British Airborne Forces Club
Annual General Meeting
1530 Hrs, Saturday 19th May 2018
Brecon Rugby Club
Apologies for Absence: Denzil Connick
Proposed: I Thornton Seconded: R Stacey Result: Carried
Proposed: T Bowling Seconded: S Loxton Result: Carried
Proposed by: Chairman Result: Unanimous
Jim Kelly was unable to join us for the AGM but Gary Sturge explained that he will be the Committee member assisting Jim with the event. Gary gave members present a brief outline of how the club will support the 75th Anniversary of the Arnhem Landings. All proceeds from the event will be given to the BAFC.
Richard Stacey explained the background to the idea to commemorate 50 years of the Parachute Regiment and AB Forces in Aldershot by erecting a statue of an AB Soldier in the grounds of the Garrison Church. The cost of the statue is in the region of £50k and donations to date were in excess of £31k.
The Chairman explained to the members that he and the Committee had discussed how best the club could support this cause. The Committee proposed that BAFC pledge funds of £5k toward this statue and the Chairman asked for someone from the floor to propose and second.
Proposed: S Loxton Seconded: P Heyward Result: Carried
Gerry Cox wishes to stand down from the Treasurer role in 2019. George Pullin will be the new Treasurer from 2019. Gerry will work with George and support him during the transition and George will formally take over the role after the AGM in 2019.
The club thanks George and others who put themselves forward in support of the club.
Gerry and I have worked very closely since I became Chairman. Many members don’t know the extra time and commitment that all the committee give to support the club. I am very grateful to Gerry for all his efforts and support, especially for keeping the club in the excellent financial position it enjoys.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 1605.
Please join us for our annual ramble over some of the places we used during our P Coy selection.
You’ll be pleased to know that we don’t run and tab anymore it’s just a leisurely walk with a break for some free hot food and drink provided by the BAFC and our good friends at The Traf. You don’t have to be a member to join in and you don’t have to take part in the walk – just turn up.
The walk starts from the Traf in Short Street, Aldershot at 1000hrs with a break halfway and ends at the Garrison Cemetery at approx 1300. Here we have a short ceremony to remember our friends no longer with us and then disperse back to either our accommodation or The Traf.
Please make sure that you check the weather for the weekend and that you begin the walk well prepared.
Most people make a weekend of it so book your accommodation now to avoid disappointment.
We look forward to seeing you.
AD UNUM OMNES
Please join us for our Golf Day at Camberley Heath Golf Club, Golf Drive, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 1JG. The date will be published shortly
The event is open to members and non-members of the BAFC, their friends and work colleagues to a maximum number of 32. Please contact Jim Kelly (07500 958361) ASAP to secure your place.
This event is nearly fully booked – some sponsors still required
Please follow the Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1194357547253830/
Next Fandance is Saturday 18th May 2019, details are posted here: http://www.bafc.org.uk/fandance/
The club AGM is also held on this day, all members are entitled to vote. If you would like to raise a matter at the AGM please contact the Chairman in advance in order to discuss the issue. This means that a place for your point and time allocation will be assigned to the business you wish to raise.
See you all there.