Bude Royal Naval Association update

Here is an update on Bude Royal Naval Association by Bob Gelder:

The first Meeting of the new year, with a healthy attendance, was both a successful but sad occasion.

On the plus side, the contributions towards the raffle/auction were excellent.

The Branch had a couple of changes within the responsibilities with Tanky Williams being elevated to Social Secretary. Tanky’s “Assistant” would be all the Branch members on an “as needed” basis. Stepping in as Standard Bearer (Mobile) is Phil Gavin, having had a trial run at the last Parade.

Financially, the Honorary Treasurer reported a healthy situation.
Membership remained strong at 70 with more in the pipeline.
Socially, both the pre-Christmas Dinner Party and 97th birthday celebrations for Alan Litchfield had been enjoyed by those attending.   It was hoped to stage a combined-invite Dinner to unite members of RNA, RMA & RBL + Guest Speaker during 2022.    Don’t forget the RNA’s “Fun Quiz” on Monday, 11th April, 19.00 @ The Falcon Hotel. 100 Questions in 10 Sections, on a variety of topics.   Tables max. 6 @ £5 per person.
The somewhat negative sad Branch news was the loss of Chunky’s late wife, Sandra. On the night, it was unanimously agreed to donate the proceeds of the evening’s Raffle/Auction to her chosen charity: Cancer Research (Cornwall) and with typical generosity, a princely sum was raised towards that end.
It is Chunky’s intention to stage a “Celebration of Sandra’s Life” @ Bude Golf Club on 28/1.   Any further personal donations may be made on the day please.
All of you interested “new members” out there, simply contact Hon. Secretary via bobgelder1@gmail.com or give him a call on 01409 253791.    A warm welcome awaits!

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