Trust Board Elections 2016-17

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Notice of Election

Applications for board positions in  2016-17 are now open.

1. The Board Election will coincide with the CST Annual General Meeting which will occur on the same date.

2. Voting for the election will commence in the form of an online poll following the close of the AGM and will continue for two weeks thereafter.

3. The election will be overseen by an independent Electoral Management Group (EMG) consisting of the CST Secretary, a member of the CST and an independent representative. For details on election policy, please contact the Trust Secretary by emailing secretary@chelseasupporterstrust.com.

4. There will be nine (9) positions to be elected onto the Trust Board. Candidates will be elected without portfolio and the Board, once elected, will decide on the positions to be held by each elected Board Member.

5. A person wishing to stand for election must:
a. Be a fully paid-up member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust;
b. Be nominated by one other fully paid-up member of the CST;
c. Complete a nomination form correctly and accurately, following the guidance outlined on the form;
d. Submit a candidate statement which will serve as a manifesto and be circulated to all members of the CST eligible to vote;
e. Return the nomination form and candidate statement no later than 2300 BST on Friday 29th July 2016. Any nomination forms returned after this time will not be admitted.

6. Decisions over the validity of nominations shall be a matter for the EMG. Any decision by the EMG not to accept a nomination as valid will be notified to the candidate as soon as practicable, whereupon the candidate may, if appropriate, take steps to rectify the situation.

7. The decision of the EMG is final. Any complaints made to the EMG concerning the result of the election must be made no later than three working days after the close of the poll. Any complaint after this time shall not be admissible.

Completed nomination forms should be returned to the Chair of the EMG via email: secretary@chelseasupporterstrust.com, or by post to: Chair of Electoral Management Group, Chelsea Supporters’ Trust, C/O 68 Holmesdale Road, Teddington TW11 9LG.

Note: No signatures are required if emailing, but name and email address of both candidate and nominator must be stated and it must be sent from same email address as the one registered on the candidate’s CST membership record.

By order of the Committee
Signed
Paul Jeffrey
Secretary
secretary@chelseasupporterstrust.com

FORMS

The relevant forms and information in PDF format can be downloaded from the following links:
Election policy 2016-17
Nominations form 2016-17
A PDF copy of the Notice of Election 2016-17 can be downloaded here.

Advanced Notice of Annual General Meeting

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Advance Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016/17

1. By order of the Chelsea Supporters Trust (CST) Board, notice is hereby given, that it is the intention of the CST to hold an AGM and an election for the board of the society for the 2016/17 season.

2. The AGM will take place on the weekend of 13/14 August 2016. The date will be confirmed once fixtures scheduled for that weekend are announced. The AGM will take place on the alternate day to the Chelsea fixture. The venue for the AGM will be the Copthorne Hotel, Stamford Bridge, SW6 1HS.

3. The agenda for the meeting, along with motions to be voted upon, will be announced no later than Monday 1st August 2016.

4. A number of motions will be put forward by the Board. There is also an opportunity for members to propose motions from the floor. A person wishing to propose a floor motion must:

a. Be a fully paid-up member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust;

b. Send the motion in writing by email to secretary@chelseasupporterstrust.com by no later than 2300 BST on Friday 29th July 2016;

c. Ensure that the motion is seconded by two (2) paid-up members of the CST. The names and email addresses of the proposer and the seconders must be included in the email;

d. All motions from the floor must be in accordance with the aims and objectives of the CST and must not act to the detriment of the CST.

By order of the Committee
Signed
Paul Jeffrey
Secretary
secretary@chelseasupporterstrust.com

Chelsea Supporters Trust – Registered with FCA: 31940R

A PDF version of the AGM notice can be downloaded here.

Newsletter – June 2016

A short newsletter to briefly interrupt your summer break from all things Chelsea.

Annual CST Membership Survey

A reminder that the annual survey responses need to be submitted by end Sunday June 12th. The survey results do matter, as they drive CST strategy for the next twelve months and are also discussed in a face-to-face meeting with senior club executives. Your individual link was e-mailed to you on May 16th so if you have not yet responded, please take the fifteen or so minutes required to complete it, your views do matter.

Annual General Meeting and Elections

The CST AGM will be held on the first weekend of the new season, on August 13th or 14th depending on the fixtures. The AGM notice, together with details on how to stand for the CST board, will be issued to voting CST members in late June.
If you are considering standing for election to the Board and want to know more about what being a board member entails, feel free to get in touch with individual Board members or via membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com for some informal advice.

May SGM Podcast

Before the Spurs game we held an SGM in the Chelsea Pensioner. Lively discussions were held on a range of topics, and well-known Chelsea journalist Dan Levene did a fascinating Q&A. You can listen to the SGM here:

Part One: https://soundcloud.com/chelseafancast/chelsea-supporters-trust-sgm-02052016-part-1

Part Two: https://soundcloud.com/chelseafancast/chelsea-supporters-trust-sgm-02052016-part-2

Brompton Cemetery – Chelsea Graves

We are pleased to announce that following the CST’s first volunteer day at Brompton cemetery back in March, our next date will be Saturday July 2nd at 11.00am.

Once again we hope that some of our members can spare a few hours to help clear some of the overgrown areas around Chelsea FC related graves. We also plan to spruce up the grave belonging to CFC’s founding father, Gus Mears. It was a very enjoyable and satisfying day in March and we hope the one in July will be as rewarding.

Transport Information

Advance train ticket alerts from thetrainline.com. Please be aware fixtures are subject to change due to television demands, before booking: http://www.thetrainline.com/ticketalert/football/premier-league

Get a third off rail fares with the Two Together Railcard. http://www.twotogetherrailcard.co.uk/

Travel to the Bridge by train? Weekend travel news from TfL: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/track.aspx?offset=weekend

Follow TfL travel status & updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TfLTravelAlerts

If you have comments or questions on any of the above information, or any other CST activity, please let us know: enquiries@chelseasupporterstrust.com

 

A PDF version of June 2016 newsletter can be downloaded here