Minutes of the Committee Meeting of the Royal Air Forces Association,
Aphrodite Branch, held at WO and SGTs Mess RAF Akrotiri
On Thursday 26th September 2019, at 09.00
|Mr Nik Williams
Mr Barry Higgs
Mr Francis Haggerty
Mrs Anne Higgs
Flt Lt A Milligan
Vice President/ Members Member
|Item 1||Royal Air Forces Association’s Dedication.|
|1.1||The Chairman opened the meeting with the Royal Air Forces Association’s Dedication.|
|Item 2||Apologies for Absence:|
|2.1||Honorary Treasurer – Ms Georgie Page-Dove
Vice Chairwoman – Mrs Betty Stockman
|Item 3||Minutes of the previous meeting:|
|3.1||The Minutes, without amendment, were approved by the committee as a true and accurate record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.||
|Item 4||Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting:|
Chairman welcomed two potential new members to the Meeting. They are: Jon Berry and James Paddington, both RAF personnel.
This meeting was held in the Officers Mess following a RAFALO Breakfast in the Officers Mess as guests of Spike Milligan. The Committee thanked the Senior RAFALO for his hospitality.
|Item 5||Treasurer’s Report:|
|The Treasurer submitted accounts for July & Aug. and reported, the Branch Accounts as of 31 Aug:
General Account € 3772.51
Welfare Account € 1937.18
Wings Account € 1669.48
1318 CHQ Sterling Branch Account £. 256.94
Petty Cash € 165.69
|Item 6||Welfare Officer’s Report:|
|6.1||The Welfare Officer’s post has not yet formerly been taken over by Dave Rice.|
|6.2||Mrs Tina Graham head of SSAFA continues to handle any welfare cases that may arise.|
|SSAFA’s offer that we avail ourselves of the opportunity to attend one of their local Welfare Officers Courses still stands..||
|Item 7||Membership Secretary’s Report:|
|7.1||The membership secretary reported, that numbers were steady.|
|7.2||There will be a gentle recruiting drive during the Lunch at Skarinou on 9 Oct.||
|7.3||A Maroni Facebook site is to be approached to let their clients know about RAFA.||AH|
|Item 8||Wings Week Appeal Report:|
|Wings Week Appeal collection raised €824.22, which is about €200 up on last year for actual cash collected.
Letters to be sent to Stn Cdr, Stn Charities Committee and Sodexo Shop Manager.
|Item 9||RAFALO Report|
|9.1||RAFALO Team are still very busy on the Station, though pressure is easing off.|
|9.2||RAFALO Team are still very busy on the Station, though pressure is easing off.||AM|
|9.3||Stock Check and clean-up of the Stock Room. Done by Nik and Georgie pre-Wings Week.||NW GPD|
|84 Sqn Visit. Wed 2 Oct 0945 at main gate for 1000 at Sqn. Host is MACM David Wray & 84 Sqn. Op Order issued.
Following on from the 84 Sqn visit the group will proceed to the WO & Sgts Mess for Lunch at 1230. Cash Bar open at 1200. Very small personal cost for Lunch. RAFA will have a Reserved Table for RAFA & 84 Sqn Members.
Wed 9 Oct 1300. Lunch at Danys’s Olive Restaurant, Skarinou. Located behind the big AlphaMega on the Nicosia Highway. Meal cost, between €15 – € 20. Make your own way.
|Wed 6 Nov at 1930. RAFALO Organised Quiz Night in WO & Sgts Mess, RAF Akrotiri. Quiz Master – Daniel Flannigan.||
|10.3.1||A RAFA Christmas Lunch is booked for The Hill View in Pissouri, Sunday 1st Dec. 1230. Please get you names and bookings in to Chairman asap. Cost around €17.50. Make your own way.||NW|
|Item 11||Web Master Report|
|11.1||New Web Master is David Boden. No actual contact yet made by Hon Sec||FH|
|11.2||Facebook page is showing a huge increase in activity.||AM|
|Item 12||Any Other Business|
|Pepsico (Lays Crisps) are willing for a RAFA visit. A letter requesting a visit Wed 5 Feb will be sent. Details to follow but possibly around 1000 at Polimedia Industrial Estate.||FH|
|12.2||Members are to be reminded that the AGM will be on Wed 4 March at 1830 in WO & Sgts Mess||ALL|
|12.3||Christmas Lunch. It was agreed that RAFA Apollo Branch should be invited to join us, notwithstanding that they may outnumber us at our own function!||FH|
|Item 13||Close of Meeting|
|13.1||There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 1025 hours.||ALL|
|Item 14||Next Meeting|
|The next committee meeting; Thursday 28th Nov 2019 at 1100 hours in the WO and Sgts Mess.|
|Chairman’s signature ……………………|
Minutes produced by Honorary Secretary Mr FM Haggerty.