CHAIRMAN'S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING REPORT MAY 22ND, 2022
Past, Present and Future
In much the same way as
after the death of our Lord Jesus Christ became known as “Anno
death) I suppose 2022 onwards will be known as “PC” not as an adjective
a noun ie “Post Covid”! We
have had to
start up all over again our meetings and parades with alas some of the
faces missing, such are the ravages of time and ageing, not to memtion
We are however well on the road to re-establishing our calender of
hopefully the coming year will see us back to our usual vibrant selves,
enacting in real terms, our motto “not for ourselves but for others”.
We continue to assist where needed
and as I write this report your branch is activelly engaged in
persons with their nutritional needs via the assistance of Meals on
Here perhaps I might make an appeal to our members to act as our eyes
on the ground in order that we might assist those in need. All
help are assesed and where necessary verified, our purse is not
bottomless but where
possible we really do try to make a diference.
they have been held we have
activelly supported our Sister Veteran organisations, MOTH, Gunners, 61
etc., in the holding of parades and functions and expect our calender
even fuller in the future as normality re-asserts itself. If the
community does not stand together and support each other each singular
organisation will surely wither and die, in the words of a muscateer or
“All for one and one for all”!
Financially we are sound. Whilst
not wanting to steel the thunder from the Treasurer our accounts show
money is raised it is well looked after and spent meaningfully without
Long may this state of affairs continue. On the subject of finance I
appeal to all
members to assist in our fund raising efforts, either actively by
shaking a tin
or by using your 3rd party friends to help sell
raffle tickets etc.
Experience has shown us that the more feet we have on the ground the
Poppy Day and the relevant acts of
remembrance continue to be the highlite of our year, both financialy
figuretevly. I think I can safely say that the SA Legion is considered
bench mark to which many aspire to when it comes to the organisation
of formal events, parades etc. Members are to be commended for their
and their Parat attitude, they are a credit both to their branch in
and the SA Legion in general.
On the subject of membership
ouroverall numbers remain constant but I take this opportunity to
appeal to all
those present to make a particular effort to gain just one new member.
all do that we double our membership overnight!
We endeavored to hold the usual quarterly
which were in general well attended with some interesting topics for
from both members and guests. Here I would make a plea for any member
willing or knows somebody who is willing; to come and address the
one of our future meetings, to make themselves available on any subject
they might feel is of interest to the members. Your current committee’s
imagination is being stretched to the limit at this time looking for
for future discussion! On the subject of meetings we held the branches
“Birthday Bash”, cake et al, great fun was had by all who attended and
forward to the next hundred years with confidence.
Finally it would be remiss of me if I did not
tribute to my fellow members of the EXCO committee. Daryl, Tertia, Jan,
Gordon, Chris & the Padre. They made what could have been an
pleasant, without their assistance I could not have completed the
Onwards and Upwards!Terry Pattison MMM, JCD.
Chairman, Port Elizabeth Branch.
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