July 2, 2019
Dear <<First Name>>
Membership Year End - July 31
The time is fast approaching when memberships have to be renewed. Our membership year end falls on July 31. There is no change to the membership fee which remains at £10 for adults and families, and £5 for Under 18s and OAPs. Valuable benefits come with membership - a £1 share in CUOSC which is the second largest shareholder in CUFC Holdings and a vote at our annual general meeting (see below), plus club shop discount and priority for cup ties and other big games in the coming season.
To renew via PayPal or download the membership form, please visit http://www.cuosc.org.uk/howdoijoin.shtml
Thanks to all those who have renewed so far. Your support is so important to us, and allows us to maintain our sponsorship of the club. Those of you who have taken out standing orders will see your membership automatically renew on July 31. If there is any problem with taking your payment, we will advise individually.
If you want to know if your membership needs to be renewed please reply to this email and we will advise.
Important: Your current membership card is designed to be permanent. We will not supply a new membership card when you renew. Please keep your membership card in a safe place. We will soon start to charge a fee to replace any cards that have been thrown away.
AGM - July 21
Our AGM for 2019 is coming up later this month. There will be vacancies on the CUOSC Board for people with sufficient time and energy to get involved. CUOSC is a voluntary organisation so bear in mind, being a Board member does not come with any financial compensation - although we do pay expenses where appropriate. We are particularly keen to attract younger Board members and to increase our female contingent. People with particular skills in accountancy, IT, knowledge of the law, business background, previous voluntary and community work will be particularly welcome.
If you want to stand for election, or even if you just want to enquire about getting involved in a supportive/advisory capacity, please reply to this email.
Season Ticket packing
A big thank-you to all those members who helped out with the season ticket packing task at Brunton Park over the last couple of days. The Club also thanked us for helping out once again. Approximately 1800 tickets were packed into envelopes alongside details of season ticket benefits, Blues Lotto promotional leaflets and information about mascot packages and summer soccer schools. The tickets will be available for collection before this season's home friendly fixtures. See Club's official website for more details.
CUOSC Board Meeting Summary - June
Upperby CDC, 19.06.19
Apologies from John Kukuc and Malcolm Nugent.
Frank Beattie chaired the meeting in John's absence.
CUOSC were joining United for Business and would attend a networking event on Friday morning. Frank to attend on our behalf.
Frank confirmed his plans to attend the first AGM of the new Football Supporters' Association (FSA) as our representative.
Billy reported from the Boardroom. Meetings of 1921 and Holdings to be held next week (Tuesday).
Organisation of the next quiz night to be arranged and finalised at next meeting.
The meeting noted the sad news of the passing of a long-time member John Myron.
Finances continue to be stable with over £4.5k in the Bank. Renewals now coming in at a steady rate. Membership stands at 518.
Our 2018-19 financial accounts are with the auditor and should be ready over the weekend. Norman, Billy and Jim to stand down this year in rotation.
Alastair agreed to co-ordinate the season ticket packing task which will take place at Brunton Park between July 1 and 5. A volunteer rota had been drawn up.
The Club reported over 1,700 season tickets sold to date.
Jim confirmed he had replied to a member, Walter Oswald, who had sent him an email and complained about a lack of response on the messageboard.
Close season update
Pre-season training began last week, with a squad still under development. Defender Byron Webster is the latest addition, but youngster Liam McCarron secured his move to Leeds United. The Club has four trialists currently training with the rest of the contracted squad in the shape of Miles Storey, Michael Chambers, Tyrone Duffus and Elliott Reeves.
Squad so far for next season (players under contract):
Pre-season friendlies (to date):
Hibernian (h) 09.07
Penrith (a) 13.07
Chester (a) 16.07
Fleetwood (h) 20.07
Tranmere (h) 23.07
Ross County (a) 27.07
The Cumbrians will kick off the new campaign at home to Crawley Town on August 3. They follow this game with a visit to Swindon Town a week later with Salford City, newcomers to the EFL, visiting Brunton Park on August 24. Boxing Day sees a home game with Bradford City. Full fixtures can be found HERE.
CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON THE CUFC BOARDS
To contact Jim Mitchell, please drop him an email via firstname.lastname@example.org - you can raise any issue with him. Some things may not be relevant at board meeting level but Jim has regular contact with various people at the football club and your issue will be raised with the appropriate personnel, should it require an answer from the club. As an attendee at meetings of Carlisle United Supporters Groups he has the opportunity to raise concerns, queries and issues in that forum as well. You can also raise internal CUOSC issues with Jim. If Jim isn't available, we will pass on your query to his deputy, Billy Atkinson. Billy is also your representative on the board of CUFC Holdings
Next CUOSC Board Meeting - 17.07.19
Next CUSG Meeting - 12.08.19
Mystery CUFC personality
Over the next few weeks we are running a new series of picture posers. Every personality featured has an association with Carlisle United, either as a player, coach or manager. However the photos show them many years before or after their time at Brunton Park. Can you identify them?
Answer next week.
First person to email through the correct answer gets a mention in next week's briefing!
Last week's answer : ALAN SHOULDER (correctly answered first by Michael Driver)
Spot the Club
Identify the club from the team line-up and season :
Line-up: Pilguy, Basalayev, Dolmatov, Zykov, Dolbonosov, Zhukov, Baidachny, Yakubik, Sabo, Makhovikov, Yevriuzhikin
Last week's answer: DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC (correctly answered first by Michael Driver)
Answers in next week's briefing
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