Supporters Club Latest News
Latest News From The GIHSC Committee
The Committee last met on Monday 21st October when the following matters were discussed and actioned.
Finance – Successful fundraising would enable a £14,000 cheque presentation to the Flames on 26th October 2019.
Social – A bowling evening took place on 14th October and had been very successful with positive feedback received.
Lotteries – 50-50 draws are averaging around £400. A shirt raffle will take place on 10th and 17th November with the draw on the 17th. Following a recent 50-50 rollover, the process for dealing with these was clarified. If a prize is unclaimed then the winning number will be advertised on Flames social media channels with details of how to claim, but a deadline of midnight on the Wednesday following the game will be imposed. If unclaimed by this time, a rollover will be created, and social media channels will be used to promote this.
Sponsorship Grid – The sponsor grid has raised over £1,700.
Away Travel – Coach have been running but low booking numbers have necessitated increased fees. It was agreed that the situation would be reviewed to assess future viability if booking numbers did not increase by the end of the season.
Spectrum / Spectator Comfort – Several areas of concern were highlighted and passed to Spectrum management. These included some cleaning issues, people entering during play, people bringing alcohol free beer into the rink, a leaking gutter above the standing block next to the away penalty box and the absence of staff near the steps at the far end of the rink. All these have been or are being addressed by Spectrum management and / or door staff.
Flames / Hockey – The Flames reported that Jez Lundin was the only injury and he was expected back in a couple of weeks. The club are still finalising details regarding what they are putting in place for the EIHL Pride Weekend.
If any supporters club member would like to volunteer for a role that will benefit the club or the team, they are welcome to contact the Chairman, Phil Boyle (GIHSC.Chairman@gmail.com).