Meetings > 2008
Minutes of Twe12th Man Meeting: 9 October 2008
Venue: Ironopolis WMC, Bright Street, Middlesbrough
Meeting convened 19:45 hrs
J Donovan; D Dyson; P Taylor; A Glover; J Umpleby; T Johnston; M Johnston; T Byng; P Cronesberry;
C MacPartland; P Brock; P Ralston
1. Finance Report
Overview - Treasurer's report taken first on Agenda as PC delayed by family commitment.
DD reported favorable balances on Current and Deposit Accounts.
Other than a cheque in settlement for new flags, no payments outstanding currently.
Report accepted as a true record.
Airborne Wheelies Parachute Jump - Saturday 10 May 08.
DD to write a report and post, with pics, to 12M blog on return from holiday.
Treasurer reported receipts for both of the nominated causes exceeded expectations, totaling approx £6.5k. Interest received to be determined once sponsor monies paid. All were agreed that the goodwill generated for the group heightened the 12M profile.
DD/PC to liaise with MFC for availability of match re: cheque presentations
'Aged' Financial Position - Confirmation of a compromise resolution to the matter was advised, with out-standing funds received to be banked, and any stock items held to be returned to 12M. Purchase and ownership of the flags which had been removed from RS, was outlined in a subsequent email received. Group agreed this episode had dragged on long enough, and hoped it would be finally concluded and a line drawn by Nov meeting.
2. Minutes from Sept Meeting.
Items reviewed/discussed included:
a) New Banners & Flags- 2 Replacement large flags - now received, 'Rampant Lions' motifs effective.
Legends Banner - debut display @ WBA game; Bernie Slaven to be added for completion. Thanks were to be extended to MD and 12M badges passed on to pupils involved.
b) Promoting new songs, etc - Work in progress; further discussion and suggestions requested.
Finance Report- Report accepted as a true record. Aged situation resolution pending; update at Oct meeting.
New Twe12th Man website- PT gave presentation on website availability and hosting providers. Group decided "Host Papa" offered the best 'product' and cost options; PT would endeavour to have a template active for Oct meeting based on host papa.
Constitution Amendments- PC to submit amended outline ASAP.
E-mails and correspondence- Minutes of Liaison Meeting @ Hurworth from DA; none received yet?
A.O.B.- Program notes - Group need to ensure an article submitted for each home game.
3. Proposed New Website : Demo and discussion
PT had emailed screenshots of the proposed template prior to the meeting, and incorporated initial suggestions into the 'active' work in progress. Those present took the opportunity to spend time navigating through the menu and page templates. The response extremely favorable and the motion to proceed with the project was carried unanimously.
Action points arising:
Contact PB to transfer domain name;
Admin User Rights & access passwords to be agreed;
Email address to be defined;
Security and protection of site and content;
RSS feed viability;
Formal launch publicity, i.e.: Gazette, R Tees, message boards, etc;
PT also asked for any advice on "Flash".
PC to forward tutorial info.
4. E-mails and correspondence
PC read out an email received from Thom Bradley, Chair of the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) NE Division, inviting the group to attend their forthcoming Regional Meeting in Darlington on 13 November.
Both PC and AB have been active members of the FSF for some time, and supported the NE Division since its inception in June 2008.
AB spoke to the group about the organization, its aims and campaigns for the enhancement of match day enjoyment for fans of all Clubs. Those present thought it could be useful to attend, and agreed to have representatives there.
As there was a clash with the dates of this meeting and 12M November meeting, the group voted to rearrange 12M meeting to Wednesday 12 November 08.
Other than this email, no outstanding responses were due for correspondence.
Meeting concluded @ 22:30 hrs
Next Meeting scheduled for 7:30pm, Wednesday 12 November 2008