MINUTES OF THE 283rd MEETING 2014
Members present were GIís Ė Lewis, Morgan, Cook, Walker,
Thurston, Dobson K, Roberts A, Luther, Baker T, Lowther,
Lynch, Phipps, Horswill, Bennett, Curnow, Peplow, Boyle,
McIntosh, McKie, Archer, Potts, Perry, Tidball, Cuthbertson,
Nuttycombe, Holmes, Cload, Clarke J, Prout, Lambourne and
Apologies from GIís Ė Manning, Lloyd, Beer, Nutt BEM, Stone,
MacCallum, Westall, Jewell, Rennie, Pointon, Luker and
The 283rd Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn
on Thursday 9th January 2014.
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and POAWWís
The 282nd Minutes were Proposed by GI Baker T and
Seconded by GI Bennett.
The cash statement was read out to the members present.
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.
GI Morgan to remain as Vice President of the West Country
Proposed by GI Steve Lewis and Seconded by GI Sam Cook.
GI Cook to remain as Treasurer of the West Country Gunnery
Proposed by GI Gareth Morgan and Seconded by GI Ty Baker.
GI Thurston to be elected as Secretary of the West Country
Proposed by GI Sam Cook and Seconded by GI Steve Lewis.
Social Secretaryís Report:
As of now there are 32 for the dinner with a possible 1
other so it should be a good night. Apologies for not
attending the dinner as I as I will be in India. GI Baker
will take over proceedings as Social Sec and as V.P. for the
dinner. After wards please be sure to thank him. There will
be a raffle so bring a prize.
Apologies for not attending the dinner off to Liverpool for
a customs and excise course. GI Baker will be stepping into
Apologies Rxíd from:
GIís Stone, Minall, Pointon, Rennie, Evers, Clark
Sick Note: None to report.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL
Our website is up and running
Guest Book Ė
Please visit and add your comments. There is still not
enough action occurring even though the President of the
Portsmouth Association has responded himself through it. Big
Mac remains convinced that nobody wants to speak to him as
he always seems to speaking to himself. So if for nothing
else, visit the site and say hello to Big Mac.
If you have something that you would like included on the
site, email it to our Webmaster (Ray Lester). Ray has done
a brilliant job of amending the website as soon as I request
www.rngia.com - donít forget to keep tabs on the
Rxíd from around the Globe:
GI Ralph Bladen
Raffle Prize donators:
GIís Dobson, Lynch, Morgan, Clark, Horswil lx 2, Bennett,
GIís Curnow, Nuttycombe, Thurston, Lowther, Bennett, Holmes,
Peplow and Morgan.
GIís Bennett, Peplow and Morgan have kindly donated their
raffle prizes for the Members Evening raffle. GI Clarke J
donated a bottle of port for the Members Evening.
Thank you to all for your generosity.
Tonightís raffle raised £180 towards the Presidents Charity.
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
I have 2 points. Firstly I have written many 264ís and sat
on countless promotional boards for Chief and Warrant
Officer, something that is looked for is do your have spare
capacity. Can you do your job well and do you have anything
to spare, this is noticed. So for the younger members
volunteer as secretary or vice president or any position of
an organisation and get noticed. Secondly thank you for the
donations for my Indian trip here is link for the travel
are underscores either side of the 'In')
Glad to be back in Godís country. I have found a facebook
page that may interest some of you. Itís called Veteranís
Honoured. Its for ex service personnel who may have no one
to attend their funeral and this is one small way of getting
the word out so the funeral will have some attendance.
There are 5 positions on the committee and 3 votes are
needed to carry a proposal. For about 4 years now Sam Cook
has been doing a dual role so I would like to give my thanks
Good to see so many younger faces in attendance, in 2 to 3
years time you should be sitting at the end of the table
taking these meetings.
Apologies for missing the next 2 meetings. Iím going SKI ing.
Spending Kids Inheritance.
The Meeting closed at 20:55
The next Meeting (284th) will be held on Thursday 13th
February 2014 at the St.Levans Inn.
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