Inaugural Bairnstrust Committee
2nd December 2002
Those Present: Ian ‘Soapy’ Souter (Returning Officer
and Acting Chairperson)
Steven Bird (for latter part of meeting)
1. Apologies for Absence
Apologies were received from Tom Jamieson.
2. Results of Election
Soapy opened the meeting and confirmed that there had been seven
nominees put forward for election to the board and as such all
seven would be appointed. The seven were confirmed as Michael
White, Alistair Ferrie, William Anderson, Fergus Caldwell, Brian
Guthrie, Kirstie Adam and Tom Jamieson.
3. Election of Office Bearers
Nominations were called for and made as follows: -
Chair: - Michael White Proposed Brian Guthrie
Seconded Kirstie Adam
Vice-Chair: - Alastair Ferrie Proposed Kirstie Adam
Seconded Bill Anderson
Treasurer: - Fergus Caldwell Proposed Alistair Ferrie
Seconded Brian Guthrie
Secretary: - Kirstie Adam Proposed Alistair Ferrie
Seconded Brian Guthrie
All nominations were accepted and carried unanimously.
Michael took the chair and discussion was entered in to as to
co-optees. Two main areas were identified, these being a legal
expert and a web designer. Stuart Adam was apparently purchasing
a domain name of Bairnstrust.co.uk. Brian advised he has a contact
who may be willing to design a website and it was decided Brian
would look into this and report back at the next meeting.
5. Links with Other Parties
It is recognised that we need to forge positive relationships
with The Federation of Falkirk Supporters Clubs, Back the Bairns
and the club’s Board. Michael and Bill will liase with Back
the Bairns whilst Soapy, Alistair and Brian will speak with the
Federation and report back. Michael White is going to arrange
a short informal meet with the Board as soon as possible and advise
individuals of the date and time.
6. Other Business
Brief mention was made of the Shares promised to the trust by
Falkirk FC. Michael brought to the meetings attention a Code of
Conduct published in The State of the Game and it was agreed Kirstie
would arrange to distribute copies of this to the Committee members.
It was agreed that the first Monday in every month would be a
recognised Bairnstrust Meeting Date. Other dates will be called
as and when required and advertised accordingly.
Electronic mail will be used wherever possible to communicate
efficiently and Kirstie will be responsible for obtaining the
e-mail addresses where applicable.
7. Date and Time of Next Meeting
The next meeting was arranged for Tuesday 17th December at 7.30pm
in the Graeme Hotel, Falkirk. Steven Bird will ensure a separate
room is available.
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