NEXT DINNER - FOUNDERS DAY - THURSDAY 2 FEB 2017
The list is now open for seats at this key club dinner occasion at TRINITY HOUSE, LONDON. As is usual, the Chairman will preside and the Admiralty Board will be Club guests, with both First Sea Lord and Senior Minister speaking. As this is not a nominated Club guest night, no other guests are permitted.
CLUB REGISTERED OFFICE
Members are kindly informed that the club office is located at the home of the Secretary, Commander Brian P Boxall-Hunt OBE Royal Navy. The office is manned on 2 weeks days, usually Thursday and Friday, and Saturday morning. Sometimes Monday, but emails are monitored 7 days. For urgent need to communicate with the Secretary, try Club landline or his mobile 07749 380338.
2 Elston Meadow
Devon EX17 3SZ
Telephone 01363 773421
The office is not manned 7 days a week, but an ansaphone is connected. For urgent business please contact the secretary on his mobile 07749 380338.
Email; firstname.lastname@example.org and emails are monitored daily.
The Club banks with Holts Military bank, account details of which are on the reverse of the dinner card posted to members annually in September. Members wishing to pay dinner charges online are reminded that the reference to be used for such transactions is their name, initials and the month(s) of the relevant dinner(s) e.g. SomebodyABJunOct.
The new, smart club tie especially produced for our 250th year is dark navy blue silk with ship motifs representing a first rate ship of the line of 1765 and a type 45 destroyer for 2015. Available from the secretary at £20 inc P&p.
An excellent Historical Memoir booklet has been produced which traces the club history. Available from the secretary for £5 inc P&p.
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GUEST NIGHTS - GUIDANCE FOR MEMBERS
The Committee is mindful of the fact that brother officers have been seeking guidance from the Secretary about those they are considering inviting as their guests to Club dinners; accordingly the Committee has approved the following guidance for the use of members. The primary principle is to maintain the ethos of the Club and avoid endangering or disturbing the welfare, good feeling, honour or conviviality of Club occasions.
No one eligible for membership may normally be a guest except as provided for in Rule I.
Members may not normally invite more than two guests each. Members wishing to invite more than two guests should consult the Secretary who may admit them at his discretion. When a capacity attendance is expected the Committee may restrict members to one guest each.
Guests may be of either gender and should normally be professional colleagues or persons who would benefit from exposure to the Royal Navy Club. These latter should not be spouses or partners unless they rightly belong to the former categories; except for the June Dinner, when spouses and partners are warmly welcome.
The Founders' Day dinner will continue to be for members only.
RY BRITANNIA - HIGHLIGHT OF THE 2016 DINNER PROGRAMME
The RY BRITANNIA dinner on 2 June was really superb, as reported by all that attended. With 94 of the possible 96 seats filled, in the stunning location of the State Dining Room, a magnificent meal was much enjoyed. Sharing the evening with guests, the overwhelming majority of whom were wives and partners, made it an exceptional and memorable occasion. For those that missed it, take heart – there is every intention to return there for a repeat serial before too long!
COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND
Members will be pleased and proud to know that our Club was properly represented at the centenary commemoration of the Battle of Jutland in the Orkneys on 31 May 2016. The Chairman, accompanied by the Secretary, was present present in Kirkwall for the national services in the cathedral and the RN cemetary in Lyness. Many Club members would have found fought in the battle, and it is known
that 7 gave their lives, including the captains of HM Ships BLACK PRINCE, INVINCIBLE, QUEEN MARY and HAMPSHIRE, together with Rear Admirals Hood and Arbuthnot and the Commander of INVINCIBLE.