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MINUTES OF THE 295th MEETING

 

Members present were GI’s –Baker, Lewis, Thurston, Smyth, Phipps, Horswill, Lowther, Beer, Walker, Potts, Boyle, Roberts, Dyer, Richardson, Cook S, Bennett, McKie, Woolley, Mrs Woolley

Apologies from GI’s –Jackson, Clarke, Cook C, Holmes, Lynch, Prout, Archer, Jewell, Curnow, Tidball, Dobson, Lester

The 295th Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday 12th February 2015

The President opened the Meeting at 20:08 with the Loyal Toast to Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s

everywhere.  

Crossing the bar:   G I Jan Rodda

                                       A toast to Jan

Minute Proposals: The 294th Minutes were proposed by GI Potts  and Seconded by GI  Boyle

Treasurer’s Report: 

Apologies for my late arrival, work getting in the way of a social life. Books are on the table for anyone to look at. Bottom line is the Association is worth £1,163.37

      Polo Shirts

2

£17.00

      Cuff Links

5

£5.50

      Lapel Badges

11

£1.50

Secretary’s Report:  

Proposals book is on the table for entries for the AGM, I have received no apologies.

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0781 321 4007

Social Secretary’s Report:

We haven’t had one for ages G I Lynch is not here tonight but he left a brief. At some point shortly a brief will be put out in soft and hard copy concerning Ladies Night. It has been booked for Saturday 18th July to be held at RMB Stonehouse. There will be accommodation available if required. Tickets for Ladies Night will be £60 for members and £70 for non members and it will be a 5 course meal with all the things we are used to. Price of accommodation as yet undetermined. The branch dinner at the moment will be going ahead in November but some one needs to step up to the plate to run with it. I would prefer not to cancel again this year.

Vice President:

Apologies I am in Crete until April working.  Considering a G I golfing day We’ll see what interest there is. Novices welcome.

Presidents Report: 

Jan’s funeral will take place in Bodmin. I think the different mediums for getting the information out was pretty effective. On behalf of Mrs Rodda and myself I’d like to thank everyone who stepped up for carrying him and also the more senior guys who were up for it. I don’t want you guys to pick up an injury so those in date for their RNFT will do the lifting and shifting on your behalf.

On a lighter note most of you will have a two month break from my multi toned voice. I apologise in advance  for next month as I am at a concert and the month after is the meeting in Gib.

Welcome to

G I Mckie

G I Bennett

The current PO(AWW)s course

G I Shep Woolley and Mrs Woolley

Apologies Rx’d from

G I Jewell, Dobson, Holmes 

       Sick Note:

       G I Curnow, Edis

Happy Birthdays:

G I Edis (3rd), Clarke (9th), Perry (16th), Armitage (21st), Rennie + Hamlyn (25th), Swift (28th),

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ALL

Presidents Charity:

We should reach the £500 for the Presidents charity tonight. I can’t thank you enough for that. Bearing in mind we didn’t have a raffle in August and the November money goes to the RBL this money that we’ve raised through a little bit of fun is going to something worth while. The money made from now until July will top up our coffers and it has taken a bit of a battering just lately so please continue to dig deep or just give what you can.

I’ve spoken to Elaine at the chippy and I’m planning to get some press attention for handing over a cheque to them. I’ve got a big cheque ordered from the bank and at some point I will be in touch with everyone if they would like to be in the phot. It would be good exposure for their business, good press for us but above all more awareness for their daughter Emma.

Association Website

G I Lester has added a memorial page for those who may want to leave a tribute to Jan

I’ve been in touch with Ray quite a bit this past month about changes to the web site. There is a section on the Presidents charity now so those who wish to can see exactly where the money they’ve helped raise goes. I also intend to put up all the stuff we have done in the past so that our history is preserved.

There’s also a social serials tab which has a 2015 longcast. The intention on this tab is to put the information about our ou social serials here . Proformas and that that kind of thing will be available as PDF’s and Word doc’c docs to download as well as the usual e-mails that get sent out.

The members list will instigated  and published. If you want to add a brief history of your career then please give Ray a shout. raylester@westcountrygunners.com

Portsmouth Website: www.rngia.com

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:

Raffle Prize donators:

GI’s Lowther (D), Lewis, Horswill, Boyle, Holmes, Roberts, Phipps, Clarke

Next Raffle: 

G I Horswill, Potts, Richardson, Walker, Thurston, Baker

Raffle Winners:

G I ‘s Beer, Lewis, Cook S, Horswill, Roberts, Baker, Thurston, Paul the Landlord

Tonight’s raffle raised £115 towards the Presidents Charity.  

Thank You to everyone for your contributions.    

AOB: 

G I Cook Subs are due shortly and I will take them tonight

G I Roberts When is BBQ at Raleigh? (TBC)

G I Beer Apologies for the next meeting I’m away. I will be in Australia

G I Lowther For those interested I have a set of golf clubs for sale £40 for members £50 for non Members!

G I Horswill I quite enjoyed the first stag night I went on but I did probably lose a days pay in Port fines so I am quite keen on having another one. As I haven’t got a lot on in the next few months I will give a hand in organising the Gents evening.

G I Lewis On Saturday 18th April there will be a party at United Services and Comrades club in Torpoint and as so many people are starting to drop before they hit 50 I have decided to celebrate my 50th birthday so if you would like to, please drop by. It will be on Facebook.

The Meeting closed at 21;10

The next Meeting (296th) will be held on Thursday March 12th at the St.Levans Inn

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See you at the next Meeting.

SEMPER STRENUISSIMA

Yours Aye

Nick  & Ty

 

Semper Strenuissima

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