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A warm welcome to our colleagues at the Iron Trust. The two Trusts have been in discussion on how we can help each other. The Iron Trust is relatively new, and if you are here today supporting Scunthorpe, then firstly enjoy your day out and secondly you may want to consider joining the Trust movement. Visit www.theirontrust.com for more information


As you may recall, as part of the In Rovers We Trust project the using of unused season tickets came up. The first unused ticket night available for season ticket holders to bring a friend for free will be the Oldham Athletic fixture on the 27th November. As you will recall this game was called off due to Oldham having players on international duty. So if you're a season ticket holder and have been unable to attend a Rovers match this season (and still have match vouchers 1, 2,4, 5 or 6) then you can use your unused match voucher ticket and exchange it for a Rovers match ticket for the Oldham game only. Unused tickets only be exchanged on a like for like basis, upgrades are not available.  Voucher must be brought into the ticket office to exchange for a valid match ticket. If it helps, the VSC can collect unused tickets and we can give them to local community groups. Visit the VSC website (www.drfc-vsc.co.uk) for more details about the collection of  un-used tickets.


Kevin Twell (kevin.twell@drfc-vsc.co.uk) , VSC Corporate officer, is hoping to expand the VSC corporate partners over the next few month's to provide more financial support to the various projects the VSC are involved in. So if you would like to see your company's name on the VSC website for a very small cost please drop Kevin an email. 

The VSC aims are to benefit the community by: 

  1. being the democratic and representative voice of the supporters of the Club and strengthening the bonds between the Club and the communities which it serves
  2. achieving the greatest possible supporter and community influence in the running and ownership of the Club
  3. promoting responsible and constructive community engagement by present and future members of the communities served by the Club and encouraging the Club to do the same
  4. operating democratically, fairly, sustainably, transparently and with financial responsibility and encouraging the Club to do the same
  5. being a positive, inclusive and representative organisation, open and accessible to all supporters of the Club regardless of their age, income, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality or religious or moral belief

We will deliver these aims by adopting the following key strategies and actions:
  • Provide a voice for the supporters of DRFC
  • Increase our shareholding in the club (Patienceform ltd.)
  • Look to become the 6th largest shareholder in 3 years time.
  • Exercise our rights as shareholders to access information, attend AGM's etc.
  • Maintain a free of charge web based forum
  • Ensure website performance is robust and reliable
  • Increase the number of registered forum users year on year.
  • Drive change in club policy in relation to key issues raised by supporters.
  • Meet with senior club officials on a regular basis
  • Build a thriving and sustainable community of supporters
  • Grow the membership of the VSC
  • Publicise the successes of and benefits of being in the VSC
  • Increase the opportunities for members and other supporters to provide feedback
  • Have VSC directors / other members available to meet members / other supporters at least once a month at home games.
  • Use the VSC website to carry out surveys
  • Strengthen the financial status of the VSC.
  • Carry out fund raising activities
  • Play an active part in the local community
  • Identify and meet with leaders of local community groups
  • Host meetings with community groups at home games
  • Work with DRFC marketing and education and welfare teams
  • Set up a community fund to sponsor worthy local causes
  • Set aside a percentage of each years surplus to fund local community activities

The VSC works hard to be the critical friend to the club, helping the club improve and meet the expectations of supporters. If you have not already done so, please renew or join the VSC. Membership only costs £12 to join, and you can pay £1 a month. By becoming a member of the VSC you are part of an organisation that is a significant shareholder in the club. To become a member visit www.drfc-vsc.co.uk and click on the Join VSC link at the top.

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