March 2018 Committee Report

Resume of TCA Committee Meeting March 2018

This is just a few of the main items that were discussed/debated.

Some 16 TCA Officers and committee members attended the meeting.

John Soanes conducted his last Chairmanship before handing over to Peter Harrison on completion of the day’s business.

Clive Dennison has been elected as Vice Chairman and, from 2019 also Reunion Organiser.

We still require various area reps.

The latest Data Protection Act has been studied by Hon Sec and we are convinced that while we do not come under the act we do use Best Practice which conforms. In a nutshell we do not disclose members information to anyone other than those who appear on page 3 of Ton Talk (i.e. committee) & likewise on the website (e-mail addresses only).

The Welfare Officer reported that there is to be a CONA Conference at the Maritime Club on the 7th September.

Guest Speaker at this year’s reunion is Chaplin to the Fleet The Venerable Ian Wheatley QHC (I have attended a meeting where he gave a speech and it was 1st class so hopefully will be good at our bash).

We are looking at alternative venues for our northern reunions. One place which seems to be able to offer all we require at a reasonable price is located in the centre of Hull. This will enable the ladies to indulge in some retail therapy while the men sit at the bar worrying about their bank balance. More info when available. Bookings for this year have got off to a slow start. Contact Peter Harrison to get your name down.

2019 Committee Meeting is to be held at the Maritime Club, Portsmouth by 99% vote. Date 9th March 2019.

Our book ‘Life In The Tons’ has sold very well we are glad to report.

Our Patron is celebrating his 70th Birthday this year. You will be hearing about an invitation he is sending out for representatives from each of the Armed Services Organisations he is patron of to attend a reception. One person from each of these organisations will be the lead representative and will be in a group photograph with HRH. Our new chairman will represent the TCA.

The full story of the meeting will appear in the next edition of Ton Talk.

from L to R – Hon. Sec. Peter Down, Outgoing chairman John Soanes, New chairman Peter Harrison, Hon. Tres. Stuart Johnson

Chris Green being congratulated on his appointment as Vice President in recognition of his many years of involvement & support of the TCA

The TCA White Rose Group representatives having it explained to them one syllable at a time 🙂 

On the Saturday evening all attendees sat down to a meal at the Maritime Club. The two birthday boys, Terry Foreman and Dave Parrish were presented with a small birthday cake each. A good evening was had by all.

Terry Foreman Dave Parrish Showing their appreciation

All pictures courtesy of Clive Dennison