Welcome to the 3rd edition of our 2011/12 eNewsletter.
Feedback from the first two editions has been very positive. We are currently emailing our newsletters to members from last season, as well as those who have joined for the coming season. If you do not wish to receive these newsletters, please let us know. Don’t forget for all the latest SA information visit our web-site 
2011/12 Memberships
Membership for next season now stands at 420, which includes over 60 new members. To date around 27% of members have used our electronic membership process to join, via our eShop . There are still over 500 members who haven’t renewed yet, so if you’re planning to renew, why not try out our on-line process today. It’s quick and simple to use, and you can pay be Debit or Credit card.
S.A. Annual General Meeting
Our 17th Annual General Meeting took place earlier this week. Around 60 members attended the evening, which included an Open Forum Q & A session with the Club’s Chief Executive, Bob Makin. The Notes of the AGM will be available in due course, but the key decisions and actions were as follows:-
1.   Membership in 2010/11 increased by 390 due mainly to
      our FA Cup run.
2.   Members agreed that the SA would benefit from joining
      the Football Fans Federation, and that Lloyd Briscoe
      would be our representative.
3.   £20k donated to Club during the 2010/11 season,
      which had been put towards the new sprinkler system.
4.   Executive Committee:- Lloyd Briscoe Chairman,
      Geoff Gibbs Secretary and Jenny Treasurer all re- 
      elected. There remains a vacancy for a Social
      Secretary, and anyone interested should contact a
      Committee Members for more information.
5.   Members accepted a proposal to increase
      subscriptions for 2012/13 by £1 and by £2 for Family
      Membership. This is to cover rising costs, particularly
      for postal charges.
6.   SA will be sponsoring the fixture cards again for next
      season, and they should be available at the pre-season
7.   Committee to consider possibility of booking coach
      travel via the SA web-site
8.   Committee to consider running further Charity auctions
9.   Committee to liaise with Club to have Fans Forums
      re-instated during 2011/12 season.
First SA Ticket Draw
The first draw for members to win tickets to our opening league fixture against Exeter, will take place at half-time during the pre-season friendly against Fulham. To be sure that your name is in the draw, you need to join on or before Friday 15th July.
New Pin Badge
Don’t forget that the new SA pin badges to commemorate our promotion to L1 are expected to arrive in time for the pre-season friendlies. You will be able to collect your FREE badge on production of your SA membership card, from either the Club Shop or the SA Information Point.
Junior Loyal Supporter Scheme
The highly successful Junior Loyal Supporter Scheme will resume for our first league game against Exeter City. Juniors can record their name on registers located at the SA Points at the north end of the ground.
New SA Hut
The SA have now been given approval to replace the metal shed at the north end of the East Terrace, with a new purpose built construction. It will be larger than the existing hut with lighting, and will provide serving hatches for both the North and East Terraces. This new Information Point will enable us to provide even more Club Shop stock, regardless of weather conditions, and is expected to be operational in time for our first L1 fixture.
Next eNewsletter
We would anticipate that the next eNewsletter will be published just prior to our opening league fixture. We hope that you found this update useful, and we would welcome your feedback.