WHUISA & SAB MEETING 17/10/2017

WHUISA & SAB MEETING 17/10/2017

WHUISA will be present at the SAB meeting at LS on 17/10/2017. I shall be attending on your behalf. I would be grateful to hear if you have any issues you wish me to raise or comment on.

I politely ask that you respond so that i have as much evidence of your thoughts as possible. WHUISA is the only democratic organisation on the SAB.

Here are a few pointers….please feel free to make your own issues /comments known.

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REPORT ON MET POLICE MEETING 30/08/2017

REPORT ON MET POLICE MEETING 30/08/2017

Meeting with MPS (Met Police) prior to Match V Tottenham Hotspur 30/08/2017 at Lambeth HQ.

In attendance was Seargent Dave Hine along with 3 DFO’s  PC’s Andy Sheldon and Pc Rob Glozier for West Ham and PC Noel Deady for Spurs (MPS Football Unit), Jake Heath (West Ham SLO), David Sadler (Head of Safety & Security LS185), his deputy Graham Harris, Katrina Law (Spurs Supporters Trust), Kevin Fitzgerald (Spurs Supporters Trust), Paul Christmas (WHUISA), Mark Gower (WHUISA) and Bill Edwards (WHUISA).

Discussions lasted just over 2 hours and were conducted openly and frankly.

WHUISA asked a number of questions put forward by our members. The salient points from the meeting are as follows.

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MET POLICE MEETING 30/08/2017

MET POLICE MEETING 30/08/2017

WHUISA have been invited to attend a pre-match meeting at Met Police HQ next Wednesday evening. This follows on from our previous meetings with the police. West Ham invited us also as part of the SAB but we accepted the invite from the Police via the FSF.

We shall be sending 3 reps along including a disability committee member. Also present will be reps from Spurs Supporters Trust, FSF, West Ham (SAB) and British Transport Police.

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WHUISA MEETING MINUTES 14/05/2017.

WHUISA MEETING MINUTES 14/05/2017.

WHUISA MEETING

Held with permission at White Post, Hackney Wick

14/05/2017 at 11.30am 

Attending 4 committee members,12 members and 0 invited speakers. 

INTRODUCTION & UPDATE from Interim Chair. With no objections received Paul accepted the notes from previous meeting held on 8th April 17 as fair and accurate. He went on to explain that: the PayPal account had been transferred to a new bank account and members would be advised at future meetings of balance and expenditure; following the recent SAB meeting it is anticipated that WHUISA will become increasing influential in representing the interests of the fans to the club; association meeting with club is planned for next Wednesday 24th May.

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WHUISA / SAB MEETING MINUTES 24/05/2017

WHUISA / SAB MEETING MINUTES 24/05/2017

WHUISA attended the recent SAB meeting that was held at the London stadium, in attendance were various club employees from ticketing to media to marketing and also a member of LS185 the stadium controllers. The meeting was basically a review of the season performance and broken up into different Subjects. SAB moving forward. Disabled SAB Update, Stewarding, Stadium & IAAF Meeting

The format will change next season in that instead of fans representing specific age groups and areas they sit in the stadium they want it to be broader fan representative groups, I.E Supporter groups like WHUISA, Pride of Irons, Social media site runners including website and those with large Facebook pages, and other supporter groups that can represent a body of West Ham fans, Corporate rep and possibly a family group representative. The main body of the SAB will meet a minimum of 3 times per season, and there may be separate smaller meetings that concentrate on dedicated subjects, for example Disability, LGBT. 

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WHUISA AT FSF / PREMIER LEAGUE MEETING.

WHUISA AT FSF / PREMIER LEAGUE MEETING.

George attended the FSF meeting at the Premier League HQ on 24thApril. This was for all official Premier League affiliates if the FSF (of which WHUISA is the West Ham one). Apologies for the late report, minutes only recently arrived.

This is a bit of commentary on what George took away from the meeting that may be of most interest to WHUISA members.  Interesting debating points.

We met with various Premier League executives including Richard Scudamore and Bill Bush. We were warmly welcome by the other PL FSF reps. There was lots of valuable advice and support from PL FSF reps and the PL itself for WHUISA to keep pushing for a proper fan engagement programme.  In order to be an affiliate of the FSF you have to be a democratic, representative organisation.

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WHUISA MEETING WHITE POST 14/05/2017

WHUISA MEETING WHITE POST 14/05/2017

NTRODUCTION & UPDATE from Interim Chair. With no objections received Paul accepted the notes from previous meeting held on 8th April 17 as fair and accurate. He went on to explain that: the PayPal account had been transferred to a new bank account and members would be advised at future meetings of balance and expenditure; following the recent SAB meeting it is anticipated that WHUISA will become increasing influential in representing the interests of the fans to the club; association meeting with club is planned for next Wednesday 17th May.

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MEETING WITH WEST HAM 17/05/17 & SAB MEETING 24/05/17

MEETING WITH WEST HAM 17/05/17 & SAB MEETING 24/05/17

Paul and George went to meet the club for a get to know you session with the club on Wednesday afternoon. This meeting was originally scheduled for 01/03 and then 26/04 but events conspired against both parties for these dates. It was relaxed and friendly, lasted for 90 minutes and there was a lot we agreed on but a few things we didn’t.

It was all very informal, no minutes were taken. They wanted to know what we were about and we wanted to see how they felt about us.

Interim Joint Chair Paul and Committee member George were there from the WHUISA side. West Ham had Tara Warren (Marketing Director), Jake Heath (Supporter Liaison Officer), Max Fitzgerald (‎Head of Media Relations) & Dan Francis (Senior Copywriter).

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WHUISA MEETING HAMMERS SUPPORTERS’ CLUB 08/04/2017 AT 11AM

WHUISA MEETING HAMMERS SUPPORTERS’ CLUB 08/04/2017 AT 11AM

Introduction and update from Interim Chair. Paul explained that: Mark Sandell had resigned from the committee; Ali (joint chair) had been unwell and in her absence had been informed on all matters; the Association has 652 members; money collected from members is £1900 and this is banked and to date none of the money collected from members has been spent.

A couple of people have put their names forward for consideration as representatives for supporters with disability; SAB meeting in Jan was attended by the association and notes were circulated; four SAB members are now members of WHUISA; the association achieved a positive outcome with the club in relation to the Lithuanian supporters group securing tickets for the Chelsea match. 

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