Exmouth Branch The Royal Marines Association
Lt Col Paul Harradine RM
MINUTES OF BRANCH MONTHLY MEETING HELD AT EXMOUTH POLICE CLUB ON THURSDAY 14 March 2013
The meeting was opened at 1935 hours. There were 42 members present
Loyal Toasts were given. A minutes silence was observed in memory of Tug Wilson from Woodbury.
There were no visitors to the Branch.
Apologies: Sparky Martland, Ian Birdseye, Sue Moreton and Keith Sidney.
Minutes of previous meeting: No points arising. It was proposed by Liam Kelleher and seconded by Clive Evans that minutes be accepted as a true record. So accepted.
Chairman’s Report: The Chairman discussed the following:
- Chairman read out contents of letter from RMCTF thanking Branch for their recent donation of £4000
Chairman informed meeting that it was intended that any monies raised by Branch raffles or other in house fund raising be put aside to allow a suitable amount to be built up to enable Branch to celebrate 350th anniversary of the Corps.
Chairman advised members that arrangements were well in hand for Armed Forces Day 2013. Volunteers would be required to assist on the day.
Chairman provided dates for RM Band Concerts to be held in Exmouth Pavilion. Names of those able to assist with fund raising to Branch Fund Raiser
Secretary’s Report: Secretary advised meeting of the following:
Volunteers required to assist with Commando Challenge on Sat 15 June 2013. Details on Branch notice board.
Latest RMA news and minutes of Trustees meeting on Branch noticeboard.
Members informed that donation of £276.37 made to Branch by family and friends of the late Ronald Kirk.
Details of events to mark 70th anniversary of Operation Tiger (Slapton Sands) on Branch notice board.
Members advised of offer of stair lift. Any Members interested to speak with Merv Hines.
Members informed of funeral arrangements for Robin Perryman who served in the Corps.
Treasurer’s Report: Apologies received. Members informed of current financial position of Branch. Cash available is £3439.75.
Social Secretary: Jeff Trail informed meeting that he was in possession of free tickets for RM Band Concert to be held at CTCRM. Any Members who wish to attend to liaise with Jeff. Jeff also informed Members of his intention to start arranging regular Diners’ nights and he was seeking to identify a suitable venue.
Membership Secretary’s Report: Members advised that a good response had been received in relation to renewals of Membership for forthcoming year. There was a misunderstanding of the rule relating to those aged 65 and over. This was explained. Those who has not paid subscriptions for the current year would be removed from list.
Welfare Representative: Position vacant. An update was given on those Branch Members currently unwell.
Globe and Laurel Representative: Position vacant. Duncan Cameron asked that any items for next edition to be submitted to him by next meeting.
Quartermaster’s Report: Members informed that arrangements for Graspan 2013 now completed.
Mentors Representative: Advised meeting that Mentoring going well. If any Member is interested in becoming a Mentor they are to liaise with Mentors Representative.
Fund Raiser: Meeting advised that fund raising taking place at Tesco, Exmouth on Sat 16 Mar 2013. Volunteers and in particular new faces were needed to assist. Volunteers also needed for fund raising at Sainsburys, Pinhoe on Sun 21 April 2013. Chairman also asked Members to volunteer their time to assist.
Armed Forces Day: Jeff Trail provided Members with details of programme of events.
158. That the sum of £500 be allocated to cover costs of evening function to be held by Branch on Armed Forces Day 2013.
Proposed by: Moggie Morgan
Seconded by: Dave Turner Result: Carried Unaminously
Any other business:
Liam Kelleher informed meeting that 6 Members had attended recent meat draw held in Sgts Mess, CTCRM. Also advised Members that bar prices in the Police Club were being reviewed and may have to increase post Budget.
Chairman spoke of poor attendance at recent Games Night at 40 Cdo RM where only 5 Branch Members attended. Asked that if Members put their names down for events they actually go.
The meeting was closed at 2020 hours.
Dates of next meetings:
Committee Meeting: Thursday 4 April 2013
Branch Meeting/AGM: Thursday 11 April 2013
Roy Sainsbury Pete Jones
Branch Chairman Branch Secretary