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Tennant's Lager

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  1. I'm 99% sure that I was told at Saints Aid last season that this would be the last time SMISA would be running it. It was being handed over to the club and the CIC.

    Yes that's true David. SMiSA were contacted about running a Saints Aid again this year though and my guess is in ordinary circumstances we would have done so, but unfortunately due to a combination of time constraints and personal circumstances making people unable to commit their time to organising it, we simply weren't in any position to take it on.

    What Slash has said about past events is sadly accurate. As someone who has helped out with the auction in past years I was raging about the manager issue that year, and massive thanks have to go to Ricky & Steven for agreeing to step in at little/no notice. Even last year we were presented with a bizarre combination of shirt numbers despite folk bidding on specific ones and for a worrying amount of time, no-one knew where the balls were. This was added to not being able to do the post-match presentations in the hospitality lounge for, if memory serves, no great reason - instead being left with the players lounge (just a small room which about 40 people were trying to cram into).

    If there were problems at this year's event then it really wouldn't surprise me given past history but hopefully the club will learn from any such mistakes and look to put them right in future for everyone's benefit. All in a fans game is a great event with everyone winning out of it and the positives far outweigh any negatives there might be.

  2. SMiSA have been around for a few years. I actually quite like what they have done. The raising of cash to buy shares hasn't really had the desired impact in terms of fan representation on the BoD; however they have done some great stuff in terms of engaging with the club such as the Open Day when Danny joined and of course Saints Aid, which is sadly no more. I dunno if the club taking that in house has fuelled the rift or whether that was agreed by both parties.

    Just on Saints Aid so that everyone is aware and in no doubt - that was basically agreed by both parties. Unfortunately we weren't able to commit to doing Saints Aid this year so the club decided to run the fans game event in-house instead. At a personal level was glad to see the club do that as it is something of an easy hit to raise money for Youth Development & hope everyone that played in it enjoyed it. :)

  3. From SMiSA.net...

    We can confirm that SMiSA is currently withdrawing support in principle from the 10000 Hours proposal. SMiSA has been considering an approach from 10000 Hours to provide from its accumulated members subscriptions a substantial up front contribution towards the funding of the share purchase but key information relating to the purchase has not been supplied to allow us to carry out a thorough review of the proposition and this, coupled with the failure of 10000 Hours to engage with SMiSA following a request for information in December 2011, has resulted in us seeking direction from our members on this issue. Should sufficient detailed information be made available to us at a future date we will consider this accordingly.

    SMiSA fully and actively supports fan ownership of football clubs and takes responsibility for doing everything it can to ensure the future financial stability of SMFC under any new majority shareholder. We would strongly encourage all St.Mirren fans to fully investigate all aspects of the 10000 Hours project prior to any commitment towards this.

  4. From smisa.net... cool2.gif

    SMiSA would like to pass on word that there will be a workshop at St Mirren Park as part of a consultation process to develop a National Football Supporters Charter. The workshop will take place at on Thursday 10th May from 7pm to 9.30pm, with a maximum of 30 participants.

    This project is supported by Supporters Direct Scotland as members of the Joint Review Group which was put together to co-ordinate the football industry’s response to the challenges of behaviour in football.

    The charter will be an agreement between fans and clubs along with football and safety authorities to develop each other’s rights and responsibilities. This will be achieved by joint discussion which itself will be a major tool for the establishment of dialogue between the different groups involved in football.

    The objective of the charter is to work with supporters and supporters’ groups alongside leagues, clubs, police and safety authorities in order to create a better relationship and understanding between these groups.

    It is therefore vital that the project speaks and listens to as many fans as possible to get a breadth of opinion on the subject. In order to do this there will be a series of regional workshops (including the one at St. Mirren Park) which will focus on the positive aspects of being a supporter along with making sure that supporters are able to have input into the

    project in other ways.

    If you would like to attend the workshop, please send an email to [email protected] saying you would like to do so and we will endeavour to secure you a place at the event.

  5. From http://www.smisa.net:

    SMiSA are now accepting nominations for their St. Mirren Player of the Year award of the 2011/2012 season.

    Nominations can be made by anyone with an email address, whether they are SMiSA members or not. Nominations should be sent here, clearly stating both your name and the name of the player that you wish to nominate.

    We will accept nominations received up until 8pm on the closing date of Sunday, April 29th, when the vote will close and the winner announced a short time after.

    Please only send one nomination per email address, multiple nominations from the same address WILL NOT be counted.

    Get voting people! cool2.gif

  6. As posted in the SMiSA section a short time ago and from the website:

    We can report on the outcome of the members vote relating to the contribution of £50,000.00 of SMiSA funds. It has been decided by the membership that the funds should be contributed to the 10000 Hours Community Interest Company with conditions.

    78% of the returns were in favour of this option, 9% indicated that their preference was not to contribute the funds and 13% were in favour of contributing the funds unconditionally.

    To this end we are currently liaising with Richard Atkinson to establish the options and will contact the membership with a view to meeting prior to the Motherwell game on Saturday 13th August 2011.

  7. From SMiSA.net:

    We can report on the outcome of the members vote relating to the contribution of £50,000.00 of SMiSA funds. It has been decided by the membership that the funds should be contributed to the 10000 Hours Community Interest Company with conditions.

    78% of the returns were in favour of this option, 9% indicated that their preference was not to contribute the funds and 13% were in favour of contributing the funds unconditionally.

    To this end we are currently liaising with Richard Atkinson to establish the options and will contact the membership with a view to meeting prior to the Motherwell game on Saturday 13th August 2011.

    Wilbur - it was a frustration that the vote couldn't be ratified sooner. For the avoidance of any doubt all votes in the trust require a turnout threshold (I believe for this vote it was 50% if memory serves) to pass any vote whether for or against a given motion (or carry through any of the 3 options in this one). Failure to get that first time out was what necessitated going back to the membership.

  8. As a SMiSA member, I was contacted a few months ago to cast my vote either in favour of SMiSA backing the CIC with a large financial commitment or not. I duly cast my vote.

    Then I heard nothing for a while until .............................

    About a month ago I was contacted again by SMiSA to cast my vote once more (insufficient response to the original questionnaire apparently). So I voted again.

    Then I heard nothing. Again.

    Does anyone know WTF is happening with SMiiSA's funds ? Was there a majority in favour or not ???

    Has apathy won the day or is the CIC proposed takieover still going ahead ? Does the majority of the St Mirren support really care who will run the club ?

    Wilbur,

    Confirmation of the vote will be given over the next week or so. The first vote simply didn't get enough responses, which was seriously disappointing considering what we're talking about.

  9. From SMiSA.net:

    SMiSA have been in discussions with Richard Atkinson's group since last August regarding the proposed Community Interest Company purchase of the Consortiums shareholding. Following our members meeting earlier this month we are pleased to report that the Association backs the initiative in principal and are currently seeking clarification on the finer detail relating to the proposed funding of the purchase. SMiSA are currently considering options for investing funding and once this exercise is concluded we will consult with the membership and seek further instruction.

    We would encourage all St. Mirren fans to fully engage in the presentation meetings currently being staged at St. Mirren Park as the success of this is dependent on supporter participation so please take the time to attend, question and if you, as a St. Mirren supporter conclude this is the way forward for our club fully support this by getting involved.

  10. Sorry Wullie, not on this as much as I used to be.

    Hopeful that there'll be a Saints Aid styled event this year, though it may be a bit different to the previous format. Watch this space... :)

  11. On itunes if you click on the individual song you want to change to mp3, then it will go to another screen where it is just that song. Then if you right click the song, and choose "Create MP3 version" this will make another copy of the song but in mp3 format. This works on my itunes not sure if other versions are different or not.

    As for changing youtube links to mp3 version there is a good site for this, media converter. Just copy your youtube address from the video into this site and follow the steps.

    Thanks for that iTunes tip buddie, much obliged - helped no end. :)

  12. Hi folks.

    I'm looking for a little program for the above to convert some stuff downloaded from iTunes to shove on my PS3 for in-game music as said game (annoyingly) doesn't like mpeg4 tracks. There's a few links on google which look plausible but I'd be happier if someone on here could recommend a good program to avoid the inevitable dodgy downloads?

    Anyone able to help? :huh:

  13. It was indeed a fantastic turnout. Was really taken aback when leaving - didn't realise that some folk didn't even get into the building at all. Saw Tom Nicol from the PDE taking photos before the service, so I expect a feature will be in it at some point soon.

    First humanist service I've been to as it happens - liked it. Couple of fitting tunes and good words as has been said.

    RIP Derek - hope you've got a good view in Love St up there mate. :)

  14. Well done DavidG and hats off to another excellent bloke in Billy..... Im sure the family will appreciate your thought in doing this and Im upmost definately sure that Derek would have been so proud of you and Billy....

    Lump in my throat David - Your a top bloke.

    Can't really say it any better than that Mond.

    It's a great gesture...well done David & Billy. :)

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