The meeting opened at 1210 hrs.
The chairman Jim Husband introduced the committee and civic
The memorial standard dedication service and minutes silence was
given by the reverend canon Derek Buxton.
The Secretary then gave the names of members who had passed away
since the last AGM, Roy Smith, Peter Watts, Frank Mitchell &
The Secretary then read the apologies of members whom for
various reasons where unable to attend the AGM.
The minutes of the 6th AGM where distributed for
members to read, the secretary asked if there where any
questions arising from the 1999 minutes, there where none so the
Secretary asked for a proposal to accept, this was proposed by
Neil Cooper and seconded by Brian Cox.
The Secretary told the members about the contact made
with an American forces website with similar aims as us and the
possibility of having on-going intercourse with them and perhaps
opening more possibilities for the future.
webmaster asked the chair for permission to display a list
of members on the Langeleben web pages, it was agreed by vote to
display surnames and initials only
The Secretary then introduced in order, our President P A C
Baldwin who brought us up to date with the involvement of the
Royal Signals in today’s environment. The Mayor of Charnwood
Councilor Neville Bird and the Burgermeister of Konigslutter
Arnulf Baumann, both made short speeches
extolling the aims and virtues of our association, the
Mayor of Charnwood with some humor.
The secretary gave details of membership (now 346) and thanked
John Gant for his hard work in signing on 38 new members since
July of last year. The Secretary then introduced the treasurer
Treasurers Report: The
treasurer gave details of our finances and a report is in the
hands of the committee, he gave details of the running costs and
it was decided that in our next letter to all members we would
ask for a one-off
subscription of £5.
Election of officers for the next year:
The committee all agreed to serve for the next 12 months
and as no members put up for election the committee where
unanimously elected for the coming term.
The secretary then reintroduced the President Peter Baldwin who
made presentations of a Royal Signals plaque to Mayor Neville
Bird and an engraved glass mug to Burgermeister Arnulf Baumann.
Reunion 2001: It was
decided that our next reunion celebrating Langeleben’s 50th
anniversary be held in Konigslutter next year to coincide with
the local Shutzenfeste and will be sometime in May. (exact date
to be confirmed later) .
The meeting closed at 1325hrs.