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CST Special General Meeting Podcast 21/10/17

Full recording of the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Special General Meeting held in October…

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust held their first SGM of the season in the Atlas Pub recently.

The Agenda covered subjects uppermost in Chelsea Supporters minds including the issue of Kick-Off times and their re-scheduling for TV covered by Tim Rolls. In addition Ramzi Shammas discussed the recent Annual Survey and plans for the survey next year; Cliff Auger discussed supporters issues and the recent unveiling of the Jack Whitley Memorial and plans for further work with Brompton Cemetery and Henry Fowler presented an update on our efforts with the campaign for Safe Standing.

Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners also presented  an update of the CPO’s recent activities. 

CST members were also given the chance to ask questions  to the board.

The meeting was recorded and can be heard in full here:

Special General Meeting 21st October with Special Guest Pat Nevin

The next CST Special General Meeting will be held on Saturday 21st October at 15:30 pm (after the Chelsea v Watford match) at The Atlas Pub (upstairs) 16 Seagrave Road London SW6 1RX 

With Special Guest Pat Nevin

Uppermost in Chelsea Supporters minds at the moment is the issue of Kick-Off times and their re-scheduling for TV. We will be covering this and other subjects in the meeting. In addition, Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners will be speaking to provide us on an update of the CPO’s recent activities. Other issues such as Atmosphere, Affiliations, Safe Standing and Community will be covered in the meeting. You will also have the chance to ask questions on any pertinent matter and get your points across to the board. The formal notice of the meeting and the agenda can be found below.

Q & A with Pat Nevin
The CST board are pleased to advise members that the SGM will feature a Question and Answer session with former Chelsea player Pat Nevin. Pat will be answering questions from the floor on his career with Chelsea and giving us his thoughts on the current side and modern football.

The Venue

The venue for the SGM is the upstairs Bar of The Atlas Pub in Seagrave Road, 15 minutes’ walk from Stamford Bridge and close to West Brompton underground station. Attendance at the meeting is open to paid up voting members of the Trust only. Membership to the CST costs £5 per year and includes a free pin badge. You can sign up easily from our website and we accept payment by credit or debit card or via PayPal. We hope as many of you as possible will attend in person but as there is limited space available, to avoid disappointment, please confirm that you will be attending by emailing membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com 

Unable to Attend?
With thanks to the Chelsea FanCast, overseas members or those unable to attend in person will be able to listen to the meeting live and interact online at www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast. Minutes and a podcast of the SGM will be available following the meeting.

Special General Meeting

Saturday 21st October at 15:30 pm

The Atlas Pub (Upstairs) 16 Seagrave Road London SW6 1RX 
(map)
or online via  www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast.

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Updates on progress and actions regarding motions passed at AGM (Working Group Reports): –
    • Supporter Issues (Cliff Auger/Tim Rolls)
    • Annual Survey (Ramzi Shammas)
    • Community (Cliff Auger)
    • Safe Standing (Henry Fowler)
  1. Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners
    • Update on CPO activity
  2. Any Other Business
  3. Pat Nevin Q&A

Pat Nevin, one of Chelsea’s most loved former players, who graced the Stamford Bridge pitch with his style and flair in the 1980’s, is our special guest. Pat is now a respected and insightful football pundit working predominantly with BBC Radio 5 Live and many Chelsea supporters will have read his erudite blogs in ChelseaFC.com. Pat will be answering questions from the floor on his career with Chelsea and giving us his thoughts on the current side and modern football.

Close
It is anticipated that the formal meeting (including the Q&A) will end by 17.30 at the latest.

Overseas members or those unable to attend in person will be able to listen to the meeting and interact live online via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast

 Chelsea Supporters’ Trust
Making your voice heard

 

Newsletter Autumn 2017

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Autumn Newsletter is now available.

Photo by Clive Howes/Chelsea FC

It covers the recent Annual General Meeting and election results; the date of the next Special General Meeting;  a report on the latest supporter issues and the unveiling of the Jack Whitley Memorial.

You can download the newsletter here:

Chelsea Supporters Trust Autumn Newsletter 2017

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

 

 

Chelsea Supporters Trust SGM – 25th February 2017

Chelsea Supporters’ Trust held their second Special General Meeting of the season after the Swansea City match.

The SGMs are a good chance to report back to the membership, in person on progress with the issues we are mandated to pursue and have a face to face dialogue with the members.

Held in a venue new to us, The Lillie Langtry Pub we were well looked after and a decent turnout from the membership were updated on issues such as the Membership Survey and the move to a Temporary Stadium. In addition, board members reported back on initiatives such as ‘Kick-Off Times’; the Stamford Bridge Redevelopment; work on improving the atmosphere at the Bridge; work with Supporters Direct, The Football Supporters Federation and with fellow Premier League Trusts and work with the Overseas Membership.

Cliff Auger formerly announced our work towards the commemoration of ‘Founder’s Day’ at the Brompton Cemetery and our continued work helping to clean up Chelsea related graves at the cemetery. 

After formal proceedings, a very informative Q & A session was held with Charles Rose, Chairman of the Chelsea Pitch Owners where Charles answered questions on why the CPO continues to be important; what the CPO’s involvement with the Stamford Bridge redevelopment is and what the future of the CPO is after the move back to the redeveloped Bridge.

A full recording of the meeting can be listened to here:

Special General Meeting
Saturday 25th February at 17:30 at the 
Lillie Langtry

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Updates on progress and actions regarding motions passed at AGM (Working Group Reports): –
    • Supporter Issues (Cliff Auger)
    • Stamford Bridge Redevelopment (David Johnstone)
    • Atmosphere (Richard Weekes)
    • Affiliations (Cliff Auger)
    • Community (Cliff Auger)
    • Overseas Membership (Dan Silver)
  4. Questions/Motions from CST members
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Question and Answer session with Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners. Charles will be covering issues relating to the future of the Chelsea Pitch Owners and their role in the Stamford Bridge redevelopment, temporary stadium and return to the Bridge. 

Special General Meeting 25th February 17.30 at The Lillie Langtry

The next CST Special General Meeting will be held at 17:30 at the Lillie Langtry, 19 Lillie Road, London SW6 1UE after the Swansea City game on Saturday 25th February. 

 

 

Uppermost in Chelsea Supporters minds at the moment is the issue of the Stamford Bridge redevelopment, a move to a temporary stadium and what role the Chelsea Pitch Owners will play in this. To that end, we have invited Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners to hold a Q&A session on issues relating to the CPO, its future and role with the Club and redevelopment going forward. As the information below shows, this and other issues such as Atmosphere, Affiliations, Supporter Issues and Community will be covered in the meeting. You will also have the chance to ask questions on any pertinent matter and get your points across to the board. The formal notice of the meeting and the agenda can be found below.

 

 

Q & A on Chelsea Pitch Owners
The CST board are pleased to advise members that the SGM will feature a Question and Answer session with Charles Rose, Chairman Chelsea Pitch Owners. Charles will be covering issues relating to the future of the Chelsea Pitch Owners and their role in the Stamford Bridge redevelopment, temporary stadium and return to the Bridge. We would welcome questions in advance to membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com using “CPO” as the subject line.

The Venue

 

 

The venue for the SGM is the upstairs Bar of The Lillie Langtry, in Lillie Road, 15 minutes’ walk from Stamford Bridge and close to West Brompton underground station. Attendance at the meeting is open to voting members of the Trust only. Membership to the CST costs £5 per year and includes a free pin badge. You can sign up easily from our website and we accept payment by credit or debit card or via PayPal. We hope as many of you as possible will attend in person!

Unable to Attend?
With thanks to the Chelsea Football Fancast, overseas members or those unable to attend in person will be able to listen to the meeting live and interact online at www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast. Minutes and a podcast of the SGM will be available following the meeting.

 

Special General Meeting
Saturday 25th February at 17:30

Lillie Langtry, 19 Lillie Road, London SW6 1UE (map)
or online via  www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast.

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Updates on progress and actions regarding motions passed at AGM (Working Group Reports): –
    • Supporter Issues (Cliff Auger)
    • Stamford Bridge Redevelopment (David Johnstone)
    • Atmosphere (Richard Weekes)
    • Affiliations (Cliff Auger)
    • Community (Cliff Auger)
    • Overseas Membership (Dan Silver)
  4. Questions/Motions from CST members
  5. Any Other Business
  6. Question and Answer session with Charles Rose, Chairman, Chelsea Pitch Owners Charles will be covering issues relating to the future of the Chelsea Pitch Owners and their role in the Stamford Bridge redevelopment, temporary stadium and return to the Bridge. We would welcome questions in advance to membership@chelseasupporterstrust.com using “CPO” as the subject line, by Wednesday 22nd February to allow the panel to review and research your answers in advance
  7. Close
    It is anticipated that the formal meeting (including the Q&A) will end by 19.00 at the latest.

 

Overseas members or those unable to attend in person will be able to listen to the meeting and interact live online via www.mixlr.com/chelsea-fancast

 Chelsea Supporters’ Trust

Making your voice heard

Chelsea Supporters Trust SGM 23/10/2016 with Kerry Dixon Q&A

 

After the wonderful win against Man Utd the Chelsea Supporters Trust held their first Special General Meeting of the season to discuss the new Board; the new Working Groups and to reveal the key points in the results of the annual Members Survey.

sgm-7-mediumAfter all that we wrapped up proceedings with a Q&A session with much loved Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon.

The agenda for the meeting was as follows:

Chelsea Supporters Trust – Special General Meeting

Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 18.30

Atlas Pub 16 Seagrave Road London SW6 1RX

Agenda
1. Introduction (David Chidgey) (5 mins)

2. Working Groups Report (25 mins):

• Atmosphere (Richard Weekes)
• Supporter Issues (Cliff Auger)
• Stamford Bridge Redevelopment (David Johnstone)
• Affiliations (Cliff Auger)
• Community (Cliff Auger)

3. Membership Survey (Celia Mindelsohn) (20 mins)

4. Questions (10 mins)

5. Any Other Business

6. Kerry Dixon Q&A and Book signing (45 mins)

A special guest for our Special General Meeting

Our next Special General Meeting (SGM) will take place on Sunday 23 October 2016, 6.30pm upstairs at The Atlas PH, 16 Seagrave Rd, London SW6 1RX, immediately following our home game against Manchester United.

We plan to kick off proceedings promptly at 6.30pm and to conclude official business by approximately 7.30pm. At the meeting we aim to bring news of recent Trust activities, including our latest membership survey results. An agenda should be available nearer the time.

The meeting will be recorded and posted as a podcast shortly afterwards by the Chelsea Football Fancast, and we are also hoping to broadcast the event live, technology permitting!

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We are also extremely delighted to announce that Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon will be joining us for the meeting, and for an hour or so afterwards to chat about his exploits and to sign a few copies of his new book Up Front, available to buy on the night.

Please come along and find out what’s happening with the issues that matter to you. And to meet Kerry of course!

This is a Chelsea Supporters Trust members only event. You can sign up on the door, or join us through our web site here.

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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