Newsletter for Branch meeting on 15th February 2017

Please note any information for the newsletter to be passed on to John Griffiths by the last Saturday before the next meeting  

Norman David Osborne.
We sadly report the death of  Norman who passed away on 19th January 2017.  His funeral took place on 7th February at 1300hrs at Bournemouth Crematorium and was well attended by members, Bert paraded the Standard.
He joined the branch in May 1988 as a life member and during his time with the branch both Norman and his wife Edie were enthusiastic supporters of the branch.
Norman joined the corps in the late nineteen forties spending much of his service in Kenya as a Sapper where his unit was involved with the laying of an important water pipeline, he recalled it as very strenuous work in such a high temperature.
For a long time both Norman and Edie helped greatly with the welfare of a branch member who lived near to them in Ringwood.
He will be greatly missed by branch members and our sincere sympathies go to Norman’s family.


The next informal lunch will be on Tuesday 7th March at noon at the RBL Ferndown, lists on the table tonight, any further information from John Cusack.
Notice to members that the Branch AGM will be held at the meeting on 15th March, any business you wish to be discussed at the AGM should be submitted in writing to the chairman by 1st March 2017.

Branch subs 
are due now, no change from last year at £15 and paid to the treasurer now.

On 28th February John Frampton celebrates his 85 birthday, congratulations John.

May meeting
At the May meeting we will be holding a Bingo and Fish & chip evening so will be collecting the monies, £4.50p, at the March and April meetings.

Phil has given notice that he wishes to stand down from his post as President, so a new President is needed for the AGM, also Richard is standing down as Social secretary and Peter wishes to stand down as welfare officer so these posts need to be filled ASAP, nomination forms are on the table tonight or if required contact John Griffiths if you need one by post.  These positions need filling urgently. These positions apart from the President could be filled by a Lady of the branch.

Denis Brown is now in Lewis Manning Hospital where he is being well looked after, our thoughts go to Denis and Deana.

Branch annual Lunch
The Annual lunch is to be held on 29th April 2017 at the Cumberland Hotel and the cost will be £17.50p per person, payment and menu choice to Richard by 1st April.

The entertainment at the February 15th Meeting will be “My Life and times at Harrods” by Robin Cook.

Forecast of Events 2017.
03 rd June =Trooping the colour- Major Generals review
08 th June=  Royal Hospital Chelsea Founders Day
10 th June==Trooping the Colour—Colonels Review
14 and 15th June =Beating the Retreat, London
17th June=Queens Birthday Parade
23 to 25th June=Chilwell Weekend
28 to 30 th July=Minley Weekend
15 to 17th September Corps memorial weekend
14th October= REA AGM and annual dinner
15th October=Sapper Sunday at Royal Hospital Chelsea
09th November = Field of Rememberance, Westminster Abbey
12th November=Rememberance Sunday

Branch Welfare Officer 
Please Contact Peter Piggott 84

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