THST Board: Darren Alexander, Katrina Law, Ellie Kershaw, Darren Howlett (standing for re-election), Adam Bailey (standing for re-election) (Quorum: 20 members)
The Agenda for the THST AGM was as per the Convening Notice issued to members on 17th January 2014, which can be read here.
A slide deck outlining the business of the meeting was created, also. View the presentation here. The meeting began with Joint Chairmen, Darren Howlett and Darren Alexander welcoming members before the latter presented a Review of the past year's
activities. Read the THST School Report here.
After the summary of the past year, matters then moved onto the Financial Report.
Darren Howlett explained the litany of problems experienced with Barclays Bank over the transfer of signatories on the THST account following the departure of Howard Sherman from the Board in September 2013. Four months of delays and incompetency had seen THST finally access the account two weeks ago. This meant there had been insufficient time to audit the accounts in advance
of the AGM.
Adam Bailey, Treasurer, talked through the draft accounts for the benefit of the members present. The draft accounts can be viewed here.
The draft accounts will now be sent to THST's auditors within the next week and onto the FCA for approval. Once the accounts are back with us, the AGM will reconvene and fully audited accounts will be presented.
Katrina Law, Secretary, explained that the AGM would be adjourned after the motions listed on the agenda were concluded. Members would be given 7 days notice of the date of the reconvened AGM, which realistically would be in 6 - 8 weeks.
Members were then invited to vote on Resolution 1 - The reappointment of the Greene Partnership as THST's auditors. The vote was unanimously in favour and the Greene Partnership were reappointed.
Katrina then explained the background to Resolutions 2 through to 7 and opened up the floor for any questions around the Rule Change, which were fielded by Ellie Kershaw.
Resolutions 2 through to 7 received unanimous backing in favour of adopting the 2011 Rules, which can be read here and the 5 side
policies, as follows:
The Model Election Policy
The Model Disciplinary Policy
The Model Board Membership Policy
The Model Standing Orders for General Meetings Policy
The Model Standing Orders for Board Meetings Policy
However, in order to adopt Resolutions 2 to 7, one third of the THST membership were required to vote, with 75% of those in favour. As 10% of the membership voted, it will not be possible to adopt Resolutions 2 to 7 on this occasion.
Resolution 8 was to ratify the election of the five candidates to the THST Board. Adam Bailey, Darren Howlett, Martin Cloake, Paul Head and Suraj Sharma each provided manifestos in advance, which were circulated to the members on 10th February and can be read here.
The members voted in favour of electing Adam, Darren, Martin, Paul and Suraj to the Board of THST and they now joint the THST Board with immediate effect.
The floor was opened up to members for a general Q&A session around all off field matters at THFC and a lively debate followed around THST funding and membership, Safe Standing, Loyalty Points and the Y Word.
The meeting was adjourned at 10pm to reconvene once the audited accounts are ready.
Thank you for all your support.