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Shop</a></li> <li><a href="legends.html">Hall of Fame</a></li> <li><a href="clubinfo.html">Club Info</a></li> <li><a href="players.html">The Players</a></li> <li><a href="fixtures.html">Fixtures & Results</a></li> <li><a href="leaguetable.html">League Table</a></li> <li><a href="links.html">Links</a></li> <li><a href="minutes.html">Past Meetings</a></li> <li><a href="fundraising.html">Past Fundraising</a></li> </ul> </div> </td> <td width="100%"> <h3>Minutes</h3> <P><B>Supporters Club Meeting Notes From 9th February (12th Feb)</b><P> <B>CLUB SHOP</b><P> * To assist GFC finances it has been decided that the income from the Supporters Club Shop and Golden Goal Tickets will be donated to GFC on a regular basis.<BR> * However until the time that GFC has sufficient funds to provide stock etc., it was agreed that an agreed percentage of all Match Day Sales including Programmes be retained - This will help us maintain our current Bank Balance, so we can build up stock levels and generate further profits.<BR> * No new stock has been brought in since the last Supporters Club meeting.<P> <b>PAST EFFORTS - SUPPORTERS CLUB TO FOOTBALL CLUB</b><P> * Sara and Louise have generated around 4,000 on the raffle. *The Supporters Club did the majority of the poster distribution for the Grassroots Fundraiser (GFC).<BR> * Paid for three buses for Gateshead Low Fell's games played in the Cumbria region.<BR> * Sponsored two Matches and two Match Balls.<BR> * Kit sponsorship for Peter Keen (Taken in Kind).<BR> * Sell the Club Programmes and Golden Goal Tickets.<BR> * Most importantly, they turn up every week and pay their way.<P> <B>AWAY TRAVEL</b><P> (Dave Simpson, was absent from the meeting, however, Away Travel was discussed during a telephone call.)<P> * Not much to report except that for the game away to Prescot Cables, there was not one paying supporter who travelled.<P> <B>STEWARDING</b><P> * The Supporters Club feel there is a lack of stewards on matchdays and that this could be causing problems - e.g. people who attend other events at the stadium (the same day/time as a matchday) may be coming up the stairs to watch the match without paying.<BR> * Extra stewards are needed for safety purposes also.<br> * We need Stewards to cover the four entrances of the stand.<br> * If anyone is interested in becoming a steward, please ask any member of the supporters club.<P> <b>FUTURE FUND RAISING</b><P> * Laurence Dinning had contacted Low Fell to see if they would be interested in having a joint fund raising event with our club. However, they had already arranged a joint fund raiser with the Low Fell Cricket Club, therefore our offer was politely turned down.<BR> * We are therefore trying to organise a fund raising event of our own.<BR> * The Pelaw Social Club has been booked for Wednesday 12th April 2006 for a pie and pea supper.<BR> * Tickets to cost 10.00 (Available Soon)<BR> * John Beresford and Alan Oliver (Provisionally) are the guests for a Talk-In compered by Grahame Foster<BR> * Also Includes Quiz / Raffle and Heads and Tails.<P> <B>ANNUAL SPORTMANS DINNER/PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS</B><P> * Our Annual Sportmans Dinner AND the Player Of The Year Awards have been arranged to take place at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton hotel on the 4th May 2006.<BR> * Former Liverpool player Neil "Razor" Ruddock and local comedian Dave Greener are the guest speakers.<BR> * Tickets will cost 30 per person.<BR> * Tables of ten are available.<BR> * Derek Bell fortunately has negotiated a special rate on the price of the drinks.<P> <B>LOTTERY UPDATE</B><P> * As there has been a lack of interest in the North East, the Grassroots Lottery is now to be known as the Gateshead Lottery and is to be administered by the club themselves.<P> <B>COMMERCIAL MANAGER</B><P> * Recently appointed commercial manager Douglas Kennedy has decided at the last minute to take up a fulltime position with another employer.<BR> * GFC are therefore on the lookout for a replacement.<P> <B>CYSTIC FYBROSIS EVENT - 19th MARCH 2006</B><P> * The Supporters Club will be putting up a stall for this event - selling club merchandise/memorabilia to help raise awareness of the club.<BR> * Efforts are being made to arrange for a Newcastle and a Sunderland player to attend.<BR> * Mickey Barrass is to do a parachute jump and is looking for people to sponsor him to do this.<BR> <B>NEW MATCHDAY PROGRAMME - RESERVE TEAM HOME GAMES</B><P> * A new matchday programme has been created for Gateshead Low Fell's home games.<BR> * The first went on sale at their home game against Ferryhill Athletic yesterday.<BR> * They will be available for their home game against Jarrow FC this coming Wednesday - priced 50p.<P> <B>PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS - VOTING SLIPS</B><P> * The Player Of The Year Award voting slips will be first available from the home game versus Burscough - Saturday 1st April 2006.<BR> * Catergories of voting include Player Of The Season, Goal Of The Season, Best Dressed Player and Worst Dressed Player.<P> <B>CLUB MASCOT</b><P> * The Supporters Club would like arrange for GFC to have its own mascot and are going to go-ahead and purchase a goat costume.<BR> * The mascot will be sponosored by Rooneys and Angie Dinning.<BR> * If anyone has a suggestion for a name for this mascot, the Supporters Club would be interested to hear it.<P> <a href="janmeet.html">Click Here For The January Minutes </a><P> <a href="decmeet.html">Click Here For The December Minutes </a><P> <a href="novmeet.html">Click Here For The November Minutes </a> </td> </tr> </table> <h2>&nbsp;</h2> <center><a href=http://jdkfy.com/u/gfcsc05/><img border=0 usemap=#cmap border=0 src=http://ctr.jdisy.com/counter/index.php?u=gfcsc05&s=miniscu></a> </center> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>