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Summary of Executive Committee Meeting held on 31st October 2015

Good progress was reported on securing the funds needed for 2016 dry dock

The Treasurer led a discussion on VAT Rules as applied to the Society

It was noted that an unexpected expenditure had arisen with the requirement for a boiler survey

Refurbishment of the saloon has been deferred to early 2016

Discretion to extend honorary membership to the spouse of a deceased member was approved

A link has been established with Southampton University for volunteer support

Revisions to the format of Shieldhall Magazine were approved with the discontinuation of obituaries, individual donation acknowledgement and a mail order provision for the shop.

The Executive received 2 ship models to be used for display or generation of funds

The loan painting from P&O currently in the saloon will be returned to the owners

D Burke was appointed a director of the Catering Company

A defibrillator had been acquired via donation and the British Heart Foundation

The possibility of the ship visiting the Mersey in 2016 was under review

JR. Aug 2016