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 Wed 10th January 2018.
The meeting opened with a minutes silence for those no longer with us.
1 Apologies: M Franks, G Wheatley, P Fogden, D Whittington, R Smith, M Allan, P Lawler.
2 Members Present: E Drew, D Tilley, M Humme, T Cox , P Cox, T Booker, A Arnell, M Bright,
F Hill, G Fielder, J White, A Drew, P Budge, J Fowler, N Taggart, S Ulrich, M Bell, B Morley,
R Ulrich, R Lintott, K White, J Boyce, M Stenning, J Walters.
3 Welfare: Doug Callen sadly passed away on Saturday, and Geoffrey Allan passed away recently.
4 Minutes: All present received a copy of the minutes of the previous meeting. There were no matters
arising . It was proposed by J Fowler, and seconded by T Booker, that they be accepted
as true Record. This was duly passed.
5 Chairmans Report: Good evening, I would like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Thank you all for turning up this evening and my thanks to Trevor for doing today’s draw.
6 Secretaries Report:
a) Email from Nigel Taggart informing the the Branch members of the recent death of
Geoffrey Allen. Geoffrey served as a lieutenant in the 4th Bn in North Africa in the second
b) Emails from Major Brian Hudson informing of the death of Derek Sivers BEM. His
Funeral service will take place at 13:00 Hrs on Tuesday 16th January at Crowborough
Community Centre TN61HT. Derek (known to all as Slim) served with both the 1st
Royal Sussex Regiment and 3rd Queen’s Regiment. Donations may be made to Combat Stress
Through the Funeral Directors Tester & Jones.
c) Received a phone call from Claire the daughter of Doug Callen informing the Branch that
Doug passed away on Saturday. Details of the funeral will be announced later.
d) Letter from Major Hudson reference the Data Protection Policy, will be updated in May 2018.
Members must be aware of what is kept on record of them and any unnecessary details should be
deleted. More on this in March.
a) Minutes to Postal list and email list.
b) Letters and emails to all Branch Secretary’s about Trip to Priez in September 2018,
Informing them that Greg Fielder and Brian Hudson will be paying them a visit to explain
details of trip.
7. Treasurers Report: Greg gave out The Branch accounts as follows:-
Current ac - £156.05 Income at a meeting: Raffle. £38.00
Memorial ac - £982.44 Welfare. £21.04
Deposit ac - £1504.47
Total - £2642.96 Total: £59.04
8 Entertainment: Nil
Greg Fielder gave an account of the finances and said that deposits for the Hotel and Coach needed
to be paid. Greg proposed and seconded by Martin Bell that available funds should be used to
make these payments and that the funds would be reimbursed as soon as cash became available.
Dave Tilley reminded everyone that the QRA coach trip to the QRMW and mystery tour on the
10th June 2018, was open to the Branch members.
Nigel Taggart inquired about a book loaned from the Library and Greg Fielder said he would return
10 Diary dates: Wednesday 14th March 2018 AGM.
Monday 23rd April 2018 St George’s Day.
Sunday 10th June 2018 trip to QRMG with QRA.
Friday 15th June 2018 Summer Lunch at Chichester College.
Monday 6th August 2018 Veterans Lunch in City Club.
Saturday 8th September 2018 Annual Dinner in Lewes.
Sunday 9th September 2018 Priez Memorial Trip.
Next Meeting on Wednesday 14th February 2018.
There being no further business to discuss the meeting closed at 2005 hrs.
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