Secretary’s ReportCondition on our members ill to be in the welfare report.
- East Lancs. Newsletter to read out
- South London newsletter to read out
- CFVA London newsletter to read out
Veterans Day Wakefield CathedralInvitation by the Royal British Legion South & West Yorkshire Committee to attend the Veterans Day on the 27th June at the Wakefield Cathedral. Parade 2.15pm seated for service 2.45pm. Response by 12th June. Names please if you want to go. The response was good and approximately 10 members would like to go. A reply to be sent. (this has been sent)
Correspondence on the PlaqueI have been in correspondence with Leander Architectural who have made all the plaques for the Coastal Forces and for 300x 200 mm.this can be made in cast aluminium with raised text and border with gold text/border on dark blue background. £132.50p + £14.50p postage + 17.5 % VAT. Aprox £169.05p. 6–8 weeks for manufacture. Suggest we keep this until new museum premises are completed. Approval Required at this meeting. All the paperwork available to see. A show of hands showed we had support and it was agreed to purchase a plaque. The secretary was asked to proceed. This I know also had the support of Syd Willoughby and Clem Mills who could not be here today.
Themed AfternoonConsort Suite for our afternoon themed The War Years. 3 course meal, free glass of wine, dancing, bingo and live entertainment now booked for 20 people. £100 deposit paid by myself. A letter has been sent out to all who expressed a interest in going and I have received some £5 deposits with more today. I am sure this will be a wonderful and different afternoon. More members paid today, up to press 17 paid. This is on THURSDAY 29th JULY, 12 noon, finishes 4.00pm
South Yorkshire Boat ClubThey have contacted me asking how many people will be attending their open day on June 20th. They have arranged entertainment for us. I have told them our meeting is today and will contact them after today, but I have stressed that we are not getting any younger and transport is a problem. Again our response was good and I was asked to inform SYBC that approximately 10 members would be attending. (they have been informed) Again 20th JUNE 11am start Tea 'n' biscuits to start. Steve Tales has contacted me to say he might be able to bring Alf to our meetings, for a change of scenery. But I have his email address so I can send minutes of our meeting.
Treasurer’s ReportNo Syd today, but has rang to give his apologies and to say we have over £600 in our fund in view of the Plaque situation. “I have receipts from last meeting for you Syd but they will keep”!!!!
Welfare ReportSad News. Joan Eardley rang in April to say she will miss her Holiday to Malta she was looking forward to (we were going to meet up). She has been diagnosed with Cancer and has to wait for an appointment to go for Hospital treatment. I tried to ring Joan before we went away without success. Phoned Syd Willoughby, Joan was in hospital undergoing a operation. Tried ringing when I got back, still no one at home and Syd yesterday said she is still in hospital, which one I do not know. A card available for all to sign I will send to her home and wait for a response, maybe her daughter will collect the mail. We all I know wish her a speedy recovery. Also I received devastating news on Betty Mills. She is now, after all she has been through, terminally ill with a brain tumour. Emails to read out. Again a card available to sign by everyone please. I am sure we all wish them both well in this difficult times. Syd and Helen Willoughby also are not here today, Helens Sister who attended our meetings, fell into a coma and after 10 days died. Today is her funeral so again we wish Syd and Helen all our thoughts today. Terry and Sandra Armes not here today but have sent a bottle of rum for the corner. (double shot next meeting)
- April 15th was Hilda Anderson Birthday
- May 1st Frank Ryan 1926
- May 12th Freda Connah 1922
- May 12th Stan Clayton
- May 29th Clem Mills 1925
- May 30th Rev Margaret Lunt
- June 2nd Tom Charlesworths
- July 17th Ken Birkinshaw's birthday 1923