John Hooker from the Cards Trust and the organiser of the 400 Club was able to go to the ground this week and see the new sprayer that was funded with contributions from the 400 Club (55%) and Trust funds (45%).
The Junior Cards group is now being run by Adam Bowyer and Gareth Griffiths. One of the first actions was setting up for three members to be ‘virtual mascots’ who were featured in the programme and on the Club match stream.
Rupert Philips thanked John Hooker for his work looking after the group over the last couple of years.
Thanks to all the Woking fans that have bought the Moaners’ Corner badges. We have now sold half of them in just a week!
All proceeds are going to Boost the Budget, thanks to the kind donation by Jon Woozley.
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Thanks to all those that have contributed to Boost the Budget, the 400 Club and have bought Goldrush tickets. As a result of your generosity, the Trust has been able to donate £16,000 to the Club to help with Dowse’s Budget in these tricky times. Although government grants were available for the first half of the season, funds were only available as loans for the second half, so the Club has only (very) limited funds from the sale of streams* and from the Trust. It has been reluctant to take up the loans offered without the income to repay them.
*Note that if you became a Silver/Gold member when it looked as though fans would be allowed back, as they briefly were, you can get streams through to the end of the season without charge. Details are on the Club website here.
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The Club in collaboration with the Cards Trust is holding an online Fans’ Forum this Sunday 21st March at 3.00pm. The Club has decided to invite Trust members to attend the event. It will be put online for viewing later in the week, on Friday, but Trust members that attend will be able to ask questions of these speakers:
- Rosemary Johnson – Chairman
- John Katz – Board Member & Investor
- Alan Dowson – Manager
- George Burnett – Cards Trust Board Member
- Rupert Philips – Cards Trust Chairman
David Holmes will be hosting the event and asking questions which will be gathered from fans. Questions can be submitted by all fans, and will need to be sent, in advance, to email@example.com, or by sending a tweet to @wokingfc.
Trust members attending on Sunday will also have the chance to ask questions after the main discussion and presentation. The questions at the end are intended to be informal and are not intended to be included in the ‘broadcast’ version.
The link to the Zoom call has been mailed to members. If you didn’t see it contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Note that you will be ‘muted’ when you join and it may be worth logging in a few minutes before the start in case of any connection issues.
Following further contact from Rosemary with the planning inspectorate the case officer dealing with the appeals has removed Woking Football Club as co-appellant to the appeal.
The Minutes for the 2020 AGM have now been uploaded. You can find them here.
Well done to Liam Rodgers (age 6) and Justin Murrells (age 9) who won the Junior Cards writing competition. John Hooker visited signed Woking FC Footballs and other ‘bits and pieces’ as prizes.
A Woking FC Christmas Tail (by Liam Rodgers)
One day I was walking home from school with my dad. And I saw a cat. The cat looked sad; the cats name was KC Kat. I asked KC Kat ‘what’s wrong’?
He said, ‘I am lost, and I live at Kingfield Stadium’. ‘Me and my dad will take you home’. KC Kat said ’I can’t wait to get home to see my dad, his name is Dowse. I need to help him wrap presents for everyone who supports Woking FC for Christmas’.
‘My dad Dowse dresses up as Santa Clause, he got stuck in the Chimney because he ate too many minced Pies’ KC Kat said.
I love Santa Clause; he brings me presents on Christmas Eve.
We took KC Kat back to Kingfield Stadium and rang the doorbell. The door opened and there he was, Santa Clause! ‘Ho Ho merry Christmas’, me and KC Kat was so excited.
Then Santa took off his hat and then pulled down his beard. It was Dowse dressed as Santa again.
KC Kat got home safely. Mr Dowse said ‘thankyou very much and remember to be a good boy because the real Santa will be on his way very soon. Ho Ho!
A Christmas story at WFC by Justin Murrells
It was an early morning on Christmas Day and Alan Dowse was there getting things ready for the children to arrive. Unfortunately, KC Kat was stuck in traffic and Alan was struggling to put up all the decorations and wrap the presents.
Alan decided to call all the players to come and help out. All the players turned up to help out but the sun was setting and were all running out of time. Then with a magical moment, my granddad with his WFC top on helped out to make it final.
All was quiet on the Christmas evening, all the presents was wrapped and all the decorations were up. The doors burst open to the Club and the children ran with KC Kat being lifted and carried in to get ready to party.
Everyone had a wonderful time at WFC and look forward to the next party.
Following the Trust AGM on Wednesday 9th December, the Trust Board are delighted to welcome Adam Bowyer and Bob Raikes to the Board as Co Opted Members. Adam has helped organise Away Coaches and supported Trust events, Bob has updated and modernised the Trust Website and produces regular Newsletters to keep members informed.
Paula Assheton has taken over as secretary and George Burnett was confirmed as the Cards Trust representative on the Woking FC Board. He will continue to act as Membership Secretary, which is not a board position.
The AGM minutes are now available on the website.