Green Un 30th January

January 31, 2006

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Last week, the Supporters club Share Scheme committee met for the first time since their formation at our AGM in December.
The meeting was chaired by Share scheme chair and Associate Director David Brain, who is putting together a team of both established helpers complimented by some new faces.
James Chapman has joined as vice chair, whilst Helen Wigmore has stepped forward to act as secretary. Dennis Payter, Joy Bryant, Ian Brain, Edd Gould and Ron Cocks complete the committee, with the possibility of other interested individuals joining at a later date. Each committee member came away from the meeting with tasks to work on for the next meeting, with particular attention being paid to marketing the scheme and making people aware of the benefits of being a member. “Our first meeting was devoted to developing a clear set of objectives for the coming year”, said David. “We shall shortly be publishing them once they have been finalised. I am grateful to the new people who have come forward to assist us as well as welcoming back those who have helped us before. I want to ensure that the Share Scheme is as visible to everyone as possible, particularly on match days and our priority will be to get our committee out and about talking to people again.” David ended with an appeal, “We still need additional help on match days and I would urge anyone who would like to help us in whatever way they can to contact me through either of our shops or through the Supporters Club website.”

Another fund raising scheme that is having an impact is the Supporters Club season long super draw, with a custom scooter, painted by Dream Machine in Rovers colours for this season, and all you need to get on the road as the first prize. This draw, with a first prize value of over £3500, is brought to you in conjunction with Bike Direct; Bristol’s premier used motorcycle superstore. The second prize is a ‘Breeze’ mountain bike, which again comes painted in Rovers kit colours for the current campaign. Regular visitors to the Mem will have seen both these prizes on display regularly in Pirate Leisure, or just inside the turnstiles on a match day. With tickets priced at just £1 each, somebody is going to win a fabulous prize at the end of the season. Third prize is a signed, framed shirt and prizes will be presented at our last home game of the season. Look out for our ticket sellers on a match day led by Ian Pugh, or alternatively tickets can be bought during opening hours at Pirate Leisure or 199 during the week.

There’s no doubt that we are always fundraising and we make no apology for doing so, but we are also giving money away at every home match too. At our last home game against Chester City, the winner of the 50/50 half time draw took home over £1000 and for a stake of just £1. No wonder the half time draw is as popular as ever. The winning ticket was number 36578.

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