Future Area Meeting Venues and Events
Prospective dates and venues of future meetings and events
18th September 2021 – Christchurch
19th September 20211 Falmouth Sea Sunday
29 September 2021 NHS Somerset course
5th January 2022 – Bridport
All Dates are subject to inoculation data
No4 Area Memorandums refer to these in times of need and keep brushed up on Area rules and regulations. The New edition has been updated by Shipmate Ray J Barraclough MSM and approved by the Area Committee.
No4 Area AGM and General Meeting at Christchurch Branch
To Be Held at Pokesdown and Southbourne Ex-servicemen’s Club, Dorset BH6 5DR
on Saturday the 18th September 2021
The AGM will begin at 11.00, with the AGM and Area 4 General Meeting to follow at 14.00.
PLEASE NOTIFY CHRISTCHURCH BRANCH OF YOUR ATTENDANCE OR OTHERWISE. IT IS IMPORTANT.
Christchurch Branch look forward to welcoming Shipmates from Area 4 and remind you that there are plenty of Travel Lodges, B&B – and even 5* hotels in this lovely part of the country should you wish to stay a while.
Buffet Lunches will be available at £6.50. send numbers and cheque to
Please send your replies – by 20th August – to Christchurch Branch SecretaryS/m Tricia Lee
11, Harling House, 9, Stourwood Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3PR
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01202 011313
NIL REPORTS ARE REQUIRED.
A Google Map can be found here
Remember No Names No Tea and Stickies
For those attending Please bring along your own hard copies of the relevant agendas. (I wish to curtail unnecessary printing)
Shipmate Alan Cox Area Secretary
We CAN’T always control what happens to us We CAN learn to be resilient
The inspirational, informative and interesting masterclass is funded by the NHS. Designed and led by Bernard Genge, former Royal Navy medic, trainer, coach and published author, it will help you:
- Take control of excessive worrying
- Become more decisive and confident
- Respond more effectively to challenges
- Adjust to life outside the military
- Prepare for the next unpredictable event that comes along.
Reactions and responses will be explored. Practical, easy-to-use tools will be shared that can be very helpful in everyday life. There will be time to reflect and try out new techniques. All in a safe space, with the opportunity to connect with people who have similar experiences.
The course will run fortnightly for around 1.5 hours each time, over a total of 17 sessions. Former service people will be in one group; families in a separate group. It would be really helpful for everyone who signs up to attend the first session as this gets you thinking about how resilient you currently are; thereafter, you can choose to join specific sessions if you wish. Please spread the word to anyone who could benefit.
While in the Royal Navy Bernard served before, during and after the Falklands conflict. Being a medic made him very interested in helping people develop their resilience to cope with challenges. Since then he has run over 100 marathons, completed the ironman triathlon, trekked across the Namib Desert, cycled across Vietnam, from John O’Groats to Land’s End, through Europe and helped build a community school in Tanzania. For the last 13 years he has managed a not-for-private profit social enterprise learning and development company. During the coronavirus pandemic he set up a voluntary phone buddy service for elderly and vulnerable people in his local community.
Bernard looks forward to warmly welcoming you and supporting you to improve your personal resilience.
To book a place on the resilience masterclass:
- Login or register on Somerset Recovery College website – visit https://somersetrecoverycollege.co.uk/login/
- Call the Somerset Recovery College admin team on 07342 063 735
For full course outline and any queries, please email Bernard: email@example.com
Falmouth Sea Sunday 2021
Falmouth Branch of the Royal Naval Association would like to invite you to join them for the annual Sea Sunday parade and church service on Sunday 19th September 2021.
The Parade with Standards will form on The Moor at 10.20hrs and once the service is over attendees will disperse from the Church. There will be no pre or post reception on this occasion.
Unfortunately we are restricted with numbers and therefore are unable to accommodate Branch members ‘En-Masse’ but we very much hope your Standard Bearer will be able to attend.
The Branch very much hopes you will be able to attend.
RSVP by 07 September 2021.
Mrs Carol Wright Hon Secretary Falmouth RNA
17 Bohelland Rise
New Address for Central Office (HQ)
For your information Central office has moved from Semaphore Tower the new address is
RNA Central Office, Building 1/087 Scott Road, HM Naval Base Portsmouth PO1 3LU.
Annual Croquet match Sunday 28th June 2020 CANCELLED
The Croquet has been arranged for Sunday 28th June. It will again be held on the lawn at Pencarrow House near Bodmin, starting we hope at High Noon 1200
Those who attended last year will know that this is a super venue, the Georgian Mansion house and Gardens with Woodland walks owned by the Molesworth-St Aubyn family is well worth a day out even without the added attraction of playing Croquet on their lawn.
We hope to have Lady Iona to present the trophys again. Last years winners and runners up please don’t forget to return them.
Everyone has to pay a £5 garden entry charge if you would like to visit the house as well the charge will be £10
The Cafe will be open but you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch. We will have a drop of Beer from Rock Brewery on tap and wine will be available at £1 a glass. Please bring your own seating as usual.
Please can you let us know as soon as possible if your Branch will be attending.
Chris Hore for Delabole Branch
EPIC Gig ability…EVERY PERSON IS CAPABLE.
Start rowing as a path to fitness with Veterans of all abilities.
A Service Veterans rowing club in association and supported by veteran members of Devoran Pilot Gig Club and Falmouth RNA.
We are running a series of Novice rowing sessions from Mylor Harbour near Falmouth and you will be welcome to enjoy a social row. We will hold an introductory meeting at Lower Hall, Devoran Village Hall, Quay Road, Devoran. At 18.00 on 22nd May, when you can meet the club members and other novice rowers. Age and disability should not be a barrier. Come along a see for yourself.
Rowing Sessions will be on Thursday evening at 18.15 on the 24th May, 7th June and 21 st June.
Contact Mike Selwood. firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Royal Naval Association
Tel: 01326 317410
Mob: 07778 899705
Safeguarding in charities
Following recent events, the Charity Commission would like to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.
The Charity Commission has four clear expectations of trustees:
- Provide a safe and trusted environment. Safeguarding involves a duty of care to everyone who comes into contact with your charity, not just vulnerable beneficiaries like children and young people.
- Set an organisational culture that prioritises safeguarding, so it is safe for people to report incidents and concerns in the knowledge they will be dealt with appropriately.
- Have adequate safeguarding policies, procedures and measures to protect people and make sure these are made public, reviewed regularly and kept up to date.
- Handle incidents as they arise. Report them to the relevant authorities including the police and the Charity Commission. Learn from these mistakes and put in place the relevant mechanisms to stop them happening again.
As your regulator, we expect charities to meet these expectations.
Our advice is that you should now:
- Undertake a thorough review of your charity’s safeguarding governance and management arrangements and performance if you haven’t done so within the last 12 months.
- Contact the Commission about any safeguarding issues, or serious safeguarding incidents, complaints or allegations which have not previously been disclosed to the charity regulator.
Our regulatory role is to ensure charities comply with their legal duties, manage any incidents responsibly and take prompt steps to protect the people affected by it. We cannot look after the safety of your people for you and we do not investigate individual incidents for you.
Find more information about what and how to report to the regulator. More information about safeguarding responsibilities for trustees, and the role of the Charity Commission and other regulators, is below:
This is from an email from the Charity Commission 4th April 2018