Newsletter No. 535
2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND TALK HELD ON 9th APRIL AT THE CYPRIANS CHURCH HALL, UMBILO
The incumbent Chairman Charles Whiteing opened the meeting welcoming members and guests to the 2022 Annual General Meeting. The chairman of the AGM col. Pat Acutt with Lt.Col. Robert assisting were welcomed and the meeting duly handed over to them.
Col. Pat Acutt reminded all present of their duty to elect the new chairman and committee and proceeded to invite the outgoing chairman Charles Whiteing to deliver the Chairman' s rep~rt for 2021/2022. (This item is available a a separate document.)
Col. Acutt requested committee member to present the Treasurer's Report as the current Treasurer Donald Davies is away on assignment.
Following the delivery of the two reports, the meeting proceeded to elect the new Chairman. The current chairman Charles Whiteing indicated he was not standing for reejection, with Professot Phil Everitt declaring his vailability and was subsequently elected to the post.
The next item was the election of Committee members. Six of the existing committee members declared their willingness to stand again and were duly elected. These members were
The new Chairman Professor Phil Everitt continued with the general meeting and introduced Professor Donal McCraken to present his talk titled "Maj Gen John Ardagh (1840-1907), attempted scapegoat for Britain's disasters during the Anglo Boer War".
British Military Intelligence dated from 1873.
The thoroughly researched presentation was delivered with Donal's usual quiet Irish humour and enjoyed by all present with Phil Everitt delivering the vote of thanks.
The date of the next meeting on 14 May 2022 was announced as with the two talks.
The DDH talk will be given by Roy Bowman titled "The Carrier that Never Was."
The Main talk will be given by Dr John Hart titled "A History of Ukrainan National Identity."
The Chairman thanked all for their attendance and wished then a safe journey home
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