had not been received by all the
Committee. They are to be made available for the next meeting
3. Matters Arising
No issues were raised under this section although reference was
made to a campaign meeting on Falkirks fight for rightful promotion
to the Scottish Premier League, which was to be held following
the Bairnstrust meeting.
4. Financial Update/Fundraising/Video
i ) Fergus advised the current balance is £5916. As yet
the receipt has not been received for the £6100 of shares
already applied for although the club has acknowledged verbally.
ii ) Prosposal by Steven Bird, seconded by Alastair Ferrie that
another £3900 of shares is purchased by Bairnstrust making
a total investment of £10000 was carried unanimously. It
was also mentioned that at this stage we should be asking for
the promised additional amount of £10000 shares to be forthcoming.
iii ) Concern was expressed that the rules of BairnsTrust have
not as yet been amended.
iv ) The meeting was advised Gordon McFarlane had confirmed that
he knew of a lay auditor who would be willing to audit Bairnstrust
accounts for free. Michael White is going to arrange this with
v ) Brian Guthrie advised profit of £3358.38 on the recent
sale of Budvar Bairns T-shirts with £105 of returns. £243
is still owed by Falkirk FC following the break in at the club
vi ) Brian advised of the discussions held with Adamsons and handed
round a comprehensive proposal document detail discussions to
date. However one or two discrepancies appeared with discussions
Michael White has been involved in at the club and representatives
of Adamsons. To clarify, it was agree that at the next video meeting
due to be held this week Michael and if possible Alastair would
accompany Brian to ensure clarity.
Michael passed round alternative logo designs for consideration
but the meeting agreed those submitted were of no better design
than the existing logo.
Due to the length of time that has expired since a previously
promised website was to be live, it was agreed to look at alternatives
and invite other parties to submit draft proposals for a special
meeting to be held on 30th June at Elliots. The previous web team
will also be invited to submit their proposal.
7. Membership Re-Launch
Concerns have been raised about the manner in which members were
signed up, as members should be required to pay £1 for their
share plus one of the membership options. New literature will
be required and the certificates will have to be re-designed also.
It was agreed to look at this for the start of the season.
8. Community Role
The terms of our constitution allow for a community role and
it was agreed that Michael would arrange quotations for the provision
of facilities for blind and hospital listeners at Westfield at
the appropriate time.
9. Memberships 2003-2004
Kirstie suggested we look at the possibility of enclosing a letter
on the trust with Season Ticket documentation from the Trust and
Michael is to check if feasible.
10. Close Season Plans
It was agreed to re-instate the July meeting on 21st July at
7.30pm in Elliots
11. Date and Time of Next Meeting
An Interim meeting on Website issues will be held at Elliots
on 30th June 2003 at 7.30pm. The next full meeting will be 21St
July 2003 at 7.30pm in Elliots.
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