What's happening in the Kimbolton Branch of The Royal British Legion
As you will see from the Branch information there have been a number of changes in the officers. We are happy to report that Geoff Coles daughter has agreed to be our President. Liz is a full time reserve force officer with the medical services. Mr John Mayes our treasurer stands down after 50yrs, He has been awarded life membership, and Mr Roger Watson our long time secretary retires after 37 yrs on the committee. A big act to follow.
Since going to press we have now had a volunteer for the post of treasurer, and we now have a new deputy standard bearer who is under training as this is posted. His first outing will be on Armed forces Day 25th June.
Fund raising has gone well this year, we donated £2000 to Halsey House, the Legion Home at Cromer, and our other fund raising has made nearly £400.
Planned events 2017
URGENT, URGENT, URGENT.
Kimbolton Branch of the Royal British legion is urgently seeking to appoint a new Poppy Co-ordinator to succeed Vicky Whittle who has recently retired from the post. Please inform one of the committee if you are interested.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Melodramatics during their performance of Jack and the Beanstalk offered Wednesday 1 March 2017 as the British Legion raffle evening. Over £80 was made at the event towards Branch funds.
Saturday 24 June 2017 . Armed Forces Day.
Armed Forces day went exactly as planned with a fine turnout from the village.A large contingent of the British Legion was present despite the Lions playing the All Blacks at the same time. There was a rendering of four great hymns preceded by the National Anthem and ending with Jerusalem. The service and the sermon were conducted by the Revd. Nicki Bland. The Standards were carried by Roger Watson and Brian Strand and there was a contingent representing the school led by Sqn Ldr Laura Hadden. The last post and Reveille were beautifully played by Capt. Chris Groome and a piper played the congregation from the church.
A fine lunch was prepared by the Women's Institute in the Mandeville Hall and after a welcoming speech by the Chairman elect Pete Digby, a surprise was the presentation of an inscibed Rose Bowl to Chris Groom thanking him for his dedicated services in running the school band and keeping The Legion in step on parade.Roy Bruce was then presented with a certificate to thank him for 35 years loyal service on the committee. Well done Roy.
Sunday 9 July 2017 Kimbolton Country Fayre.
Once again members of the Branch will be attending the country fayre so look out for our British Legion gazebo, come and chat with us and hopefully this is an opportunity to encourage more members to join the R.B.L.
Sunday 30th July Branch Summer Lunch
As usual the Kimbolton Branch held a summer lunch in the Lewis Hall at kimbolton School on Sunday July 30th. Over 100 members attended and a fine lunch was served accompanied by entertainment from.
Overseas trip 13 September 2017
Our Branch Secretary (David Henrick) is currently organising a trip to Germany in September 2017. It is hoped to visit Berlin, Dresden, Meissen and Colditz escorted tour
13 Sep 2017 - Depart Luton 06:30 arrive Berlin 09:25
17 Sep 2017 - Depart Berlin 17:00 arrive Luton 18:00
Dresden for the first two nights followed by Berlin for two nights.
Further details and a link will be published shortly
Sunday 8 October 2017 Dedication of the new Standard
You are cordially invited to the
Dedication Service of the new British Legion Standard on
Sunday 8th October 2017 at 2.30 pm
St Andrew's Church, Kimbolton.
Please arrive shortly after 2.00 p.m. to ensure you are seated prior to the
beginning of the service. Following the service, light refreshments
will be served in the Mandeville Hall. Should you wish to attend please RSVP to the
Secretary, David Henrick.
David Henrick 01480 896556
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017
CONVENING NOTICE BRANCH AGM
Notification is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of KIMBOLTON RBL BRANCH will be held at:
The CCF classroom Kimbolton School Thursday October 12th 2017 at 1900 hrs
The business to be transacted shall be:
• Consider reports and Accounts for the past year.
• Elect/re-election of the officers of the Branch:
Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer.
• Elect/re-elect members to the Branch Committee
• Reports from: President, Chairman,(Pete Digby), Treasurer,(Marilyn
Del Pozzo) Secretary (David Henrick)
• Consider and Raise any motion.
Please reply to Hon.Secretary
Mr. David Henrick
29 Burton Way
Social evening March 10th 2018
All members and non members are invited to a social evening at the Mandeville Hall on Saturday March 10th 2018
The evening will consist of a light hearted talk on a range of subjects including caterpillares and goldfish.
There will be a musical interlude followed by a ploughman's supper
The cost will be £10 per head.
This will replace the earlier advertised quiz evening which unfortunaltely coincided with a number of quiz evenings during March.
Details in the Parish magazine,on the village notice board and via an email to all branch members
Events coming up.....
Visit to the Poppy factory 11 June 2018
Details later on beating the retreat (7 July) and the Village country fayre. (8 July)
Summer lunch to celebrate 100 years this year at the later date of Saturday 20 th October 2018
Great pilgrimage 90 5-9 August 2018
Remembrance Sunday 11 November 2018