Despite the issues circulated last week the business of the Trust must go on, and that includes re-invigerating its democracy and holding its Annual General Meeting.
The Leeds United Supporters Trust holds its annual general meeting on Saturday 26th September and at that meeting opportunities exist to join the Trust Board. The board has a maximum of 12 places, at each AGM either some board members are coming to the end of their 3 year cycle (you are elected for 3 years but no prohibition exists to stop you standing again after that time is up) or spaces have accrued due to resignations (also note any co-opted board members must stand for election at the AGM to become full board members). This year up to 8 places could be up for election and if you are a up to date shareholder (nothwithstanding the rewenal issues), you can stand to help the Trust progress.
So what is the process you ask? Well its this simple:
*write to the Chair (email@example.com) giving your name, address, contact details, shareholder membership number and D.O.B indicating you are interested in standing.
*Provide a lufc/trust related biog for circulation and include a personal statement on how you think your skills and ideas will benefit the Trust and the membership.
*Be prepared to attend a "getting to know you" session with the existing board (subject to confirmation).
*Receive an explanation of what being a board member entails.
*Sign the code of conduct for board members (a code has been in place since 2006).
*Attend the AGM (or if unable to provide a supporting statement) and if elected start your 3 year term as a board member.
This application process is open from today until 12th September. All applications will be acknowledged by the Elections Management Group (EMG), which by our own policies is cahired by an Indpenednet no member and can only otherwise include shareholders who are not standing for election. In the event of a ballot, independent adjucdicators apponted by the EMG will count the votes cast by shareholders in attendence at the AGM.
Further information including an agenda will be provided about the AGM when confirmed. The board of the Leeds United Supporters Trust looks forward to receiveing your application.