Membership & Trust Board
Why become a member of a Trust?
A Supporters Trust is as strong as its members make it. The more of us there are, the more involved we all get and the more we offer our skills and raise our voices, then the stronger the Trust will be. We have the potential to speak on behalf of all fans, we can make a real positive difference to the future of our club.
The society board is a group of people elected by the society members and co-opted onto the board to carry out strategic management of the organisation. The Board should meet monthly and minutes of the meetings should be available for members.
Board members have a legal duty to act in good faith and in the pursuit of the best interests of the society. It is fair to say that Board membership will require significant commitment of time and energy, and should not be taken lightly.
Trust members elect a Board at the Annual General Meeting; the WISSL constitution states that there board should constitute 9 elected members, with a Chair, Vice chair, Treasurer and Membership secretary alongside 5 general committee members, alongside this will be the Society Secretary – it is SD recommended practice that the Secretary is appointed by the Board rather than elected by members.
Every Registered Society or Community Benefit Society must, by law, have a Secretary. The Secretary has the key role of monitoring the trust’s affairs and ensuring that matters are dealt with in accordance with the Rules, legislation, SD policies, good practice and to the benefit of the Members and community.
It is good practice to agree roles of the elected board after they are elected. The Board can also co-opt 7 further members based on their specialist skills and knowledge.
The board can also delegate aspects of WISSL’s activities through establishing a number of sub-committees. Each sub-committee should report back monthly to the board