MINUTES OF THE
GI’s –Thurston, Jewell, Phipps, Nuttycombe, Archer, Walker,
Bleasdale, Beer, Perry, McKie, Tidball, Bennett, Luker,
Dobson, Roberts, Curnow, Potts, Cook, Baker.
GI’s Holmes, MaCallum, Taylor, Luther, Prout, Pointon, Boyle
Lewis & Horswill.
The 303rd Meeting was held at the St Levans Inn on Thursday
8th October 2015
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWW’s
Crossing the bar:
GI Don MacDonald (Friday 24 September 2015)
The 302nd Minutes were proposed by GI Potts and Seconded by
Books are on the table for anyone to look at.
First thing first proposals book is on the table for the
next vote which is in January for three positions
On to tonights meeting, there are three proposals in the
115 G I Baker to remain as president of the West Country G
Proposer G I Holmes
Seconder G I Clarke J
116 G I Thurston to remain as Secretary to the West
country G I’s Association
Proposer G I Potts
Seconder G I Dobson
117 Propose that a small working group to be set up to
produce a constitution in written form to
The aims of the Association. Define the aims of
the Association and provide guidelines for future
Proposer G I Walker
Seconder G I Bennett
All three proposals were carried unanimously.
Congratulations to GIs Baker and Thurston
Social Secretary’s Report:
The Social Secretary had a small crisis which prevented him
from attending this evening. The Pres spoke on his behalf.
The Gents evening is all set up £25 a head for members and
£30 for non members.
As yet heard nothing from Oggie reference Ladies night
I’m not going on to much as we are here for this extra
ordinary meeting there is a lot of info on the website and
Apologies Rx’d from
GI Pilkington .
GI McCallum, GI Bennett kept us up to date with his
collection of hip operations. We wish him well and hope to
see you soon.
Although GI Evans is no longer on the sick list he told us
how he’s getting on and as ever it’s good to see you.
Happy Birthdays in October:
GI‘s Thurston & Prout (5th), Minall (28th),
happy birthday to all of you
Message from Elaine Walton
Just thought I would give you a quick update to let you know
that Emma had her op in early July and is doing really well.
It was a bit strange at first but this was to be expected as
she had to get used to a whole different way of walking and
learn to balance and do a whole heap of things in a
different way. She very quickly started walking upstairs
without splints or crutches and is coping very well. She has
lots of exercise ahead of her to do but the initial results
of the op are brilliant and we are really pleased with the
outcome. Emma has gone back to work in Chessington so we
will not see her until Christmas, so we are looking forward
to seeing what progress she will have made by then.
Many thanks again for the money you raised to help us.
I popped into the Top Shop Chippie and spoke to Mr & Mrs
Walton, they showed me some before and after video’s of Emma
walking. Considering the recovery process can take up to two
years to see the final result the improvement in her gait in
just a few months is amazing. Emma is doing really well and
seems to be going from strength to strength.
Don’t forget, it’s not just a chat room for G I’s Boyle,
McCallum, and Beer
All the details for the Gents evening
are posted online. Can I ask anyone who has pictures of this
years Ladies night to submit them to Ray Lester at
I have sent some Photo’s of Gibraltar for prosperity
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 Walker, Roberts, Bennett, Archer, Taylor, Tidball, Cook
G I Morgan (D), Holmes (D), Baker (D), Dobson, Luker, Beer,
GIs Cook, Nuttycombe, Archer, Thurston, Beer, Curnow, Perry,
Tonight’s raffle raised £92 towards the Presidents
Thank You to everyone for your contributions.
The Meeting closed at 20.31
Meeting 304th will be held on Thursday 12th
November at The St. Levan 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.
Nick & Ty