Branch Minutes



Exmouth Branch the Royal Marines Association



Lt Col Paul Harradine



Dennis Gover









19.35hrs with 28 members present.


Loyal Toasts were taken followed by one minute’s silence in memory of John Rawlings who passed away on 26 May 2017.


1 visitor to the branch by the name of Dave Matthews and 1 new member by the name of Ken ?????



Apologies from the following:-


Frank Bond

Pete Butcher

Peter Jones

Chris Fergusson

Tom Devin

Tom Dooley

Terry Hayes

Roy Davis

Dennis Gover

Jackie Heydon

Paul Heydon

Gabby Applegate

Terry Doyle

James Shanks

Don Major

Ray Pilling

Harry Webley

Adam Wilson







The minutes of the last meeting have been published and distributed and members were asked if there were any matters arising – there were none.


It was proposed by Ian Turnbull and seconded by Gary Arnold that they be accepted as a true record.


Secretary’s Report


Thank you to all who supported the Diners Night at the Saddlers Arms. A good night was had by all.


Also, thank you to those who attended the skittles/quiz night organised by Sue Morton. Unfortunately it was very poorly attended but for those who did go – it was a good night and the sum of £316.00 was raised and sent to CTC. Thank you to Sue for organising the evening.


Thank you to all who helped at Beat Retreat – £302.84 was raised.


Dave Thompson is looking for volunteers to help at Stallcombe House Summer Fayre on Saturday 15 July. Please let Roy know if you are willing to lend a hand.


Quiz Night in the Police Klub on Saturday 8 July 2017 @ 20:00 hrs. Spag bowl or veg equivalent or pasta bake. There is a list up at the bar or let Bob Horton know and he will add names to list.


There is a Diary of Events update on the Notice Board.


Treasurer’s Report – Sparky read out the Branch Current Finances to date


Account                            Balance                             Year Movement


Current Acc                        7,036.44                             1,123.52

Petty Cash                              44.30                                   4.74


RMA Subs                                              –     15.00                                  – 5.00

AFD                                                        –   696.35         202.20

Corp Birthday                                          –   750.00                              – 750.00

RMA Collections                                      -3,275.42                           – 1,907.58

Graspan                                                  –     66.00             0.00

Diners Club                                             –   573.78           …..94.05

Benevolence                                            –   894.82         109.16

GPF                                                        –   809.37           1,128.91


7,080.74       -7,080.74           2,662.58       -2,662.58



0.00                                    0.00



Membership rep


Membership rep informed members that free membership will no longer apply to the over 80’s and there have been overpayments made by the over 65’s by £3 per person which will be refunded.


Under 65       –         £15     +         £5

Over 65                   £12     +         £5

Over 80                   £12     +         £5


Welfare Rep




Terry Hayes is out of hospital and would welcome visitors.


Globe and Laurel.


Absent – nil report


Mentors Rep


Absent – but Clive stood up to say that quite a few of the mentors are standing down and without any new volunteers the whole thing will fold which will be very unfortunate.


Fund Raiser




Tesco collection raised £864.04. The next collection is Saturday 26 August 2017.




Absent – nil report


Social Rep


Absent – but a reminder to all that there will be a BBQ on Friday 7 July at 18:00 on The Maer – weather permitting. Please bring your own drinks/ salad/snacks and a chair. Fingers crossed for good weather and a good turn-out.



Chairman’s Report


In our thoughts this evening is John Rawlings who died on 26 May from cancer. He played rugby for the Corps and also boxed for the Corps. He was a fine man, a gentleman and a true Royal Marine. John’s funeral details are as follows:- Friday 16 June 2017 @ 13:00 at St. Peter’s Church, Uplowman, Nr Tiverton. EX16 7DW and afterwards at the Cullompton Rugby Club EX15 1PZ.


Our thoughts are also with our friend Moggy who underwent serious surgery this morning. We wish him a speedy recovery. His family have asked not to contact him over the weekend – he needs time to recover from his operation – thank you.


AFD – 1.       Moggy is asking for volunteers to assist him on Friday 23 June @ 18:00 ish at Stallcombe House to load stores etc. for AFD. Reason being – he will not be strong enough to load everything by himself after his operation – thank you.


  1. Saturday 24 June 2017 – Dennis has asked for as much help as possible @ 06:30 and 16:00 hrs to set-up and take-down – just pitch up on the day – thank you.


Road Show – 29 June 2017 – at The White Ensign Club in Exeter at 19:00 – with the higherachy of the RM & RMA – if you are interested in airing your views – please go along.




Deferred until next meeting in July.



Any Other Business.


1664 run – on 26 July – the run finishes on Exmouth seafront – volunteers are needed to “shake” buckets. Please let Roy know if you are willing to help. Suggested rig – PLANTERS.


Jim Harnick asked for donations for his stall for AFD – books/CD’s/Videos/plants etc. but PLEASE no skip material!


The meeting closed at 19.50


Next Committee Meeting:   Thursday       6 July 2017 at 1930


Next Branch Meeting:         Thursday       13 July 2017 at 1930


Dennis Gover                                                                                    Roy Davis                                                                                         

Branch Chairman                                                                       Branch Secretary

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