MINUTES OF THE
GIís ĖThurston, Bennett, Pointon, McKie, Dobson, Potts,
GIís Cook, Nuttycombe, Curnow, Luker, Jewell, Beer, Roberts,
The 313th Meeting was held at the St Levan Inn Thursday 11th
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWWís
Crossing the bar
GI Brian Davies - 07 August 2016
GI Walker: A couple of points from me.
The Social Sec in the list of Officials is now Wiggy. The
meeting, is the 312th meeting, but it is primarily the
The 2016 AGM minutes (312th) were proposed by GI
McKie and Seconded by GI Potts.
Apologies for missing the meeting.
Proposals book is on the table for the January 2017 meeting.
Social Secretaryís Report:
Because of numbers coming back to me the booze cruise was
working out something like £45 a head so thatís a no go.
I have been racking my brains thinking of different ways we
can have some gatherings of like minded people.
Tomorrow I am meeting the club steward of the Mount
Edgecombe Masonic Hall up on the Hoe looking at the members
dinner. Hopefully I will get some menu choices and costs and
it is looking likely that every Saturday in November is
Other things Iím looking into are a day at the races, Exeter
and Newton Abbott. Iím also looking at securing a table for
the boxing in Drake.
GI Prout, there is no boxing dinner any more, itís done over
a weekend and people turn up to watch it during the day,
there is no evening do.
Is there any objections for any functions we have of pushing
it out to the TASIís and PRIís if we get them in we can get
numbers up. Be it they will pay the full rate and members
will get the usual discount by dipping into the coffers.
Apologies sent nothing to report
Thanks for turning up to the meeting in the holiday silly
season, only 8, but more than I thought would turn up
The alignment of both Career Courses
at Raleigh makes the next meeting in September a potential
Raleigh meeting. This temporary migration was put to the
Association with little or no kick-back but when it came to
it, the meeting was embarrassingly under represented by The
West Country Gunners. If anything, it felt like a
demonstration of how a WCGIs meeting runs but without the
WCGIs. Guys, Iíll put the feelers out about this but in
short, if youíre not prepared to go over to Raleigh then I
wonít push to have the odd meeting there. As I always say,
you have a voice Ė use it.
Iím investigating the procurement of WCGIs Cummerbunds &
Ties. Getting Association ties coincides nicely with the
Social Secs slightly relaxed rig for some of the Socials
heís planning for.
GIs: Nil, all regulars
GI Pilkington, Walker.
Stand to 20:44
GIs Walker (18 July), Dobson (24 July) & Bennett (30 Aug).
Email from Veterans with Dogs:
Many thanks for your email and for your introduction. We are
delighted that you have taken the time and made the effort
to look at what we do for our Veterans.
It is very kind of you to offer your help, and yes, there
are always tangible physical assets that we need to provide
for the programme for training Assistance Dogs.
We provide as much support for our Veterans and their dogs
as we possibly can, this includes giving each person a
training kit that we see as a necessary way of ensuring that
people use the correct equipment for the programme, and for
the manner of training the we teach and promote.
I am more than happy to discuss this over the telephone if
you would like me to give you a call and discuss further.
Many thanks and regards
Guys, I know the Presidents Charity is my call but I think
itís important to choose the right one which will inspire
you to dig deep and reach the total as soon as possible so
that further monies raised at our gatherings can help fund
our organisation. Veterans with Dogs isnít local but itís
one which supports people like us who need help. In light of
that, I have decided to commit the Association to this very
worthy cause for the year.
Steve Lewis has spent his outstanding Charity money on
Plympton AFCs Football Strip. The strip will have our crest
on it with West Country Gunnery & Missile Instructors
Portsmouth site is still down
Emails Rxíd from around the Globe:
Due to it being rearranged I managed to attend the BBQ,
tremendous thank you Ty
popped into Whiskeys this afternoon on the way back from my
holiday to see Whiskey with his half gallon of Scrumpy he
had requested from Somerset. He can barely walk and is in a
lot of pain. He showed me where he fell out of the tree and
where he landed. He was about 30 foot up when he fell. He
landed on a tree stump in his stream right next to a rather
large rock, rather lucky he hit the stump not the rock. The
air ambulance had to air lift him to Derriford hospital.
Was he sat on the wrong bit of branch as he sawed it?
Previous to this he was on his Quad bike in his fields,
going up a steep hill it just tipped over backwards, later
he tried the hill again this time going sideways and over he
Have a word with Rick Mayal about Quad bikes.
I also did ĎFun in the Fieldí again this year, once again
brilliant, next year it will be held over the August bank
holiday. Last year we raised for S.A.A.F.A. £1400, this year
just over £2,000 and there is still a little trickling in.
If anybody interested on 23rd September Plymouth
Cider and Beer festival at Brickfields, £10 to get in, you
get a pint and tokens to spend, Iíll be there somewhere
behind a bar.
Raffle Prize donators:
GIs Prout, Dobson, Taylor & Bennett.
GIs Beer (D), Jewell (D), Prout, Pointon, Thurston & Baker.
(Tonights meeting was low on numbers due to it being the
holiday season but if youíre coming along to the 314th
meeting, why not bring something for the raffle)
GIís Potts, Thurston, Paul the Landlord, Brad Bradshaw
Tonightís raffle raised £70
The Meeting closed at 2112
See you at the next Meeting.
Nick & Ty