Thanks from the Chairman
As Chairman of the Association I would just like to take this opportunity to thank the hard working Branch Committees for their hard work and endeavours at keeping the Association ticking over at the grass roots and for those members involved in ensuring the Reunions at the county level are continuing, even if it involves some minor changes.
It is now some seven months since the sad loss of our extremely efficient Association Secretary, Mike Godwin. In advertising for a successor the Trustees circulated a Job Specification, which may on paper have looked intimidating. However the sad fact is that we need to secure the services of a Secretary to ensure the continued existence of the Association. The Honorarium that was initial offered was £500 a month. The Trustees are prepared to increase that amount by 50% should a serious and suitable person be forthcoming. Should anyone have a sensible suggestion to overcome this situation it would be appreciated if that suggestion was put before the AGM.
The following nominations have been invited and have accepted the invitation by providing their personal details. The tickets will be mailed to the Secretary/Chairman in the first two weeks of October and he will forward them to each individuals. In surname Alphabetical order and with no rank annotated those who have tickets reserved are:
Branches are reminder that to qualify for the annual £100 grant from the Association they need to submit copies of the accounts for the FY ending March 31 2019. These do not need to be a full audited set o f accounts if branches do not have a Treasurer but the do need to be signed off a s being a true reflection of the Expenditure and Income of the branches past FY.
Statements to that effect need to be passed to the acting Association Treasurer, Lt Col Mike Motum,at the Rifles Office Taunton,
When it was announced that the Royal British Legion would be organising back in the early part of 2019, the RBL wanted each Regimental Association to register so that their members would request tickets via their own associations.