Profit on sale of memorabilia; Len Beechey was thanked for the tremendous effort he puts into the sale of memorabilia.
Len sets up a sales table at any opportunity he can find and Rob Marsh advised that sale of memorabilia was up by 25% from the previous financial year.
Correspondence out has been by the way of replies to invites, thank you letters and general inter branch communication. Resolution 01/2013 was to give Bill Wiggill the necessary executive powers to fulfil his position as the project manager of the Africa’s Commandos Book Project.
Resolution 02/2013 was to give authority to Rob Marsh to open a savings account in the name of The Shamwari Trust Savings Account.
With this amendment, and as there were no other matters arising, the Minutes of the AGM held on the 25th August 2012 were adopted.
The sales of the Africa’s Commandos Book brought in R342 000 up to the end of December 2013.
Against this figure are expenses of R349 000 including royalties which puts this project in a near breakeven situation.
In 2009 we had a total of 233 members, 2010 a total of 283 members, 2011 a total of 387, 2012 a total of 426 and in 2013 we had 435 members registered with the Africa branch of the Association.
The breakdown of the current Africa branch membership as of yesterday morning is as follows: Life members – 6 (these members do not pay subs) Honourary members – 21 (these members do not pay subs) Affiliate members - 14 Associate members – 15 Full members – 352 Only 86 of these members have paid their subs for the 2014.