Apologies: Apologies were read out at the AGM previously.
Minutes: The Minutes of the meeting of 22nd February were circulated by post and
Matters Arising: There were no matters arising, the minutes were proposed by Arthur
Sibley and seconded by Tom Leighton.
Chairman Colin had previously reported at the AGM
Outgoing Secretary John reported that there is a Decoration Day on 3rd June at
Warnborough Cemetery and they would like our Standard. Bern said that he would not
be available. John asked that if members wished to attend they should now advise
Tom Leighton. There is also the Tank Regiment memorial at Slapton Sands on 29th April.
This is the last year that the Tank Regiment will be organising this event. All
the events and correspondence were on the Notice Board or in the vicinity. John thanked
the members for their support during his four years in office and said that Tom Leighton
will be taking over from today. Tom’s contact number is 01803 605226
Treasurer & Website: The Accounts were produced at the AGM and dealt with. No report
on the website.
Torbay & District Website: www.torbay-and-district-rma.org.uk
Welfare/Globe & Laurel: Iain reported that he had a telephone call from Ian Meldrum’s
daughter who said that Ian was very poorly and wanted to return home, whether the
hospital will let him or not remains to be seen, she asked that if he did return
home could some of the members visit him. Iain asked if any member could contact
him if they felt they could do this and he would let them know when he returns. Frank
Percival is still unwell and has good days and bad days and has given up all his
commitments within the Committee.
Committee Meeting John gave a resume of the Committee meeting held on the 5th March
and said that Teignmouth have asked us to their Armed Forces Day. The Fish and Chip
evening was discussed and finalised. The venue for the President’s Dinner was mentioned
and it was agreed that Tom, Colin and John would visit the Torquay Football Club
although they would have to make sure that we sat down on time. Tom also suggested
the Berry Head Hotel and said that he would enquire. Iain suggested the Cockhaven
Manor which is a very popular venue but the pillars were a problem when we have a
speaker. The Museum trip was still in the pipeline and George would let members know
if and when this is organised. Unfortunately Windsor RMA will not be attending now.
Any Other Business Bern Armer asked about the plaque for the Kingsteighton RBL and
Colin confirmed that we could go ahead with purchasing one. John also said that 6
members from Hasler had been invited to the Fish and Chip evening and had accepted.
Bern then said that he had arranged to go up to London in June to represent the
Branch at the Beating of the Retreat and is taking the Standard.
At this point Colin welcomed a new member John Keogh to the branch
John would like to thank members for their support during his term as Secretary