Minutes of Branch Meeting held on 14th April 2022
Minutes of Branch Meeting Thursday 14th April 2022 Held at Nana Moon's Cafe/Bar Commencing at 1930. Apologies:- John Bowditch, Chris Carr, Gareth and Linda Peaston, Kisin Knapp, Eddie Vaux, David Parsons. Obituaries:- Nil Minutes of Last Meeting:- Approved. Chairman's Report:- Welcome. Annual Dinner an overall success. Thanks to Lida for organising the raffle, which realized £145; and providing the Port for our toast to Lynwood. Also to Kisin for the photographs. Attended CONA Meeting at Portsmouth. Nothing outstanding to report. Secretary's Report:- For those going to France a reminder that you should have a UK Global Card. This replaces the old Form E11 medical document. Further details are available . Our next event is ANZAC Day on the 25 th April 2022. Muster at the ANZAC Memorial, on Weymouth Seafront. 1040 for 1100. Standard in attendance. Dress full MNA rig. Further events,- full details nearer the time :- 30 th May 2022.US Armed Forces Day 2 nd June Beacon Lighting. 3 rd June Sherborne Abbey (by invitation, LB & PK) 3 rd - 8 th June France 9 th June Sea Service, Southampton. 15 th June Planning Meeting. (PC and PK only to attend.) 19 th June Armed Forces Day (Weymouth) Parade. 20 th June Flag Raising and Royal Oak. 9 th July Branch BBQ 2 nd September MN Flag Raising. Dorchester 3 rd September MN Day Weymouth. 4 th September MN Day, Trinity Gardens: London. October St Paul's Cathedral. (Details later) Treasurer's Report:- Main Account £5,031.98 > >. Card £253.96 Subtotal £5,285.94 Less £4,033.00 Member money France 2022 Total available £1,252.94 Donations received from Ron Bradshaw's funeral £130 and £500 Donation from Dennis Mould £100 Tonight's Raffle £40. Welfare Officer's Report:- Linda Peaston has undergone heart surgery at Southampton Hospital. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Linda and Gareth. Tony Cash is recovering from COVID, this takes some time, but he hopes to be back amongst us soon. Lionel is doing well and is happy in his new home. John Bowditch has completed his Hospital Appointments, and is now at sea somewhere in the Bay of Biscay. RNLI:- The naming of the new inshore lifeboat took place during the week, A vote of thanks was given to Chrissie for all her hard work. Vice Chairman's Report:- France 2022. - Booking for a meal at the Royal Maritime Club ongoing. Please use a holdall to carry your sundries. Uniforms and Blazers can be hung on a hanger on the rail at the back of the mini-bus. Further logistics, pick up times etc. will follow nearer the time. National:- Nil. Any Other Business:- It was nice to see Alan Watts again. Minutes of Branch Meeting to be sent to Peter Tambling. Seamus has been to see him today. He is as well as can be expected, and although it seems a sad affair, at least he is in a place of safety. 8th June. Falklands Wreath Laying. No details yet. 19 th August. 4 Commando Plaque. No details yet. Meeting closed - 2030 Next Meeting will also be the Branch AGM. THURSDAY 12 th May 2022