ASSOCIATION NOTICE BOARD NEWS
Commodore Jerry Stanford has stepped up to become the Association President.
Our stalwart member Mike Noonan was unanimously voted in as Vice-President & accepted the post. The committee are delighted.
THE 2022 ANNUAL REUNION HAS BEEN CONFIRMED FOR SCARBOROUGH IN MAY. SEE NEXT PAGE.
As of September 22nd the hotel accomodation & gala dinner numbers are fully booked.
SOUTHSEA REUNION 2022
Good to see the usual members with a sprinkling of new ones at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea.
There were 63 members at the Saturday morning AGM. The Red Lea Hotel, Scarborough was confirmed as the venue for the 2022 Reunion.
A cheque for £250 was agreed to be donated to the RNBF.
84 members & guests attended the Gala Dinner. £500 was raised at the raffle.
Our Vice President Mike Noonan paid a tribute to our former President, Vice-Admiral Sir Pat Symons who CTB in 2020.
Member John Swan also paid a tribute to our former Vice President, Colonel Mick Reece who CTB in March.
A BAC Association cheque for £250 was presented to S/Lt Dave Burley, CO of TS Albion by the secretary.
The "Pop Pickers" performed their music late into the Saturday evening.
HMS ALBION ANCHORED AT GREENWICH FOR A WEEK/
SUBSCRIPTIONS £10 ARE DUE FROM 1ST MAY
A MESSAGE FROM THE TREASURER
A REMINDER ABOUT REMINDERS
Reminder slips have always been placed in ALL copies of the Spring R08. If you have already paid, or pay through the Bank or are exempt (widows & life members) please IGNORE the reminder.
With regards to this years slips, they should have read "Payment welcome from 1st January" NOT DUE 1st JANUARY. I was just trying to spread the load out.
I refer myself & all members to our CONSTITUTION RULE 11 SUBSCRIPTIONS:
"Annual subscriptions shall fall due on the 1st MAY EACH YEAR & are to be paid within 3 months of that date. Any member who fails to pay their subs. within 3 months of that date shall be deemed to be a lapsed member until such time as the due sum has been paid".
My sincere apologies for any confusion & inconvenience I have caused by this years slips.
2020 ASSOCIATION CHARITY DONATION
The committee unanamously decided that the £250 donation should add to Captain Tom Moore's NHS Charities Fund. This was gratefully received.
Treasurer Tiny Ashton sent this message with the money.
"From HMS Bulwark, Albion & Centaur Association. Proud to support a fellow veteran & the NHS. Well done Sir!"