Swindon Town Supporters Club

Swindon Town Supporters Club

August Newsletter

STFC SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER   August 2016                                                   www.swindontownsupportersclub.com email: enquiries@swindontownsupportersclub.com Mobile:0700500788467

Chairman’s Notes – I have decided to stand down as Chairman of the Swindon Town FC Supporters Club. I am delighted to have helped our parent club to thousands of pounds to benefit youth football, improved facilities for fans and charities. These have been possible due to the hard work of all our Committee members over the years. When I started the 50/50 draw all those years ago in 2000, I never thought we would still be going in 2016 and raise the sum of £331,072.00 during that time. So, please accept my thanks to all our sellers and buyers over the years.             Roger Bunce

Roger standing down as Chairman of the Supporters Club, is quite a hard act to follow but health must come first. Roger has been a tremendous figure head for so long, everyone knows him and he knows everyone. He’s not leaving us altogether. He will continue to look after Robins Revival 50/50 Half Time draw. He will also be there should we need to seek advice or call on his experiences. We thank Roger for leading us so successfully over the years. I’m sure you will join me and the Committee in wishing Roger all the very best for the future.      Ann Alder, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE – Steve Dean has stood down from the Committee due to work commitments. We thank Steve for his contribution and efforts whilst he’s been with us and hope he will still keep in touch. We are now looking for a replacement to join the Committee. Can you spare time to attend a meeting once a month? Are you able to bring some fundraising ideas to the group, please get in touch! 50/50 Halftime Draw We are looking for more half time 50/50 draw sellers for the coming season. If you can offer some help – no matter how small – please get in touch with us. It would involve selling tickets for approximately an hour before kick-off. It doesn’t have to be every match, even if you can only help once a month, or only on weekend games, do please let us know. Unless we get more sellers, we will have less for any projects we support and the prize money will drop!!

Members Draw – We have decided to continue with our monthly members draw for next season. The prize for the first draw will be a programme for every home match of next season – this is a prize worth over £70! Other prizes will be coach travel for two with SAS Travel to an away game of your choice and £25 vouchers for the Club Shop.

AGM -The date for our AGM is Saturday 26th November 2016, starting at 11.00am in the Legends Lounge. If you have any proposals or nominations, please submit them in writing no later than 14 days before the AGM. You can hand them to any Committee member or send by e-mail to enquiries@swindontownsupportersclub.com They can also be posted to The Secretary, Swindon Town Supporters Club, c/o The County Ground to be received at least 14 days before the AGM.

SAS Travel Opening hours will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7 – 8pm and before home matches closing 30 minutes before kick off. Bookings usually open around three weeks before the fixture date and often there are three bookings going on at one time. Details of prices and departure times can be found on our website. SAS Travel can be contacted on 01793 536757 (please leave a message if there is no answer) or send a message to sastravel@sky.com. Please spread the word – the only way to get cheaper travel is by joining the Supporters Club.

Half Time Draw Results v Shrewsbury 8th May 1 st prize £1000 – ticket number 805 – S Dent of Baydon 2 nd prize season ticket – ticket number 1762 – P Walsh of Bampton 3 rd prize new shirt – ticket number 247 – not claimed Members Details We would like to ask members to keep us up to date with email addresses, so that we can send communication by email (to cut our postal expenses). Any changes can be sent to membership@swindontownsupportersclub.com.

Pounds for Points I have taken over from Mavis Knight running “Pounds for Points”. Mavis has done an excellent job over the past years raising in excess of £50,000 for the Academy, so I will have my work cut out to follow her great effort. If you are not already involved can I please ask for your support. Starting at 50p per point you can sign up to help raise funds for our Academy boys. You can make it £1 per point or more if you wish. I will invoice you monthly, so no big bills! Every penny raised will go to the Academy. Please ask by email or any committee member for a form to sign up. You can also see further details on our website www.swindontownsupportersclub.com. Together, let us see how much we can raise for our young players of the future. Ann Alder

 Members Benefits We are pleased, once again, to confirm for this season that Chiquitos Swindon are offering our members (on production of a valid Swindon Town Supporters Club membership card) 20% off of their food bill up to a maximum of 6 people, Offer is valid Sunday-Thursday from 5pm onwards. We thank Chiquitos for their continued support

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