Langeleben Reunion Association


MINUTES of THE 9th AGM and Reunion


 The meeting 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.

Matters arising: 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 emergencies.

 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 in office

 Secretary’s 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 Königslutter. 

Reunion 2003: 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.



Last updated 14 January 2017