Glovers Trust Board Election Process Opens

With the 2019/20 season now under way with a new-look football team, it is also the time of the year that presents an opportunity for change on the Glovers Trust Board. We are looking for nominations from adult members interested in serving on the Trust Board from October 2019. This is our fourth year of operation and we are looking for up to 4 new Board members who wish to take an active role in developing the Trust and influencing our relationship with what we anticipate will be a new-looking YTFC. Your support is vital in sustaining a successful Trust that can challenge and support the Club – if have an opinion then this is your chance to do something about it.

If you are interested then you will firstly need to ensure that you hold an active Trust membership, which may have expired on or before June 30th 2019. Renewing is simple and can be completed online by visiting the Trust website here, or if you would rather visit us in person, pop by the gazebo at Huish Park ahead of a home match. For those of a more traditional nature, there is also a postal option.

Once you have confirmed that your membership subscription is active, simply complete the Trust Board nomination form and return by Friday the 6th of September. Candidates must be nominated by two other adult Trust members, and complete a statement outlining why they want to get involved with the Board. Eligible forms will be included in our Election manifesto to be sent to all members, who will then vote for their preferred candidates. Results will be announced at our third AGM to be held in Yeovil, week commencing 7th October (exact date and venue TBC).

Full details of this process can be found in polices 7, 8 and 9 here and should be fully read and understood ahead of nominating but a summary is as follows:

  • Friday 16th August – The nomination form is published online here. Trust members wishing to stand for election must submit a form which must include nominations from 2 Trust members along with a manifesto of no more than 450 words.
  • Friday 6th September – Deadline for completed nominations. All nomination forms must be received by the Trust Secretary, either by email (secretary@glovers-trust.co.uk) or post (FAO Trust Secretary, Glovers Trust, PO BOX 5240, Yeovil Somerset, BA20 9FR) by the end of the day and will not be accepted after this date.
  • Friday 13th September – Members will receive voting packs containing manifestos of those standing for nomination.
  • Friday 4th October – Deadline for completed votes to be received by the Trust Secretary. Votes will not be accepted after this date.
  • W/C 7th October – Glovers Trust AGM takes place and election results are announced.

Whilst the Trust Board endeavour to act on the views and beliefs of our members, we will not always get things right and fully respect the views of our former members who have decided against renewing for now. We’d love to hear from you as to why you have taken this decision and what we could do to entice you back – it’s a team game after all!

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via membership@glovers-trust.co.uk or communications@glovers-trust.co.uk.