Friday, March 02, 2007

This Sunday 4 March At 2pm - Open Meeting

This Sunday 4 March at 2pm we are holding an Open Public Meeting for all City fans and shareholders at the University of Manchester’s Renold Building, Sackville Street Campus, Altrincham Street, Manchester, M1 3BB.

In response to growing concern about the future direction of the club, we will ask fans to back the formation of a Manchester City Supporters Trust. All City supporters are welcome and the meeting will be used to present the principles and philosophy behind the Supporters Trust movement and the national body representing it, Supporters Direct.

Our MC for the event will be James H Reeve. In addition to our very own Colin Howell & Colin Savage talking, we also have guest speakers Dave Boyle (Deputy Chief Executive of Supporters Direct), Sean Hamil (Secretary of the Celtic Trust) and Jon Keen (Press Officer of Reading's Trust) speaking.

At the meeting, we will present our aims and proposals, concerns and ideas as well as allow time for a "question and answer" session at the end to ensure that supporters have their say and raise points that are important. This part of the meeting is crucial and will ensure that the views and concerns of the supporters are known, which can then be used/ addressed in the next phase.

At the end of the Open Public Meeting the supporters present will be asked to vote on the proposal to establish a working party to go ahead and register the Trust. If the vote is successful, the working party will work towards the formal launch of the trust and deal with areas including the drafting of the constitution of the trust, registering it with the Financial Services Authority, open bank accounts, draft membership forms etc.

Assuming the vote is successful the numbers in the current trust working party will need to be increased from 7 to 12. There will be a chance at the meeting for supporters to sign up as additional members and in so doing will be asked to confirm their availability and the skills they have to offer the working party.

A map for the venue can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there.


At 10:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck lads

not going to be able 2 make it (working) but please let us know how it goes

all the best


At 12:25 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU TODAY i hope the setting up of the trust is successful i can,t make it today but i look forward to becoming a member in the near future ALL THE BEST K BRAMHALL

At 5:42 pm, Anonymous H said...

Some excellent speakers at the meeting today, the guys from Celtic & Reading and Supporters Direct were informative and showed just what can be achieved - and that fans at clubs up and down the country are facing the same or very similar problems to us. Well done.


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