RE explained that members of the working group met with Carl who created the My First Everton Book. The book sold 3,000 copies and although it sold quickly, it was never reprinted. RE explained that Carl also had ideas for a ‘My Next Everton Book’ with an app to compliment it, like the ideas that the group had previously discussed.
RE explained that they are still looking for an illustrator. MM had spoken to a few potential options but they all wanted a fee upfront.
MM explained that there is the option to self-publish but costs would have to be considered first.
ACTION: Working group to consider options for self-publishing and illustrating.
MC asked if there are any further developments on a sleeve sponsor and RE asked whether sponsors are allowed on the bottom of the shirt. SMc informed the Forum that there are currently no further updates. SMc also explained that sponsors are not allowed at the bottom of the shirt.
PD asked why there is no official package for the Split fixture. SMc explained that it is not cost effective as the price would be too high with it being the busiest time of year. SMc mentioned that it was announced before the draw so that people wouldn’t be left waiting for an official package to be released.
Media at Europa League Fixture
SMc informed the Forum that The Sun were not at Goodison for either Europa League Fixtures, and are not expected for the group stages..
NM had a positive meeting regarding the foodbank and following the meeting, MM is currently in the process of completing the contract document for 2017/18. It was agreed that collections would be at weekend games only, and key fixtures would be selected to allow a fulls weeks media coverage to hopefully enhance collections The Forum agreed that they will continue to do the foodbank for this season but that more members will be involved in the running of it on a matchday as LV, RE and AH volunteers for last season.