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Minutes of Aberdeen Branch

 

 

ASSOCIATION ABERDEEN BRANCH RCT

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY

 

8th FEBRUARY 2018 @ 7.45PM

 

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT 22

 

112. Apologies Mr I Leslie

 

113. Welcome The chairman thanked for a good attendance also Mr McHale the

 

Scottish Regional Vice-Chairman. The secretary announced the

 

Passing of Major John Innes ex 154 Regt also National Treasurer

 

For the RASC/RCT Association (UK). The Chairman asked to stand

 

For a silent tribute. A Sympathy card was sent to his widow.

 

114. Minutes Minutes of the last meeting held on 10th February 2017 are a

 

True record.

 

Proposed by Mr J Gall

 

Seconded by Mr D Fraser

 

CARRIED

 

115. Matters Arising Nil

 

116. Chairman’s Report A vote of thanks for all those who attended the following.

 

Armed Forces/Veterans Parade in June 17, The Regional Function held at Perth in May, Remembrance Services at Kaimhill and Cowdry Hall Aberdeen Council Civic Parade. Some members were

 

Unable to march but joined up at the 22 Social Club. Look forward to another successful year which will include the 50thevent on the 8th September.

 

117. Secretary’s Report Scottish Regional Function at Perth 12 May at the Salutation

 

Hotel for 7pm those wishing to attend names in by the 1 April Tickets are £26 per head also menu choice selected prior.

 

Armed Forces/Veterans Parade 30th June 2018 as per previous

 

Years. Aberdeen UOTC will host us at Gordon Barracks Village

 

Including displays and Beat Retreat by the Massed Bands.

 

Remembrance Services dates Friday 9th November at

 

Kaimhill Crematorium, Aberdeen Council Civic Parade

 

Cowdry Hall Sunday 11th November. Scottish Membership total

 

Stands at 5,120 Corp Weekend on the 28th July, Move from Deepcut

 

To Worthdown in the spring 2020, Benevolence in 2017 99 cases

 

Costing £81,000 + £40,000 nursing home fees, RASC/RCT

 

Association funds now incorporated with RLC Association Trust

 

Fund, Scottish Region has become members of the Veterans

 

Scotland for a yearly fee £70 Mr B McHale gave a general outline,

 

The Aberdeen Council intend to hold a Anniversary to the RAF in

 

Reaching 100 years, The Perth Branch are organising a bus trip on

 

25th June till 2 July Staying a Leeds for 4 nights followed by 3 nights

 

Blackpool cost £365 per head contact Ally Stirton at Perth Branch.

 

Recommendations by the committee the following guests be invited

 

Lt Col Knowles RCT, Lt Col Evans Commanding Officer AUOTC

 

Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Mr Duncan Forbes Scottish Region Association Chairman, and Cost set at £40 per head, Arrival Drinks

 

(Preseco). Photo shoot, Meal with Port to toast Queen,

 

Association, Absent friends, Speeches also presentation.

 

118. Treasurers’ Report The Treasurer gave a report for the year 2017 and intimated

 

to the Branch the balance as at last statement £1,489.90.

 

Proposed by Mr J Young

 

Seconded by Mr Main

 

CARRIED

 

119. Election of Officials Post of President Proposed by Mr S Milne

 

Seconded by Mr J Gall

 

That Mr A Main be nominated.

 

CARRIED

 

Post of Chairman Proposed by Mr D Fraser

 

Seconded by Mr G Fenton

 

That Mr J Cunningham be nominated.

 

CARRIED

 

Post of Secretary Proposed by Mr J Cunningham

 

Seconded by Mr B Neave

 

That Mr J Clark be nominated.

 

CARRIED

 

Post of Treasurer Proposed by Mr J Young

 

Seconded by Mr A Quin

 

That Mr J Gordon be nominated.

 

CARRIED

 

Mr D Fraser volunteered to assist the treasurer.

 

120. AOCB Proposed by Mr D Fraser

 

Seconded by Mr G Fenton

 

That the cost of a ticket £40per head.

 

CARRIED

 

Proposed by Mr D Fraser

 

Seconded by Mr C Taylor

 

That Mr J Young will produce the Menu for the 50th event.

 

CARRIED

 

A vote of thanks by the Treasurer for Mike Plowan auditing the

 

Account but suggested the account was in good order possibly

 

He may have a volunteer to assist with the position? Mr D Fraser

 

Stepped into the breach.

 

121. Montage Award 2017 year winner is Mr Tommy Booth presented by the outgoing President Mr D Fraser.

 

122. NEXT MEETING Thursday 13th April 2017 at 7.45pm Twenty Two Social Club.

 

123. Meeting closed at 2045. Supper was served

 

Mr Jim Clark Secretary Original copy signed James Clark

 

Mr John Cunningham Chairman Original copy signed John Cunningham

RASC/RCT ASSOCIATION ABERDEEN BRANCH RCT

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY

12th APRIL 2018 @ 7.45PM

 

 

 

MEMBERS PRESENT   12

 

 

 

112. Apologies

 

Mr Jim Clark. Mr John Gall, Mr Bryan Neave, Mr Douglas Fraser,  Mr Kenny Fulton  

 

113. Welcome  

 

The Chairman asked for a minutes silence in  Remembrance of past members.  

 

114. Minutes

 

Minutes of the last meeting held on 12th October 2017 are a True record.

 

Proposed by  Mr A Main    

Seconded by  Mr C Taylor

 

CARRIED

 

115.Matters Arising     Nil

 

116.Chairman’s Report

 

The following salient points were raised.

 

The 50th Anniversary event the photographer has been booked.

 

All tickets will have to paid by the 14th July 2018 (£40).

 

Consideration will be given to those who find the cost hard to bear.

 

Proposed by Mr Ian Rob

Seconded by Mr Dave Cowie.

 

CARRIED  

 

Proposed by Mr John Cunningham,

Seconded by Mr Dave Cowie

 

That  Mr Les Thomson be invited to the 50th Event for past services to the Branch

 

CARRIED

 

Proposed by Mr Tom Booth

Seconded by Mr Ian Robb

 

That the sum of £10 per member attending the Scottish Region Dance at Perth. (£60)

 

CARRIED

 

Proposed by Mr A Main

Seconded by Mr Dave Cowie

 

That a sum of £50 be allocated to Provide hospitality at the Armed Forces/Veterans Parade on 30th June 2018.

 

CARRIED

 

Proposed by Mr Jim Clark

Seconded by Mr John Cunningham

 

That we hold a Ladies Night on the 30th November in the RUA Social Club.

Entertainment by BLITZ , catering arrangements will be informed at a later meeting.

 

CARRIED

 

117.Secretary’s Report

 

Branch AGM 17th February 2018.

17 members attended Mr Benny McHale the Scottish Region Vice-Chair was in attendance. Mr Douglas Fraser stood down as President due to work commitemen’s. The Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary and treasurer all will stand for another year.

 

The Armed Forces/Veterans Parade will be held on 30th June.

This year the Parade will have to sanctioned by 51 Brigade Commander failing this the

Aberdeen Council will still hold the Parade down Union Street on reaching King Street

The Parade will disperse and finish. We may retire to a suitable venue.

 

The ANZAC DAY

Will be held on Saturday 21st April at the St Machar Cathedral for 11AM.  Standard and bearer can attend along with other Regimental Corps, and any member wishing to attend.

 

118.Treasurers’ Report

 

The Treasurer intimated to the Branch that the account continues to show a healthy balance.

 

119.AOCB

 

Scotland will receive 12 tickets for the London Cenotaph Parade.

 

Each Branch will be allotted 2 per places. Any Branch not requiring theirs can return them to the Region secretary for other Branches who can use them.  

 

120.NEXT MEETING

 

14thJune at 7.45pm, Twenty Two Club.  

 

 

121.CHAIR/SEC REP

Please find attached Head Quarters Chairman/Secretary Reports.  

 

122.Meeting closed at 2030.

 

Mr Jim ClarkSecretary

Original copy signed James Clark

 

Mr John CunninghamChairman

Original copy signed John Cunningham