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Aims

These are included in the rules of the VSC and are as follows:

The Society’s objects are to benefit the community by:

  • 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
  • achieving the greatest possible supporter and community influence in the running and ownership of the Club
  • 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
  • operating democratically, fairly, sustainably, transparently and with financial responsibility and encouraging the Club to do the same
  • 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

Objectives

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.)
      • Ensure all new members fees and a proportion of annual subscriptions are used to buy available shares.
      • 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
      • Introduce a youth section
      • 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
            
         

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