Chairman Maj.(R) M J Humme MBE
THE ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION
Secretary Chichester and District Branch Treasurer
John White Greg Fielder
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Minutes of the Monthly Meeting held at the Chichester City Club Weds 11 th October 2017.
The meeting opened with a minutes silence for those no longer with us.
1 Apologies: M Franks, G Wheatley, D Whittington, G Whittington, G Allen, R Lintott, N Taggart, R Smith.
2 Members Present: E Drew, D Tilley, J Bailey, P Cox, T Cox, T Booker, A Arnell, M Bright, F Hill,
B Goddings, S Ulrich, R Ulrich, G Fielder, M Stenning, B Morley, J White, K White,
M Humme, P Lawler, M Allen, J Walters, J Boyce, M Bell.
3 Welfare: R Lintott had the flu jab and now is poorly with the flu.
4 Minutes: All present received a copy of the minutes of the previous meeting. There were no matters
arising . It was proposed by Trevor Cox, and seconded by Brian Morley, that they be accepted
as true Record. This was duly passed.
5 Chairmans Report: Good evening. The Reunion Dinner in 2019, will be voted on later to see if they
prefer a lunch instead of a dinner and /or a change of venue . I like to thank you all for turning up
this evening , and my thanks to Trevor doing todayís draw.
6 Secretaries Report: Correspondence IN:
a) Received email from as the secretary of Queens Regt Assn. Ref Christmas Dinner.
b) Email from M Franks ref : Dorothy May will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on the 1st November 2017 . A Birthday cards was passed round to members to sign .
c) Emails to and from Brian Hudson and Barry Lane ref: Failing to pick up some members, missing the trip to France.
a) Minutes to Postal list and email list.
John then gave a brief on the Aras trip, a bit funny in parts, once started the journey was smooth,
Hotel rather basic, bed was comfortable. The visit to the caves at Aras on the 2nd day was awesome, lunch back to Calais with one extra passenger.
7. Treasurers Report: Greg gave out The Branch accounts as follows:-
Current ac - £314.16 Income at a meeting: Raffle. £31.00
Memorial ac - £442.39 Welfare. £18.48
Deposit ac - £1504.30
Total - £2260.85 Total: £49.48
Dave Tilley said invited the Branch Members to join the QRA on their coach trip on the 10th June
2018. He also reminded members that the Poppy Day Launch was on the 28th October 2017 at 10:00 Hrs
At the Council House in North Street.
Greg Fielder said that he has booked the Chichester College for our summer lunch in June and
Pre Christmas Lunch in December 2018. Date will be published at next meeting.
Greg then added as we intend to make the trip to Priez in 2018 a three day event that an organising
Committee should be formed to start the planning. The following members volunteered to steer the group
Martin Bell,Dave Tilley, Greg Fielder and Mark Allen and Kevin White. Their first meeting will be on
The 1st November 2017.
Simon Ulrich and his brother apologies, they will not be available for Novemberís functions due to
The Chairman then asked members to vote on the future of the Lewes Dinner, and it was passed
Unanimously to remain as it is. An evening function in Lewes.
Belated entry: The Chairman of the City Club brought to our attention that members are keeping the
External door open when they are smoking outside. This is to stop immediately.
9 Diary dates: Saturday 28th October 2017 Poppy Day Launch , North Street chichester , 10:00 Hrs.
Wednesady 8th November 2017 Branch Meeting 19:00 Hrs.
Thursday 9th November 2017 Field of Remembrance , Westminster Abbey.
Saturday 11th November 2017 11:00 hrs Remembrance at Chichester Cross.
Sunday 12th November 2017 Remembrance Day Parade.
Monday 4th December 2017 Christmas Dinner at City Club.
Next Meeting on Wednesday 8th November 2017.
There being no further business to discuss the meeting closed at 2016 hrs.
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