Item Description. Minutes
Of the Royal
Naval Photographers Association Annual General Meeting held on
Ship/Place/Originator. RNPA Secretary
Date Range. 19-10-2014
Now Held By. Historian
Date Added to archive. 8-11-2014
Minutes of the
Royal Naval Photographers Association Annual General Meeting held on
- Historian - Acting as Secretary
- Social Secretary
- Membership Secretary
- Newsletter Editor
- Display and Exhibitions co-ordinator
Gilbert, Bill Simpson, Dave & Olga Price John & Andrea Flack, Bill
Porter, Ray Pogson Mike & Jean Keeling, Vince Richards, Bob Stanyard, Paul
Wellings, Stuart Woods, Roy & Elizabeth Penny, Pam Whitehouse, George &
Rita Mewton, Geoff Holland, Catherine Kelly, Paul Hopley
Chairman welcomed all and thanked them for attending the meeting apologising for
his voice which he was rapidly loosing and saying that he might have to hand
over to Pete as Vice Chairman.
2. Roll of
then went on to list those who had crossed the bar since the last AGM and asked
all to stand for a moments silence in remembrance of: John Grant, Ray White, Jon
Branson, John Coombs and Sandy Sanders
May-Clingo, Brian & Jean Cartwright, Ray & Ann Pugh, Dave Morris,
Jonathon Robins, Peter Pinnock, Russ Whalley, Brian Lowe
4. Approval of
Minutes of the 2013 AGM
of the Minutes of the minutes of the 2013 AGM was proposed by Mike Gilbert and
then lost his voice completely and handed over to Pete.
4a. An additional item
was added as the appointment of Ian Gutteridge at the last AGM had not been a
success in that he had not made contact with anyone or done any of the duties as
secretary since he was appointed. The Chairman would therefore ask him to stand
down and Pete asked for volunteers for the post. There were no volunteers so Jan
agreed to continue as Acting Secretary until the post could be filled on a
5. Matters arising
were no matters arising from the last minutes
6. Chairmans Report.
managed to recover his voice enough to thank the committee for there efforts and
said that he was most impressed with the organisation that went into the events
during the year.
7. Secretaries Report.
Jan reported that with the advent of digital communications the
secretary’s job had become much easier. He had not had to deal with any snail
mail and had sent just one bunch of flowers a bereaved lady and even that on the
8. Treasurers Report.
Val presented an income and expenditure sheet for the accounting year and
expanded on the detail it contained. She reported that the balance at the end
was a credit of £5011.51. Pete thanked Val for taking on the treasurers job at
short notice and producing a clear and understandable report. He went on to
explain that the committee had made a minor amendment to the constitution which
enabled Val and any other joint member to become a full member of the committee
and vote on all matters.
Membership Secretaries Report.
Steve said that membership had increased by six during the past year and
that we were now just over 100 strong. He explained that communication was a
major problem in that people did not inform him of change of postal or email
addresses consequently he was unable to make contact with around sixty
people. He asked Val to explain the options for paying subs and she said
that in addition to standing orders and cheques it was also possible to pay by
10. Social Secretaries Report.
Ray reported on the highly successful FAAM visit which had attracted 70
people and that 45 were attending the current
He explained that the committee had three suggestions for next year
namely centred on Cosford,
Following a question from the floor Ray said that he would like to make
11. Newsletter Editors report
Hilary said that she had enough material for the next issue which she was
aiming to produce at the end of October and that she would be producing a
Christmas issue. She made the usual plea for articles and photographs.
12 Website progress report
read out part of Martins report and his comments regarding his lack of time to
undertake the task. Martin was happy to carry on but would also not object if
someone else could do it. Jan said that Tony’s daughter Kirsty, who was a
professional website designer, had offered to design a site for the association
and after asking for ideas for the site it was agreed to form a sub committee to
decide what was needed on the new website. It was decided that Kirsty, Tony, Jan
Steve and Hilary would form the sub committee and that they should produce
answers within one month and that the aim should be an active site by the end of
this year. It was also agreed that, rather than piggy backing on someone
else’s domain, the Association should have its own domain that would cost
about £80 a year to run.
then asked for any ideas as to the content of the site and accessibility was
agreed as the most important thing.
Richards raised the question of sponsorship for the site with links to the likes
of Nikon and Woods rum. Pete asked him if he would pursue the idea and he agreed
to investigate further with the help of Bob Stanyard.
13. Report on Clothing sales.
Steve said that he did not hold a stock of clothing but that it was easy
to order clothing as Whitakers already had our logo on file and all orders were
just for the price of the article. He listed what was available and said he was
open for orders. He introduced a RNPA mug as a new line adding that in addition
to our logo anything could be added as decoration. The cost would be about £8
14a. Position of Danny on the committee
said that Danny ought to formally be elected to the committee and ask for a
proposal. Paul Wellings proposed and Vince Richards seconded that Danny be
elected as Display and Exhibitions co-ordinator, Carried unanimously.
Ray explained that three members could not attend because of illness, Ann
Porter and Pete and Angela Thorne. Hilary had made cards for both and Ray would
be passing then round at the dinner for everyone to sign.
14c. Pete then raised the question of the secretary’s post again but following
discussions there were no volunteers. He closed the meeting at 1439 adding that
Up-spirits and a group photograph on the Focsle would follow.