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The embarrasing apathy of Dewsbury people

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Nick D - As already explained the Fundraising Dinner was held on 18th January to accomodate availabilty of personnel and the Royal suite. I suspect that 'Fans' will always

compain about the timing as it will be

Too near Christmas

Too near Easter

In the Holiday Season

Etc Etc Etc

The Club is proposing to hold a Legends Function on Friday 17th May - hope that this will be enough

time to plan to attend and save up the money. Or will it be too near the May Day and Spring Bank Holidays?

GFDU is right and despite what fans believe, there are quite a number of people who volutarily give a great deal of time

to helping the club and overcoming various setbacks which are never made public.

The Eric France offer did not apply to Season 2013.

Update on the Terracing Project.

Planning Permission was granted on 31st January 2013 BUT there are further conditions to

satisfy in respect of Emergency Lighting and Construction Method which should be overcome

by the end of Next Week.

The Original target Date of 17th March is therefore not acheivable and I think that the April 28th Fixture

against Workington will be the likely opening Date. Unfortunately the Easter Monday game with Batley will be too

soon as the build may be almost complete by then but the Council Inspection, Load Testing and Certification will

not be performed until full completion of Construction. Incidentally, the delay is as frustrating for me as it will be to all Fans

but I have dealt with matters associated to this project almost daily since the beginning of December.

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Wilsden Ram - thanks for the update.

"GFDU is right and despite what fans believe, there are quite a number of people who volutarily give a great deal of time

to helping the club and overcoming various setbacks which are never made public."

What you and others are doing actually proves that fans are not apathetic, but one of the things the club should do is publicise what people do.

I have been a member of DREMA and Squadbuilder from the start and would have to say have been told nothing about where the money goes, which players Squadbuilder has helped sign etc... It is not surprising that fans lose interest and in the day of e-mail and websites, it costs nothing to put this information on a forum/Rams website.

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I'd been a member of the DREMA draw from day one but pulled out on principle when the dual registration with Bradford was announced last autumn. I would reconsider were that arrangement to end. A few years back I also submitted two forms, via the club shop, to pay a monthly sum into Squadbuilder. However, both times after doing so I heard nothing from the club and no money ever left my account. So no apathy on my part there.

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Just read the above. A lot of rhetoric and some good ideas. I'll be the first to say. I'll help. We all have contacts we can use (I know Tom quite well, I'm sure I could talk him into helping)), we might not be Richard Branson or even an accountant, we can talk about it all day long on here and get nowhere, or agree to move this idea forward.

So, where to start? A show of support on here would be good, so far we've got 1.

Next, an informal meeting. A pub is probably the best place, perhaps not at the Rams, I agree, independence is important.

Next, arrange a slightly more formal meeting, again at a neutral venue, publicise this well....... I suppose we'd have to discuss what comes next.

I see this as being great fun if it's done with the right ethos.

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I think the problem lies in having the right people to run something that would raise money. A lot of good ideas on here but it takes time and committment to ensure that a scheme like this is successful. Gary, do you know how many man hours the BISSA organisers spend on doing the type of tasks you mentioned?

You need someone who is great with IT to set up a website. Facebook and Twitter is free. From that you can publicise any proposed events. I'm sure the Reporter and Press would allow the 'Supporters Trust' a monthly column to promote what's going on etc.

Have the club looked at hosting an amateur Rugby 9's at the stadium? Once overheads are covered all profit from the bar and a BBQ run by the Squadbuilder goes into the pot. Charge people to enter (cpl quid etc) and you can easily make a decent amount of money. I've seen first hand what a succesful 7's tournament can do for an amateur club.

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Again, great idea Pock Ram. I accept that it might be a challenge, especially initially. But let's have a go. we'll never know until we try. Let's say we get half a dozen or so to start with, part of our first few tasks will be to swell numbers. If we make it a social event as well as a fund raiser that shouldn't be too hard. Then as our numbers swell we could be a bit more ambitious.

If we share the work I think we can achieve a lot.

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Gary, do you know how many man hours the BISSA organisers spend on doing the type of tasks you mentioned?

How long is a piece of string, seriously the amount if time individuals put in depends on what you want to get out of it

I might be talking out of turn but im pretty sure if you have a chat with the guys who now run BISSA they will offer much advice freely, after all when i/we kicked it all off i/we asked for advice from Hunslet and Leigh squadbuilder officials and they were more than helpful, Batley want to see a strong and competitive Dewsbury (but not as strong as themselves)

Go for it guys

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Nick D - As already explained the Fundraising Dinner was held on 18th January to accomodate availabilty of personnel and the Royal suite. I suspect that 'Fans' will always

compain about the timing as it will be

Too near Christmasi

Too near Easter

In the Holiday Season

Etc Etc Etc

The Club is proposing to hold a Legends Function on Friday 17th May - hope that this will be enough

time to plan to attend and save up the money. Or will it be too near the May Day and Spring Bank Holidays?

GFDU is right and despite what fans believe, there are quite a number of people who volutarily give a great deal of time

to helping the club and overcoming various setbacks which are never made public.

The Eric France offer did not apply to Season 2013.

Update on the Terracing Project.

Planning Permission was granted on 31st January 2013 BUT there are further conditions to

satisfy in respect of Emergency Lighting and Construction Method which should be overcome

by the end of Next Week.

The Original target Date of 17th March is therefore not acheivable and I think that the April 28th Fixture

against Workington will be the likely opening Date. Unfortunately the Easter Monday game with Batley will be too

soon as the build may be almost complete by then but the Council Inspection, Load Testing and Certification will

not be performed until full completion of Construction. Incidentally, the delay is as frustrating for me as it will be to all Fans

but I have dealt with matters associated to this project almost daily since the beginning of December.

Have we finally been given the go a head to start work on the terracing behind the sticks? Hope we can see the work started by the time of our next home game.

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