Welcome to Stafford Sub Branch
"Promoting the health and wellbeing of members"

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Sub Branch Chairman

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Mike Kozam

01785 257578
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Sub Branch
Welfare Officer

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Brian Whitehouse

01785 215099
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Sub Branch Secretary

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Norma Kozam

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Chairman's latest message.
A number of activities have been organised within the sub-branch since our Reunion Lunch in January 2015.
The Lunch Club met at the Woolpack in Weston on 1st April and full advantage was taken of the 2 for 1 meal deal on offer - no one could be described as being taken for a fool! There was a good turnout with plenty of convivial conversation. Look out for details of our next outing at the Spot Gate, Hilderstone, on Wednesday 1st July.
The Witches of Eastwick theatre outing was at Stafford Gatehouse on 18 April and was attended by 14 members and their guests, a number of whom met up beforehand for lunch in the town. The occasion was a bit raunchy with some 'fruity' language, but I hasten to add this was mainly confined to the production itself!
Our next sub-branch meeting and social will be at Stone Golf Club on Wednesday 24th June. The club is in a really pleasant setting. We are committed to ensuring that the formal and essential business is concluded within half an hour, before commencing a light-hearted general knowledge quiz, with teams being assembled on the night. Alan Lewis has agreed to be our quizmaster. Should be a fun evening!
Houses of Parliament Trip - now that the election storm has settled down, Im pleased to tell you that your Committee is delivering on its pre-election commitment to organise this trip! It will be on Monday 21st September 2015 and we have a coach leaving from Stafford. Details of cost and times will be circulated shortly so if you are interested please contact Brian Whitehouse (contact details as above).
National Police Memorial Day - this memorial event is being held at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas (near Burton) on Tuesday 29th September 2015. It is being organised by Brian Whitehouse and further details will be available in due course.
Proposed Changes to National NARPO Rules - You may have read in the recent copies of NARPO News of proposed changes to our rules (Feb & May 2015, issues 80 & 81, page 7). One of the main changes concerns the membership status of paying members' spouses/partners, and widow(ers) of deceased members. Your sub-branch reps believe, that if adopted, this would be a retrograde step, and we will be arguing against it at the next Staffs NARPO Branch Meeting on 20th June 2015.
To close, looking forward to welcoming as many of you as possible at our next meeting in Stone on Wednesday 24th June.
Mike Kozam (Chairman)

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The next Stafford SB Meeting & Social is at
7:30 pm on Wednesday 24th June 2015 Stone
All members welcomed.

Other Committee Members

Gerry Robinson - Vice Chairman
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Bryan Tunney

Paul Gilbert

"Book Recycling Club"
Do you Read? If so Please Consider Joining our New 'Book Recycling Club'. (It's Easy, Cheap and, Most Importantly, Pleasurable!
If you are still reading this article, then you will probably be well 'qualified' to join the Club. You will probably have unwanted books hogging space on your bookshelves or in storage units.
Unless you have a Kindle, or similar device, you will probably go out and buy more books - that again takes up more space and this is often repeated over and over at no small expense (particularly if members of your family are doing likewise). Undoubtedly, there will be a significant number of us in this position. I am.
Benefits of Joining the Book Recycling Club
Minimal effort required to take part - no administration
Money saved by reading books at a fraction of the purchase price
Providing hours of pleasure (between meetings) both to yourself and fellow members
Encouraging more members to attend meetings (with added interest through opportunity of joining the club)
Small financial contribution made towards club funds or charity per transaction.
Members' families and friends may also read the recycled books

How to Take Part:-
1) Bring along a selection of your books to the next Sub Branch Meeting so that they can be viewed together with books brought in by other members;
2) During the social section of the meeting browse and select books brought in by other members (even if you haven't brought books along yourself);
3) Having chosen 'new' books to be read, contribute 50p per book. Proceeds will go towards club funds or charity;
4) At the conclusion of the meeting, take home any books brought in by you (and not selected by colleagues) together with any books 'purchased';
5) At the next meeting bring books again for recycling (these may include those 'purchased' at the previous meeting and read during the intervening period).
The Committee is constantly looking for new ways to support and benefit our members. Invariably though, we need to invest time, effort and small amounts of money in order to get something bigger and better out of it.
The investment here is to make unwanted/unused resources available to others. The benefits are described above. PLEASE bring some books along to the next meeting. Let's see if we can make it work.

Paul Gilbert

"Blue Lamp Society"
All NARPO members are welcome to the meetings of the Blue Lamp Society at
the Constitutional Club, Lloyd Street, Stafford, ST16 3AS.
This is an informal social get together for former colleagues, organised by Brian Whitehouse.
Meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7:30 pm.

Sub Branch Chaplain
RevdJohn Davis MBE
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Last update 6Jun2015