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Perthshire Branch Minutes

RASC/RCT ASSOCIATION PERTHSHIRE BRANCH

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING FOR 30th NOVEMBER 2018

 

 

MEMBERS ATTENDING 13

 

APOLOGIES Mr D Forbes, Mr K Taylor, Mr R Wilson,

Mr A McDonald, Mr A Gerard. Mr G Harvey.

 

 

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:

 

Were read by the Secretary

 

Matters arising

 

None

 

Proposer  A Stirton

Seconder  J Munro

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

 

I attended the remembrance Ceremony in the Caird Hall on the 3rd November 2018. Once again we travelled in the Naval Cadets mini bus organised by Mr A Stirton. We returned to the St Johnston Club and had a few beers. I would like to thank Mr Stirton for a most enjoyable evening.

 

On Sunday the 4th November Members of the Branch attended the Polish War Graves, the Branch wreath was laid by Mr D Forbes.

 

On the weekend 10th/11th/12th of November, I and our President Mr W Alexander took part in the Cenotaph Parade in London. Mr Alexander will give the report.

 

Mr J Munro laid the Branch wreath in St Johns Kirk on Remembrance Sunday.

 

Mr N Little laid the Branch wreath at the Mercat Cross in Perth on Friday 09/11/18.

 

On Tuesday 13/11/2018 I and John Kirk picked up Mr D McPhee and he laid a wreath on behalf of the Branch, at the 51st Memorial at the North Inch. I felt it would be wrong to ignore the 51st at this time of Remembrance.

 

As you all know, we had the plaque in Remembrance of the RASC soldiers

who fought in two world wars Mounted in St Johns Kirk. I feel as a Branch we should be proud of this as the Plaque is there for Eternity.

 

SECRETARY’S REPORT

 

The Secretary sent an email to the Lord Provost’s PA to thank him for attending the Plaque Dedication Ceremony at St Johns Kirk. A reply was received.

 

Perthshire branch has had a busy month with services and laying wreaths on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th. 11th, 13th of November, also several of our members went to London for the Cenotaph Parade.

 

The Branch would like to say thank you to all who attended.

 

The Secretary received an email from the Regional Secretary regarding the Christmas grants.

 

We welcomed a new member a Mr Neil Porter, the members welcomed him into the branch.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

The Branch accounts continue to show a healthy balance.

 

PROPOSED= Mr A Stirton

SECONDED= Mr J Mellvile

 

SOCIAL CONVENER’S REPORT

 

Mr Stirton told the members about the Christmas Dinner Dance at the St Johnston Club, Barrossa St, Perth.  The Menu is on the Branch web page and the branch Face book page.   The Dinner is on the 15th December 2018 at 7pm- 7,30pm at £20 per person. Let the Secretary know what you want from the menu.

 

BENEVOLENT

 

Mr G Kerrigan is now back home.

 

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS IF YOU KNOW OF ANY MEMBERS IN HOSPITAL OR ILL AT HOME.

 

AOCB

 

Mr W Alexander gave a report on his travel down to London for the Armistice Parade, it was a great day and the atmosphere was fantastic. Mr Alexander took a wheel Chair and Mr D Taylor pushed him about.

 

Mr Thomas Cochrane told the members he was at Lossiemouth for the remembrance parade where his youngest son, Jared was on his first Remembrance Parade since joining the RAF. Naturally his Parents were very proud of him on such a memorable day.

 

 

THE NEXT MEETING IS ON THE 25th JANUARY 2019

 

The BRANCH AGM

 

THE CHAIRMAN CLOSED THE MEETING AT 8.20pm

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                           

 

                               

                             

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

                                                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

                                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

                                                                         

 

                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

           

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

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MINUTES of the 2017  AGM  on the  26th JANUARY  2018

 

MEMBERS ATTENDING; 21

 

APOLOGIES  Mr R Wilson, Mr G Harvey, Mr B Kerr.

 

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:

 

Were read by the Secretary

Matters arising     NONE.

 

 

Proposer         Mr I Munro          

Seconder        Mr D Taylor  

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT;

                                                                                         

The Chairman (Mr Cochrane) told the members that he is standing down as Chairman of the Perth Branch, the reason being family commitments .

                                                                                         

The Chairman also went to a meeting wanting a joint Veterans Group to work with the Council. The members said that someone should go to next meeting in order to get more information.

 

SECRETARY’S REPORT;

 

REPORT FOR 2017  

                                                                                         

We have 104 Life Members,

                                                                                                         

17 Associate Members,

                                                                                                           

and 2 Honorary Members.

                                                                                                     

Totalling 123 Members.

                                                                                                       

Averaging 15 members per meeting.  

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27th January  AGM Perthshire Branch a very  good attendance.

 

12th April        SSAFA - AGM at the Queens Barracks, Members attended              

                       and handed over a Donation to SSAFA.

 

20TH May        The Regional Annual Dance at the Salutation Hotel Perth.

 

17th June        Armed Forces Day at Stirling .

 

19th June        Armed Forces week.  Raising of the flag at Balhousie Castle.

 

12th August    The annual branch BBQ at the Bowling Club Perth.

 

26th August     Recruiting and Tombola at the Round Table Charity Day in

                       Perth.  

 

30th October   Opening of Princes St Gardens Edinburgh.  Members

                       attended at the poppy gardens.

 

5th November    Wreath Laying at Polish Graves  

                                                         

10TH November  Wreath laying at the Monument at the North Inch,  

                            at 10am.  Then the Merkat Cross at 10 45am

 

11th November   Perth City Centre Remembrance Parade to St Johns Kirk.

 

9th December      Branch Christmas Dinner at the St Johnston Club.

 

20th December    Mr I Munro Vice Chairman and the Secretary handed out

                            the Christmas envelopes to the Veterans  and widows.

                                                                     

Unfortunately    

 

The Perthshire Branch has had 5 bereavement’s they are.

 

21st February               Mr  A Smethurst           L/M

                                                       

10th March                   Mrs P Roemmiel          A/M

                                                                     

19th April                      Mr   G Donnelly            L/M  

                                                                   

12th November             Mr   J Webster.            L/M  

                                                                                                                                                                          May they rest in peace

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

 

The account has a healthy balance.

For details see the Secretary

 

SOCIAL CONVENER’S REPORT

 

Mr A Stirton thanked the members for attending the outings.

 

Members were reminded to get their names in for the June 2018 Outing.

 

BENEVOLENT  

                                                                                                                   

I have the sad news that Maj J H Innes T D has passed away on Wednesday 24th January 2018.

 

Mr G Aitkin is now waiting to go to hospital for a double Hernia Operation.

 

Mrs A Smethhurst thanked the Branch for her Xmas Cheque.

 

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH A COMMITTEE MEMBER IF YOU KNOW OF ANY MEMBERS IN HOSPITAL OR ILL AT HOME  

 

AOCB

 

The Secretary of the Black watch Branch has asked the Secretary to inform the members once again about the Black Watch Burns Supper on the 10th February 2018. Contact Ally Alcorn for details.

 

Election of President Mr W Alexander  

 

Mr Alexander was asked by the Committee if he wanted to stay on, and he accepted.

 

Election of Chairman

 

Mr D Taylor            Proposed by     Mr D Forbes    

                              Seconded by    Mr J Melville

 

PASSED BY THE MEMBERS

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Vice Chairman

 

Mr I Munro             Proposed by      Mr A Stirton

                             Seconded by      Mr A Gerard

 

PASSED BY THE MEMBERS

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Committee

 

Standard Bearer                     Mr A Gerard

 

Social Convenor                     Mr A Stirton, + Mr J Mellville

 

Benevolent Convenor             Mr K Rylance  

                                                                   

The next Branch Meeting is on the 23rd FEBUARY 2018

 

THE CHAIRMAN CLOSED THE MEETING AT 20.30hrs

 

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