Isle of Wight   Pompey Supporters Club

Supporters Club

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Some Members may not have heard but the Supporters Club Player of the Year was Sean Raggett and the good news is that he has signed a new contract to stay at Fratton Park.

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

An invitation to you as a valued Member of this Supporters Club

Thursday 7th July 2022 

 

from 7.30pm including presentations, question and answer sessions, local charity donation, election of Officers and Committee Members for 2022/23 and all other relevant matters at

 Yelfs Hotel, Union Street, Ryde

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important event in our calendar. It is when you, as Members, elect or re-elect the Officers (i.e. Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, etc) and other Committee Members, agree on the annual subscription fees, plan our fundraising for the coming season and discuss and update on various other issues including away travel and sponsorship of individual players and also look at the possible launch of new Supporters Club memorabilia including a brand new lapel badge. As you all know the main aim of the Isle of Wight Pompey Supporters Club is to promote Portsmouth FC and for the benefit of our own supporters here on the Island.

Please note that during the first part of the meeting we’ll be making a presentation, on behalf of your Supporters Club, of £1500 to your preferred local charity for 2021/22. The local charity is yet to be determined (see below). We like to involve as many Members as possible for part of the ‘photo-shoot’ and to get us some positive local press coverage,  so please feel free to get involved.

Other than the presentation Members may also wish to note that representatives of the Football Club have promised to come over to meet supporters and discuss latest developments at Fratton Park, both on and off the pitch.   The usual practice is that prior to the actual business part of the  meeting, time will be given over to them for a short address and/or a question and answer session. This will inevitably take place early in the meeting because of the wholly inadequate service provided by Wightlink in terms of the last sailing back to the mainland.

It would be fair to say that your Supporters Club has remained strong and united through ‘thick and thin’ in the last ten years or so. This season we had a membership of well over 200.

Important. Please Read.

You will have noted above that we have not yet selected our local charity for the IWPSC donation for 2021/22. We have had one two nominations but our tradition is that this should be the Members’ choice.

In a slight change we intend to choose a local charity for the season just gone and the one for next season 2022/23. The idea is that when we have fundraising events Members will know the charity we are raising money for; something that seems more sensible.

If you would like to nominate a local charity will you please let the Chairman know by emailing him at chris.hougham@gmx.com. If you could give us any supporting information or contact details it would be very helpful. Simple enough so we’ll allow up to the 20th June to receive nominations. We will then have a quick ballot to decide which charity should receive the donation; hopefully giving us time to contact them so that they can come along to the meeting for a presentation.

We understand that with the pandemic, energy prices, cost of living crisis that things have been difficult for many of you (and likely to get more difficult) and this was reflected in the numbers who attended the last race night, which was disappointing. However our AGM is traditionally a well attended event and we hope that as many of you as possible can get on the 7th July and make it a successful evening.

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