A reminder that the deadline for nominations for the CAST board is next Tuesday 10th September.
Every paid-up member of CAST is eligible to stand for election to the board of the organisation and we would like to encourage all members to consider standing.
Our constitution requires that the board has a minimum of six and a maximum of ten members. It is likely that there will be three or four vacancies at our AGM later this year.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
Q: What qualities, skills or qualifications do I need to be a board member?
A: Of course we welcome people with particular skills and experience but by far the most important thing is that you love Charlton Athletic and you are prepared to put in a bit of thought and time.
Q: How much time?
A: It depends how much you have available. We wouldn't want to put people off by demanding too much of them so we are always clear that you can only offer what you can offer. If you feel that on average you have an hour or two a week you could spare then that would be fine, but it probably isn't for you if you already feel stretched by all your current commitments.
Q: What does it involve?
A: It involves joining with other board members to promote or support initiatives, organise events or to form opinions and responses; maybe attending meetings to represent CAST; perhaps some writing for our website; sometimes being on our stall before home games to publicise CAST and welcome new members. We hold about six evening board meetings a year (which can be attended by conference call) and we communicate regularly by e mail and WhatsApp.
Q: Do I have to follow a particular line?
A: No. CAST is for all Charlton supporters and we welcome a variety of opinions. We survey our membership at least twice a year so that we stay aware of what our members are thinking.
Q: What is the process for joining the board?
A: If you are interested you would first need to complete a nomination form and be supported by two existing CAST members. If we received more nominations than there were places on the board there would be a competitive (postal) ballot of members. So far, since CAST was formed, this hasn't happened. There have always been enough places and those nominated have been affirmed at the AGM by those attending.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the board of CAS Trust has the opportunity to put themselves forward for election at the 2019 AGM to be held later this year.
Those wishing to stand for election must:
- Be a fully paid up member of CAS Trust
- Provide the names of two members to support their nomination
- Write a short statement (100-500 words) to support their nomination.
If you are interested in joining the board please email email@example.com and we will send you further details and a nomination form. If you would like to discuss the matter with someone on the board please send a contact number and we will get back to you.
Nominations must be received by 10th September 2019.