Board Meeting Summary – June 2022

Held on June 15, 2022 at Upperby CDC and Zoom

Attendance: Frank Beattie (chair), Nigel Davidson (vice-chair), Alastair Woodcock (secretary), Billy Atkinson, Carol Wilson, Norman Steel, Malcolm Nugent, Jim Mitchell, Don Beacock

No apologies

Don Beacock was co-opted on to the board unanimously until the date of the AGM.

Billy updated the meeting on 1921 and Holdings board activity. Work was progressing on the fan zone and the remainder of our Carlisle REUnited funds were being paid into the club to cover some of the work required as well as providing new goals for the academy and software to support the football department.

There was no new progress to report on the PurePay loan.

The club was expected to remain financially secure throughout the 22-23 season, despite increases in the football budget to help Paul Simpson.

An EDI survey completed by the club had highlighted some issues for them to address, reported Nigel. He was progressing plans for the coming season with the club in his other role as CUSG EDI officer.

The date of the AGM was set to July 31 in the Sunset Suite. This would maximise the time available to complete the 21-22 accounts and allow for all board members to be able to attend. 

There was a discussion about future roles for the Trust including the amount of fund-raising that should be carried out. It was agreed to consult with members on this. The manifesto group would meet soon to agree the final version.

Membership was over 550. Alastair outlined the benefits of moving to an online membership platform that would include automatic bank payments, member access to their own personal data and integration with our current website which runs on WordPress.

Finances were solid with £10,800+ in the bank before final CRU payment to the club is made of about £5,600.

Next meeting: July 13 (TBC)