Membership to ASSC is now open, anyone wanting to join should download the Membership Form from the ‘JOIN” page.
The membership for anyone joining now will carry over to the end of the 2017/18 season.
However any new members should be aware that, due to the high demand, it is very unlikely that they will be able to obtain match tickets for the remainder of this season.
If you have questions about joining ASSC drop me an email at email@example.com.
Due to the fixture being moved to a Monday 8PM kick off, the coach planned has been cancelled and there will be no more coach trips this season.
Arsenal have advised that as we are on the Supporters Club Plus list for this Season we have been allocated a VIP day.
This will be for the Arsenal v Man United fixture scheduled for 6th May 2017.
(It could be an early kickoff 6th May or be moved to Sunday 7th May 2017 although there is also a possibility of postponement if United are in the Europa Cup Final).
The SC Plus VIP package is
A Matchday VIP experience for a maximum of 30 people on Arsenal v Manchester United home match 6th May (subject to rearrangement), which will include:
o Watching the teams arrive off the coach at Emirates Stadium.
o A post-match photo pitchside with a player(s)* – (*subject to player availability on the day). Not sure if the pitchside photo is for each of the 30 or a 30 person group photo, probably the latter I imagine.
o 15% off Armoury Store purchases on that matchday.
It will be strictly for Members only.
Members can add their names to a list as is normal for Home games by text request to the Chairman Mike Buchanan 07801 448662 giving your name and ASSC membership number. The deadline for ticket requests will be 6pm on Friday 24th February 2017.
A witnessed draw will take place shortly afterwards and the 30 names drawn will be asked to pay for the tickets by Friday 24th March. Anyone of the 30 not paid by 24th March will be dropped off the list and the next drawn name takes their place.
Being a Category A game the estimated cost of tickets will be around £85 to £91 depending on where Arsenal seat us. Tickets will be handed out on the day when the group all gather for the Players Coach arriving.
Please note this is not a trip including travel or accommodation. Members arrange that themselves. Due to the possible changes to the date and ko times it would be recommended that members book to stay in London from early Saturday to late Sunday 6th/7th May. But members should not book anything unless they are allocated match tickets.
It is possible that we may source a very small number of additional tickets but those would NOT be part of the VIP 30 package but would be drawn in the same manner.
Following Dave Harrold announcing last month that he was stepping down as Club Secretary after six fine years, the management committee have voted on the three excellent candidates who were Caz Moir (Grampian), Charles Brooker (Borders) and David Gow (Fife).
As Coordinator for the voting procedure for the Executive post of Arsenal Scotland Club Secretary I can advise you that there were 11 votes received…
The Chairman did not vote
and as Coordinator I also did not vote.
Totals based on first choices.
Charles Brooker – 7 votes
Caz Moir – 4 votes
David Gow – 0 votes (its fair to point out that David did get 8 second place votes)
I therefore submit to you that Charles Brooker has been duly elected as Acting Club Secretary and will be proposed as Permanent Club Secretary to the members, at the next AGM next Autumn 2017.
The changeover and contact details are now being amended on the website and Arsenal will be advised as soon as formal references are submitted.
I would like to thank all three candidates for stepping up and also offer my congratulations to Charles on becoming our third ever Club Secretary in 13 seasons.
The next matter will be to find a new membership officer as we want that role to be separate from the Club Secretary role.
Robert Primrose Wilson – our President
Our Chairman – Mike received this – looks a good read
At The ASSC Annual General Meeting in August departing treasurer Chris Durling was delighted that his final action in the role was to be able to make a donation of £2,500 to the Willow Foundation – the charity set up by Arsenal legend and Arsenal Scotland honorary president Bob Wilson OBE.
The cheque was presented to Bob before the Southampton match at the Emirates by Chairman Mike Buchanan, his son Kyle and ticket officer Martin O’Donnell. Another legendary Bob (Robert Pires) also got in on the action.
If you would like to know more about the Willow Foundation please click this link.