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Minutes of Glasgow and West of Scotland Branch

July Minutes

Chairman; John Todd

18 Warriston Crescent

Glasgow

G33 2JP

 

Secretary; Amanda McNamara

9 Moidart Crescent

Glasgow

G52 1AZ

 

Telephone  

07816904426

 

Email  

rctrlcglasgow18@hotmail.com

 

The Chairman opened the meeting at 19:50 hrs 5th July 2019

 

Members Attending

 

- 21 members in attendance.

 

Apologies

 

- Bob Barren

- Sandy David

- Bill Glen

- Don Gorman

- Paul Priestly

- Stuart Cameron

- Stephen Heron

- David Hutchison

- Robert Creighton

- Gary Wallace

- John Anderson

- Tam Forrester

- George McCulloch

- Frank Healy

- Stephen Cogan

- Tracey Smith-O’Neill

- Jim Harley

- Mark Garrity

- John Sneddon

- Andy Russell

- Ian Lamb

- Karen Lafferty

- Iain Dargie

- Billy Cullen

- Jim Whitelaw

 

Business

 

- Vice Chairman welcomed all to the meeting.

 

- Minutes from the June meeting were read and passed as correct by Derek Kerr and Frankie Healy.

 

- Summer trip – Treasurer will email the Castle again re. entry to the War Memorial. VC discussed that some members have been in touch asking to leave Edinburgh earlier than 10pm; members at meeting agreed that a 9pm pick to be back for 10pm would probably be more suitable.  Cheque from Deepcut was £480 and we managed to get the bus for £370 so the rest can be used on the day to help subsidise costs.

 

- Secretary spoke on Regional Annual Dinner in Perth; great night, need to have more of our members there next year. Unfortunately, our Standards were not there – Secretary took blame for this and apologised.

 

- Corps weekend is next weekend – Frankie Healy and John Higgins are going to represent the Glasgow Branch.

 

- AFD Parade – Darrell Scott was disappointed that there were no bands. It was also confusing as we were given the information that all the Veterans simply fell in, not in Branches, however this was not the case. In addition to this, all the other Veterans had tickets for City Chambers.

Treasurer proposed and Billy Dilworth seconded that a letter should be written to Glasgow City Council.

 

- Treasurer thanked those who collected for Poppyscotland on AFD – we raised £1885.10.

 

- VC discussed that 221 Sqn had cooked for 50 people as this was the approximate numbers given, but nowhere near that amount turned up, which was highly disappointing and resulted in a lot of waste – not just from our Branch, but across the Sqn.

 

Correspondence

 

- No relevant correspondence this month.

 

AOCB

 

- Treasurer’s report; we currently have a healthy balance, which includes the grant for our trip.

Anyone still to pay/collect pin badges and/or decals please do so. Also, the mugs will hopefully arrive tomorrow and will be brought to the August meeting.

 

- Sammy Bleakley asked about the Games Night – VC said he is unsure as to a date and assumes it will be arranged after holiday season.

 

- Darrell Scott asked what was happening about member leaflets, Secretary will email George.

 

- Two new members joined this evening – Robert Clelland, Paul Hettman – and we had one returning member – Michael Emans.

 

Meeting closed at 20:21 hrs.

 

Next meeting 2nd August 2019 19:30 hrs

 

August minutes

Chairman; John Todd

18 Warriston Crescent

Glasgow

G33 2JP

 

Secretary; Amanda McNamara

9 Moidart Crescent

Glasgow

G52 1AZ

 

Telephone  

07816904426

 

Email  

rctrlcglasgow18@hotmail.com

 

 

The Chairman opened the meeting at 19:45 hrs 2nd August 2019

 

Members Attending

 

- 27 members in attendance.

 

Apologies

 

- Bob Barren

- Sandy David

- Don Gorman

- Paul Priestly

- Stuart Cameron

- Stephen Heron

- David Hutchison

- Robert Creighton

- Gary Wallace

- John Anderson

- George McCulloch

- Frank Healy

- Stephen Cogan

- Tracey Smith-O’Neill

- Jim Harley

- Mark Garrity

- John Sneddon

- Andy Russell

- Jim Whitelaw

- Derek Kerr

 

Business

 

- Chairman welcomed all to the meeting.

- Minutes from the July meeting were read, and passed as correct by Martin Gibson and Alan McNamara.

 

- Summer trip – 53 seater has been booked but only 22 names have come forward, including partners! As it was mentioned as being too long a day, bus will return at 7pm. Treasurer emailed the Memorial again, but still no reply, so we may have to give it a miss this time.

 

- Games night – while we are awaiting a date, Chairman has suggested we have a pizza and drinks evening after our meeting on 1st November.

 

- Corps weekend – Thanks to Frankie and Higgie for attending. Frankie spoke on this, saying that everyone is talking about Glasgow Branch, because of our numbers, inclusion of RLC, etc.

 

Correspondence

 

- Email from Maurice re Dedication of Branch Standard – neither Chairman nor Secretary have heard from Padre, therefore Chairman will speak to Maurice to try to find another arrangement.

 

- Email from Maurice re Calling Notice for October’s Regional AGM; Secretary has already submitted her apologies as she will be at Ride to the Wall.

 

- Email from Jonathan Knowles re next year’s Corps weekend – there is a need to book ASAP; Secretary to forward on to Frankie to book.

 

AOCB

 

- Treasurer’s report; we currently have a healthy balance, which still includes the grant for our trip – a cheque has been given to the Chairman as he is going to sort this from his own account.

 

Treasurer would like his books Audited ASAP, Chairman will speak to East Kilbride Branch.

 

- Bill Glen has stepped down from being Standard Bearer, therefore we are looking for names.

 

- Annual Dinner – Treasurer needs everyone’s £12 paid. Chairman discussed November being busy at the Sqn for courses, etc. Hector suggested having the dinner in February again – this was favoured by the members. Chairman will speak to the Sqn about a new date.

 

- New member Mick Gray introduced himself and spoke on his Service – he is hoping to bring his brother along soon.

 

Meeting closed at 20:25 hrs.

 

Next meeting 6th September 2019 19:30 hrs