Chairman Colin Pike and Vice-Chairman David Cook resigned from the Trust Board at the Annual General Meeting held in the Black and Gold Club at Shielfield on Saturday, December 8th. Both will remain as members of the Trust of which they were founder members. They have put in many hours of hard work for the organisation over an almost ten year span without which, the Trust would not be in its current healthy position with over 240 members and the ability to hand over donations totalling £6,250 to Berwick Rangers F.C. in the 2011-12 financial year. Fortunately, Colin and David will still be available to give advice when requested. David will also continue to write first team match reports for this website.
The new Chairman is Michael Smyth, who edits the trust newsletter. Treasurer Gordon Dickson is the new Vice-Chairman but also retains the financial portfolio.
Berwick Rangers Chairman Brian Porteous, manager Ian Little and his assistant Robbie Horn all spoke at the meeting. Topics discussed included the club’s financial position, improvements at Shielfield, Scottish League reconstruction, the prospects of long term injured players Dene Droudge and Marc Lancaster, February’s home fixture with Glasgow Rangers and the distribution of television money.
In his final address as Vice-Chairman, David Cook acknowledged the contribution made by David Mclean, who died recently, to the survival of Berwick Rangers when the club was in deep financial trouble about twenty years ago. Later, David McLean donated 1,000 shares in the football club to the Supporters Trust.
** The next Trust Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 19th, 2013 at the Pilot Inn, Low Greens, Berwick at 11:30 a.m. Any Trust member is eligible to attend and take part in the meeting.