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  1. A list of Wednesdayite achievements in the last couple of years: § Reduced membership fee from £20 p.a. to £10 p.a. and introduced Junior membership § Introduced a new style innovative membership pack and personalised membership cards § Gave each member their personalised share certificate in the Society § Offer car park facility to members and non-members § Introduced a match day lounge facility which offers free food and has proved to be very popular § Introduced a cheap away coach facility for those wishing to travel to away matches § Increased membership from 387 almost 3 fold in just 2 years § Offered 100% cashback on memberships to local football clubs to assist their kit purchase § Introduced a bi-annual programme of member surveys to ensure members can have their say § Acted upon the democratic wishes of the membership through the surveys and ballot (shares) § Published our Board Minutes to give access to the Board room to all members § Introduced bi-monthly newsletters for members and subsequently distributed to non-member fans § Instigated a match day presence through our Wednesdayite portakabin facility § Introduced a fundraising structure with our 4 good cause funds which give freedom of choice to members § Introduced a number of innovative fundraising initiatives such as tin cans, recycling, e-lottery and our shopping site § Increased our direct shareholding in SWFC plc from 9.46% to the important milestone of 10.07% § Proposed resolutions on behalf of the membership at the SWFC plc AGM § Represented the Society’s shareholding at all SWFC plc AGM’s and EGM’s in terms of questions to try to gain information for members and to express our point of view § Reduced fixed costs and made sure all staff are voluntary so that more more funds can be directed to community and club needs § Turned a £14000 loss into a £1000 profit in Wednesdayite’s first year of operation. § Turned a £1000 profit into a £38000 profit last year § Offered £2500 to be SWFC Academy Patrons § Offered £10,000 for a loan striker to help the club § Offered £500 towards the KOP Toilet development with the prospect of more funding § Proposed a number of commercial ideas to SWFC § Promoted SWFC’s Foundation Scheme to members through a free membership incentive § Donated £1000 to the SWFC Academy § Offered £630.42 to the SWFC Academy § Donated £300 to SWFC plc towards the additional costs for our AGM resolutions § Donated £250 to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital § Donated £250 to SWFC Ladies Football team § Donated £50 to Owls Against Racism § Offered £50 to SODA § Donated £50 to Wise Old Owls § Donated £50 to Chapeltown Junior Football team § Donated £181.29 to Hospital Radio § Donated £750 to the Owls Trust Allstars § Donated £50 to Community Spirit (Meynell School) § Donated £525 to the Owls Trust Allstars junior teams to cover cost of coaching courses § Donated £774 to Macmillan Cancer Care § Donated £298 to Smile Tickets § Donated t-shirts for a children’s AIDS centre in Kenya § Organised for 58 children to attend a Kids for a Quid match § Launched the Smile Tickets initiative which has treated dozens of adults and youngsters to matches whilst purchasing tickets at full retail price to generate funds for SWFC § Smile has now been adopted by other trusts and Supporters Direct have asked us to package it for all trusts to adopt nationwide § Launched our Primary Schools Coaching Scheme to provide free curriculum time coaching to local primary and special needs schools § To the end of the 2006/7 season, Malin Bridge, High Green, Bradfield Dungworth, Ecclesfield, Grenoside and Rivelin have benefited from our Coaching Scheme and Nook Lane and Loxley will conclude the current school year § Altogether, by the end of the current school year, some 1600 children will have received Wednesdayite coaching and some 4800 individual coaching sessions will have been delivered to promote the Wednesday brand where it might not otherwise have been proliferated § Successfully applied for grant funding from the United Co-operative Society to double our activity in our Primary Schools Coaching Scheme to enable over 5000 local children to receive our coaching (and over 15000 individual coaching sessions) in the next school year § Offered the replace the £5 SWFC superstore merchandise voucher to all U18 season ticket holders as part of a Junior Membership initiative (June 07)
  2. Wednesdayite media release on 25th July (following the Shareholders Association release):
  3. A statement from the Shareholders Association regarding the situation:
  4. Wednesdayite Media Release on the day of the press conference:
  5. And the award for 'most obvious response to a post ever' goes to.... lol
  6. Sorry, for those of us (i.e. me, I'm the thick one!) who don't know what this is, can you explain in layman's terms please?
  7. Wow - the video just got in the top 10 videos on YouTube! Keeping us in the news!
  8. My video has gotten to the top 20 videos on YouTube today: Hillsborough / Penistone Road at the height of the floods: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dbkizUtNSqA I'm a bit cheesed off with some of the comments on there though, such a serious subject with many people losing their homes and some even losing their lives - and people are on there bantering about football. Has the community spirit of the last few days totally dissipated?
  9. Well, it's a bit late - but that's due to having no power for well over 24 hours! My video of the flooding outside Hillsborough Stadium on Penistone Road North (including a rather ironic choice of music): http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dbkizUtNSqA
  10. Police have blocked off all traffic heading to Hillsborough Corner from Bradfield Road - Blue Lights everywhere?
  11. I'm sure that with every job, there are positives and negatives. The call centre industry, particularly sales, does get a rough ride and to be fair a lot of that is from the people who simply don't like the idea of it. That's fine, it's an opinion, albeit an uneducated one. It seems that ANT has had lots of problems in the past and that is something they need to recognise and address to move forward and it is up to them to do that. Some people in this thread say they have changed, some people say they haven't, but if people like the managers posting tonight are reading the forum and the comments made - and if they are so passionate about it like the way they have posted, then I would like to think that they will do what they can to change they way things are for the better. I am sure that most businesses have 'horror stories'. I think I have heard one for almost every large employer in Sheffield. On the same token, not everyone is suited to every job, so what might suit an accountant might not suit a bricklayer. It's horses for courses. I am sure that there are plenty of people who go to somewhere like ANT and do walk out of the door because it's not for them, but I am sure that this is the same in a lot of companies. What stands out for me in this thread tonight is that there is obviously passion and enthusiasm within ANT and if things are as bad as some would make out then it's up to those people to make it better (it's encouraging to see that the managers do read these forums). Likewise, there has been a lot of uneducated posts of people that 'know someone who know someone who worked there', or have an obvious agenda. Again, opinions are fine, but if I was someone reading this thread and looking for work who wanted an honest opinion of how the place is, then I would read the posts from the people who work there rather than the speculative ones - and by my reckoning, there are a lot of people who work there, want to work there and portray it quite positively.
  12. lol Maybe you should put away your fishing rod? I think you have had a good few bites tonight...
  13. Absolutly not!! I wouldn't say you were!!! I just think there is an obvious agenda by certain people in this thread that is probably best not discussing with them as they may spin what you say to their ends, which could end up being negative for your company. Your bosses might be unhappy if you allow the agenda to continue, thus inadvertantly disrespecting your workplace. I know that if I was a boss, I would have words with someone who, albeit inadvertantly, encouraged the other posters' agenda to continue. I do admire your spirit and your openness, honesty and obvious passion for your job though.
  14. I'm sure it is - but I am also sure you are not helping the cause by fuelling the obvious agenda of other posters?
  15. I'm sure it is - but maybe it's best not to fuel the fire and make a rod for your own back? I'm sure your bosses might not be pleased if they came on here and read the posts?
  16. Simple - just click on the 'Private Messages' near the top-left of the page, under the 'Forum Contents' header. Won't affect your pop-up blocker!
  17. I'd give it up btb - there's an obvious agenda here!!!
  18. I'm sure someone will want a chat with them in the morning lol
  19. I think it's plain to see there is an agenda from both sides here. Probably best to say goodnight and give it up?
  20. For anyone that missed it - Google Video have finally gotten round to allowing the video on: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4355288813828918813&hl=en-GB
  21. Thank you - I have posted to Google Video, but it takes an age to get them verified on there!!!
  22. Sorry, Try this: deejayone.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/fire.wmv - (copy and paste into your browser address bar and click go) Needs Windows Media Player 9 to work. I just tried it and it was fine.
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