Calling all SMISA members and Saints fans! This Saturday (4 April) is the trust's AGM, and it is crucial we get a good turnout from members on the day as a number of important bits of business will be discussed. The AGM will be in the hospitality suite at St Mirren Park from 11am and non-members are also welcome to attend.
The Supporters Trust takes on more importance in difficult times and there is no question that is where the club is just now. As it stands there are giant question marks hanging over the future ownership and direction of our club. Whether we continue under the current board or find ourselves sold to new owners, the fans need a strong voice to represent them.
SMISA has built some real momentum of late and we are optimistic of increasing our influence in the near future. We have more than doubled our membership in the past six months and increased our shareholding in the club - and expect to continue growing in numbers and strength in the year ahead.
At the AGM we will be formally electing the trust's committee - over the past year the long-serving core has been joined by a number of new committee members, and all involved will be up for formal election on Saturday. So this is your chance to help choose and meet the people who will be running the trust (and it is your trust) and put any questions you may have to them.
We will be looking back at our activities in the past year in terms of membership and share purchases, as well as sponsorship and fundraising for youth development. We will also be looking ahead and inviting members to help us shape our priorities for future activity.
We expect the AGM will last around an hour or so, so please come on down. We would have liked to have held the AGM on the same day as a home game but sadly this wasn't possible due to fixture scheduling.