Sheringham & District Branch


Branch Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30pm, unless it is a Bank Holiday and then they are on the second Monday. 

There is no meeting in August

2022 Meeting Dates
Monday 7th March 7.30pm
Monday 4th April 7.30pm
Monday 9th May 7.30pm
Monday 6th June 7.30pm
Monday 4th July 7.30pm
Monday 5th September 7.30pm
Monday 3rd October 7.30pm
Monday 7th November 7.30pm - AGM
Monday 5th December 7.30pm – possible Social

 

Branch Officials

President Vacant  
Chairman Val Callaghan valeriecallaghan319@btinternet.com
Vice Chairman Vacant  
Hon. Secretary Melanie Clarke * Until 30th June 2022 info@sheringhamrbl.co.uk
Hon. Treasurer Paul Clarke * Until 30th June 2022 paulclarke921@gmail.com
Standard Bearer Eddie Mayell eddie.mayell@btinternet.com
Poppy Organisers Vacant  

 

Latest Minutes
 THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SHERINGHAM & DISTRICT BRANCH

Meeting opened with Exhortation
Minutes of the Branch Meeting on 1st November 2021


PRESENT: 9 members

APOLOGIES Peter Clarke, Val Callaghan, Peter Wegg, Marie Chapman

MINUTES of 2nd March

MATTERS ARISING
• Nil
SECRETARY REPORT
• We have 29 members at the moment, but the number is dropping steadily. The vast majority do not attend any meetings at all.
• Queen’s message to Royal British Legion on our 100th Anniversary.
TREASURER REPORT
• Branch - 2224.94
• Caravan - 535.75
• Total in Bank – 2730.69

Remembrance 2021
• There will be a scaled down Remembrance Event this year due to existing restrictions. Instead of marching through Town, we ask that you please muster at the War Memorial by 10.40am on 14th November in order that the Parade Marshal can organise proceedings.
• The Salvation Army will be playing at the Memorial. (Paul Winterbourn will play the Last Post)
• Names will be read as usual by our Young people.
• At the end of the short service, there will be a March Past Salute with British Legion representative and the Town Mayor, towards St Peters Church.
• There will be no Church Service this year.
POPPY REPORT
• 2019 Total 11,844.20
2020 Total 8220.65 (includes our 5,000 donation from legacies)
• David Farrow gave update on Poppy Appeal, posies and fundraisers.
AOB
• Nil

Meeting closed 19.40 hrs. Next Meeting TBC



Signed ……………………………………. (Chairman)
 
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SHERINGHAM & DISTRICT BRANCH

Meeting opened with Exhortation
Minutes of the Branch Meeting on 1st November 2021

PRESENT: 9 members

APOLOGIES Peter Clarke, Val Callaghan, Peter Wegg, Marie Chapman

MINUTES of 2nd March

MATTERS ARISING
* Nil
SECRETARY REPORT
* We have 29 members at the moment, but the number is dropping steadily. The vast majority do not attend any meetings at all.
* Queen’s message to Royal British Legion on our 100th Anniversary.
TREASURER REPORT
* Branch - 2224.94
* Caravan - 535.75
* Total in Bank – 2730.69
Remembrance 2021
* There will be a scaled down Remembrance Event this year due to existing restrictions. Instead of marching through Town, we ask that you please muster at the War Memorial by 10.40am on 14th November in order that the Parade Marshal can organise proceedings.
* The Salvation Army will be playing at the Memorial. (Paul Winterbourn will play the Last Post)
* Names will be read as usual by our Young people.
* At the end of the short service, there will be a March Past Salute with British Legion representative and the Town Mayor, towards St Peters Church.
* There will be no Church Service this year.
POPPY REPORT
* 2019 Total 11,844.20
2020 Total 8220.65 (includes our 5,000 donation from legacies)
* David Farrow gave update on Poppy Appeal, posies and fundraisers.
AOB
* Nil

Meeting closed 19.40 hrs. Next Meeting TBC
Minutes of Annual General Meeting on 1st November 2021

Exhortation

Apologies: Peter Clarke, Peter Wegg, Val Callaghan, Marie Chapman

Minutes of 4th November 2019 were read and agreed.

Chairman’s Report
Sorry I can't be with you tonight.

We have had another disruptive year when we haven't been able to meet.

Sadly we lost two of our members, Paul's mum Joan Clarke & Daphne Basham.

Eddie Mayell & Dick Shepherd paid their respects at the Duke of Ediburgh's funeral (in Eddie's garden)

David Farrow, Eddie & Claire Mayell and I went to see the naming of the train at Sheringham station. It was named The Lord Haig which I thought would have been more fitting to have the ceremony during poppy appeal week. The whole event was badly publicised & organised.

We are no longer able to meet at the Morley Club & a new venue will have to be found.

We will be sorry that Mel & Paul Clarke have decided not to stand again for the positions of secretary & treasurer. We have until June to fill these posts so please put your thinking caps on.

I hope all being well I shall be able to attend the next meeting.
Val


Secretary Report AGM 1st November 2021
It has been an awful couple of years for everyone, worldwide, yet despite everything, thankfully, most of us have made it through. Nobody knows how much longer this is going to last and the disruption to facilities is making finding a venue for meetings very difficult. If anyone has any suggestions, please let us know.

On a more positive note, the branch web site is continuing to be successful, still getting emails from all over the world as well as locally. We have also launched a Facebook Group, which now has 59 members. It is hoped that we will encourage some younger people to our Branch by using this modern media.

Sadly, we lost two members this year, Mrs Joan Clarke and long-standing member Daphne Basham holder of the Elizabeth Cross. Both funerals were attended by our President and Chairman, along with other members.

It is with regret that both Paul and myself are standing down from our positions of Secretary and Treasurer, but personal circumstances dictate this decision and after over 15 years we need the rest.

Treasurer’s Report
The Legion Account was formally accepted by the Branch in line with audit procedures.

30 June end of year accounts
On time – audited by finance officer and sent to County

Start of Account Period 1/7/2020 2218.61
End of Account Period 30/6/2021 2802.35
Income
* Legacy transfer to Branch 15,000.00
* Donations 821.24
* Total 15,821.24
Expenditure
* Legacy Transfer to County 10,000.00
* Legacy Transfer to Poppy Appeal 5,000.00
* Caravan Storage 50.00
* Administration, Web Site & Postage 187.50
* Total 15,237.50

Excess of Income of 583.74
Caravan storage may go up to around 1000.00 per year

Sheringham Community Support – Liz Withington asked if she could contact us if she finds veterans who need help.

Vote of thanks
Eddie Mayell gave a vote of thanks to Melanie & Paul Clarke for their work over the past several years.


COMMITTEE ELECTED AS DETAILED BELOW


The following people were voted onto the committee:
President Mr David Farrow
Chairman Mrs Val Callaghan
Vice Chairman Mrs Lesley Farrow
Secretary Mrs Melanie Clarke (Until 30th June 2022)
Treasurer Mr Paul Clarke (Until 30th June 2022)
Membership Secretary Vacant
BCS Rep Mrs Valerie Callaghan

Committee Mr Edward Mayell

Poppy Appeal Organisers Mrs Lesley Farrow & Mr David Farrow
Standard Bearer Mr Edward Mayell


A.O.B.


There being no other business the meeting was closed at 20.40hrs.