Basingstoke Civil Service Retirement Fellowship 04/22

 

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Annual General Meeting

There were 42 members at the meeting held on Wednesday 2nd March when the Group held their Annual General Meeting. The Chairman opened by welcoming everyone and said how fortunate it had been that the 2020 AGM went ahead just before the lockdown so that only last year’s had not taken place. In giving his report he commented on the help given to him by both the members of the committee and all the others who helped at the monthly meetings which re-commenced in August.

Appointed Committee Members

The Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Welfare Officer then gave their reports and the officers and committee members for the coming year were appointed.

Chairman  David Cowling Vice-Chairman David Dance
Secretary  Tony Brazier Treasurer  June Brazier
Membership Secretary Sonia Waite Welfare Officer Christine Broadbent
Speaker Secretary Maggie Hatton Raffle Organiser Pam Bowen

 

A resolution was then unanimously passed to extend the current subscription year until the end of August with succeeding years then running from September to August.

Tax

We then had a presentation from Ian Saxton on “Tax, Care and Toyboys”. The main emphasis of his presentation was to ensure that we knew how to do as much as possible to protect our assets and to make sure that on our death they were passed on to those we wanted to have them. Using different scenarios he illustrated the effects of not making a will and of when making one having it done in the correct manner. He told us about the levels of inheritance tax and how planning in advance would lessen the burden on those left to administer an estate. He covered the different types of property ownership available and explained how these would affect who gained an inheritance. He emphasised how important it was to have a Lasting Power of Attorney in both financial and health matters set up to safeguard against possible future problems and then finished with a question and answer session.

Group Outings

The group’s next outing will be Afternoon Tea at BCOT on Thursday 28th April followed by a visit to Hatfield House on Thursday 19th May.

Next Meeting

The next meeting is on 6th April when the speaker will be Daniel Cowling, a West London Secondary School Headteacher, on “Getting to Good – A School’s Journey”. The group meets on the first
Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants, their relatives and friends are welcome. Further details about the group and information about our trips can be obtained by contacting –
csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com.


The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants, their relatives and friends are welcome.

— David Cowling

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