Board Meeting Summary – March 2020

Held online using Microsoft Teams on 18.03.2020

There were no apologies.

Chair Frank Beattie had congratulated club CEO Nigel Clibbens for his interview about the Coronavirus crisis. We had made an offer of help to CUFC if they needed it. The club had gone into virtual ‘lockdown’ this week with all training cancelled and opening hours reduced. One area of concern highlighted about the present situation was the lack of items for donation to food banks, due to stockpiling.

There had been no significant change in the latest position regarding succession. The club’s finances were in decent shape thanks to football fortune money and they appeared reasonably secure despite the lack of match income, for the time being. Last season’s accounts had been agreed and were now with Companies House. The club were awaiting further news from the EFL regarding financial support during the shutdown period.

The CUOSC Cup was discussed at length given the restrictions recommended by the Government. There was no alternative but to postpone it, with the aim of holding it later this year if possible. The experience of organising it had helped us and we were confident we could make a success of it when the opportunity arose again. A statement to be prepared and shared amongst the usual channels and to be put on our website.

There were no other events we could progress at this time due to the virus outbreak. Another food bank collection at Brunton Park would be out of the question at the moment.

Membership stood at 454. Some members had extended their membership beyond this year. We had a little under £3k in the bank with a PayPal balance of over £500.

Thanks were extended to Nigel Davidson for his work setting up this online meeting. More meetings would need to be held this way due to the ongoing COVID crisis.

Next meeting due to be held on April 22.