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Sub Branch Chairman

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Mike Kozam

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Treasurer
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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.

Welcome to this webpage focussing on Stafford Sub branch information.
I invite you to view the reports of our AGM, AGM Report October 2016.
and the report of our last meeting which was so well attended, Meeting Report March 2017.
I also urge you to support the many events shown below which have been arranged for the enjoyment of members.

Dates for your Diary, remember meetings & activities are open to all NARPO members.

To help us finalise arrangements, please book places on trips ASAP.

Wednesday 21st June 2017, 7:30 pm
Stafford SB meeting & social at Stone Golf Club, A34 Fillybrooks, Stone ST15 0NB

Wednesday 29th March 2017
Trip to "Secret" Nuclear Bunker, near Nantwich.
This is being arranged by Bryan Tunney of the IPA (International Police Association) and open to NARPO members
contact Bryan for details (01785 253910 or bryan.tunney@hotmail.co.uk)

Wednesday 5th April 2017
Stafford SB Lunch Club at the Old Smithy, Eccleshall, 12 noon for 12:30 pm
(for further details contact Gerry Robinson on 01785 212394).

Thursday 27th April 2017
Trip to The World of Wedgwood, Barlaston ST12 9ER.
Meet at the venue at 10:30am. You can join a guided factory tour (approx 1 hour) and see the highly skilled craftspeople at work; or enjoy one of the finest collections of ceramics in the world and trace 250 years of ground-breaking design and production in the Wedgwood Museum. Taste special teas at the tea emporium, treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea and buy something from the flagship Wedgwood store, plus many other attractions. Free parking & all areas are accessible to wheelchair users.
Group rates: Factory tour GBP 6.75, Museum GBP 4.50, Combined GBP 9.45. Booking Form Book by 03/04/17.

Tuesday 16th May 2017
Trip to JCB, Rocester, Nr Uttoxeter ST14 5JP.
Meet at venue for 10:00 am start. This visit to one of the UKs most successful manufacturing businesses, will begin with light refreshments and a short video presentation in the JCB Theatre. It will be followed by a guided tour of the "Story of JCB" exhibition, with time to visit the JCB shop. The tour will continue onto the assembly line of the world famous Backhoe Loader machine, and you will be able to see the process of how the machine is built from delivery of the sheet steel, profiling, laser cutting, welding, paint shop, assembly and finally the finished product. The tour lasts approx 2 hours 30 mins., and there is the option of enjoying a lunch afterwards (subject to minimum number of 10).
Cost: Factory tour GBP 16, Factory tour with 2 course lunch GBP 30. Booking Form Book by 24/04/17.

Thursday 15th June 2017
Trip to RAF Museum, Cosford TE11 8UP.
Meet at venue 10:00 am for 10:30 am tour.
The 2 hour guided tour takes in War in the Air, Transport and the Test Flight collections. The guides will take a party through the wartime hangars, picking out highlights such as the world's oldest Spitfire. Brief historical information will be given on the aircraft, including what makes the individual exhibits special. Plentiful catering facilities and lots more to see. All areas accessible to wheelchair users.
Car parking GBP 4. Cost: Guided tour GBP 2.50 pp. Booking Form Book by 22/05/17.

Wednesday 12th July 2017
Trip to Biddulph Grange Gardens, Biddulph ST8 7SD.
Meet at venue for 2:00 pm tour start. Why not arrive early and have some lunch first. A truly amazing Victorian garden - Discover the Chinese garden, Egypt court and geological gallery. As seen on BBC2s Secret Gardens with Alan Titchmarsh. Note that the garden can be muddy and slippery at times; there are over 400 steps in the garden and some paths are covered in bark chipping or stones which can prove difficult for walking aids.
Free parking, 50 yards away. Cost: GBP 12 pp. Booking Form Book by 19/06/17.

Mike Kozam (Chairman) 08/03/2017

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday 21 June 2017.


Other Committee Members

Gerry Robinson - Vice Chairman
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Bryan Tunney

Paul Gilbert

Sonja Lavery

Phil Challinor

"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
01785 661382
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