Minutes of the MKDSA Committee Meeting
Thursday 20th July 2023 at 7.30pm.
Held via Zoom.
Franco Volpe (FV), Amanda Lansbury (AL), Arthur Harris (AH), Kieran Lansbury-Yemm (KLY), Jeff Newall (JeN), Jo Newall (JoN), John Samuel (JS), Louise Walsh (LW) and Gordon Wylie (GW).
Minutes taken by Louise Walsh.
CHAIRMAN TO OPEN MEETING & WELCOME
FV opened the meeting at 7.31pm.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
No apologies were received.
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
The minutes of the meeting held on 22nd June were reviewed and agreed.
Proposed by AH and seconded by JeN.
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT – FV
The AGM will take place on 16th August at 6.15pm in the Player’s Lounge at Stadium MK to be followed by a Fans Forum. Information regarding the AGM and how members can be nominated to join the committee has been published on the MKDSA website.
The proposed changes to the constitution will also be shared on the website.
Player sponsorship is in hand.
There has been no update from Friends of SET.
Lewington’s will be open for the two forthcoming pre-season friendlies.
VICE CHAIR REPORT – AL
AL provided an update regarding membership tracking.
It’s been a slow month for Ebay sales.
The shop is ready for the forthcoming season.
The programme archive for the last few seasons is being updated.
SECRETARY’S REPORT – LW
Information regarding the AGM has been covered.
TREASURER’S REPORT – JeffN
June opening balance £7,286.21. June Closing balance£7,227.44. Money in£135.21. Money out £193.98
Balance as at date of meeting £9,092.69. This increase can mainly be put down to commencement of MKDSA responsibility for Away Travel. JeN to meet with FV and GW this week to discuss the impact of the new travel arrangements on the Treasurer role.
The accounts are with the accountant in preparation for the AGM.
There was a discussion regarding the use of Square, Sum Up & Stripe.
Discussion regarding changing the Bank account to allow bank transfers.
Covered by Vice Chair.
DISABILITY OFFICERS REPORT – JeffN & JoN
The walk around Stadium MK has been cancelled twice.
JeffN & JoN joined a Zoom which was attended by David McArdle, Head of EDI with the EFL. He is not in favour of sensory rooms. He feels that promoting the provision of activity packs and the use of space in stadiums. He is also pushing for wheelchair spaces at away ends.
JoN feels that charging £8 to park at the forthcoming friendlies is excessive and she will be following this up.
JeffN explained that some of the missing soccer sight headsets had been located in the pockets of stewards jackets. The purchase of any further replacements is unlikely.
COMMUNITY & EDI OFFICER’S REPORT – GW
GW has met with Ed and Maralyn regarding sponsorship and Friends of SET.
Articles are ongoing with features to include the Foodbank & Baby bank.
There have been several meetings regarding away travel.
MKDSA PROGRAMMES & SHIRTS – AL
Update via Vice Chair above.
The quality of the match day supplement was raised.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
The 20 year anniversary event was discussed and whether it should go ahead as planned.
CLOSE MEETING AND SET DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
There being no other business the meeting was closed at 9.12pm. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd August at 7.00pm.
Signed on this day as a true record ………………………………………………………………………………………….