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Your Local Branch
Welfare and support of the membership are the main aims of the Association. This is achieved in the East Kent Branch through an elected committee of members who are elected annually at the Annual General meeting. Representatives are elected from each of the East Kent Towns and Rural areas.
Committee At the first meeting following the AGM, the Committee elects a chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. A Minute Secretary is appointed by the committee.
Each committee member is responsible for his or her area. Contact is maintained with each member in East Kent though local deliverers of the Newsletter supported by their local committee member. There are over 120 deliverers, volunteers who deliver the quarterly branch Newsletter to members. Discretion is used when calling, so that recently retired members, for example, may not be seen as often as those who retired many years ago. Experience shows that nearly all members requiring help come to the attention of the committee from the deliverers.
For contact details for your local committee member and the welfare coordinator see the Branch Directory .The Committee meets quarterly to conduct branch business. Members of the Committee also form the Management Committee of the William Thrift Fund. The Fund is the Branch Welfare fund. Application for grants from the fund are presented to and determined by the Management Committee.