Minutes of the 15th AGM and Reunion
Burleigh Court, Loughborough. 24th May 2008
The meeting started at 1115 hrs.
Introductions by our Chairman Jim Husband who then read out the
Roll of Honour followed by one minute’s silence. The Chairman
then introduced the Secretary who gave apologies for those
members who for various reasons were unable to attend.
The Secretary then asked for acceptance of the minutes of the
14th AGM which all members hopefully had read, acceptance
proposed by Dave Burnage and seconded by Jim Jones.
The Chairman then introduced the President Major General Peter
Baldwin who as always raised the tone of the meeting with his
facts and wit.
The Treasurer Gerry Kane was introduced and gave the annual
financial report with the breakdown of income and expenditure on
both the General and memorial funds giving a joint closing
balance of £6,188.46, mainly due to the generosity of member
donations towards the memorial fund. The memorial fund at the
present time now exceeds £5000, helped greatly by the collection
at the funeral of member Paul Fildes who died in March and
generously donated by Paul’s family, (nearly£1000).
Gerry then reminded the members that at the end of the meeting
he would be collecting payment for the evening’s dinner/dance at
£20 per head. The financial report acceptance was proposed by
John Plaskitt and seconded by Ray Armstrong.
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Election of Officers: The committee all agreed
to carry on for another term and as there was no applicants from
the floor the committee were re-elected until the next AGM in
The secretary had previously explained the need for the vacancy
of Assistant Secretary to be filled after a void of nine years.
Paul Croxon proposed member John Richardson in his absence, this
was seconded by Dave Thomas and on a show of hands John was
unanimously accepted and will take up the post immediately.
The secretary then introduced Paul Ellis our designated
stonemason who gave a great presentation full of information and
passion and also displaying actual scale drawings of the
After Paul’s presentation a lively discussion took place and it
was decided that it would be politically expedient to replace
the handshake emblem on the front and back of the memorial with
the crossed flags of the Union Jack and the German national
flag. Member John (Rusty) Rosson has offered a vehicle
to transport the finished memorial to Königslutter where it will
be assembled and placed in situe.
2009 reunion. The date of the 2009 reunion has
been pencilled in for the week 10th -17th June after the success
of John Richardson’s meeting with the Königslutter Schützengilde
and their agreement to accommodate us by changing the date of
the Schützenfest to 12th-14th June.
At the end of the meeting the secretary asked all members to
sign the attendance book.
The meeting closed at 1230 hrs.
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