RASC ASSOCIATION ABERDEEN BRANCH RCT
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2017@ 7.45PM
MEMBERS PRESENT 24
062. Apologies Mr J Gall, Mr W Booth, Mr B Neave
The chairman thanked members for a good attendance also Mr Donald from Inverness and Mr McHale the Scottish Regional Vice-chairman.
Minutes of the last meeting held on 11th February 2016 are a True record.
Proposed by Mr G Fenton
Seconded by Mr A Main
065. Matters Arising Points to be discussed at AOCB. Fees, Annual Conference
Members & partners who wish to attend Regional Function Perth also B&B costs?
066. Chairman’s Report
A vote of thanks for all those who attended the following.
Armed Forces/Veterans Parade in June 16. Due to work
Commitments I was unable to attend. (Highland Show)
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.
067. Secretary’s Report Scottish Regional Function at Perth 20 May at the Salutation
Hotel for 7pm those wishing to attend names in by the 30 March.
Armed Forces/Veterans Parade 24th June 2017 as per previous
Years Aberden UOTC will host us at Gordon Barracks Village
Including displays and Beat Retreat by the Massed Bands.
Remembrance Services dates Friday 10th November at
Kaimhill Crematorium, Aberdeen Council Civic Parade
Cowdry Hall Sunday 12th November.
Wales & Western Region are holding a Reunion at the
Doric Hotel in Blackpool on 17/19th November those who
Wish to attend costs are £105 per person Dinner B&B.
Commemoration dates 100th Battle of Arras 9th April in
France also Edinburgh Castle those wishing to attend the
Edinburgh Service is by invitation only names ASAP.
44 Scottish Battalions were involved in 1917 along side
Canadians and others.
068. Treasurers’ Report The Treasurer gave a report for the year 2016 and intimated
to the Branch the balance as at last statement £1,592.84.
Proposed by Mr J Young
Seconded by Mr Quin
069. Election of Officials The President asked the current official’s for a Status Quo
For the year 2017. They all agreed to stand.
070. AOCB a.The memorial outside St Marks Church in Union Terrace are
Looking for a new site in Aberdeen/Shire area.
b. It was suggested by the Chairman should we raise the fees
to £15 per year this was defeated.
c. Annual Conference at Deepcut Delegate only to attend from
the Branch as in previous years.
d. Scottish Regional Function tickets are £20 per member
and wife £25 for guests cut off date 30th March. B&B costs
grant may be in the region of £30 per member.
e. Vote of Thanks by Mr Ian Paterson for the Branch Officials
for the excellent work during 2106.
f. Games Night Thursday 9th March.
g. Altens Military Museum visit date to be confirmed later.
h. A Day Trip to be considered with a grant from Deepcut.
I. The Montage Award was presented to Mr Roy Ingram by the
President Mr Doug Fraser.
071. NEXT MEETING Thursday 13th April 2017 at 7.45pm Twenty Two Social Club.
072. Meeting closed at 2030. Supper was served
Mr Jim Clark Secretary Original copy signed James Clark
Mr John Cunningham Chairman Original copy signed John Cunningham
ASSOCIATION ABERDEEN BRANCH RCT
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY
12th October 2017 @ 7.45PM
MEMBERS PRESENT 19
092. Apologies Mr Ian Leslie, Mr John Moore, Mr Ian Strathie
093. Welcome The Chairman asked for a minutes silence in Remembrance of past members.
094. Minutes of the last meeting held on 10th August 2017 are a True record.
Proposed by Mr J Gall
Seconded by Mr W Booth
095. Matters Arising All corrections and omissions were corrected.
Union Street (Union Terrace), Centenary (Anniversary)
Funeral collection (Cornhill Hospital). The vote for to end The Annual Conference was passed by a majority decision At the Conference at Deepcut on 30th September 2017.
096. Chairman’s Report St Andrews Ladies Dinner Night on the 24th November at
Oldmacher Legion we require numbers attending ASAP.
Also a suitable gift for the Ladies will be provided.
097. Secretary’s Report 2016 Benevolence Cases were 99 nationally costing £81 thousand pounds with an average of £80 pounds per case.
In place of the Annual Conference the secretary could attend the Regional Annual General Meeting. The RASC/RCT Association
May be dissolved by a resolution of two thirds of the members
Rule 2.04 applies. Remembrance Services are as follows Friday
10th November at Kaimhill Crematorium 10:30are for 10:1045 hrs.
11th November Aberdeen Football Club 10:30 for 10:1045am.
Remembrance Sunday 12th November Aberdeen Council along With the British Legion Scotland and Aberdeen Councillors at Cowdry Hall Memorial 10:30 for 10:45 am. Standard required at
All services with wreath layer and escort.
098. Treasurers’ Report The Treasurer intimated to the Branch that the balance as at September 2017 statement xxxxxx.
099. AOCB a. Proposed by Mr A Main Seconded by Mr J Gall
That Mr A Quin plays the role of Santa Clause at the Ladies
Dinner Night on 24th November.
b. Colour Party as follows for all services.
Mr Roy Ingram Standard, Mr John Young and Mr John Moore
c. Scottish Regional Annual Dance 2018 will be held at the Salutation
Hotel Perth on Saturday 12th May. Book now for accommodation.
d. We all sang happy birthday for Mr Sandy Main for reaching his
80th year no drinks were forth coming!!!!
e. Mr Bryan Neave our associate member is to have surgery to remove
Three toes in order to save his leg. We all wish him the very best.
f. Mr Stuart Milne gave us a report of the 2017 Annual Conference.
Membership now stands at 5,000 an increase of 1,000 due to the Tank Transport Branch joining the Association this year. Several Branches are to amalgamate due to low numbers. 128 Branches in 1955 almost half have gone by 2017. Corp weekend will be held on
28/29th July 2018 all events to take place in the Aldershot area.
MOD is to reduce Costs by 30% thereby less civilian staff to run the
Day to day running. Many Branches still hold yearly functions with Good attendance. The move to Worthy-Down will be spring 2020.
Lt Colonel Knowles intends to retire with a new man in the chair?
Remembrance Crosses will be supplied by Headquarters this year At the garden of Remembrance in St Paul’s London.
Colonel Will passed away December 2016 he was the Controller of the Association for a number of years.
100. NEXT MEETING Thursday 14th December 2017 at 7.45pm Twenty Two Social Club.
101. Meeting closed at 2030.
Mr Jim Clark Secretary
Original copy signed James Clark
Mr John Cunningham Chairman
Original copy signed John Cunningham