One Bradley Lowery

Everton Shareholders’ Association encourage Evertonians who were touched by Bradley Lowery’s story to take part in the Cards For Bradley initiative launched by Fans Supporting Foodbanks.

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Cards can be dropped off at the foodbank collection points in the Park End Car Park, The Wilmslow pub and upstairs at St Lukes Church before the Merseyside Derby on Monday 19th December.

EFCSA Forum – A successful evening with David Unsworth and Joe Royle

Why do both Merseyside clubs fail in their quest to develop local goalkeepers? Why can’t modern day fullbacks block crosses? These were just a couple of the questions asked at last night’s forum.

An enjoyable evening was held in the Peoples Lounge at Goodison Park where an audience of approximately 50 shareholders and their guests were entertained by the quick wit and wisdom of the inimitable Joe Royle, and future manager in the making, David Unsworth. The event was hosted by Darren Griffiths in his usual affable style.

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Topics covered were varied, and numerous, with an emphasis on the development of youth. A collection was made on the night for the “Fans Supporting Foodbanks” and EFCSA Committee member Dave Kelly is shown with the donations.

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Feedback following the event has been very positive and we hope to bring you news of our next Forum in the near future.

Everton Crazy by David France

Everton Crazy - Front CoverAbout the Book

David France serves proudly as the Life President of the Everton Football Club Shareholders’ Association, and while some of our fellow shareholders may be unaware of that fact we are sure that all Evertonians are aware that David has written 16 books that tell the story of Everton.

He established Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame that salutes 120 of the men who made the club what it is and organised the most passionate celebrations in the football calendar.

He formed the EFC Heritage Society to promote the club’s rich history, registered the Everton Former-Players’ Foundation – the first charity dedicated to alleviating the medical concerns of ex-footballers and assembled the finest collection of football archives in the world to protect the treasures from our past before transferring them to public ownership as the world renowned Everton Collection.

However, few of us know much more about David other than his status as Doctor Everton.

This beautifully-crafted autobiography provides a portrait of a man who has travelled the equivalent of four times the distance to the moon and back following our beloved club. It sparkles with the intimacy of someone peering through the mists of nostalgic romanticism, blind optimism and yearning for the lost Everton of his and perhaps your youth. With no little humour, the book captures the impact that six decades of majestic highs and humbling lows have had on an otherwise well-balanced soul.

“Doctor Everton is more than a football fan. ‘Everton Crazy’ is more than a football book. Both are truly inspirational”  Alex Young, Everton & Scotland

About the Author

Raised as a Blue by a Blue, David’s memoirs chronicle the club’s graduation from his childhood crutch to faithful companion. His tales are fascinating – hitchhiking to games in the Sixties and flying Concorde to them in the Nineties. Then there are his anecdotes related to fleeting meetings with Dixie Dean and TG Jones and friendships with Dave Hickson, Brian Labone, Alex Young, Alan Ball, Howard Kendall and many more.

“After a 40-year exile, Doctor Everton renewed my self-esteem and faith in humanity. After reading ‘Everton Crazy’, I realise that mine is not the only life he has changed”  Tony Kay, Everton & England

Of course, there is much more to David’s life than his role as Doctor Everton and this candid autobiography interweaves an incredible roaches-to-riches story with a royal blue odyssey. Throughout sixty seasons and two million miles, his devotion to all things royal blue is incomparable. It’s unimaginable. It’s unrivalled. It’s proof that this book is aptly titled.

During his schooldays and apprenticeship on Merseyside, university studies in Europe and the USA, his executive career in the US oil & gas industry and lengthy retirement in some of the most beautiful spots in North America, the David has been devoted to Everton Football Club.

Known for his trail-blazing initiatives to celebrate our rich heritage and improve the lives of our old players, Liverpool’s Freedom of the City Panel awarded him the title of Citizen of Honour for his services to football in 2011 – the first person to receive this specific honour since Bill Shankly. The following year, he received an OBE for his services to football in both the United Kingdom and Europe.

“Even though he never donned a royal blue jersey, David France is just as important to Everton Football Club as those who did”   Bill Kenwright, Chairman, Everton Football Club

How to get one of these prized and limited edition books

Priced at £18.78, the book is published as a limited edition of only 1,000 copies.

It will be launched at Everton Two located in Liverpool City Centre on Tuesday 27 September 2016 and be available subsequently at Waterstones and other fine bookshops on Merseyside.from deCoubertin Books

Copies can be preordered here http://www.decoubertin.co.uk/dreverton

All royalties from this insightful publication will be donated to The Everton Former-Players’ Foundation (registered charity No 1080101) and Everton in the Community (registered Charity No 1099366).

Meet Doctor Everton and friends in person at the following book signings

Tuesday 27 September at Everton Two in Liverpool 1 time to be confirmed

David France with Ronny Goodlass (Radio Merseyside), Tony Kay (League champion), Derek Mountfield (ECWC winner, League Champion, FA Cup winner) and Derek Temple (FA Cup winner)

Friday 30 September at Everton School 6.30 pm

‘Everton Heritage Society Celebration’ in aid of Everton in the Community

David France with talks by Peter Lupson – Founding Fathers of Merseyside Football and Brendan Connolly – England International Caps … also Ballot Results for Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame 2017

Saturday 1 October at Pritchards in Crosby 10.30am

David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay and Derek Temple.

Saturday 1 October at Broadhurst in Southport 12.30pm    

David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay and Derek Temple.

Saturday 1 October at Waterstones in Ormskirk 2.30pm

David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay and Derek Temple.

Tuesday 4 October at Waterstones in Liverpool One 6.30 pm

‘An Evening with Dr Everton and Friends’ – a crazy celebration of all things Everton

Further details: 0151 709 9820

http://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-doctor-everton-himself-david-france/liverpool

David France with Ronny Goodlass, Mike Hughes (Radio Merseyside), Tony Kay, Dave Prentice (Liverpool Echo) and Derek Temple.

Wednesday 5 October Linghams in Heswall 7.00pm

‘Another Evening with Dr Everton and Friends’ – a celebration of all things Everton

David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay, Dave Prentice (Echo) and others

Saturday 8 October    Wardleworths in St Helens 10.30am

David France with Ronny Goodlass, Tony Kay, and others

79th Annual General Meeting

The 79th Everton Shareholders’ Association AGM is scheduled to be held at Goodison Park on 19th August, 2016, starting at 8pm. This date will be confirmed shortly, taking into account the 2016/17 fixtue calendar.

Members of the Association should already have received, via post or email, a preliminary notice of the meeting, as well as copies of minutes of last year’s AGM and a form for nominations to the Executive Committee for the forthcoming year. If you are a member and have not recieved these documents please download a copy from the links below, but also take a moment to visit this page and update your contact details with us.

Minutes of the 78th AGM, held on 20th August, 2015, are available as a pdf here, or in MSWord 97 format here.

The Preliminary Notice of this year’s meeting is also available in as a pdf here, or in MSWord ’97 here.

May we remind you that the annual subscription of £20.00 is due by the end of August for the membership year to July 2017. This can be paid at the AGM, via Paypal at this link, or by sending a cheque to:

Hon. Treasurer
Everton Shareholders Association
7 Church Close
Stow Longa
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE28 0TW

We hope once again to make the draw for the Shareholders’ Association Directors’ Box tickets at the end of the meeting for all scheduled home Premier League matches for the coming season. The draw is only open to all members of the Association for who have paid their 2016/17 subs!

Finally, we are always looking for fresh faces on the committee and with a number of the current members intending to stand down at the AGM, now is a great time to put yourself forward. If you have something to offer, or you know another member who does, please consider completing this form and sending it to the Secretary (email: hon.secretary@efcsa.org) by 19th July. In the event of there being more nominees than spaces on the Committee, all nominations will be put to the membership in an election.

Everton FC Limited AGM 2015 – Questions

 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Everton Football Club Limited will take place this year on November 23rd at the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool with the meeting starting at 6pm.

 

The meeting will be chaired by Chairman of the Company Mr Bill Kenwright who will oversee a report on the performance of the Club since the last AGM and provide an opportunity for Shareholders, or their representatives, to question past and future performance.

The Shareholders’ Association have been in dialogue with club representatives over many months with a common objective of making the meeting as productive as possible. A major consideration in the planning has been the fact that the majority of Shareholders are unlikely, for a variety of reasons, to attend the meeting or send a representative in their place.

The Association has therefore committed to capturing and collating questions on behalf of Shareholders, these will then be presented to the Secretary of the Club in good time to facilitate the Club answering all questions as part of the AGM proceedings.

 

It should be noted that this process will in no way limit attendees, be they shareholders or their representatives, from asking questions at the meeting.

 

Indeed it is expected that the Club will answer every question that is asked regardless of whether this is in advance or at the meeting.

 

If you’d like to pose a question in advance please complete the form below;

 

AGM Question

AGM Question

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 77th Annual General Meeting of The Everton Football Club Shareholders’ Association will be held in the People’s Club Lounge, Goodison Park, Liverpool, L4 4EL on Thursday 20th August 2015 at 7.30 pm for the purpose of considering the following ordinary business.

To receive and approve minutes of the last Annual General Meeting

To receive and consider the report of the Executive Committee

To receive and approve the audited Balance Sheet and Statement of Accounts

To approve the appointment of the Auditors

To approve the Annual Subscription

To receive an announcement of the membership of the Executive Committee for the ensuing year

Any Other Business

Tea and coffee will be available in the People’s Club Lounge from 6:30 p.m.

Ian Seymour
Honorary Secretary
20th July 2015

Note 1:

In the event of any queries please contact the Honorary Secretary…

by post to: Everton Shareholders, 1 Duncan Drive, Greasby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH49 2PR

by email at: hon.secretary@efcsa.org

Members’ Visit to Finch Farm

Following a request at our 2014 AGM, the Shareholders’ Association has arranged for a limited number of members to visit the Everton training complex at Finch Farm for a tour of the facilities.
The first visit is to be held on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in the early evening (starting about 6:00 pm.)
If you would like to be entered into the draw for the visit please email the Vice Chairman via vice.chair@efcsa.org as soon as possible, and by 23rd January at the very latest. Please include a telephone number so we can contact you as soon after the draw is made as possible.

Minutes of EFCSA Quarterly Meeting with EFC

Minutes of the September meeting between members of the Shareholders’ Association Executive Committee and club officials  are available for download here.

Subjects discussed include:

  • The Away Fans Initiative and Ticketing in general
  • Upcoming changes to the Fans’ Forum
  • Scheduling and management of future Company General Meetings
  • New Stadium Plans

 

General Meeting Proxy Submission Deadline

Shareholders who are unable to attend Tuesday’s General Meeting and wish to send a proxy in their place are reminded that the deadline for submitting the paperwork to the club is 7 PM this Sunday (April 27th).

Following queries from some of our members, the club have confirmed that the Park End reception will be open from 9 AM to 7 PM on Sunday and a staff member will be available to collect all proxy forms.

Shareholders’ Association Annual Dinner Sold Out

A big thank you to all those who have ordered tickets for the Shareholders’ Annual Dinner on March 1st. This event is now fully booked up and we hope it lives up to your (and our) expectations.

Celebrating 60 years of consecutive top flight football and with the guest list including our Manager Roberto Martinez, our last trophy winning manager Joe Royle, perhaps our greatest ever goalkeeper Neville SouthallTony “he scores when he wants” Hibbert and our engaging and passionate Communications Director Alan Myers, we think the odds are in favour of a night which will live long in the memory.

Speaking of memories, many of our fondest as Evertonians were created by past players who don’t all live the millionaire lifestyle of the modern Premier League superstars. Proceeds from the evening will result in a contribution being made to the Everton Former Players Foundation, but if you missed out on a ticket you can still support your former heroes. Visit their website to find out about the work they do, how you can get involved or to donate to the cause.

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