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Westfest Beautiful Sunday !

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We had a great day at the Westfest Big Sunday, a few Arabs signed up on the day, and loads took away the leaflets and booklets to have a look through.

Many pertinent questions were asked and hopefully answered. We have relied a lot on social media and word of mouth to get the message out about the Foundationbut nothing beats face to face engagement. We hope to attend similar events in the future but if you want to arrange for a group of your Arab friends to get togther we will be delighted to come along to speak about he aims and objectives of the Foundation. Meanwhile if you want to find out more or would like to join us just visit www.dusf.scot

Notice of AGM and Election of Directors

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The Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation (DUSF) 2018 Election Notice

The DUSF Board of Directors have started the annual process of holding elections to the Board in time for the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 12th August 2018 at 11am. in Chamber East, The Chamber Building, Panmure Street, Dundee, DD1 1EP.

This notice marks the start of the formal election process and is an invitation to qualifying members to consider whether they wish to stand for election to any of the forthcoming vacancies on the DUSF Board.
One current Foundation Board member is standing down (by rotation) and is understood to be seeking re-election, and there are another three vacant positions.

There are currently four Directors and as required by our Articles, one Director has to stand for re-election. The Director standing for re-election this time is:  Michael Evans.

The other Directors who will remain in place are; John Gibson, Graham McLelland and Martin Manzi. Also there are an additional three vacant Director positions to be filled.

The Board wishes to give DUSF members full information so that the process is seen to be open,
fair and to help members get involved if they wish to do so.

In accordance with the standing election rules adopted by the Board, nominations are invited
for election to these positions by the return date of Saturday 30th June 2018.

Nominations are open from all current DUSF members who meet the following criteria;

  • Aged 18 or over on June 30th 2018.
  • The candidate must be a Founder Member, or a current fully paid up member (i.e has made membership contributions over at least the last six months and continues to contribute).
  • Each nomination must also be supported by five current DUSF members who must also provide their details

Completed forms should be returned to FourM Limited, The Returning Officer, DUSF, Stannergate House, Dundee Road West, Dundee, DD5 INB or by email to the Returning Officer at info@dusf.scot to arrive by the closing date of midnight on  Saturday 30th June 2018.

As there are currently three other vacant positions on the Board, only if there are more nominations received than current vacancies will a postal ballot of the membership be held.

The election rules can be found in our Articles of Association 

To be nominated for election to any of these positions, nominees must fully complete a Nomination Form. Please carefully read the Election Rules and the notes printed on the form before completing it.

A blank nomination form can be downloaded here

Failure to follow the nomination requirements may invalidate the nomination. Please bear in mind that leaving submission of nomination papers until the latest date will prevent us from getting in touch to try to correct any errors invalidating nomination papers.

FourM Limited,
Chartered Accountants
Returning Officer 

1st June 2018


							
						

Supporters’ Foundation keen to talk to potential investors in Dundee United

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From The Courier 9th April 2018

The Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation have told potential investors in the Tangerines that it will be good to talk.

The DUSF, speaking from a new-found position of strength having surpassed the 500 paying members mark, want to be at the heart of a new era of cooperation between United and their fans.

Tannadice chairman Mike Martin told the club’s annual meeting at the end of last month that discussions with parties interested in buying out majority shareholder Stephen Thompson were at an advanced stage.

There have been rumours of American involvement, with wealthy United supporter Alastair Borthwick, who has already made substantial cash available to the Tangerines, being mentioned as a possible candidate to lead a buyout.

The DUSF, who have seen a surge in membership over recent weeks, are keen to hold talks with any interested individual or consortium with a view to fulfilling their long-term goal of using the funds they have raised from members to help secure a brighter future for troubled United.

A DUSF spokesperson said: “As we go from strength to strength as a Foundation, we want to play a constructive part in United’s future.

“Some people may think United fans have been apathetic as regards the situation at the club but our growing membership tells us that is not the case.

“That means reassuring any interested party that we will be positive, constructive partners and will approach any buyout or investment with an open mind.

“Our door will be open and we will be keen to talk, on behalf of our 500-plus membership, to anyone who wants to take the club forward.”

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500 Members !!!

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A big welcome to Stephen Conway who becomes the 500th member of the DUSF

Here is Stephen (with the tammy) and son Craig, grandson Ciaran and great grandson Jamie.
Stephen has been been an Arab for 56 years and said, “I just think that the idea of a United Foundation could be the saviour of our once mighty club, keep the faith fellow Arabs good times will return. Arab4life whatever league.”
Thanks to Stephen and thanks to every one of the other 499 for your great support.

FAMILY OF DEREK ROBERTSON ANNOUNCED AS LATEST HONORARY MEMBER

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We are thrilled to announce that the family of the late Derek Robertson have agreed to become the fourth Honorary Member of the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation.

Derek in his 13 years at Tannadice, earned the respect of everyone at the club from Directors, players, employees and of course all United fans. He was a Founder Member of Arab Trust and was the driving force in opening up share ownership to fans. When appointed to the Board he brought great integrity and financial acumen to his position as Director. However it was his ability to communicate and resonate with the supporters that most United fans will remember him for. He became a vital link between the boardroom and the fans in the stands.

The DUSF are immensely proud that Derek’s wife Sheila and their daughters Lyn and Caryn have agreed to accept our invitation of  Honorary Membership, it means a lot.

Sheila said, “Derek was always a passionate advocate of supporters being involved in the running of their football clubs. I am sure he would have been fully behind the aims and objectives of the Foundation and on behalf of Lyn, Caryn and our grandchildren Lauryn, Ethan and Owen Derek we are delighted for the Robertson family to be an Honorary Member. It is a great tribute to Derek’s love of Dundee United and his work on behalf of the fans of the Club”.

The Robertson family join other Foundation Honorary Members , ex-players , Finn Dossing, Willie Pettigrew and Billy McKinlay.

DUSF Founder Membership

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We now have more than 40 Founder Members who have signed up with the Foundation. Many thanks to all of them for their support, Founder Membership will remain open until 11th September (a day we all remember) and it would be great to get to 5-0! So if you are interested please message or email us at info@dusf.scot for an application form or visit https://dusf.scot/founder-members/

A big thanks also to those of you that have joined the Foundation through our web site. If you would like to become a Member please visit our site atwww.dusf.scot where you can make a monthly pledge.

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Supporters lay Foundation for financial stability at Dundee United

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As any football fan knows, the best ideas always come to you while sitting in the pub having a pint after a game.

With that undisputed fact in mind, we should all raise our glasses to toast the new Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation.

Seven ordinary United fans gathered in Frews Bar in the city as their beloved Tangerines headed towards relegation and contemplated the dire financial consequences that come with it.

There was anger and disillusionment among the wider fanbase about how the club was playing on the park and being run under chairman Stephen Thompson, culminating in protests during and after matches.

Rather than just mump and moan, though, these diehards decided to be positive and constructive.

Taking inspiration and valuable advice from the much-admired Foundation of Hearts, they formed a seven-strong steering group and put their plan into action piece by piece.

With the endorsements of legendary ex-players Finn Dossing, Willie Pettigrew and Billy McKinlay secured, the DUSF is being formally launched tomorrow at City Quay in Dundee and over 100 people are expected to attend…

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Thank you for the support

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We have been bowled over by the support we have received thus far and are delighted by the level of founder members that have joined in the last couple of weeks. We are also really pleased to have reached another milestone – we are now over 1,000 likes on Facebook! Thanks for all your support and keep your eye on our Facebook page as we will have more information coming your way soon, the DUSF Steering Group.