MINUTES of THE 9th AGM
BURLEIGH COURT LOUGHBOROUGH
25th May 2002.
opened at 1210 hrs.
The chairman Jim Husband
introduced the committee and civic guests.
The Secretary gave the names of
members who had passed away since the last AGM, Phil Osborne,
Vic Bowker, Tom Jephcote and John Heyes, then
asked for a minutes silence.
The Secretary then read the apologies of
members whom for various reasons where unable to attend the AGM.
The minutes of the 8th AGM where distributed for members to read, the
secretary asked if there where any questions arising from the
2001 minutes, there where none so the Secretary asked for a
proposal to accept, this was proposed by Neil Cooper and
seconded by Ted Tolley.
The Secretary thanked all members for their generosity in
raising over £3000 for the Phil Osborne repatriation, giving the
branch a surplus of over £1000 to be used in any future
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 Debbie Green who
expressed her pleasure in being invited in only her first week
Report: The secretary gave details of membership (now 381) and indicated how
pleased the committee where in seeing so many new members in
attendance. He re-iterated the importance of travel insurance
for members travelling to the German reunions, in view of the
lesson learnt by the Phil Osborne tragedy.
Treasurer’s 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 the
now healthy state of our bank balance.
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 introduced our guest from
Königslutter Horst Funke who gave an amusing speech and then
presented the Secretary with a plaque depicting the Kaiserdom in
It was decided that our next reunion, the 10th, be
held in Königslutter next year to coincide with the local
Shutzenfest and will be sometime in May. (Exact date to be
confirmed later). All members agreed that the venue for our 50th
anniversary reunion, the Hotel Königshof was exceptional, and
that we should try to negotiate for a similar deal.
The meeting closed at 1325hrs.