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Posted by Posted By TT For Chichester Branch on Fri, Feb 02 2018 at 04:52 AM CST:

Chairman: Dave Tilley


Secretary: Treasurer: Eddie Drew
Tele: 01243866887 Tele : 07851842243

Minutes of the meeting held at the Chichester City Club on Wednesday 31st January 2018.
The meeting opened with a minutes silence for those no longer with us.

Apologies: D Johnson, D George,, B Dixon, T Talman, J Cooper, L Wildish, D Covey, J Covey, P Mead, P Tilley, J Butler, G Maidment, M Sharp, C Berry, P Edward, P Catchpole, P Alner, T Booker, D Tilley, J Bailey.

Members present: E Drew, E Hensby, B Keen, P Alner, A Drew, M Bright, F Hill, J White, T Booker, S Ingrey, T Tilley,
R Jenner.

Welfare: John Bailey has had two weeks in isolation in St Richards with pneumonia, he is at home now but not fully fit.
Dave Tilley has suffered a bout of pneumonic fever and has a kidney infection. He hopes to be up and about soon.

All members were sent a copy of last months minutes via email or post. There were no matters arising, it was proposed by Mike Bright and seconded by Fred Hill and accepted as a true record by members present.

Chairmans report: Eddie Drew thanked the members for attending. Dave Tilley sends his apologies, being poorly.
Dave would like to wish all members a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Daveís new email address is: davetilley47@hotmail.com
Dave thanks you for making the Christmas Dinner a success.
Donít forget to complete The Jean Carr Trust forms , for those wishing to go to Priez in September next year. It normally takes 4 weeks to be processed.

Secretaries report: Correspondence in:
a) Email from Alasdair ref the funeral arrangements for the late Slim Sivers
b) Email from Alasdair ref PWRR holding Albuhera Celebrations on the Saturday 19th May at St Paulís Cathedral , London.
c) Email from Alasdair ref informing him of any deaths so he can keep all Branches notified, as He wasnít aware of Jim Cannís funeral.

Correspondence out:
a) Emails to Mayor Of Chichester, ref Tom Peakeís Freedom of The City Parade.
b) Minutes of Monthly Meeting Emails and Postal correspondence sent to members.
c) Emails to City Club thanking them for providing an excellent service and Christmas Dinner.
d) Email to Paul Daines a copy of the menu for the Albuhera Dinner.

Treasures report: Eddie would like to thank all members that attended the Christmas Dinner and contributed towards the raffle, it was well turned out. Thanks to Pete and Macrina for organising the raffle.
Eddie Drew gave detailed report of the finances to date, anyone wishing to examine the accounts can arrange to do this with Eddie.
AGM in London will be a £10 non refundable if you want Mini Bus, plus £10 meal / entrance fee, obtainable from Alasdair.

Entertainment: Our next major function is the Albuhera Dinner on the 19th of May 2018.

AOB: Donít forget those going to the AGM in London on The 10th Of March need to get their entrance / meal tickets from Alasdair cost of £10.
Eric Hensby offered to take 4 members with him for the AGM in March as he was granted a parking space at the venue.

Names of those wishing to go on Mystery Trip / QRMG on 10th June to Eddie Drew by February meeting.
The trip to France with the RSRA on the 9th September will be 3 days and 2 nights, to secure your place on the coach please pay a non refundable £40 deposit by 31st January 2018. First come first served, its bound to fill up quickly.

John White said that the Funeral of Doulas Callen will take place on the 14th February at 12:00 Hrs at St Paulís Church , Northgate, Chichester all members are invited to attend Dress Blazers and medals. The wake will be held in Newellís Centre, St Pancras.
John White also mentioned that he had an email from Colonel Rod Arnold about the trees in the National Arboretum,
And there is divided opinion as to opt for a bench with a brass plaque at a cost of £160, rather than trees.

Diary Dates: Wednesday 28th February 2018 Official
Saturday 10th March 2018 QRAís Annual General Meeting London.
Wednesday 28th March 2018 Branch Annual General Meeting at 19:30 Hrs In City Club, Buffet provided.
Monday 23rd April. 2018 St.Georgeís Day Chichester City Cathedral, then Assembly Rooms.
Wednesday 25th April 2018 Official Meeting.

There being no more business to discuss the meeting closed at 20:10 hrs...

Next yearís diary dates 2018

28th February 2018 Official Meeting
10th March 2018 QRAís Annual General Meeting London.
28th March 2018 Branch Annual General Meeting at 19:30 Hrs In City Club, Buffet provided.
23rd April. 2018 St.Georgeís Day Chichester City Cathedral, then Assembly Rooms.
25th April 2018 Official Meeting
19th May 2018 Albuhera Dinner at Beachcroft Hotel, Feltham.
30th May 2018 Official Meeting.
10th June 2018 Coach trip Ė Chairmanís Mystery Tour / QRMG visit departing 10:00 hrs Chichester.
27th June 2018 Official Meeting.
25th July 2018 Official Meeting.
6th August 2018 Veterans Lunch in City Club (Range Stew / Chicken Curry).
29th August 2018 Official Meeting.
4th September 2018 Goodwood Race Day ( Royal Sussex ) date tbc.
8th September 2018 Royal Sussex Reunion Dinner at Lewes.
9th September 2018 France trip Priez final celebration.
26th September 2018 Official Meeting.
30th September 2018 Drumhead Service Priory Park Chichester. Require a Bugler for this event.
31st October 2018 Official Meeting.
4th November 2018 2day Trip to France Battlefield tour with R S A ( TBC).
8th November 2018 Field of Remembrance London.
11th November 2018 Remembrance Day Parade at Cenotaph.
28th November 2018 Official Meeting.
3rd December 2018 Christmas Dinner in City Club

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