At the close of nominations at 5pm on Saturday 2nd November 2013 there were four nominations received for election to the Society Board. With four place available there is no need to hold an election. Accordingly the four nominees will be elected onto the Society Board at the AGM on 16th November 2013. The four nominees were Dave Forbes (re-election), Mike Jeffries (re-election), Bob Hynd and Ian Baird. The returning letter from the EMG can be viewed here.
Annual General Meeting Reminder
The dealine for nominations to serve on the Society board is 5pm, Saturday 2nd November. All papers must be delivered to Dens marked for the attention of the Election Management Group who will make arrangements for a ballot, if required. There are four vacancies on the Board due to resignations and normal rotation of membership as required by the rules of the Society.
Prospective candidates are reminded that only properly validated nomination forms will be considered by the Election Management Group. Rules regarding this, along with the forms can be found on this website. (click here)
- Bob Hynd has been co-opted onto the Society Board and elected by the society board to fill our second position on the club board. Bob is an architect which is the skill set requested by the club board. Bob will stand for election at the upcoming AGM.
- Minutes for the 25th of September were approved and will be posted online in due course
- DFCTV / DFCSS website revamps under way
- Live Commentary and Video streams will be tested in the coming weeks, prior to launch.
- Meeting arranged with the DBBT for 28th of November
- Brian Lawrence has resigned his position of Secretary, we would like to thank Brian for all his hard work over the last few months
Full Minutes will be published once approved by the Society board.
FORGET ABOUT THE FIFTH!
Remember, remember the 16th November! That’s the date of the DFCSS Annual General Meeting, a particularly important occasion this year for all fans of the Dark Blues! The meeting will be held in the Andy Penman lounge, with the doors opening at 10.00am in readiness for a prompt 10.30am start.
Although the full agenda has still to be agreed by the directors, it will include such items as approval of the 2012 AGM minutes, receiving the revenue account and balance sheet for the financial year ended 31st May 2013, and receiving a report on the Society’s performance in the past year.
One further important item will be the election of new members on to the board. It seems remarkable, doesn’t it, that the current board was elected to office less than three months ago and yet, because of just one of a number of contentious and/or confusing rules within our constitution - a constitution which we will work very hard over the coming months to bring up to date and make fit for purpose - two of our number have had to resign, putting themselves up for re-election should they so wish. Although only two directors are in this category, i.e. Dave Forbes as longest serving director and one other, there are in fact four places to be filled on the board and we’re looking for like-minded people to come and join us and help us continue the work we began back in August of building a better Society and forging ever strengthening bonds with the Dundee FC board and other groups such as the DSA and DBBT.
Nominations to join the board will open on Saturday 19th October 2013. Forms will be available to download from www.dee4life.com, collect one from the club shop, Dundee Direct or request one by emailing email@example.com from this date.
Alternatively, forms can be posted out by writing to Election Management Group, c/o Dens Park Stadium, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY. The EMG can also provide any further guidance you may require, including the rules of election, which are also available to download at www.dee4life.com.
Completed forms must be posted to the Election Management Group address above or handed into Dens Park office in an envelope marked for the attention of the EMG, and nominations will close at 5.00pm on Saturday 2nd November 2013. Should there be more than four nominations, a vote will take place between the 4th and 14th of November with the result of the ballot being announced at the AGM.
Remember, remember....if you are a member of the Society this is not just our AGM it’s your AGM. So come along on the 16th and help make sure the meeting is interesting, positive and gets our next year of business off to a flying start.
If any of our exiled Dee fans are lucky enough and happen to be in or around Singapore on Saturday 2nd November 2013, Dundee FC Director, Steve Martin is holding a Q&A and is happy for anyone who wishes to come along to do so. For further details please email Steve direct - firstname.lastname@example.org
For the last two years some hardcore Dundee fans have increased their facial hair for the month of November otherwise known as Movember.
What these fans did was raise awareness of male cancers such as Prostate and Testicular and with the added bonus of raising funds for this worthy cause.
You or someone you know may have been affected. You might sit next to someone at the game who has been through it. Either way raising awareness is vital. And that includes women! Mo Sistas can also register and join in the fun (fake of course) and help to raise awareness and encourage the men around them to look after their health.
This year at Dundee Football Club it's bigger and better, with an official Movember up and running. If you fancy challenging John Nelms, Bill Colvin or the board of Dundee FC in growing a mo or just helping us to raise awareness and money it's really easy to register.
Once you click on to the DFC just join the team. If you're allergic to technology and need a little help or would like to donate in any way, drop an email to Jacqui Robertson email@example.com 07704020865.
Diary of a Fans’ Rep.
It’s time for me to bring you my diary notes for the month of September, so here goes. A lot has happened during the past month and considerable strides have been taken, so I’ve decided to keep these notes fairly brief. All the main points of interest are included of course, and I’ll be happy to talk to anyone who contacts me to ask for more detail of any particular topic.
Monday 9th September: DFC Board Room: 7pm – 11pm. This was a full DFCSS meeting mainly discussing finance. Our guest was George Harris, DSA Chairman and Treasurer. It was very helpful to have George there, as we were able to talk things through and a number of financial questions were answered.
Wednesday 11th September: Gilzean Lounge: 7pm – 10pm. Following the re-launch of our highly successful Platinum Club on Friday 30th August, this was a meeting with other board members specifically to discuss plans for the introduction of two new packages to add to our current offerings of Gold and Platinum. These are exciting developments with attractive benefits, and we anticipate much interest being shown in the new packages – to be named Gold Plus and Diamond - which will be launched for Christmas. Watch out for more details to follow shortly.
Saturday 14th September: Legends Lounge: 1pm – 6pm (including game time). I talked to a number of fans enjoying hospitality in the Legends Lounge on a range of subjects but principally regarding communication between the club and the fans. A few matters were raised which I took back to the commercial department, all of which will help our continuing aim of making improvements to everyone’s benefit.
Friday 20th September: Apex Hotel. I represented Dundee Football Club at a charity dinner in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Maggie’s Centre. Maggie’s is located at Ninewells Hospital, and provides emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. It was a very enjoyable evening, and the magnificent sum of £50,000 was raised.
Wednesday 25th September: DFC Board meeting: 4pm – 8.30pm. John Brown was at the start of the meeting discussing footballing matters, following which Ian Crighton presented the quarterly accounts. John Nelms then informed the board of how the club are moving forward regarding the youth setup. A lot of work has already been done and John will announce Phase One in the near future. There’s an arrangement in place for the DFCSS to have two seats on the club board, the second of whom should have a specific skill set, and the club have asked for that second society director to be an architect.
Wednesday 25h September: DFCSS Board meeting: Gilzean Lounge: 8.30pm – 11.30 pm. Straight out of one meeting and into another! High on this agenda was the initial planning required for the society to prepare for our AGM in November. Prior to that, however, I was able to confirm the club had received the cheque of £12,472 from the society.
Thursday 26th September: Dark Blues Business Trust meeting: Park Hotel: 7pm - 9pm. I gave a ten minute talk on where the DFCSS is at present and also assured the DBBT of our full support moving forward.
Friday 27th September: DFC Board Room: 6pm – 10pm. This was a DFCSS meeting at which we discussed the practicality of live streaming of home games. The DFC board is very keen on the society getting the live streaming up and running as soon as possible. We also discussed an upgrade of both DFCTV and DFSCC websites.
-AGM date set for 16th of November 10:30am official notice to follow
- The Society board will have four vacancies to be filled by election at the AGM. We would particularly be looking for anyone who can take on the roles of Secretary, treasurer as well as any other skills members can offer
- New DFCTV and Society website to be built. This will allow Live streaming to take place
- Fibre Optic broadband line has been ordered for the live streaming project
- Jackets to be bought for DFCTV media team.
- Monthly email communications to begin this month from the communications team
- New membership packages to be introduced in time for Christmas
- We will continue our sponsorship of the Dundee schools league
Full minutes will follow in due course.
The first Dundee 5k/10k Race in memory of Ronnie McIntosh will be held in Camperdown Park in Dundee on Sunday 20 October and the people of Tayside are being encouraged to support this event.
The race has been organised in partnership between NHS Tayside and Eventfull Management to raise awareness of organ donation and transplants.
Taysiders and beyond are being asked to get off their marks and register for the Dundee Race at www.eventfull.biz
The entry fee is £10
Anyone aged 15 years and over can take part in the race which can be run, jogged or even walked. Due to the uneven terrain the route is not accessible for wheelchairs.
Ronnie, who had been the recipient of a kidney transplant and was a very active fund raiser for organ donation, died in January at the age of 62 after suffering a sudden bout of pneumonia.
He was a life member of running club Hawkhill Harriers and despite, in later years, being a double amputee he was not ready to give up his dream of returning to his passion of running. With training and support from his running club Ronnie successfully completed in the 10K Glasgow run. This was the farthest distance that Ronnie had undertaken on artificial limbs, and it was his sheer determination that got him across the finishing line.
The Dundee Race at Camperdown Park on Sunday 20 October will see the 5k group start at 11am and the 10k group at noon. Prizes will be awarded to the first three males, first three females. Prizes will also be given to the first person across the finishing line aged 40 and aged 50.
Volunteers will play an essential role in making the day a success. The race organisers are looking for volunteers to undertake a variety of tasks including: helping at the finish line and many other key tasks. If you would like to get involved and be part of this exciting event then please email Irene.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dundee Race is supported by NHS Tayside Organ and Tissue Donation Committee, Tayside Patients Kidney Associations and local charity REVIVAL.
It is hoped that that this race will be a fitting lasting legacy to Ronnie and become an annual event which will be held in different parts of Scotland in the future.
If you believe in organ donation, prove it. Register now at www.organdonation.nhs.uk or call 0300 123 23 23.
From Secretary of the Andy Penman Fife Dark Blues to Chairman of the Dundee FC Supporters’ Society Ltd was something of a quantum leap for me in my lengthy connection with our much loved football club, and I owe sincere thanks to directors on the Society board, both past and present, for the support they’ve given me as I settle into my new role.
Since the new board started to take shape back in August we’ve committed a great deal of time to our responsibilities and lots of hard work has already been done. We are conscious, however, that there remains much more for us to do and the forthcoming AGM will provide opportunities for others to join us on the board to lend a hand.
High on our agenda at present are the cementing of the ever improving relations with the board of DFC and the clarifying of our link to the association of DFC supporters clubs, and, in addition, I am confident that on other fronts the fans can look forward to other good news being made known by the Society.
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