Minutes of the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING held on Monday, the 15th of February 2010 in the South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street in Adelaide.
President Barrie Stroud opened the meeting at 2:05 P.M.

APOLOGIES: - M. Kernich (Senior Vice President) & R. Hay (Treasurer).

1. Standing orders were suspended due to a lack of nominations to fill all the positions of the Executive.
2. Retiring President Barrie Stroud read his Annual Report to the members.
3. Secretary Leo Vandenberg read his report to the members.

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4. The Treasurers report was read to members.
5. The club has existed for 78 years (since 1932) and currently has 224 members of which
   121 are over 80 years of age and 31 are over 90 years of age.
6. In the absence of any nominations from the floor the following members have agreed to
   take on or continue in the following positions: Lynn Venning (President), Leo Vandenberg
   (Secretary), Max Kernich (Senior Vice President), John Dowe    (Junior Vice President,
   Robert Hay (Treasurer) and Bruce Killmier (Committee Member).
7. The next meeting will be on Monday the 1st of March 2010 and the speaker is to be
   arranged by Marjon Martin from the South West Community Centre.
8. All present were advised that the minutes of the General Meeting held on the 23rd of
   November 2009 were confirmed at the Executive Meeting and copies were available from
   the table along with a brief record of the Christmas Luncheon held on Friday, the 11th of December 2009.
9. All present agreed that we should celebrate Our Parton, Mr. Ron Fitch's 100th birthday
   on Monday the 7th of June at the Pavilion on the Park. The cost of the meal and drinks
   for members and their partners is to be paid for from club funds.
10.The decision to be made regarding the cancellation of the Incorporation status of the
   club is to be deferred until our funds are below $5,000.00.
11.Mr Fitch suggested that the club's name should be changed to "The Retired Railway
   Employees Club of South Australia" to help encourage all retired railway employees
   living in the state to join. He also suggested that it might be possible to contact the
   Human Resource Manager of the various Railway Companies operating in the State as well
   as Railway Unions to request their assistance in recruiting new members for the club.
12.Free travel for retired former SA/ANR employees may be available by contacting the Human
   Resource Manager (Trans Adelaide) on phone number 8218 2398.
13. Mr Fitch was asked to draw the first Raffle Ticket.

Over 80's Birthdays: -
Wimmer        Herbert           01 Jan 1923    Conductor                     Keswick    87
Fry                Robert            04 Jan 1912   Clerk                                           98
Michalanney Tom                16 Jan 1922    Senior Loco Inspector      Islington   88
Lambert        Max               28 Jan 1930    Rail Car Driver                Gawler      80
Grech           John               01 Feb 1911    Labourer                                      99
Morcom       John               01 Feb 1929   Train Controller                Adelaide   90
Forster         Len                03 Feb 1929    Yard Master                   Mile End   82
Rau              George          06 Feb 1928    Lifter Truck Yard             Islington   81
Van Velsen George            09 Feb 1929    Yard Supervisor               Dry Creek  81
Chandler     Murray           15 Feb 1916    Car Shed Foreman            Adelaide    94
Andri           Theo              18 Feb 1922    Good Shed Assistant        Mile End     88
Huebler       Harry             18 Feb 1928    Sub Foreman                  Islington    82

The following member deaths were reported: -
Bell           Norman     25 Dec 2009 Helper Metal Trades                 Islington   81
Sibly        John           02 Jan 2010  Machinist                               Islington   85
Avgoulas Con                                 Electrical Mechanic                 Islington   87
March      Naida                             Wife of John                                          89
Boehm    Connie       29 Jan 2010    Clerk, Survey Department                      80
Rejman   Waldo                              Shunter                                Dry Creek  81
Medlin    Len             07 Feb 2010   Fitter                                     Islington   95
In addition, one non-member death was reported
Faulkhead Jack        17 Dec 2009   Engineman                              Mile End   90
Members then stood in silence for one minute in memory of our departed friends.

The Meeting was closed at 2:45 P.M.

There were 28 members present. Raffle proceeds after door prizes were $44.00

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