The Admin Group met via video link on Sunday 12 June 2022
Phillip Clarke – Chair
Ben Griffin – Administrator
Alan Chick – Treasurer
Brad Oliver – Sweeper
Neil Harvey – Membership Secretary
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
- 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.
- Chair update – Phillip Clarke
Phillip has been focussing on work commitments and new job.
- Administrator update – Ben Griffin
All day to day tasks are in hand.
Dale Smith is arranging a regular VFP coffee morning in Mansfield that will begin on Saturday 18 June at 10am. It will be held every following Saturday at 10am in The Widow Frost (pub), 41 Leeming St, NG18 1NB for more info go to https://vfpuk.org/posts/vfp-in-mansfield/.
VFP North meeting in York on Saturday 18 June at 1230hrs, details on the website. https://vfpuk.org/posts/vfp-to-meet-in-york/
Any Veteran For Peace can start an Outreach Group. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Ben on 07866 559 312 for help and advice.
- Treasurer update – Alan Chick
Our financial situation continues to improve since the AGM with our total balance standing at £5647.14
Thank you kindly to Gerry Osborne for the kind donation of £200.
Monthly report has been sent out to Admin Group members.
- Membership Secretary update – Neil Harvey
308 Members at this time.
If you have joined VFP UK and are yet to submit Proof of Service please do so by sending a copy to email@example.com
- Sweeper update – Brad Oliver
Still working on encouraging participation in Scotland.
- Any other business
VFP were sad to hear the news that Bruce Kent passed away on Wednesday 8 June. Bruce joined VFP UK at our inaugural Annual Gathering in 2012 and attended VFP London meetings regularly. Always a breath of fresh air and willing to pass on his extensive experience, Bruce will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in VFP. An obituary can be read here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/09/bruce-kent-obituary
VFP will be attending the Miners Gala in Durham next month https://vfpuk.org/posts/vfp-to-attend-durham-miners-gala/
Ben will liaise with David Collins to confirm the details of the Peace talk to be given in London on September 21 (International Peace Day).
VFP London will be attending a series of Nuclear vigils next week, more info here: https://vfpuk.org/posts/nuke-treaty-vigils-in-london/
8. Necessary decisions
- Outstanding tasks
Handbook addition to cover Proof of Service will be drafted before the September deadline.
Confirmation will be made shortly on the possible gathering in September.
Next meeting Sunday 14 August 2022
and Ukraine ? … after only 109 days now … UK Gov / MoD involvement in this ?
wrt your deafening silence on the matter