MINUTES OF THE 294th MEETING
Members present were GI’s –Clarke, Horswill, Phipps,
Richardson, Pointon, Roberts, Potts, Baker, Holmes, Cook S,
Thurston, Walker, Prout, Nuttycombe, Boyle, Lewis, Lynch,
Apologies from GI’s –McKie, Bennett, Curnow, Luther,
The 294th Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday
08 January 2015
The President opened the Meeting at 20:03 with the
Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar:
CPO(ops)(M) Dave Grassie 11 December 2014. His funeral was
held at Porchester Crematorium on 29th December
FCPO(GI) Freddie Fookes a legend on the Parade Ground during
the 60’s and 70’s, crossed the bar on 4th January
2015 aged 82
The 293rd Minutes were proposed by GI Potts and Seconded by
Apologies for last month I was in Lulworth doing GPMG
firings. Books are on the table for you to look at if you
wish, bottom line is when the charity money is taken out of
the equation the Association is worth £1,303.87
A couple of apologies one from GI McKie I have his votes for
the voting tonight and GI Bennett is working.
Social Secretary’s Report:
VP is running with this at the moment and promised he would
have something for the Ladies night and Gentlemen’s evening
but nothing has appeared.
Apologies I am in Crete until April working. Hopefully will
have updates for upcoming events by Thursday.
Going onto my bit and the first thing is proposals which
require voting on
Looking at the proposals and we have some issues. There is
no avoiding the issue, to have a vote and to propose
something you have to be a paid up member, unfortunately G I
Hind is not a paid up member so proposal 108 is void. This
will come up again and just to remind you of what it was. To
re-organise the RN & RM Gunnery branch as follows
1/ Life President
3/ Vice chairman
Proposal 109 To support Ellen Ross in transplant games in
Argentina August 2015 to the tune of £150
Proposal 110 G I Thurston to carry on as Social Secretary
Proposal 111 G I Jewell to remain as Vice President
Proposal 112 The Association to fund some of the trip to
Gibraltar in April 2015 Suggested £600, revised to £25 per
person to cover fuel
G I Walker gave one sixth of the fuel money (£25)for
Gibraltar to Ellen Ross
G I Walker pointed out that this meeting was for voting on
the Vice President and Social Secretary only.
That completes the proposals time is 2050 so ease springs
Stand to 2100
G I Holmes, Phipps, Boyle, Nuttycombe, Thurston
Apologies Rx’d from:
G I Jewell, Dobson, Archer, Luker, Beer, McKie, Bennett,
G I Curnow, Pilkington
G I Pointon 4th, Hewitt 11th, Sims 16th,
Pilkington 18th, Hickman 22nd, Tonkin,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL
At present we’ve raised £360 for charity, your continued
support really is appreciated. As well as that thank you
massively to those who volunteer to bring raffle prizes in
as without you the raffles wouldn’t be as popular as they
currently have been.
It is intended to get a current list of paid up members
populated on the site as there seems to have been some
confusion as to who’s a paid up member
Portsmouth site has been taken down for the time being, it
will be up and running when Mike gets on to it.
Emails Rx’d from around the Globe:
G I Tonkin please pass on my New Year greetings to all at
Raffle Prize donators:
GI’s Horswill, Richardson, Baker, Lynch, Clarke,
G I Lowther (D), Lewis, Horswill, Boyle, Holmes, Roberts,
G I ‘s Lewis, Cook S, Roberts, Horswill, Richardson, Baker,
Potts, Paul the Landlord, Holmes, Lynch
Tonight’s raffle raised £105 towards the Presidents
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
G I Cook
Subs are due shortly and due to other commitments I’ll not
always be here so I’ll take your subs when I can.
G I Lewis
congratulations to the Prez and Jules for their achievement
of being parents in waiting.
G I Prout
Flight and accommodation is booked for Gibraltar. Some of
the TASi’s want to jump on the band wagon so the information
has been given to them. There is still accommodation left so
not to late to come with us. Some of the guys from Spain
will also be in attendance. Ray Lester has a reunion the
next week after us so he may well stay on between the two.
G I Baker
Two things. 1/ Happy new year, 2/ congratulations to Scouse
Boyle, Sam Potts and Robbie Roberts because you guys are
senior guys and it has been noticed that your bladders are a
lot stronger than Points bladder.
The Meeting closed at 21;38
The next Meeting (295th) will be held on Thursday February
12th 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.
See you at the next Meeting.