Wivenhoe Branch RBL in 2008
Branch wins Nigel Bird County Shield and Richard Gladwin retires
Peter Hill / Robin Calvert
The Branch has won the Nigel Bird County Shield for recruiting which is awarded to a Branch without an RBL Club. Increased membership in the year was forty four members (+72%). The presentation of the Shield was made at the RBL County Conference to the immediate past Membership Secretary, Mr Richard Gladwin by the County President, Colonel R.A. Shervington.
Mr Roger Belsham has been elected Branch President following the death of Mr Len Punshon. Mr Roger Belsham has been the Poppy Appeal Organiser for 9 years during which time, thanks to public generosity, there has been a steady increase in the amount given for our charitable work.
At a Branch meeting the departure of Mr Richard Gladwin was marked by a presentation to him by the Branch Chairman, Pastor Patrick Baxter, of a Certificate of Appreciation for his work as a Branch Officer. The Wivenhoe Service Club also made a presentation of a Garden token. In the presentations, tribute was paid to him for the enormous amount of work done by him for both organisations. Members wished Mr & Mrs Gladwin happiness in their new home.
Publicity Organiser. Royal British Legion, Wivenhoe