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

01785 257578

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Chairman's latest message.
Our most recent sub-branch meeting and social was held at Stone Golf club on 25th June 2015, and the entertainment on the evening was a light hearted general knowledge quiz, followed by a buffet.

Our next sub-branch outing is a coach trip to London on Monday 21st September 2015, with a visit to, and tour of the Houses of Parliament.
This promises to be a fascinating trip, and with the cost at just over GBP 20 pp, there are only a few places left. If you are interested in going, or getting your name on the reserve list, contact our Treasurer, Brian Whitehouse on 01785 215 099, or email brian_whitehouse@hotmail.com

If you are on email, and are not receiving sub-branch news shots, then maybe we have not got your current email address. You can update your details on the Stafford sub-branch webpage, or email our Secretary, Norma Kozam at normakozam@narpo-staffs.co.uk

If you would like to know more about the ancient history of Stafford, then you may be interested in a trip we are looking to arrange later this year to the Borough Council Offices, for an illustrated talk and presentation. Contact Norma if you are interested in attending (01785 257 578 or email normakozam@narpo-staffs.co.uk).

Our next quarterly Lunch Club outing will be on Wednesday 7th October 2015, at the Shire Horse, off the A34 at Redhill, Stafford. We meet at 12 noon for 12:30 pm meal. It is a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues, as well as making new friends. Phone or email Gerry Robinson if you would like to go, so that he can reserve sufficient places for everyone (01785 212 394 or email drakeford24@btinternet.com).

We have 470 members in our sub-branch, but only 6 committee members. If the sub-branch is to remain vibrant and healthy we really need more members who are prepared to serve on the committee. We would very much like members from the Gnosall, Eccleshall, Stone, and The Haywood areas, who have the interest and can commit the time, to consider joining us. Maybe you could help us? If you are not sure, perhaps you could join the committee informally for a while, to see whether it would suit you. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this, or if you have any suggestions about sub-branch developments and activities (01785 257 578 or email mikekozam@narpo-staffs.co.uk)

I hope that each of you has an enjoyable summer, and I look forward to seeing you at our events in September and later in the autumn. Mike Kozam (Chairman) 1st July 2015

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The next Stafford SB Meeting & Social is on
Thursday 22nd October 2015 at the Constitutional Club, Lloyd Street, Stafford ST16 3AS,
starting at 7:30 pm.
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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