AGM Loughborough, 8/9 November 2003

Following a committee meeting during the morning of Saturday,8 November, the Annual General Meeting of the Branch was held during the afternoon.  A total of 26 members was present. 

There was a change in the formation of the committee when our Vice President resigned, but was immediately elected as a committee member.  Dave Street, Ted Roberts and Cathie Clark were also elected to serve.  Jackie Farrell resigned as Chair of the Services Committee and was replaced by Pete Derrick. 

During the evening of 8 November a dinner was held in the Ramada Jarvis Hotel in Loughborough when 36 members sat down to an excellent meal.  It was also remembered that this day was the birthday of Joy, the long-suffering wife of our Secretary.

The morning of Sunday, 9 November saw the church service at St Mary-in-the-Elms, Woodhouse, conducted by our own Chaplain, Canon Derek Buxton.  Our standard carried by the new Branch Standard Bearer, Dave Foley, was on parade.  Following the service a wreath was laid by the Chairman, John Clark, on behalf of the Branch, and he was accompanied by Lady Martin laying a wreath on behalf of the Parish Council.  A Tri-Service Escort to the Parade was provided by personnel from DSSS, Chicksands, and the Parade was well supported by other members of the Y Services, present and past. The weekend's activities ended with a lunch at the Quality Hotel in Loughborough.

Members ready for the meeting
Members ready
for the meeting

Tom Neal, Dave & Sheila Geere, Helen Neal
Tom Neal, Dave & Sheila Geere,
 Helen Neal

Brian & Christine Podmore
Brian & Christine Podmore

Derek Buxton, Eileen Allison, Eileen Buxton, Maisie Holland, Mavis Sewell, Lady Martin, Harry Sewell
Derek Buxton, Eileen Allison,
Eileen Buxton, Maisie Holland,
Mavis Sewell,
Lady Martin, Harry Sewell

John Neal, Dennis Weir, Pete Derrick, Roger & Pat Manser
John Neal, Dennis Weir,
Pete Derrick, Roger & Pat Manser
Pat Manser, Sue Derrick, Angelika Neal
Pat Manser, Sue Derrick,
Angelika Neal
Dennis Weir, Sue & Pete Derrick, Pat Manser
Dennis Weir, Sue & Pete Derrick,
Pat Manser
Ted Rathbone, Brian & Christine Podmore
Ted Rathbone, Brian &
Christine Podmore
Pat & Roger Manser, Angelika & John Neal, Helen Neal
Pat & Roger Manser,
Angelika & John Neal, Helen Neal
Steve & Linda Rofe, Jenny Weir
Steve & Linda Rofe,
Jenny Weir
Cathie Clark, Bob & Joy White
Cathie Clark, Bob & Joy White
Derek & Eileen Buxton
Derek & Eileen Buxton
Maisie Holland
Maisie Holland
Standard Bearer Dave Foley, Chairman John Clark, Lady Martin
Standard Bearer Dave Foley,
Chairman John Clark, Lady Martin
Dave Street
Dave Street
Standard Bearer & Escort
Standard Bearer & Escort

Wreath Bearers & Escort
Wreath Bearers & Escort
Tri-Service Escort
Tri-Service Escort
Parade Gathering
Parade Gathering