Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Notice of Election 2017-2018

  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:
    1. Be a fully paid-up member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust;
    2. Be nominated by one other fully paid-up member of the CST;
    3. Complete a nomination form correctly and accurately, following the guidance outlined on the form;
    4. Submit a candidate statement which will serve as a manifesto and be circulated to all members of the CST eligible to vote;
    5. Return the nomination form and candidate statement no later than 2300 BST on Friday 28th July 2017. 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 11 St. Catherine’s Road Winchester Hampshire SO23 0PP
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.

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Advance Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017-18

  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 2017/18 season.
  2. The AGM will take place on the weekend of 12/13 August 2017. 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.
  3. The agenda for the meeting, along with motions to be voted upon, will be announced no later than Monday 31st July 2017. 
  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:
    1. Be a fully paid-up member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust;
    2. Send the motion in writing by email to secretary@chelseasupporterstrust.com by no later than 2300 BST on Friday 28th July 2017;
    3. 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;
    4. 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.

Chelsea Supporters Trust ‘Virtual’ Special General Meeting June 22nd 2017

The Chelsea Supporters Trust ‘Virtual’ Special General Meeting was held at 7:30 pm on-line via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast on Thursday 22nd June

It gives members who have been unable to attend SGMs this season in person a chance to hear what the Trust has been engaged with on their behalf and to ask questions via email beforehand or on the chat page whilst listening in.

The meeting started with the ‘Chairman’s Report’ where updates were provided on the Trust’s recent activities on behalf of the members on supporters issues and the forthcoming AGM and Elections in August.

We are currently busy collating the answers to the Annual Survey and Ramzi Shammas was on hand to provide us with an update. The survey finishes on June 30th so if you have not completed it yet please go to www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CST-survey-2017

Richard Weekes talked about the Trust’s various activities to improve the Atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and Dan Silver reported back and answered questions about our links with and issues for overseas members.

If you would like to become a member of the Chelsea Supporters Trust then go to chelseasupporterstrust.com/join-us/ fill in the details and then scroll down to choose ‘Individual Voting Member’ on the subscribe button which will take you to Paypal.

‘Virtual’ Special General Meeting 7.30 pm Thursday 22nd June

The next CST ‘Virtual’ Special General Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on-line via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast on Thursday 22nd June

For our final Special General Meeting of the season we will be holding a ‘Virtual’ meeting as a live broadcast on-line.

This gives members who have been unable to attend SGMs this season in person a chance to hear what the Trust has been engaged with on their behalf and to ask questions via email beforehand or on the chat page whilst listening in.

We are currently busy collating the answers to the Annual Survey and we will have Ramzi Shammas on hand to provide us with an update. The survey finishes on June 30th so if you have not completed it yet please go to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CST-survey-2017

Richard Weekes will talk about the Trust’s various activities to improve the Atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and Dan Silver will be reporting back and answering questions about our links with overseas members.

You can participate in the meeting by listening live at www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast available on your computer, phone or tablet (using the mixlr app). We will be answering questions on the night but if possible would request that questions be sent in advance to membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com using “VGM” as the subject line.

Chelsea FanCast is on Mixlr

Virtual Special General Meeting

Thursday 22nd June at 7:30 pm

On-line via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast.

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Updates on progress and actions:
    • Atmosphere (Richard Weekes)
    • Membership Survey (Ramzi Shammas)
    • Overseas Membership (Dan Silver)
  4. Questions from CST membersWe would welcome questions in advance to membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com using “VGM” as the subject line, by Thursday 22nd June (1.00pm) to allow the panel to review and research your answers prior to the meeting.
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Close
    It is anticipated that the formal meeting (including the Q&A) will end by 9.00pm at the latest.

You will be able to listen to the meeting and ask questions online via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast

 

 

Newsletter – Summer 2017

Chairman’s Report

Warm congratulations to all Chelsea supporters for their support in a season that exceeded many of our expectations in winning the League for the 6th time, tinged with disappointment at failing to do the ‘Double’ by losing the FA Cup final to Arsenal. For many it has been a season to remember and somewhat better than last season, to say the least. Thanks must go to Antonio Conte and the players for the entertainment they have given us this season and for the hope of more success and trophies to come.
The Board would also like to say thank you and farewell to John Terry who took his final bow at the end of this season. His has been a remarkable career the like of which we are unlikely to see again. JT, thanks for the memories and for the support you have given to the Trust and many Chelsea supporters.
And so to business…

You can download the newsletter and read it here:

CST Newsletter Summer 2017

2017-18 Premier League Fixtures Announced – At What Cost for Travelling Fans?

On Wednesday 14th June 2017 the much anticipated Premier league fixtures for the coming season were announced, but at what cost for travelling fans?

CST board member Tim Rolls along with other team’s Trust board members Kat Law of THST,  Anna Burgess of Spirit of Shankly,  and Amanda Jacks FSF Caseworker, a working group set up under the auspices of the Football Supporters Federation, have worked tirelessly for many months compiling analysis of the fixtures as evidence of the difficulties match going fans face.

“Packed stadiums and a vibrant atmosphere are key parts of the ‘product’ the Premier League sells to broadcasters. But anti-social kick-off times, midweek journeys the length of the country when no public transport is available and short notice rearrangements for TV purposes are making it increasingly difficult for fans to get to games.”
 
On behalf of the CST, Tim also works tirelessly along with other team’s Trust boards on a range of issues that affect our members, including TV fixtures, plus many other topics as part of the Premier League structured dialogue meetings. We are grateful to Tim for his important contribution to our work.
 
 
 
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Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Annual Survey 2017

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has run an annual survey of its membership each year for the last four years.

It provides a crucial benchmark and snapshot of what Chelsea Supporters think about the club they support on key issues such as the running of the Club; Ticket prices and access; Kick-Off times; Loyalty Points; the Stadium Redevelopment and Temporary move; Atmosphere and performance on the pitch.

The results of this survey are presented by the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust board in a meeting with members of the Chelsea FC board with a view to influencing how the club deal with the issues that matter to supporters most.

In addition, the survey results provide a mandate to the Trust that is a true representation of supporters’ views by enabling us to know how you feel about the core issues affecting the Club and to track your concerns.

It is arguably the most important thing that the Trust does each year to ‘make your voice heard’.

For the first time we are opening the survey out to all Chelsea supporters in the UK and Overseas in order to canvass as diverse an array of opinions and views as possible.

Please click on the link below and answer the questions in the survey so we know how you want the Trust to work and the areas that you want to see improved at the Club.

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and will run until 30th June.

Enter the survey here