Nominations for CAST board invited

The CAST constitution requires that every year nominations are invited from existing members to join the board.

There is  a nominations window of eight weeks before the AGM. Our AGM has to be held before the end of November and we plan, as usual, to hold it during November. Therefore, we are now formally inviting nominations with a closing date of Friday 16th October. This means that, if there are more nominations than there are available places on the board, there will be time to hold a ballot before the AGM

Every paid-up member of CAST is eligible to stand for election to the board and we would like to encourage all members to consider standing.

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 because sometimes it can require a lot more hours without much notice to fulfil your obligations.

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 email 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.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the board of CAS Trust has the opportunity to put themselves forward for election at the 2020 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 and we will send you  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 16th October 2020.