Africa Branch Subscriptions RLI RA – AFRICA 2017 Membership Subscriptions It’s that time of the year when subs are due again.2016 has been the most challenging year for the RLIRA Africa committee with the downturn in the economy, the ever increasing difficulty of members in finding employment as well as the deteriorating health issues some of our members are experiencing.Add to this the 6 Life members and 21 Honourary members, the current membership is only 113 members (about 25% of the registered members are paid up). For this year some changes were made to the membership fee structure in the hope that more members would be encouraged to pay their subs.
The amount spent in the prior year was R51, 250 so we spent 300% more this year on very deserving cases. The subscriptions form only part of the funding required with the bulk of the funds being raised by the hard work of the committee and some very generous donations.
Resolution 03/2013 was authorizing the bank to add Charlie Norris as a signatory to the bank account and at the same time to remove Bill Wiggill as a signatory.
Resolution 04/2013 was authorizing Rob Marsh to open a separate bank account for the receiving of donations and for making payments with regard to the Memorial Project.
Stock on hand is R65 000 which includes R10 600 of the Africa’s Commandos books at cost. Secretaries Report – Secretary Alan Strachan Correspondence has been of a general nature, mainly in the form of round robin emails received throughout the year inviting members to memorial services, parades, shows and other association’s activities.
There has also been inter-branch correspondence of a general nature.