SCRIBBLER  # 76.    August 2018

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IMPORTANT MESSAGES TO ALL FINANCIAL MEMBERS:

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 26 OCTOBER 2017

All Positions on the Committee, President (Please note that Lew announced his retirement at the very successful Adelaide Reunion), Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three Committee Members are declared vacant at the AGM and an election of volunteers must take place.

To ensure the voting is done within accepted guidelines we would like a volunteer to act as the returning officer.  All financial members are eligible to vote. If you are not a financial member you can become one now, then you have the right to vote for a candidate of your choice.

The Association cannot operate without capable volunteers.  All positions will be declared vacant. Due to ‘Association rules and regulations’ the President, Secretary and Treasurer, as association officials must reside in the ACT.  All other positions are available to all other State/Territory residents.  Once we have a returning officer we will publicise where to send your nomination.  If there are more than one nomination for a position a vote will be required. All financial members are permitted to vote for the person of their selection.  Closing date for nominations will be 31 August 2018, voting will close on 01 October 2018.

SCRIBBLER  # 75.    June 2018

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SCRIBBLER  # 75. 

 

ACCOLADES FOR ADELAIDE

The planning was done, the program was set, the venues arranged and the keen team of volunteers promised a good reunion.  From all that we have heard they got that wrong, it was a wonderful time and a very worthwhile experience.  Congratulations Adelaide.

The much coveted Sir Yes Sir Global Writer Ring was won by James Carroll. This is a one off silver ring, with the Scribes logo on it, will be a piece of scribe history.

 

LEW’s TENURE AS PRESIDENT COMING TO AN END

Lew Horsfield has announced his retirement as President at the Adelaide Reunion with the following speech

When I was elected to the Position of President of the Association back in 1998, I had good eyesight and brown hair. Well the hair colour has changed , the eyesight in my right eye just about gone, my back is going on me, and the strength in my right leg is going. So I thought I should be going too.

This will be my last term as I intend to step down at the AGM in October, after some 20 years. It is time to take my Long Service Leave.  I have been blessed with having a great team working with me, who kept me in check. I will be leaving with a lot of great memories.

At the Reunion, I was honoured to receive a silver level NAVY Commendation from the Deputy Chief of Navy.  I share this honour with my late friend Geoffrey Hardwick.

 

SCRIBBLER # 74 -  FEBRUARY 2018

 

 

Welcome back. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and look forward to happy and successful New Year.

The new distribution system came with some minor glitches but we are sure these can be overcome. This did cause some timeliness issues.

To help facilitate a quicker and more streamlined anyone who has not given us an email address please do so.

 

SCRIBBLER # 73 -  NOVEMBER 2017


Since the last Scribbler we held our AGM in Sydney, all Office bearers were returned and a welcome to Mark (Blue) Worrall (ex WO) as the new Secretary. Both the President’s and Treasurer’s Reports can be found in full on the website.

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President’s Report (precísed)

There were no new names submitted to volunteer for a Committee position which is very disappointing.

During the 2017/18 period, I hope to have in place ex-officio Committee Liaison members, who will liaise with the Secretary to advise the Committee on suggestions, ideas or problems. Volunteers will be called.

If there are any members who think they are entitled to be a Member for life please contact me.

Visits: 

31ST MARCH 2017, I attended the graduation of the new ‘Scribes’ (Maritime Logistic Personnel – Operators) Course #22. I presented SMNMLP-O Kelly  Goosen with the Student of Merit.

25TH MAY 2017, I attended the graduation of the new intermediate Course #18.  Graduates, the Leaders, are officially known as MLP-SUPERVISORS (or Super Scribes). The Student of Merit was ABML P Samuel Johnston.

SCRIBBLER  # 72  JULY – AUGUST 2017

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGES TO ALL FINANCIAL MEMBERS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING XX OCTOBER 2017

All Positions on the Committee, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three Committee Members are declared vacant at the AGM and an election of volunteers must take place.

To ensure the voting is done within accepted practices Mark [Blue] Worrall has agreed to be the returning officer. Mark will also be acting secretary in the period before the AGM and election.

If you are interested in nominating yourself to become a member of the committee, please send your name and the position you are interested in to Blue Worrall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   If we have more names for a position a vote is required. All financial members are permitted to vote for the person of their selection.  Closing date for nominations will be 31st august 2017, voting will be concluded by 1st October 2017.

The returning officer will coordinate the voting, and pass the result to me in a sealed envelope a week before the AGM. The envelope will be opened, and results announced at the AGM. 

To ensure further progress and development of the association we need members to volunteer.  I especially would like to have some more serving members on the committee, or as an ex-officio committee member.

 

SCRIBBLER  # 71 -  January/February 2017

Until we get the web page up and running properly please check our FaceBook Page for urgent notices

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MARTY GROGAN REGARDING RAN WRITERS REUNION MELBOURNE 2017

See the advice from Marty Grogan regarding the cancellation of the Melbourne Reunion at: http://www.ranwriters.com/reunionMELB2017.html