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Offline Mister E

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AV Supporters Trust
« on: March 29, 2014, 07:46:36 AM »
Received an email last night from Tony Barnes (Woody) as part of the relaunch of the AVST: it looks professional and I recreate it below for those interested in what the Trust is about.
I note that it has 2,258 followers on Twitter; haven't checked the friends / likes on FB but it would be great if all those followers signed up the Trust.
There has always been a role for Supporters Trusts - the more so as wealthy owners take an even greater share in English football clubs - but it's a difficult 'gig' to maintain as a vloluntary activity. Credit to Tony, who has been the driver for this for over 12 years, and to Peter Warrilow and others.

Your Club - Your Voice

Our Objectives are to represent you!

The objective of the Aston Villa Supporters' Trust is to democratically represent you, the members, in dialogue with AVFC and to show the benefit of supporter involvement in the running of our great club through constructive dialogue.
We are committed to strengthening the collective voice of supporters in the decision making processes at our club and in the long run, our goal is to become a shareholder and to secure the democratic election of supporter representatives to the board of directors of AVFC.
 Your membership benefits
As a paid member of the Aston Villa Supporters' Trust, 1 of your subscription has been allocated to acquiring a share in the supporters' trust. Your share certificate is below. (To print, select the area of the certificate, copy and paste into a word processing software and then print).
You are now a voting member, and the membership decides democratically on a "one member-one vote" system who represents you and you determine our policy statements. You will be invited to our General Meetings or you can vote by email to ensure your vote counts, and in addition, we will conduct membership surveys.  This forms the basis of a collective voice of Villa fans in our dialogue with AVFC and on national campaigns.
You will also receive regular communication by email from the Trust ...
Any surplus remaining from your subscription fees, after deduction of our annual registration fee to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and our membership subscription to Supporters Direct, will be used to further our community objectives, e.g. grass roots football initiatives.
 Spread the word!
The larger we are, the more powerful of our collective voice will be in dialogue with AVFC.  We need your help in passing on the message to your friends and family to also become a paid member of the Aston Villa Supporters' Trust (or as a minimum become a free associate member).[/font]

Offline Witton Warrior

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Re: AV Supporters Trust
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 09:03:04 AM »
Received one last week and think the tone is very good - very "grown-up" for anything to do with football ;-)

Offline not3bad

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Re: AV Supporters Trust
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 09:27:31 AM »
I've not received an email yet.

Offline SashasGrandad

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Re: AV Supporters Trust
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 04:39:08 PM »
I've not received an email yet.

Not had mine either.

Online Toronto Villa

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Re: AV Supporters Trust
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 05:05:29 PM »
yes, got mine and it is how it should be. It's an emotional enough pursuit as it is but we need calm heads representing us if this is to achieve anything at all.

Offline amfy

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Re: AV Supporters Trust
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 07:41:52 PM »
Hi All!

I"m setting up a stall for AVST in The Academy (north stand car park) tomorrow before the Arsenal game 1-2pm - with Lee Preece, the club's SLO.

We going to be there so that people can bring comments, compliments, complaints, suggestions etc.

We'll either be able to answer or take the issue up with the relevant person.

People don't have to be in The Trust to talk to us, but the opportunity to sign up will be there if wanted, or you might just want to find out a hit more about what it does.

Come & say hello!