NOTICE OF AGM

NOTICE OF AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of

Mildenhall Sea Cadet Unit

will be held at the Unit headquarters at Recreation Way, Mildenhall, Suffolk, IP28 7HG

at 1930 hrs on Wednesday 26th June 2013

to transact the following business. 

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Opening address by either President or Chairman
  3. Minutes from 2012 AGM, read and signed.
  4. Matters arising from these minutes
  5. Chairman’s report
  6. CO’s report
  7. Treasurer’s report and accounts ratified
  8. Election of UMC members
  9. Election of Chairman
  10. Election of other Officers
  11. Date of next AGM
  12. Date of next UMC meeting
 
'Ship Ahoy' Royalist fundraisers smash £750 target!

'Ship Ahoy' Royalist fundraisers smash £750 target!

Cadets, staff, UMC members and Vice-Presidents have worked tirelessly over the past two weeks selling draw tickets and making preparations for the two days of events in order to raise funds for the Royalist campaign. On Saturday 23rd March and Friday 29th March, events were held at the Elveden Inn and Elveden Courtyard Restaurant and were, despite the adverse weather, a great success. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Richard Lawson and his team at Elveden Inn and Steve Pillinger and his team at Elveden Courtyard Restaurant for their help, cooperation and support with this campaign. Following a car wash, activity afternoon, an evening of entertainment, a fete and a prize draw Mildenhall Sea Cadets have pleasure in announcing that they have raised a massive £1282.82.

Sincere thanks have been received from the District Officer and The Captain of the Sea Cadet Corp. 

A list of draw winners are as follows:

  1. 1014 Mrs Grey-TV donated by Sainsburys in Mildenhall
  2. 1230 S Frost-Family meal for 4 at Elveden Inn
  3. 1021 Rosie-£30 meal voucher from Dragon House Chinese Restaurant, Mildenhall
  4. 1509 G Hayes-Sunday lunch for 2 at Elveden Courtyard Restaurant
  5. 0054 K Smith-Ladies wrist watch purchased with monies donated anonymously
  6. 1667 J Thorpe-Stereo system donated by George Hayes
  7. 0438 P Kirby-Bog Oak walking stick donated by Arthur Towler
  8. 0691 P Clarke-£20 meal voucher from Ghandi Indian Restaurant, Mildenhall
  9. 0561 Emma-£20 Bussens & Parkin, Mildenhall voucher
  10. 0383 S Abraham-£15 WHS Gift card donated anonymously
  11. 0546 M Russell-£15 WHS Gift card donated anonymously
  12. 0914 Roy-£10 Ochuns Emporuim, Mildenhall voucher
  13. 0017 J Ames-£10 WHS Gift card donated anonymously
  14. 0625 S Towler-£10 WHS Gift card donated anonymously
  15. 1466 Lawrence & Margaret-£10 WHS Gift card donated anonymously
  16. 1545 A Eastwood-£5 Sainsburys gift card donated anonymously
  17. 0027 S Starling-£5 Sainsburys gift card donated anonymously
  18. 0181 M Denston-£5 Sainsburys gift card donated anonymously
  19. 0932 D Last-A trio of wine donated by Sara Kindler
  20. 0554 C Hilborne-Ladies necklace purchased with monies donated by anonymously
  21. 0857 M Patterson-Haircare basket donated by All About Hair, Mildenhall

Congratulations and thank you all, and also to those that were not so successful, for donating to the campaign. Your generous donations will ensure that the future experiences of Sea Cadets nationwide will continue.

 Check out the picture galley, volunteering for more photos.......

 

 
Ely SSAFA RMB Portsmouth & Military Wives Choir Concert at Ely Cathedral

Ely SSAFA RMB Portsmouth & Military Wives Choir Concert at Ely Cathedral

Mildenhall & District Sea Cadet unit were honoured and proud to be invited to provide a welcome party at this event on Friday 20th July. Following an evening of outstanding music and entertainment staff and cadets helped the Ely branch of SSAFA with their retiring collection. We should like to thank SSAFA for their generous donation of £200 for our efforts.

 
Grand Opening of the New Boat Shed

Grand Opening of the New Boat Shed

On Saturday 25th February Councilller Tony Wheble along with the members of the Projects Working Committee from Mildenhall Parish Council attended a Grand Boat Shed Opening. Following photographs, a welcome address and a prayer the Chairman Cllr Wheble cut the ribbon. Also present were friends from the local branch of the Royal British Legion, cadets, staff, UMC members and Parents. Once proceedings had finished everyone retired to the main deck for a lunch.

Also present was Counciller Stephen Frost to inspect the new Trinity 500 boat that he helped to fund.

 
Mildenhall take delivery of their new boat

Mildenhall take delivery of their new boat

On Thursday 26th January the CO, Chairman, PO Banks and Mrs Towler drove to RAF Cranwell to collect the new unit Trinity 500. Mrs Towler drove very carefully to make sure that the boat arrived in one piece.

The purchase of the boat was made possible following some vigorous fundraising by the cadets and a very generous £750 donation from Counciller Stephen Frost. We would like to thank Cllr Frost for his support and Sainsburys for allowing us to pack bags just before Christmas, raising £975.

We look forward to training for the District Regatta in May.

 
Mess Dinner

Mess Dinner

To mark the end of the year Mildenhall Sea Cadets celebrated with this year's Mess Dinner. Wearing their best civvies, they sat down to a Christmas Dinner followed by mince pies made by themselves on a parade night.

The evening was completed with a games consol evening. PO N Shipp was very thankful that he didn't have to join in the with the sing-a-long game!!

Everyone had a great evening.

Awards were;

Best Junior - Jnr M Gardiner

Boating award - Cdt D Austin

Cadets' cadet - Cdt D Austin

Smartest cadet - AC K McClenaghan

Best attendance - AC K McClenaghan

Chairman's award - OC S Denston

Well done to all award winners!

 
Area 5-a-side Football

Area 5-a-side Football

On Sunday 4th December Mildenhall Cadets took part in the Area 5-a-side football tournament.

Dispite only playing with 3 players the Junior girls managed to get through to the semi-finals. Well done girls!

The senior girls team got through to the final only to be beaten by a squad 2-3 years older and with experience of nationals. Well done Senior girls, runners-up this year but winners next year!?!

 
Remembrance Day 2011

Remembrance Day 2011

We were asked by the Royal British Legion to provide a centry guard for the memorials at Mildenhall and Newmarket again.this year, so at 09.45 we formed and took part in the parade for Mildenhall in the morning. Following the church service and the luchtime refreshments we the turned out and were joined by Cadets and Marines from Red Lodge Unit at 13.30 for the parade in Newmarket.

Thank you once again to all our cadets. You were wonderful to turn out again for the second time in a fortnight.

 
Soham Over 60's

Soham Over 60's

On Friday 28th October, 2 cadets and 2 staff along with the Chaitman were invited to the over 60's group in Soham to talk about Sea Cadets. The cadets and staff were entertaining and informative. They engaged the audience in a knot tying session, reminding many of them of when they were in the Girl Guides.

Following a collection the Chairman was presented with a very generous £50 towards cadet funds.

We would like to thank Soham Over 60's group for their hospitality and generousity.

 

 
Mildenhall Host The District Trafalgar Day Parade

Mildenhall Host The District Trafalgar Day Parade

On Friday 21st October, 32 cadets from units throughout the district were welcomed at Mildenhall unit for Trafalgar weekend. Saturday morning came and the process of selecting the 24 cadet guard began. Each cadet worked hard and by the end of the day they welcomed their roast dinner.

Sunday came and everyone was nervous, especially the Chairman. Final preparations over and with the rest of the cadets and staff arriving the parade was under way. The DO referred to it as a 'jungernaught' nothing was going to stop it now.

There were 130 cadets and about 20 staff and they all looked magnificent. Lord Iveagh, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk and Col David Doe from USAF Mildenhall inspected along with other honoured guests such as Parish Council Chairman, Counciller Tony Wheble and his wife Jill, Counciller Malcolm Smith and his wife Coleen, CEO Parish Council Caroline Steggles, representatives from Ely RNA and friends from the Mildenhall Branch of the Royal British Legion. Comments and awe from the crowd as they marched through Mildenhall fronted by the band from RAF Honnington. A church service in St Mary's church presided over by the unit Padre, Reverend George Samiec and a parade back to the social club for refreshments.

Mildenhall Sea Cadets would like to thank the staff from Lincoln, Boston, Wisbech and Cambridge for giving of their time and expertise to make the event a truly memorable one. Letters and e-mails have been sent to the various individuals involved but we would like to thank everyone publicly for their help, support and patience in making this event possible.

More photos can be seen in the gallery......

 
Congratulations Mildenhall at the District 5-a-side!

Congratulations Mildenhall at the District 5-a-side!

On Sunday 9th October, Mildenhall and District Sea Cadets took part in the District 5-a-side. We won almost every game and finished as winners in the Senior Girl, Junior Girl and Junior Boy categories. Well done to all who took part.

Despite this, Lincoln finished as District champions. Congratulations to Lincoln.

We look forward to the Area event on Sunday 4th December.

 
Our Boat Shed has Arrived!!

Our Boat Shed has Arrived!!

Following a busy two weeks, our new boat shed has arrived. On Saturday 24th September several staff, cadets, UMC members and parents gathered to begin to clear the grounds and start to make ready for the boat shed to arrive. They worked hard and were able to ensure that all was ready for Monday when the container , which previously stored our kayaks, would be removed.

Monday came and so did Mr Rudderham with his tractor and lorry. After a tricky start they finally managed to drag the container down the drive and lift it onto the lorry. Mrs Croft was as excited as a school girl! Goodbye container.

Friday 30th September, the shed arrived, and so did the cheque from the Parish Council! Gary and Gavin from Station Timber in Mildenhall worked themselves till exhausted over the weekend so that we could fill it with items from the unit. Another work party of mad souls cleared and restowed kayaks, boats and equipment during the weekend, even managing to decorate the Engineering classroom!!

The Chairman and CO wish to convey their thanks and gratitude to all who took part in making the boat shed happen. You can see it in the photo gallery.

There will be a formal opening ceremony in the new year as there is still work to be done. So watch this space for more info........

 
Police Station Visit

Police Station Visit

Cadets and staff visited the Mildenhall police station on Monday 26th September. We were shown inside a police car, got to ask all sorts of questions about the weapons that they use and were allowed to set off the sirens in the patrol car. Many thanks to Sgt Phil Payne and his staff for giving up their time to accommodate us.

 
Sponsored Walk

Sponsored Walk

On Saturday 10th September, 22 willing and stalwart souls marched out on our sponsored walk. The weather was again kind to us and we thank Padre for his help with that.

Many thanks go to the landlords of Jude's Ferry at West Row and The Bird in Hand in Beck Row for their hospitality and welcome.

Once all the sponsor money has been collected and counted we will update this news with the total.

Well done to everyone who took part and I am pleased to report that no body failed to complete the course. Even Barney the dog who, of course, walked more than the rest of us put together.

 
Organisation's Day Mildenhall

Organisation's Day Mildenhall

The Unit Chairman, three staff and eleven cadets joined other organisations in Mildenhall to support the Parish Council in their Organisation's Day.

The cadets displayed photographs of events and parades from the past year to promote The Sea Cadets in Mildenhall. They demonstrated how to properly clean their boots and their knowledge of ropework by providing a table for the public to join them in learning how to tie basic knots and bends.

Visit the Events section of the Picture Gallery for more photos.

 
New Unit Boat Shed

New Unit Boat Shed

The new unit boat shed is one step closer thanks to a very generous donation from the Mildenhall Parish Council.

Following a donation of £1.7million from the new Sainsburys in Mildenhall, the Parish Council have kindly donated £10,000 towards our new boat shed. We are absolutely delighted. This will mean that our boats will be housed on site and maintenance can happen whatever the weather!

Thank you so much Mildenhall Parish council.

For more info see the Mildenhall Journal dated 2nd September and the Bury Free Press of the same week.

 

 

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