MINUTES OF THE
GIís Thurston, Baker, Nutt, Dobson, Bennett, Potts, Walker,
Tidball, Beer, Nuttycombe, Luker, Pointon, Curnow, Morgan &
GIís Jewell, McKie, Roberts, Lewis, Cook
The 318th Meeting was held in January 2017
The President opened the Meeting at
with the Loyal Toast to
Gunners, Missilemen and AWWís
Crossing the bar:
GI Walker stated there was an error in recording what was
actually said with regard to Commissioned Officers
The 317th minutes were proposed by GI Bennett and
Seconded by GI Tidball
Apologies submitted, the financial report was available for
the meeting. A full financial audit was conducted and signed
off by GI Prout.
Apologies sent for missing the meeting due to social
Proposals book on the table for the AGM in July 2017. Now
for the voting for the half yearly proposals
124 To accept and abide by the West Country Gunnery
Proposer GI Jewell
Seconder GI Horswill
For 16 + 2 postal votes
125 GI Thurston to remain as Secretary
Proposer GI Lewis
Seconder GI Walker
For 16 + 2 postal votes
126 GI Lewis for Vice President
Proposer GI Roberts
Seconder GI Curnow
For 16 + 2 Postal votes
0781 321 4007
Social Secretaryís Report:
Iíve been trying to get in touch with the guy at the Masonic
Lodge but his wife is seriously ill and I canít get hold of
him so Iím in limbo at the moment for ladies night probably
Hoping Shep will contact me shortly regarding dates and
Iím looking at a comedy night at the Barbican theatre but
the manager would like to know numbers before he can offer a
Absent, in Gib but sent this:
Thank you gentleman spoofers for the time as VP for West
Country GIs. It has been a pleasure working
with you all. And look forward to still being a member
of the Association. Good luck for the future and I
hope you vote in the Constitution. As it's a live
document and can be amended with the committee
approval and members vote process.
See you all next month as I am on some well-earned RNR
in Gibraltar for the weekend. See you all soon. And I
wish you a happy New Year.
Well gents not a lot from me, Iím passing around letters for
you to read from Mo Morrisonís family concerning the money
raised for him at the Gents evening, for those that donít
know, he was involved in a hit and run with a car in Pompey
and he is in a bad way, and his wife has just given birth.
Dear MTU, Gunners and wider Naval service
Thank you so much for the generous sum of money you all
raised to help out with baby Mo. I used most of it to
purchase the pram that hopefully Simon will be able to use
one day as it is lightweight and easy to put up/down. The
rest of the money is in a savings account for baby Mo.
Fingers crossed that Simon will be able to help me decide
how we use this. He would be completely overwhelmed by your
generosity as am I. Although he is always so proud to be a
part of the Royal Navy he would be extremely moved and take
further pride how his family has been supported by the Naval
service over this past 4 months. I know how much this would
mean to him.
Thank you again for your unwavering support and
Marianne and Baby Mo
The current POís course
Rattler good to see you home from the sea
GIs Pointon (4th), Simms (16th)
Pilkington (18th) Happy Birthday to you all.
We only have £25 to raise so that should happen tonight,
then it goes into the Association.
Sorry I havenít kept you in the loop so to speak about
giving you information on the charity, but what I can tell
you it will be spent on equipment for the dogs. I will be
making a little video so you can see where it all goes.
I will be putting a few photos of the Gents evening, there
isnít to many as I was having such a good time I forgot to
whip my camera out til late on.
Emails Rxíd from around the Globe:
Raffle Prize donators:
GIs Beer X 3, Dobson, Luker, Bennett, Walker, Nutt BEM &
GIs Prout, Nuttycombe, Nutt BEM & Morgan.
GIs Curnow, Morgan, Nuttycombe, Dobson x 2, Beer, Walker,
Anderson and Nutt (who re-donated his prize for the 319th
Tonightís raffle raised £100
last night I was dragged out to the Ashburton Gardening Club
monthly meeting. She who must be obeyed indicated that I
went and enjoyed myself once a month at our meeting it
seemed only right that I accompany her to her meetings. I
knew it was going to be boring and I must say I was
surprised at how boring it was. Migrating invasive plant
life across the planet for half an hour, the only light
relief was looking at his comb over that went from just
above his left ear over the top of his head to his right
ear. After 15 minutes I was trying to open a vein with my
nails. Oh I do like coming here.
Last Friday I went to Lt Cdr Kev Beats funeral at Bodmin
crematorium, I knew him from Raleigh, he was only 63 years
old, at 52 he developed early stage Alzheimerís. There was a
good turnout. He tragically lost his twin brother who
swopped draft to New Zealand Navy and was killed in a flying
accident a while ago. To amuse themselves there little jape
was to both dress as 2 ĹĎs and go on each otherís ships and
swap places and see how long it took them to see who was
good to see a new course here tonight. We are a proud
branch and I hope you guys carry it on (round of applause).
well said Sam. Thatís the only intelligent thing youíve ever
come out with.
apologies for February and March I will not be here,
Iím in warmer climate spending the kids inheritance.
The Meeting closed at
See you at the next Meeting.
Nick & Ty