ADMIN GROUP REPORT MAR 2022

The Admin Group met via video link on Sunday 13 February 2022

Attendees:
Phillip Clarke – Chair
Ben Griffin – Administrator
Alan Chick – Treasurer
Neil Harvey – Membership Secretary
Brad Oliver – Sweeper

Contents
1. VFP Pledge 
2. Chair update
3. Administrator update
4. Treasurer update
5. Membership Secretary update
6. Sweeper update
7. Any other business
8. Necessary decisions
9. Outstanding tasks

  1. VFP Pledge

The following pledge was made at the start of the meeting:

We, veterans of the armed forces, having dutifully served our nation,
do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace.
We are peaceful in our words, methods, and actions.

  1. Chair update – Phillip Clarke

Has been reaching out to Rethink Security and will represent VFP on a round table discussion.

Has been reaching out to points of contacts in other organisations with future VFP podcasts in mind.

In contact with the Bishopsgate Archive who hold the VFP UK archive. Will be visiting in person along with Aly Renwick at some point later in the year. Waiting for a date to visit.

Location agreed with Housmans for VFP podcast and recording of VFP testimonies.

  1. Administrator update – Ben Griffin

All day to day tasks are in hand.

Outreach Groups are reforming in the North of England.

Any Veteran For Peace can start an Outreach Group. Please email me (admin@vfpuk.org) or call me on 07866 559 312 for help and advice.

I met with Mic Dixon and debriefed on the/feedback on the War Project project.

I will be reaching out to individuals and organisations who may be able to assist VFP London in the development and execution of their planned Embassy Peace Prize competition and subsequent Embassy presentations.

  1. Treasurer update – Alan Chick

Our financial situation continues to improve since the AGM with our total balance standing at £5279.72

Google bill has reduced from £ 73.60 to £24.84 per month

Assessed that £2500 should be held in reserve to cover the annual running costs of the organisation.

  1. Membership Secretary update – Neil Harvey

306 Members with 126 having provided Proof of Service.

The website has been updated to help members access Proof of Service.

A handbook change is being worked on that will require members of VFP to carry Proof of Service when representing VFP or attending meetings and events.

If you have joined VFP UK and are yet to submit Proof of Service please do so by sending a copy to membership@vfpuk.org

  1. Sweeper update – Brad Oliver

Emails sent out to VFP members in Scotland no replies yet.

  1. Any other business

None

8. Necessary decisions

The VFP UK Statement on all wars, invasions, conflicts and sabre rattling is and remains:
“War is not the solution to the problems we face in the 21st century.”

  1. Outstanding tasks

Draft Handbook addition to cover Proof of Service.

Next meeting Sunday 10 April 2022

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