Come along to Club ’83 for a drink before the game v Queen of the South on Saturday 3rd of November at 1.30 p.m and find out more about the Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation.
Information will be there to take away and members of the DUSF Steering Group will be there to answer any questions. You can also join the Foundation on the day. Hope to see you there. Members and non-members welcome.
The latest newsletter including feedback on the meeting with Mike Martin and Jimmy Fyffe on the 9th October, is in your inbox.
Should you not see the email then check your spam folder. If you still do not have it please let us know.
The DUSF steering group
Dundee United Supporters’ Foundation Director Graham McLelland talks to Radio Tay about the sacking of Csaba Laszlo and the recent hiring and sacking of managers, trying to get United back into the SPFL Premiership. Listen to the audio clip from Radio Tay below.
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
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 email@example.com 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.
1st June 2018
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.”
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.
DUSF Joint statement along with Fans United and The Fed DUSC
Yesterday we sent a letter to Dundee United FC Chairman Stephen Thompson and Director Mike Martin signed by representatives of Dundee United Supporters Foundation, The Federation of Dundee United Supporters’ Clubs and Fans United.
The letter asks a number of questions around the financial situation at the club including the possibility of potential investors and the sale of Gussie Park. We have also asked questions on the operational arrangements at the club and the impact of another season in the Championship on these arrangements.
We asked the Club to consider these questions urgently and respond in writing within 14 days.
The news today that Mr Thompson has resigned as Chairman with immediate effect with Mr Martin replacing him makes our request for clarity even more relevant. Particularly as Mr Thompson now plans to dispose of the bulk of his current 54 per cent shareholding during the next few months and Mr Martin has been part of a Board that has delivered the unacceptable footballing and financial results of recent years.
Thanks once again to all of our new members since last Saturday. We are heading towards the 450 mark !!!