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RAFA Costa del Sol Branch 1342

Serving South West Spain

News Flash

Branch Situation

You will all have seen the cries for help to fill key committee positions in order to save closing the Branch. I am very pleased to be able to tell you that we have had a volunteer to fill the Branch secretary position and another to replace me as Branch Chairman. We are very fortunate that Mary le Corney, who has many years of experience with the British Legion at both local and district levels, has agreed to become our Branch Secretary to replace Archie. Also following a coffee morning inland at Saydo Park, local resident Mike Greenwood, who was previously Branch Chairman in Cape Town, South Africa, has agreed to become our Branch Chairman. These volunteers will allow us to continue our extremely valuable welfare work. In order for these volunteers to take effect there will be an extraordinary general meeting in the next few weeks to vote them in. This now allows me to step down to become Vice-Chairman from where I can support and help as necessary. With grateful thanks to Mary and Mike for volunteering.

Please come along to the EGM to give your support to these new volunteers. I am sure that all branch members and headquarters staff will be appreciative of the situation we are now in.

Jack Griggs
Acting Branch Chairman

RAFA Costa del Sol Branch 2018 AGM Update

At January's poorly attended Branch Annual General Meeting, I updated those present on the difficult position we are in regarding key Committee members.

Despite many calls for volunteers, no-one has come forward to fill the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Vice Presidents and other positions.

I have explained that I cannot continue as Chairman due to eye problems.

We now have the added problem in that our Branch Secretary is leaving us to return to UK in May, and no-one has yet offered to take on that role.

I have agreed to act as Chairman until Archie leaves us but if we still have no volunteers, the future of the branch is in serious doubt. We cannot continue without a Chairman and Secretary.

We have just a few months to find replacements so please help if you can.

We are making enquiries with RAFA to see if we can find a way forward.

This is very urgent as some way or other we HAVE to support the incredible work our Welfare team do in helping those in need.

Jack Griggs
Acting Branch Chairman

Newsletter Editor

Enid Bamber has taken over as Newsletter Editor.

If anyone has any articles, notices or other items for the Newsletter please let Enid know.

We wish Enid all the best in her new role.

Volunteers for Branch Committee Needed

We urgently require volunteers to serve on the Branch Committee.

It is not possible to give full attention to everything when the small numbers on the committee have to do several jobs at the same time.

Please help us improve our branch by coming forward to help, especially on the social side.

Branch Contacts

Following the Branch name change, here are the contact e-mail addresses for Key Members.

secretary@rafacostadelsol.co.uk   - For all general enquiries and contact.
welfare@rafacostadelsol.co.uk   - For all welfare matters and enquiries.
newsletter@rafacostadelsol.co.uk   - For newsletter items etc.
pro@rafacostadelsol.co.uk   - For Public Relations and advertising matters.