The Association was founded way back in 1938, and has a membership of
over 200 shareholders. It is no longer featured on the Official Everton Website, but has established
its own website.
It was supposed to be a fresh new era for the ESA, after they had
become in many people's eyes a lapdog of the Club's management
hierarchy, rather than a defender of the interests of the small
shareholder. All that was set to change when problem arose
regarding an initiative for generating a Rights Issue of shares became
embroiled in controversy in January 2004. Long-time critic of
all Evertonians who don't agree with him, Michael Durkin (aka Mickey
Blue Eyes) penned this scathing and acerbic
attack on the
members of the Executive Committee in May 2004, just before the
association's Annual General Meeting, calling for them all to resign.
His false statements and jaundiced views were fully rebutted in
responses from committee members Ian Macdonald,
Mike Owen & Anne Asquith.
A pivotal forum on "Investment in Everton" was held on 9
The association also host an annual dinner
for their members,
Some of these meetings take
the form of a discussion forum with key members of the Everton Board of
Directors. A previous forum was held on 12 May 2003; at which
Michael Dunford and Sir Peter Carter asked answered a number of probing
questions. Read the Minutes here.
In previous years, John Shearon has given an excellent talk on the
Other Everton, and provided us with this summary.
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