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2 March 2020

MINUTES OF AN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SHREWSBURY AND DISTRICT BRANCH OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION, HELD AT THE HARLESCOTT CLUB ON MONDAY 2 MARCH 2020 AT 1230 HRS.

Present: J Burke  President
                P Sharp Chairman

And 31 members:

A Allen  R Armitage  E Blackie  M Bradbury  P Butler  R Davies  I Davison  R Ellis  M Farmer  R Fildes  B France  E Freeman
A Griffith  N Hall  L Hind  C Hough  B Howlett  G James J Keeping  M Keeping  J Kennedy  P Martin  D Morgan  P Parker
M Parry  A Payne  G Puttock  P Small  G Sumner  J Tisbury J Trotman
        
And 9 Associate Members:

P Burke  S Farmer  V Freeman  H Hall  C Parry  G Puttock A Madeley  O Trotman  B Yardley

Apologies: 8 Members and Associates:

E Barrett  N Barrett  B Haines  B Males  J Marston  S Marston A Shingles  K Tidy

In Attendance:

M Revell – Area Councillor
M Logue - BSO

ITEM 1 – DEDICATION

1. The Chairman welcomed everyone, and then read the Dedication.

ITEM 2 – APOLOGIES

2. Apologies had been received from the members and associates listed above.

ITEM 3 – MINUTES OF THE LAST AGM

3. Copies of the Minutes of the last AGM, which was held in the Harlescott Club on 4 March 2019, had been circulated. It was proposed by M Farmer and seconded by Nick Hall that the Minutes of the last AGM be accepted.

4. Decision: It was agreed unanimously that the Minutes of the last AGM be accepted.

ITEM 4 – MATTERS ARISING

5. There were no matters arising from the previous minutes.

ITEM 5 – CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

6. A copy of the Chairman’s Report is attached.

ITEM 6 – SECRETARY’S REPORT

7. A copy of the Secretary’s Report is attached.

ITEM 7 – TREASURER’S REPORT AND CONSIDERATION OF THE AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS

8. A copy of the Treasurer’s Report is attached, along with a copy of the Audited Accounts. No points were raised in relation to the Accounts. It was proposed by the Treasurer and seconded by P Sharp that the Accounts be accepted. Approved by acclaim.

9. The Treasurer informed members that the accounts had been audited by Baldwins (Shrewsbury) Ltd. A vote of thanks to the Auditors was proposed by the Treasurer who also proposed that Baldwins (Shrewsbury) Ltd be reappointed as Auditors for the coming year; Mike Bradbury seconded the proposal.

10. Decision: The vote of thanks to the Auditors, and their appointment for the coming year was agreed unanimously.

ITEM 8 – WELFARE OFFICER’S REPORT

11.  A copy of the Welfare Officer’s Report is attached. Acceptance of the Audited Welfare Accounts were proposed by the Welfare Officer and seconded by Mike Bradbury. Approved by acclaim.

ITEM 9 – STATEMENT BY MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

12. The Membership Secretary advised the meeting that the Branch had:

57 Life Members
96 Ordinary Members
31 Associate Members
181 GAYE Ordinary Members

365 Members in total. (From 341 as reported to the 2019 AGM)

ITEM 10 – ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

13. In opening the election the President thanked the committee, a copy of his statement is attached. The President advised that all members of the Committee sought re-election, and that he would therefore seek agreement en-bloc.

14. The following individuals had been proposed and seconded as shown:

Appointment           Nominee       Proposer       Seconder

Chairman                    P Sharp        J Tisbury         M Farmer
Vice Chairman           J Tisbury       P Sharp          M Bradbury
Secretary                    J Tisbury       P Small           I Davison
Treasurer                    P Small         J Tisbury         P Martin
Committee Member  P Martin        P Sharp          P Small
Committee Member  M Farmer      J Tisbury        P Sharp
Committee Member  M Bradbury   P Sharp         J Tisbury
Committee Member  I Davison       J Tisbury        P Small

15. Decision: The nominees were elected unanimously.


ITEM 11 – ELECTION OF DELEGATE TO AREA AGM

16. The Chairman advised that S Marston would be attending the Area AGM in his role as Area Standard Bearer and that he had agreed to act as the Branch Delegate; the Chairman therefore proposed that S Marston be elected the Delegate. Seconded by B Howlett.

17. Decision: The proposal was carried unanimously.

ITEM 12 – ELECTION OF DELEGATE TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE

18. The Chairman advised that S Marston would be attending Annual Conference in his role as National Standard Bearer and that he had agreed to act as the Branch Delegate; the Chairman therefore proposed that S Marston be elected the Delegate. Seconded by M Bradbury.

19. Decision: The proposal was carried unanimously.

ITEM 13 – ANY OTHER BUSINESS

20. No other business had been notified.

ITEM 14 – NEXT MEETING

21. The next AGM of the Shrewsbury and District Branch of the RAFA will take place in the Harlescott Club on Monday 1 March 2021.




        P Sharp
        Chairman
        2 Mar 20

Enclosures (to file only):

1. Chairman’s Report
2. Secretary’s Report
3. Treasurer’s Report
4. Financial Statements
5. Welfare Report
6. President’s Statement
7. Committee Nomination Form

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2020 AGM

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