Chairman; John Todd
18 Warriston Crescent
Secretary; Amanda McNamara
9 Moidart Crescent
The Chairman opened the meeting at 19:40 hrs 4th May 2018
Members Attending -30 members in attendance.
-Chairman welcomed all to the meeting and introduced 3 visitors – Tommy and Jimmy from the East Kilbride Branch, and Stephen Shirres from Poppyscotland.
-Minutes from the previous meeting were read and passed as correct: Billy Cullen, Alan McNamara.
-Chairman spoke about the Christmas dinner – he has provisionally booked the last Friday in November (30th) and is awaiting clarification.
-Summer trip – EK have already planned theirs, so will just be us. Still looking for suggestions!
-RLC Standard – we have permission to get this; The Secretary has written to Deepcut to get this. Looking for an RLC member to be Standard Bearer.
-Again, beret sizes, let us know if you require a beret.
-Sandwiches, sausage rolls, etc are available for after the meeting. If taking, please give a small donation which this evening will go to Poppyscotland.
-Clarification on ties – we will buy Association ones from the RLC shop as getting others made will cost around minimum of £18 per tie. Alan McNamara asked if we could get a Glasgow Branch tie pin made, Chairman will ask Willie Miller where Fife got theirs.
-Fallen Memorial Parade – still no details yet.
-VE Day parade, 12th May, as many members as possible to attend please.
-Armed Forces Day – the RHF say this IS going ahead, but there is some niggling over distance for parade – it’s looking to be quite long and the older members may not manage this. 30th June.
-Smoker’s Night on 9th June, 221 sqn have invited our Branch along, Army curry, no dress code. Also invited EK. £2.50 a head, 19:30hrs.
-Email from Cathie Forbes re taking Branch Standard to Regional Dance on 12th May – we have already submitted our apologies.
-Email from Willie Miller re Veterans newsletter – The Secretary has already circulated to members.
-Email from online company re pins, ties, merchandise – may be worth looking into.
-Sandy is retiring! After being treasurer for over 12yrs he has decided to step down – he was originally stepping down in January, but stayed on so we could get on our feet, but now feels it is time to hand over the reigns.
Chairman asked if any members would like to volunteer? Alan McNamara volunteered, proposed by Sandy and seconded by Billy Dilworth.
-The Secretary gave an update from the Regional Meeting. Chairman added that we are the only ‘RLC Branch’ in the UK – the others are in Jersey and Cyprus.
-Names for London Remembrance – Bill Glen and perhaps John McInally.
-The Secretary proposed that she letter all members who are on the Association database to update them on our meeting details, etc. This was seconded by John Sneddon.
-It was mentioned that the Regimental Shop on Jeffrey Street in Edinburgh may be worth looking into for the merchandise we require.
-Stephen Donovan asked about the differences on some of the badges on the Association website. It was explained that the older style badge was for King George, the other Queen Elizabeth.
-The Secretary thanked everyone for their Kiltwalk donations and shared that she had made over £1000 for Poppyscotland from this.
-Treasurer Report: No expenditure, no creditors, no debtors.
-Chairman proposed to close the meeting to allow Stephen to take us through the Poppyscotland presentation. This was seconded unanimously.
Meeting closed at 20:15 hrs.
Next meeting 1st June 2018 19:30 hrs
-Follow-up note - £37.70 from snacks donated to Poppyscotland via Amanda’s Kiltwalk.