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THE KING'S REGIMENT ASSOCIATION LIVERPOOL BRANCH
CONSTITUTION – MARCH 2021
 
BACKGROUND
The Branch Constitution and Rules were last revised in 1997. The revised (2021) constitution is set out below.
AIM OF THE BRANCH
The Branch exists to foster the esprit de corps, comradeship and welfare of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and its predecessor Regiments among serving and former members and their families.
As far as it is practical the branch will maintain contact with other branches to exchange information of benefit and assistance to their members if, and when, requested. Social contact whenever possible will be encouraged to foster the good relationships across the regimental families. 
MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to members of The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and all former members of The King’s Regiment and other predecessor regiments.
BRANCH ORGANISATION
Branch Officers:-
  • Branch President
  • Chairman
  • Deputy Chairman
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Committee Members
Management Committee Members are all elected at the Annual General Meeting, with each of the individual Branch Officers, stating in writing to the Branch Secretary before such meetings, that they wish to seek re-election.
Note: Only those who are subscribed members of the association are eligible to stand as Branch Officers and/or Committee members.
MEETINGS – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) AND EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING (EGM)
  • The branch will have one AGM each year. An agenda is to be prepared beforehand, and minutes are to be taken by the Branch Secretary and signed as a true record at the following meeting.
  • If there is a need, an additional general meeting, an EGM can be called. It will be essential for major changes to the branch to be agreed at an AGM or EGM. An agenda is to be prepared beforehand, and minutes are to be taken by the Branch Secretary and signed as a true record at the following meeting.
  • Branch meetings are to take place at regular intervals. An agenda is to be prepared beforehand and minutes are to be taken by the Branch Secretary and signed as a true record at the following meeting.
  • Decisions are made on the basis of a simple majority with the Chairman having a casting vote in the event of a tie. 
BRANCH ACCOUNTS
  • The Branch Bank Account is run by the BranchTreasurer.
  • Accounts are to be examined by a person nominated by the Branch Committee prior to the AGM.
  • Cheques must be signed by two Branch officers out of three nominated at the Branch Committee.
  • In the event of the Branch being closed any residue in the Branch Accounts will be donated equally between the Army Benevolent Fund, Royal British Legion and Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Families Association.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
  • The Branch Managing Committee will produce an annual programme of commemorative and social events. It will also participate in local and national events to preserve and perpetuate the deeds of the Regiment
  • The programme and individual events will be promoted through the Branch Website (kral.org.uk), the Branch bi-monthly Newsletter, the Kingsman magazine, social media outlets such as Facebook, such newsletters and local radio stations as it is able to access. 
MARCH 2021 COMMITTEE MEMBERS 
Major P Oakley Major Ray Taylor Major Chris Riley
MAJOR PETER OAKLEY MBE
BRANCH PRESIDENT
MAJOR RAY TAYLOR
BRANCH CHAIRMAN
MAJOR CHRIS RILEY TD
BRANCH TREASURER
Stan Castell BEM Eric Roper, Kings Regiment Association Liverpool John Butler Kings Regiment Association Terry Caffrey KRAL
STAN CASTELL BEM
BRANCH SECRETARY AND STANDARD BEARER
ERIC ROPER
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
JOHN BUTLER
COMMITTEE MEMBER
TERRY CAFFREY
COMMITTEE MEMBER
Brian Green, Kings Regiment Association Liverpool Kenny Malam Bernie Smith Ian Williams, Kings Regiment Association Liverpool
BRIAN GREEN
COMMITTEE MEMBER AND STANDARD BEARER
KENNY MALAM
COMMITTEE MEMBER AND STANDARD BEARER
BERNIE SMITH
COMMITTEE MEMBER
IAN WILLIAMS
COMMITTEE MEMBER AND STANDARD BEARER
 
   
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