The Merchant Navy Association Boat Club
Commodore: Clive Edwards Vice Commodore: Paul Battagliola Rear Commodore: Chris Woods Rear Commodore Elect: Vivien Foster OBE Rear Commodore: Prof. Richard Card Secretary/Treasurer: Tim Brant Membership Secretary: David Cornes East Anglia Regional Chair: Steve Walker Webmaster: David Hearn Website -
The Weymouth Branch of the Merchant Navy Association was formed on the 10th of May 2010. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at Nana Moons Restaurant, 19 Trinity Street, DT4 8TJ, commencing at 19.30. New members are always warmly welcomed. Full MNA Membership. This is open to any person who has “signed-on” ships Articles plus MCA seagoing employees, lifeboat men, lighter men and fishermen. Application Forms are available from the MNA’s Membership Secretary or may be downloaded HERE. Successful applicants will be advised of their nearest branch. Any member who, for any reason, is unable to join a branch will be registered as a member of the National Branch or an Overseas Area Branch. No member may be a member of more than one branch of the MNA although all members are welcome in any branch and are encouraged to take part in both social and more formal branch events. This is where they can join others with similar experiences of a unique way of life to “swing the lamp”. Associate MNA Membership. This is available to any other person who supports the MNA’s objectives. Seafarer’s families and friends are encouraged to support us by joining as well as business contacts and members of other maritime organisations. Weymouth Branch Membership Application Forms can be downloaded HERE. Honorary Membership. This is generally bestowed by the National or Branch Executive Committee on a prominent local person who has made a significant contribution for seafarers in their area. Subscriptions. The amount of the National Subscription fee is set by the members and may only be changed by approval of the members at an AGM. A “one-off” registration fee, to help with the costs associated with new membership, will also be required. Joining fees are due when a membership application is approved. Annual subscription fees are due on the 1st January but a member joining after the 31st July, in any year, is only required to pay half the full rate of the national subscription fee. The payment of your first subscription fee will be acknowledged by the issue of a membership card and sent within 21 days of receipt of that payment. Any member failing to pay their fees on time will be ineligible to receive any national mailings, which includes their copy of Full Ahead. We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Great progress has been achieved through building a national consensus that speaks on behalf of merchant seafarers. Your support helps to maintain the momentum towards even more awareness of the needs of merchant seafarers, their families and dependants. Methods of Payment. You have a choice of options with a bank Direct Debit preferred to a cheque or postal order or via PayPal.. The Direct Debit form is also available for download on our two websites. Please complete and forward all your details for your MNA National Membership. Membership Forms are available, in a choice of formats, for you to download, but if you have any concerns please phone our National Membership Secretary: Roy Glencross, Membership Secretary, 3 The Maples, Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Spalding, PE12 8NT Tel: 01406 425527 Email: Weymouth Branch Officers President: Chairman: Vice Chairman: Secretary: Captain Gareth Peaston David Knight Paul Cooper David Hearn Padre: Treasurer: Welfare Officer: Minutes Secretary: Betty Port Les Board Christine Payne Paul Knapp Membership Secretary: PR & Media: Logistics Officer: Events Officer: David Hearn Kissin Knapp Paul Cooper Tammy Newton Webmaster: David Hearn
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MNA Who’s Who
Founder Members of Weymouth, Portland & District Branch of the MNA
John Bowditch
Paul Compton
Peter Tamblin
Rev Dennis Mould
Derek Williams & Dundee
Gareth Peaston
Tony Cash
Paul Cooper
Vice President Vice President John Sail MNM Donald Hunter Boston Branch Kent Branch
Patron Admiral The Right Honourable Lord West of Spithead GCB, DSC, PC President and Vice Presidents President Vivien Foster OBE
Executive Chairman Ian Hodge M.MAR, MRIN, MNI
Vice Chairman Charles Woodward AFNI
Exec Secretary Deputy Secretary David Parsons MNM Vacant Exec Treasurer Deputy Treasurer David Cornes, MSc, FCME(retd.) Steve Wiggins Exec Membership Secretary Deputy Membership Secretary Roy Glencross, MNM Paul Minter, FCILT, FCIM Exec Events & Welfare Deputy Events Tim Brant MNM FEI Ned Kelly, MNM Branch Liaison Officer Deputy Welfare David Knight Gerry McGeeves MNABC Commodore Clive Edwards Weymouth & Portland Branch Member Member Doug May Alan Speight, BSc, IEng, ImarEng Member Member Tony Hilder Gareth Peaston Member Member Mike Wootton Philip Rogers Webmaster Terry Hughes FRIN FNI Slop Chest Full Ahead Editor Sandra Broom Sandra Turner Researcher Archivist Ben Stock Billy McGee, MNM
National Councillors
Other Officers