On the same day that Trevor Birch begins his role as Chief Executive, the club announce that Sir Philip Carter has stepped down as Chairman, with Bill Kenwright assuming the responsibility.
Sir Philip is now Everton's 'Life President,' while Keith Tamlin, a director since 1974, also leaves to become 'Life Vice President.' Later in the month, Arthur Abercromby also relinquishes his responsibilities, leaving just three people on the board.
On the playing side, the Blues decide that Kevin Kilbane needs surgery on his ankle to remove a piece of bone from the joint and Tomasz Radzinski hands in a transfer request, unhappy with the offer of his new contract. Peter Clarke follows suit.
There is bad news for midfielder Alex Nyarko, whose stay with the Blues is cut short. News comes through that he has failed to secure an extension to his work permit to cover the final year of his five-year contract.
However, in Portugal an Everton player is hitting the headlines for the right reasons. After a dazzling display against France, Wayne Rooney scores twice for England as they secure their first win of the tournament in a 3-0 success over Switzerland.
Back home, David Moyes has made his first signing of the summer with the acquisition of striker Marcus Bent from Ipswich Town for £450,000 and we learn that the new season will begin with a home game against Arsenal.
On the 24th of the month, Rooney's tournament ends after he breaks a metatarsal in a challenge with Ricardo Carvalho in the quarter-final clash with Portugal. England go on to lose on penalties without him.