MEETINGS & REPORTS
Branch Meeting held on 12 th January 2023
HISTORIC SHIPS
Branch Monthly Meeting Thursday 12 th January 2023 at Nana Moon’s opened at 1930 Numbers Attending:- 24 Apologies:- Chris Carr, Eddie Vaux, Tony Cash, Lida Newman. Obituaries:- Nil Approval of last Minutes:- N/A. Chairman's Report:- On the passing of Paul Compton the Branch would like to give special thanks to Paul Cooper and Tammy Newton for their service at the funeral. David Hearn and Tammy Newton have agreed to take on the Branch Secretary's duties. Tasks to be agreed between themselves. Tammy will remain as “trip co-ordinator”. Paul Knapp agreed to be the co-ordinator with Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester councils, regarding local events. 2023 trip to France, arrangements are in hand as before. Membership of the Branch. There are a lot of people who are on the Branch membership list but whom we never see. Recent checks have shown that there are 65 members listed only 32 of whom paid their Branch subs in 2022. It was agreed that the Membership Secretary should attempt to contact the non-payers to see if they wished to remain as members. Subsequently, when the Branch Subs are due this year, (May 2023, £5 per Member), any person not paying within 2 months will be removed from the Branch. A vote of thanks was given to Nana Moons for allowing the use of the premises for our monthly meetings and supplying us with “niblets”. Monthly Meeting day. Our next meeting is on THURSDAY 9 th FEBRUARY. Meetings after that date will be on the 2 nd Monday of the month. A reminder will be given at the appropriate time. ZOOM Meetings will remain as they are at present. The Branch Annual Dinner will be held on a Saturday in April. Details to be confirmed. Treasure's Report:- Main Account------£3,001.94 Card Account------£1.00 Total--------------- --£3,002.94 Less------------------£390.00 Pre payments for France 2023. Un-allocated--------£612.94. Train fares still overdue for St. Paul's, please pay now. Collecting boxes:- 13 th May Royal Oak - £50.51; 1 st July per Reg - £222.07; 9 th September per Paul Compton - £34.27 Total:- £306.85. Tonight's Raffle:- £37.00 Welfare Officer's Report:- Letter received from Vivien Foster, the MNA President, re- Paul Compton's activities organising and running our Branch, and his funeral. Condolences to David Cornes. Tony Cash convalescing at home. Lida Newman convalescing at home, post heart surgery. Any other business:- None, most things had been discussed earlier in the Meeting. Meeting closed:- 2051 Next Meeting:- Thursday 9 th February