Draft Minutes of the Bairn’s
Trust Meeting held 19/10/04
Stephen Bird, Brian Guthrie, Fergus Caldwell Jameson, Jack Gardiner,
B Johnston, M Watt, M Cattanac, D Robertson, W Sommerville, J
Dick, J Sauton, Kirstie Adam, Sandy Monfries, Tom Paterson, John
McCreadie, Sandy Williamsom, Janice Williamson, Stuart Wilson,
Murray McIntyre, Ewan McIntyre, Steven Jackson, Wayne Toft.
1. Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2. Apologies:Jane Toft, Steven Adam, Bill Anderson.
3. Previous Minutes. Moved Jack Gardiner seconded Stuart Wilson.
4. Matters arising from previous meeting. The Chair agreed to
take the following points:
The Chair apologised for the postponement of elections this
was due to the tight timescale and not enough time to carry
out the elections as per the constitution. Timescale was discussed
and agreed as per constitution.
Junior Bairns Certificates:
The money due is between £170 and£175 and certificates
will be issued once money is received. It was agreed that the
Secretary will liaise with Junior Bairns committee and resolve
Supporter Direct Nomination:
The Secretary reported he had contacted Supporters direct and
confirmed nomination was invalid.
The Secretary had received correspondence from John Holt ex
Dundee United player who now runs a flag ordering business and
was offering his service to the Trust. There was not much interest
at present and the Secretary will keep correspondence on file.
A letter was received regarding a five a side competition to
be held in November. There was no interest from Trust members.
The Treasurer provided a full and accurate report on the Trust’s
finances. Current membership stands at 120 with more membership
forms to be added. Several members were coming up to the period
when they will be entitled to purchase shares and money will
be made available for this. The financial year end September
and returns are now due this will be completed prior to Christmas.
6. Election of Supporters Representative
The reporting officer Ian Souter reported that 3 candidates had put there name
forward for election. The candidates are Fergus Caldwell, Steven
Jackson and Murray McIntyre.
The chair thanked Ian for taking on this role and was pleased
to see that there would be an election for the first time.
The constitution does not lay down election criteria.
Brian Guthrie proposed the Single Transferable voting system.
This was seconded by Kirstie Adam. There were no objections
to this. It was agreed closing date be 15th November which is
the next Trust Meeting. Ballot papers would be issue no latter
than Saturday 30th October. This fits in with the constitution.
A session took place with each candidate having the opportunity
to put forward there reasons for standing in the election followed
by a question and answer session allowing members to question
This proved to be a great success and at the completion of
the session the Chair thanked the Trust members and particularly
the candidates and wished them well for the elections.
7. Any other Business.
Videos and Dance.
Brian reported that £6500 had now been take in on video
sales plus £1000 from the previous month and we were now
only 130 copies away from making a profit. The video will shortly
be available by mail order from the club shop. The planning
for this season’s video is also ongoing.
The dance is now organised and tickets are now available at
£20 per ticket.
Raffle prizes would be much appreciated. Kirstie agreed to see
if the Supporters Direct have reciprocal arrangements in place
regarding donations to each others functions.
Brian also reported that the ideas he had come up with at the
previous meeting and had arranged a meeting with the club to
discuss had been taken forward by the club prior to the meeting
taking place and the Trust had no input into.
It was brought to the attention of the Trust the current position
of Wrexham FC and how the club was in danger of folding. It
was agreed to send a letter of support to the Wrexham supporters
on behalf of Bairns Trust.
Anti Racism Campaign
Brian reported that 4000 cards were issued prior to the St Mirren
match and had been mentioned several times over the tannoy prior
to the match. There was some dissent from a small element of
the support but overall it was a success.
The chair reported on behalf of Bill Anderson.
The club shop will not now relocate until Easter 2005.
A stall will be set up and manned in the Howgate Centre to cope
with the festive sales
The share price remains at 61p per share and may be re-valued
at the AGM in May.
5 a side update.
Agreed to purchase 7 gold and 7 silver medals as well as a trophy.
The club will supply a goody bag for all participants. It was
hoped to make this an annual event.
Back the Bairns Dance.
This had been arranged for 16/04/05 and will again be held at
8. Date of Next Meeting
Monday 15th November 2004 Graeme Hotel
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