By Margaret Sheard ….
For a change we managed to be able to attend a Branch Meeting of the Royal British Legion, Kyrenia Branch which was held on Monday 3rd June 2019 at the Ship Inn, Karaoğlanoğlu.
This was the first full Branch Meeting for the new Chairman, David Horsfall and we were pleased to meet up with him again and the Committee members of RBL.
Following the normal tradition of the Standards, David opened the meeting with his Chairman’s report and commented on the recent events which had taken place – the St George’s Day celebrations which had been held at Blakes Lounge Bar and Bistro in Alsancak and Meryem’s Hotel in Catalkoy, both of which had been well attended and an amount of 925TL had been raised.
The RBL Gala event at the Savoy Ottoman Palace Hotel had also been successful and £1,240 was raised from this event.
The new RBL Facebook page is now working well and gives information of the Committee and other useful information.
There are forthcoming events as follows:
28th/29th June – Showstoppers at the Black Olive Cafe, Alsancak.
29th June – Alternative Race Night at the Courtyard Inn, Karakum.
Les Evans, Vice Chairman, said he was pleased to see such a good turnout for the Branch meeting.
The Honorary Treasurer, Jean Bradley, and Honorary Secretary, Pamela Padden, both gave their reports, followed by the Membership Secretary, Jenny Scott who reminded that there are membership fees now due.
David Horsfall stated that this is the last Branch Meeting for this year, the next meeting being the AGM which is to be held on 21st October 2019. There being no other business he then declared the meeting closed.