MINUTES OF THE
291st MEETING 2014
Members present were GI’s –Clarke, Horswill, Beer, Phipps,
Lowther, Richardson, Pointon, McKie, Roberts, Potts, Luker,
Dobson, Jewell, Baker, Holmes, Cook S, Pilkington, Thurston,
Apologies from GI’s –Cook C, Curnow, Luther, Prout,
The 291st Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday
9 October 2014.
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar:
The 290th Minutes were proposed by GI Luker and Seconded by
Nice to be back, as you know I am Vice Captain of the Golf
association and as of next year I will be Captain so I am
changing the dates of the golf committee meeting so it
doesn’t clash and I can get to these meetings more often
and get more money out of you all.
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.
Apologies for the minutes going a bit haywire, personal life
got in the way. A couple of emails 1 from Mac Macintosh
looking after Booties and Scouse Boyle watching the
Social Secretary’s Report:
There are no socials without a social Sec.
There are two types of people those that do and those that
There will be no socials from this Association until we get
a new Social Secretary. I’ll help out obviously but we need
someone to take the lead on this.
I know it’s a long way off but July next year is our 300th
meeting it would be great if we could get something in place
to celebrate this. But right now it is not looking good.
In 1950 Geoffrey Bles published a children’s fantasy novel
by the author C.S. Lewis. The novel was the first of 7
released through to 1956 which was ultimately titled “The
Chronicles of Narnia” but the first book was easily the most
popular. Countless children were
introduced to the wonders of “The Lion The Witch and The
Wardrobe” and a realm populated with mythical creatures and
talking animals. It was here where many of us discovered our
Vice President. Over to you Mr. Tumnus
I cannot compete with that. Exeter Rugby is still being
looked at. At the moment it will be a boys away day with a
carvery beforehand and then tickets to watch a game.
Sorted out the next games night with the Tas Apes. They’ll
bring some raffle prizes also and we’ll split the money
50/50. Paul will lay on some food once he gets numbers in,
price is £3 a head.
Congratulations to GI Prout on the birth of his boy (Aston)
weighing in at 7lb 6oz. As he is not here there’re no
further details on the Gib meeting in April. Details will be
put on the website when they become available.
I’ve spoken with Del Rea and we have swopped e-mail
addresses which is good for maintaining the bridge between
Keeping in line with the Pompey connection GI Lowther will
talk about the RN Chillie sauces and an idea for shifting
some of the product down to the Westcountry.
GIs Holmes, Phipps, Lowther
Apologies Rx’d from:
GIs Luther Macintosh, Archer, Nuttycombe, Peplow, Lewis
GIs Edis, Swain, Curnow & Mrs Rennie
G I Archer 24th Sept ,Adams T 27th, Loar 30th, McKie 3rd
October, Prout, Thurston, Pearce, 5th
Owen S, 6th, Gough 12th
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL
I am investigating the plight of Emma, a Torpoint girl with
Cerebral Palsy is in desperate need of a time critical
operation not covered by the NHS.
Ray and I are in touch he’s just come off holiday and I have
plans for the development of the site
The minutes will go on the site only (not facebook). As I’ve
said before we are more than just a page or group on
Working with Ray, I intend to get more content on the site
to make it more attractive, for instance, Social events and
that type of thing. Although there are no social events on
the calendar right now, there will be. Our games night with
the Tas Apes for instance.
I see facebook as a great tool for advertising the site
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
G I Lewis. Sadly I cannot attend tonight as Joe has been
selected to lay for East Cornwall V Plymouth Argyle and so
it comes to me to transport him to Wadebridge tonight for a
1900 K.O. Next Wednesday he will play against West Cornwall
and a full Cornwall selection will take place from that. The
boy is working hard but causing his old man to drive him all
over the bloody place
Mustard Tree- I have been in contact with them and I have
identified what type of footstools they require and will
then l report back.
Met the Torpoint Athletic manager today and he is now ready
to order kit. I will chat with the treasurer to confirm. It
should be around £400 with printing which will leave me with
the Mustard tree £400+m plus £500 for my normal pot.
Have a great evening. Apologies once again for my absence.
Raffle Prize donators:
GI’s Phipps, Luker, Dobson, McKie, Roberts, Richardson,
Clarke, Cook S, Holmes, Horswill
G I Swain (DD), Horswill, Baker, Clarke, Pointon, Jewell,
Mickey Goble, GI’s Walker, Jewell x 2, Clarke x 2,
Richardson, Pilkington, Horswill, Pointon
Tonight’s raffle raised £115 towards the Presidents
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
G I Jewell (Frodo)
For those who will going to the Hoe on Remembrance Sunday
some of us will be meeting in the Dolphin around 0930 for a
couple of quick ones then on to the Hoe
G I Lowther
RN Chillies as seen on facebook. A range of chillies and
chutneys are being sold in aid of RN charities. Each jar
costs around £2.50, £2 of which goes to the charity.
The Meeting closed at 20;45
The next Meeting (292nd) will be held on Thursday November
13th 2014 at the St.Levans Inn. To continue the
custom the raffle will go to the RBL. I’d like to make it a
brown paper raffle so please spare a little extra change for
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.
Nick & Steve
P.S. Please advise of any spelling mistakes so that they
can be corrected to maintain a professional set of Minutes.