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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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Remembrance Day at the Foreign Cemetery organised by the Royal British Legion

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Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand November 11 2017

Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
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Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
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Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
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Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Refreshments at Gymkhana Club
Refreshments at Gymkhana Club
Refreshments at Gymkhana Club
Refreshments at Gymkhana Club
Refreshments at Gymkhana Club
Refreshments at Gymkhana Club
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand
Remembrance Day Foreign Cemetery Chiang Mai Thailand

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 for attending the committee and shared information related to the main branch in Chonburi.

Trevor reflected on the major reasons for our sub-branch to exist are the providing of social welfare to past and present service members and the sponsoring of Remembrance Day and the Poppy Appeal.

Trevor and John covered the invitation from British Embassy and Consulate which recognized the efforts of Royal British Legion in providing welfare assistance.

Trevor reported on the future departure of Richard Prouse as Remembrance and Poppy Appeal leader and of Roger Lindley as Secretary. Trevor believes in replacing of Richard the two areas should be split with one person leading Remembrance Day and another leading the Poppy Appeal.

Trevor asked Victor to please have written announcement of need for members to fill the Secretary, Remembrance Day and Poppy Appeal job responsibilities.

John reported there were no active social welfare cases.

John raised question of desirability of having an occasional social event during daylight hours as some members have difficulties with night transportation. Discussion about several alternatives such as CEC Breakfast Club, Sausage King or Poppa Rock.

Discussion of membership and payment of membership dues. John estimated sub-branch membership is at approximately twenty-five members. The change in payment of membership dues on-line still presents a problem for some and also affects ability of sub-branch having as timely membership count.

Discussion about good turnout at Remembrance Day in spite of the rainy weather and
soggy conditions at the cemetery. Expression of appreciation for the British Embassy
continuing financial support of the event and for Kawila Barracks providing bugler for the
event. Also, discussion of Poppy Appeal revenues from fifteen different collection
points. The collection were down this year due to the death of King Rama IX coinciding
with the appeal. About 19,000 Baht was raised in the appeal.

Associated with Remembrance Day, Trevor noted the positive feedback from the
members of the Chiang Mai Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) who attended the event.
Trevor will explore with them having another joint social type event.

Victor observed there are about fifteen to eighteen in attendance at regular social
events which is a good number considering size of the sub-branch.

Victor asked owner of 2Gether Bar about willingness to let sub-branch display plaques
and pictures if minimized attachment to walls. Owner is willing to let items be displayed
mounted on a detachable mounting board.

Gill Dobson reported the sub-branch had paid 1,500 Baht for another six months as
social sponsors in the Chiang Mai Expats Club. Balance in the sub-branch general fund
was 5,768 Baht.

Discussion about raising funds for the sub-branch. Motion by Barry: Request a
contribution of minimum twenty Baht per person per meeting. Motion seconded by John.

Motion passed with unanimous approval.

The committee meeting ended at 1855 hours.
Reported by
Roger Lindley
Sub-branch Secretary

2016 Royal British Legion Christmas Lunch at Perns Bar & Restaurant on Huay Kaew Road

RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns

2016 Royal British Legion Christmas Lunch at Perns Bar & Restaurant on Huay Kaew Road

RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns
RBL Christmas Lunch at Perns

British Legion Dinner at The House
November 12

Royal British Legion Dinner to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at The House Restaurant on Moon Muang Road

Dinner at The House

Royal British Legion Dinner to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme at The House Restaurant on Moon Muang Road

Remembrance Day at Foreign Cemetery

November 11

Remembrance Day at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery, organized by the Royal British Legion, including the U.S. Consul General Jennifer A. Harhigh, the Indian Consul Mr Shirish Jain, the British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson and the Portuguese Honorary Consul Nuno Caldeira da Silva.

Many local schools attended the Remembrance Day, including Chiang Mai International School, Lanna International School, Prem Tinsulanonda International School , Sacred heart School, Varee International School. The children were given a guided tour of the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery (founded 1898) and historical graves by Lt.Col.Ron Rae, Secretary, Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery followed by a talk on Battle of Somme and importance of the Remembrance Day message by Trevor Dobson, Chairman of Royal British Legion Sub-Branch. This year is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, fought in northern France and was one of the bloodiest of World War One. Five months the British and French armies fought the Germans in a battle of attrition on a 15 mile front.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars and many of the local expat communities joined this wet Remembrance Day. It was followed by refreshments at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club, laid on courtesy of the British Embassy

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Remembrance Day at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery, organized by the Royal British Legion, including the U.S. Consul General Jennifer A. Harhigh, the Indian Consul Mr Shirish Jain, the British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson and the Portuguese Honorary Consul Nuno Caldeira da Silva.

The Royal British Legion Chiang Mai (Sub) Thailand
Activities 2018
  • Wed 14th Feb Valentine Buffet at 2GetherBar & Restaurant.
  • Wed 04th Apr Dinner at “My Kitchen”.
  • Mon 28th May 10:00 hrs Memorial Day service at the foreign cemetary with the VFW.
  • Sat 9th June Committee meeting.
  • Sun 11th Nov Remembrance Service.
Rewards for Forces
Rewards for Forces, Veterans and British Legion
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