The Royal British Legion Chiang Mai (Sub) Thailand

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    Tweet MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING Chiang Mai Sub-Branch Wednesday, 18th Of January 2017 2Gether Bar and Restaurant, Chiang Mai , Thailand 1807 – 1855 Hours Committee Members present: Trevor Dobson, Gill Dobson, Barry Constantine , John Burnett, Richard Prouse, Roger Lindley and Victor Hayes Reports and Discussions: Chairman Trevor opened the meeting and thanked all […]
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Minutes of the B.G.M. held at Gymkhana Club 7pm Wednesday 15th August 2015

In Attendance
Mr. T Dobson Chairman
Mr. Secretary
Mr. J Burnett Membership
Mr. R Prouse Poppy Appeal Organiser
Messrs.’ . Walker, Duncan, Lindley, Hayes, Elkins, Kelly, Hagger, Irvine, Thompsom, Brown.
Mrs. Archer, Lindley.

Apologies for Absence
Messer’s Ward, Preddy, Hudson, Campbell, Eastmond, Reilly, Gross, Phelps, Dawson, Williams, Holden.
Mrs. Dobson, Maynard

The meeting opened with the Exhortation.

Chairman’s opening remarks
The Chairman welcomed all those present and reminded everyone that this was the rearranged BGM with a limited agenda to discuss the important issue of the Sub Branch continuing in Chiang Mai.

Matters arising from the previous meeting
There were no matters arising from the previous BGM.

Chairman’s Address
The Chairman thanked the all members of the committee and those members present for their continued support throughout the year he also thanked the few members of the branch who were involved in the events.
He asked for continued support for the Branch our upcoming Remembrance Service and the Poppy Appeal.

Is the Sub Branch to continue in Chiang Mai
Those present had an open discussion on this subject with a number of members including Bob Duncan, Bob Elkins, Nancy Lindley and Ben Svasti Thompson stating that the Branch had a lot to offer especially when involved in welfare work.
A number of suggestions were put forward including closer ties with the Expat’s Club.
The unanimous decision was that the Chiang Mai Sub Branch should continue with renewed efforts to increase membership.

Nominations for Sub Branch Secretary
Roger Lindley kindly volunteered to take over as Sub Branch Secretary in the absence of any other coming forward Roger was very quickly unanimously voted in.

Assistance with Poppy Appeal
Richard Prouse talked about the up and coming Appeal and asked for assistance.
John Burnett, John Irvine, Dennis Brown and Colin Hagger responded that they would assist. Richard will form his own Poppy Appeal Committee.

Welfare Training
Since the passing of Tony Archer, John Burnett and Trevor Dobson are the only trained welfare officers in the North. With Trevor increasingly being away with work the burden has fallen on John to carry out this important role.
Rob Kelly agreed to help out and attend the next training course to be held in Chiang Mai.

Meeting venue
After a long debate it was proposed that social meetings would be held on a trial basis at the Gymkhana Club. Rob Kelly enthused the virtues of the Club, David Walker a long time member and former committee member whilst welcoming the move advised that the Club Committee could change every year and that not all members would welcome our attendance.
Proposed By R Kelly Seconded By Mrs. Archer
Passed Carried

Officers Reports
The secretary informed the meeting that membership stood at;
Chonburi 212
Chiang Mai 39
Total 251

Welfare Report
Our Welfare Team have once again been dealing with a number of cases throughout the North of Thailand many of them lengthy and complicated.
With the recent sad death of Tony Archer our Chiang Mai welfare Chairman we may need to hold a course here. There may also be a Hospital Visitors Role that is being looked at.
Lastly many thanks to the Welfare Team who often carry out their work without fault in often very stressful situations.

Any Other Business
The Chairman announced that he had received a communication from Major Roy Hudson ( our oldest member) stating that due to failing eyesight and health he no longer felt that he could attend the branch meeting.
Dr. Bob Duncan proposed that the branch should extend an open invitation to Roy to be an Honorary Member to which there was total agreement with a resounding” Yes “for this well respected member.

Proposed By Dr. Bob Duncan Seconded By N Lindley
Passed Carried

Presentation and Adoption of Accounts
The Chairman in the absence of Treasurer presented the accounts, a copy of which was available to all members present
Proposed By Bob Elkins Seconded By John Irvine
That the Accounts be passed Carried

Looking Ahead
The Chairman reported that the Branch Committee would arrange a meeting to plan future events.

The Chairman closed the meeting thanking all who had attended and especially Roger for stepping up.

Signed T Dobson Chairman 27 August 2015

Signed R Lindley Secretary 27 August 2015

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