MINUTES OF THE 265th MEETING 2012
Members present were GI’s – Lewis, Morgan, Luker, Potts,
Thurston, Dobson K, McKie, Prout, McIntosh, Roberts A and
Apologies from GI’s – Cook, Bladen, Curnow, MacCallum,
Manning, Rodda, Hocking, Boyle, Westall, Archer, Nutt BEM
The 265th Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn
on Thursday 14th June 2012.
The President opened the Meeting at 2009 with our Loyal
Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and POAWW’s everywhere.
GI Lieutenant Commander Tony PUDNEY RN (Retired) Crossed the
Bar on April 22nd at the age of 80 after a long
period of illness.
Mrs Margaret Applegate who crossed suddenly on Saturday 9th
June from Cancer.
Our Sincere Condolences to their Families.
The 264th Minutes were proposed by GI Luker and
Seconded by GI Potts.
The cash statement was read out.
All subs are now being accepted for 2012.
Below is an outlay of the stock that I hold and prices. If
anyone is interested in purchasing any of these goods then
please contact me. I now have in my possession one of the
new style t-shirts in XL priced at £25. Anyone interested in
purchasing please contact me through the usual channels.
I have still not received any contact from the two Members
regarding outstanding payments from the Ladies Night. You
know who you are so please get in touch before the next
Meeting where I will be naming!!
Our yearly BBQ has been booked for Friday 27th
July 2012. As my email mentioned, we have already had a
marvellous response from the MTU Instructors and I would now
like the same response from you the Members.
Our July Meeting is also our AGM so we would like as many of
you to attend as this is your opportunity to have your say
on who you would like to see on the Committee. Positions up
for election are President and Social Secretary. At present
I have three proposals with reference to the positions and
one other proposal. Only AGM Agenda will be discussed on
the night, no AOB.
Social Secretary’s Report:
As it stands at the moment I am due to leave the services in
May next year. In accordance with the Constitution, either
President or Vice President has to be a serving member of
the RN. (GI
Listening to the tape there is now an eerie silence.) It was
now pointed out to our current Vice President that there is
no promulgated Constitution. It was something that should
have been handed over to him by his predecessor – whoever
After a hearty discussion it was decided that the Vice
President would again look into it.
GI’s Prout and McIntosh.
Apologies Rx’d from:
GI’s Cook, Boyle, Bladen, Archer, Rodda (Holiday) ,
GI Tim HEALEY is making very slow progress after his
hip replacement and is still on crutches.
GI Kevin CONNOR is now out of hospital and is recovery
– no details as to why
GI’s Meechan 17th May, Pickup 20th ,
Baker T and L 22nd, Beer 22nd, Belben
23rd ,Pooley 1st June, Donaldson 7th
, Plaice and Gurney 8th John Bowler 9th
, Tidball 13th Ball (W) 13th.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALL
The President has spoken to the Beckley Centre and the
following dates were made available:
Any Thursday except 28th June and 12th
July 19:00 – 21:00.
Every Saturday until 14th July 10:30-15:30
During August: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10:30-15:30 as
the children will be present.
The President has also visited Oncology Level 2 and Moira
Campbell stated that any Friday would be convenient for
GI Cook has the wheelchair and the President has the
vouchers. Once a date has been set, both will liaise to
order the extra vouchers that will be purchased with the
proceeds of the Ladies Night Raffle.
An email has just been sent to Tristan Nicholls of the
Plymouth Evening Herald requesting a convenient date to
coincide with the above availabilities.
Our website is up and running
. There is still not enough action occurring on it though.
The Joining button is now operative. Please visit and add
your comments. If you have something that you would like
included on the site, email it to our Webmaster (Ray
Lester). It is hoped that eventually the Committee will be
able to input themselves without relying on Ray all of the
We also have our attached forum
Don’t forget that these Forums are there for you to express
yourselves, dit on, etc.
www.rngia.com - don’t forget to keep tabs on the
The President spoke to GI Mike Smith who advised that he has
been given the ‘All Clear’ and does not need another scan
for 5 years – Excellent news.
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
Raffle Prize donators:
GI’s MacCallum, McKie, Bennett x 2, Richardson and Morgan.
GI’s Dobson K, Luker, Roberts A, Potts and Cook.
GI’s Potts x 2, McIntosh, Prout, McKie and Luker.
Tonight’s raffle raised £155. A huge Thank You to everyone
for their contribution.
I have booked my annual pilgrimage to New Zealand for next
year and was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to
recommend decent car hire companies and accommodation?
Was wondering if the games night was still going ahead? It
was mentioned that GI Walker was looking into this and still
nothing had been set in stone. GI Bennett said he would take
the lead if everybody was happy for him to do so. Wiggy got
the thumbs up and will now sort out a date keeping people
informed by email.
GI Lewis: Falklands 30 – Raleigh 15th June:
There will be a FOST PLATOON, VETERAN’S and RBL S.A.M
Holders Veterans Platoon’s.
National AFD 2012:
This will take place on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30th
June – GI Ronnie Barker is coming down to organize it as the
State Ceremonial Officer for the Royal Navy.
The Meeting closed at 2050
The 266th Meeting will be held on Thursday 12th
July 2012 at the St.Levans Inn.
That’s All Folks. Subs are now due for 2012. Please pay GI
Still only £10 per annum plus a £5 joining fee.
Full Members get a £5 discount for the Ladies Night Dinner
and the Branch Dinner so why not pay up now and feel better
for paying less at these prestigious Serials.
Any Dits, nostalgic pictures or queries - contact me on:
See you at the next Meeting.
Sam & Steve