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Welfare Seminar

Shipmates are requested to disseminate the information below concerning the details of the Welfare Seminar which will be held on Saturday 21st April 2018 at the North Stafford Hotel Stoke on Trent SR4 2AE.


Please note that Seminar is open to all who wish to attend so if your wife/partner/oppo wishes to come along then the more the merrier from any Branch.  One subsidy claim per branch for travellers can be submitted. For information, the hotel offer is open to all RNA members even if you are not attending the seminar and wanted a reasonably priced weekend. It is a 30-minute drive to the National Memorial Arboretum which is home to Naval Service Memorial and well worth a visit.


The Agenda is as follows;
0930 - Guest Speakers;

Miles Cowley - SAIL (Sailors Advise and Information Line)

Phil Shuttleworth - Beneficiary Support Co-ordinator for Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

Craig Mclellan - Veterans with Dogs (with a dog)

Capt P Quinn OBE & Mrs S Clewes - RNA Project Semaphore (Providing iPads and training to digitally isolated Naval Veterans)

Dr N Murdoch - Veterans in Prisons

Michelle Manville - Blind Veterans

1 Hour lunch break – (Commencement dependant on Speakers)

National Memorial Arboretum - Home to the Naval Service Memorial founded by the RNA.

The Not Forgotten Association - Speaker TBC

Prostate Cancer - Speaker TBC

Bereavement/Benefits Speaker TBC


Church notices
• For those Shipmates attending the Seminar it is essential that they complete a booking form, which can be found at rear of Circular, even if it is just for lunch on the day. This request will enable us to provide dining numbers to the hotel. (Luncheon tickets will be issued when you register on the day.)
• Please note that Shipmates will be able to claim travelling expenses but not accommodation. Michelle Bainbridge will be available at the Seminar to provide travel
expense forms and advice.
• Please note Shipmates attending the Seminar must annotate their vehicle registration on a special pad/board at reception to ensure you do not incur parking fees.
North Area Support Officer Shipmate Alan Magrath will attend and is driving down the North Libor Bus from Blackburn. If any Area 10 Shipmate would like a lift to the Seminar please contact S/M Alan directly at belfastblues_812@icloud.com or by phone 07964 721849.  The other buses are available and ‘borrowing’ details can be found in a separate article in this edition of the Circular.

Finally, any contributions of prizes for the Friday and Saturday raffles would be gratefully received. If you require any further information or specific details please the National Welfare Advisor ritalock@sky.com or 02392 723747.