Trust Membership And Eligibility To Vote At SGM

The Robins Trust is looking forward to welcoming members both new and old to the Special General Meeting at Whaddon Road on Thursday night.

Since announcing the news that Bryan Jacob had left his estate to the Trust, we have been delighted to have received a considerable upsurge in our membership numbers.

At present the Trust has a bigger-than-ever membership database and hope to be able to grow that number even further if we can finally secure our aim of having a Fan Elected Director.

As the Trust is a legally-registered Industrial and Provident Society,  the process of running the elections on Thursday evening are subject to strict conditions as laid out in the society’s rules.

At the start of the election process there was a cut-off date for new members to sign up for the Trust in order to be eligible to participate in the elections.

That cut-off date was on April 2, 2015 (Two weeks prior to the SGM) and only members signed up to the Trust before that date will be able to vote.

The Trust board and Election Management Group would like to apologise to any supporters who signed up after this date specifically to vote in these elections.

It was an honest mistake made by hard-working volunteers, who in 10 years running the Trust have made it their business never to turn down new members.

If any member who signed up after April 2 would like to have their membership subscription refunded, then please contact election@robinstrust.org and we will arrange this.

However, the events of Thursday night are only the start of what could be some crucial decisions made by Robins Trust members in the coming weeks, months and years.

As a Trust member, after the events of Thursday night, you could have a Director of Cheltenham Town directly answerable to you.

As Thursday night’s meeting has to run to a strict order of business, it is imperative that the meeting starts on time at 7pm.

Any Cheltenham Town fans are welcome to attend, but only Trust members registered before April 2 will be able to speak and vote during the order of business.

Trust members will be asked to report to the desk by the front doors to register their attendance and receive their agenda and ballot paper.

Representation will be made by both the Trust and from Paul Baker on behalf of Cheltenham Town FC, and there will be a chance to ask questions  before the three votes take place.

On the conclusion of the meeting, Paul Baker and first-team manager Gary Johnson will be holding a fans forum for all supporters.