ADMIN GROUP REPORT JUNE 2022

The Admin Group met via video link on Sunday 12 June 2022

Attendees:
Phillip Clarke – Chair
Ben Griffin – Administrator
Alan Chick – Treasurer
Brad Oliver – Sweeper

Apologies
Neil Harvey – Membership Secretary

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

Phillip has been focussing on work commitments and new job.

  1. 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 (admin@vfpuk.org) or call Ben on 07866 559 312 for help and advice.

  1. 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.

  1. 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 membership@vfpuk.org

  1. Sweeper update – Brad Oliver

Still working on encouraging participation in Scotland.

  1. 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

None required.

  1. 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

1 Comment

  1. Ged says:

    and Ukraine ? … after only 109 days now … UK Gov / MoD involvement in this ?
    wrt your deafening silence on the matter

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