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December 2, 2008

FOLLOWING last week’s (successful) AGM, the newly elected Trust Board held their first gathering in the last few days and have decided on the office bearers for the coming session.

Elected to Chair the Trust in what will undoubtedly be a challenging year is Brian Payne. Brian has been an active Board member for two years and has been responsible for minute taking during that period. He was also one of the architects of the Trust’s commercial proposal for the last two seasons.

Trust Chairman Brian Payne

Trust Chairman Brian Payne

Brian (pictured left) said : “I’m delighted to be elected as Chairman and I hope the confidence shown in me by the members is justified.

“The Trust is a force for good at Dumbarton FC and we now have a fantastic opportunity to build on all the good work of the past four years of DFC boardroom representation.

“Stephen has laid excellent foundations for our next rep.

“It’s fair to say that some challenges still exist and some barriers remain to be broken, but the fans are determined to play an even bigger role at DFC as the Club progresses.

“Our commercial remit will continue to grow and we will support as much as we can the youth development programme.

“We also want to make sure that Strathclyde Homes Stadium is used to its full potential outwith matchdays so that revenue is generated for the Club. It is vital that both the Trust and the club fully engage with our customers

“We already have a couple of action points from the AGM to consider. We have to decide on the right process in getting Stephen’s replacement onto the DFC Board and it’s vital that we find out more about the owners of the Club.

“Brabco are an uknown quantity as far as we are concerned and we would be derelict in our responsibilities as a Trust if we didn’t action this. The future of the Club is far too important for the fans not to be fully informed.”

Working with Brian as Treasurer will be Joanne McBride, who was unanimously co-opted by the new board while Alan Findlay remains as Secretary.

Keeping the membership register updated and the Trust Travel section running efficiently will be Tommy Hughes who will work alongside Andy Scott who has volunteered to be minute secretary.

The remainder of the Board is made up from David Richardson (DFC assistant secretary), Gary Black, Iain Macpherson, Les Stephen who will continue organising the Young Sons and of course being Pellie!. We also welcome back as co-optees Andrew Galloway and Robbi Connolly, who will both look after the social side of things.

The Board are also delighted to announce that Denise Currie will still be the heart and soul of the flagship project that is the ‘Sons View’.

Next meeting of the Trust Board is on the morning of Saturday 13th December 2008, starting at 11am in the supporters bar at SHS.  Members are welcome to attend and take part

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  1. Colin Harkness permalink
    December 2, 2008 8:02 pm

    Well done Brian and good luck to you and the Trust for the year ahead of you.

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