Item Description. Minutes
Remarks/People Involve. Of RNPA AGM held at the Wessex Hotel Bournemouth on 6th October 2013
Ship/Place/Originator. Acting Secretary
Date/Date range. 06-Oct-13 -
Submitted by. Acting Secretary
Now held by. Historian
Date Added archive. 11/10/2013
Historians No. Hist1128
Minutes of the Royal Naval Photographers Association Annual General Meeting held on the 6th October 2013 at the Wessex Hotel, Bournemouth
Those present - committee
Darbyshire – Chairman
Larcombe - Acting Secretary and Historian
King – Membership Secretary
Whitehouse – Social Secretary
King – Newsletter Editor & Clothing Sales
Mike Gilbert, Roy Penny, Mike Keeling, Pete Bunting, John Cunningham, George Mewton & Rita, Nigel Craft, Paul Yockney, Ian Gutteridge, Mike Adams, Bob Lomax.
Item 1. Chairmans welcome.
Tony welcomed everyone to
the Reunion and AGM and asked for a minute silence for those who had recently
crossed the bar, namely;
Graham Ember, John Grant, Derek Callister,
John Drew and
Item 2. Apologises were received from
Duncan Reid, Bill Stenning, Peter Pinnock,
David Price, Jonathon Robbins, Brian Jackson, Mary Fitzgerald, Charles Robinson,
Danny De Feu, Peter Thorne, Ray Pogson, Bill Porter, Mike
McKnight, Doug Manning, Richie
Morris and George
Item 3. Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the 2013 AGM were approved and duly signed by Ray (Acting Chairman at the time)
Item 4. Matters arising
There were no matters arising from the previous minutes.
Item 5. Elections to
Tony asked for volunteers
for posts on the Committee and the following volunteers were appointed.
Vice Chairman, Peter
Bunting. Proposed by Tony Darbyshire seconded by Nigel Craft. Elected
Treasurer. There being no
Volunteers from the trawls or from the floor Tony said that his wife Val would
be prepared to act as interim Treasurer until a permanent Treasurer could be
found from the membership. Proposed by John Cunningham Seconded by Hilary King.
Secretary. Ian Gutteridge
volunteered for the post. Proposed by Jan Larcombe seconded by Peter Bunting. .
Webmaster. Jan reported
that Martin May-Clingo had said that he would take on this task and that Martin
had been in contact with Paul Cowpe to arrange a hand over. Proposed by Peter
Bunting seconded by Steve King. . Elected unanimously.
There followed a discussion
on the merits of the RNPA Facebook page and it was agreed that it was not
working at all well. Jan said that he would liase with Martin in an effort to
improve the situation possible by introducing a closed Facebook group as
suggested by Ray.
Item 6. Chairmans Report
Tony said that he had an
easy first year as Chairman and thanked the other members of the committee for
their work and support. He went on the introduce a members service record sheet
that he hoped members would complete with some emphasis on the area giving
details of colleagues serving in the same sections together with any other
interesting details including things that happened after leaving the Navy. He
distributed copies at the meeting and Hilary said she would ensure that her
newsletter and mail addressees would receive copies
Item 7. Secretaries Report.
said that due to email communications there had been no correspondence from
outside the RNPA and that, apart from the minutes of meetings, the only other
task was sending two bouquets and words of sympathy to the widows of members who
had crossed the bar
made a plea, in his Historians hat, for any information on the early days of
photography in the RN saying that it was very difficult, working on the
internet, to get any solid information from either the Imperial War Museum or
the Public Record Office at Kew. Proposed by Peter Bunting and Seconded by Nigel
Craft it was unanimously agreed that Jan be granted RNPA funding to visit Kew
and/or IWM to do research
Item 8. Treasurers Report.
Richie was unable to attend
the meeting but sent a short breakdown of the Associations assets. This showed a
healthy balance of some £5000 with just two un-cashed cheques and some of the
Social Secretary’s expenses outstanding. Steve, later, said that there should
be addition assets of some £1700 due from subs in January.
Prior to the meeting Richie
had telephoned Jan and said that he would finalize the accounts then contact Val
Darbyshire to arrange a proper handover.
Item 9. Membership Secretaries Report.
Steve said that there were 90 full and 33 joint members at present. Two serving members have asked to join after a trawl offering serving photographers free, full and joint membership whilst they are still serving.
Jan added that CPO Rob Harding (now in charge at SFPU(E)) had said that while he could not commit to committee membership he was willing to act as the point of contact for serving members.
Steve said that he had printed next years membership cards and would be sending them out at the beginning of January.
Steve also took the opportunity to give his clothing report He explained that everything could be had in various colours and sizes, he would take orders and remind all members in the next newsletter.
Item 10. Social Secretaries Report.
gave a report on the successful events during the past year. He went on the
outline the committees ideas for 2014. It was agreed that Rays should
investigate a one days social event, including families and friends, based
around the RN Historical Flight and Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton in May or
June. He would also look into a one day event and AGM in London based around HMS
Belfast, Greenwich or similar in September or October.
future reference he mentioned a possible event for 2015 based around the Museum
and Photographic School at Cosford and asked for thoughts on an event in 2019
celebrating the 100th
anniversary of the Formation of the photographic branch.
Item 11. Newsletter Editors
said that there were couple of mistakes in the last newsletter which would be
corrected in the next issue and made her usual pleas for material to put into
the newsletter. It did not have to be a major event but any small contributions
would be welcome.
Item 12 AOB
the floor Bob Lomax led a collective thank you to the committee for continuing
to organize the Association business
Up Spirits sprits and the
grog Tub photograph were postponed until just before dinner and as there was no
further business Tony closed the meeting at 1234