General Meeting - Live - Remembrance Day Dinner

Thu, Nov 11th 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Thursday, November 11th – Evening – Jane Carey-Harris

Jane will be talking about her experiences as a nurse and as a Colonel in the Territorial Army when she did an operational tour in Iraq during the height of the war against Saddam Hussein.



19.30pm Thursday 11th November 2021 Remembrance Dinner at the Golf Club



Present:          Lesley, Robert, Nick, Pat, Sue, Jackie, Spyros, Marian, Hilary, Trevor, Dave C, Pete, David M, David B, David K, Reggie, Andrew & Jean M, Andrew B, Maureen, Elaine, Iain, Kathy.


Apologies:       Myfanwy, Paul, Pippa


Speaker:         Colonel TA Jane Carey-Harris


Visitor(s):         Mary Pole, Herne Bay RC


Guests:            Pat Brearly, Jackie Tobin, Barry Tobin, Sharon Brown, Neil Robertson, Biddy Tighe, Gerry Tighe, Mary Robinson, Gill Sissons, Segun Akiode.


Act of Remembrance:  The Exhortation was given by David B – followed by 2 minute silence.


Grace:             Said by Iain




Speaker:         Col. Jane talked to us about her experiences as a theatre nurse in a forward hospital during the 2003 Gulf War, in Iraq.  She was a member of the TA and the Queen Alexandria  Royal Army Nursing Corps for 38 years.  Her hospital was a tented hospital of initially 50 beds, later 200 beds. 

                        Andrew B gave a vote of thanks.  On behalf of the club, Lesley donated a cheque  to the poppy appeal.  In addition the club raised £100 from donations on the night.


Business:         There is a proposal that the club will apply to have a stall at the Christmas Fair in Tankerton High Street on 12th December.  This would entail using the ‘Splat the Rat’ game as a fund raiser.  Members voted to have a stall; a number of people volunteered to do a shift.

                        Lesley explained to members and guests about her virtual channel swim and how they can donate to this.  There was also a bucket for cash donations.

                        Lesley said thank you to David M for designing and printing the programme for tonight.


Raffle:             This was won by Andrew B, Barry & Kathy.


Master-at-Arms:  Nick did the rounds.  Today is Origami Day


Final Toast:     Proposed by Godfrey


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