• Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific Regional Committee Report

    4 December 2014

    Meetings held in 2014

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    The Second Regional Committee meeting was held on 20 September 2014 at the Novotel in Kuala Lumpur attended by:

    Willie Kay Chairman Asia Pacific Region
    Steve Tennant Past Chairman Asia Pacific Region
    Barry Adcock Treasurer Hong Kong
    John Arkinstall Secretary Kuala Lumpur
    Vincent Connor Representative Hong Kong
    Bert De Munck Co-opted Kuala Lumpur
    Brian Radley Representative Singapore
    Bob Park Co-opted Hong Kong

    Main matters discussed were:The meeting opened with a safety briefing by the venue operator.

    • Lighthouse Club Medical Benefits Programme
    • Treasurer’s Report which showed that financial assistance to August 2014 was HK$545k from the two funds James Battersby Lighthouse Club Educational Trust and Asia Pacific Region Benevolent Trust; continued assistance required from the branches to secure sponsorships and advertising to cover the production and distribution costs of the magazine
    • Upgrading the Asia Pacific Region webpage
    • Raising profile of Lighthouse Club Asia Pacific Region and move towards better promotion of benevolent activities
    • Promotion of HSE and Golden Helmet Awards by all branches within Asia Pacific Region

    The Third Regional Committee meeting was held on 8 November 2014 in Manila at the City Club attended by:

    Willie Kay Chairman Asia Pacific Region
    John Battersby Deputy Chairman Hong Kong
    John Arkinstall Secretary Kuala Lumpur
    Colin Johnston Representative Vietnam
    Guenter Taus Representative Manila
    HT Ong Co-opted Kuala Lumpur
    Jim Chessell Co-opted Singapore
    Stephen Bennet Observer Manila
    Philip Parker Observer Manila

    The meeting opened with a safety briefing by Stephen Bennet.

    Main matters discussed were:

    • Lighthouse Club Medical Benefits Programme – various issues to be clarified by BrokerFish
    • President’s Report to follow up on Promotion of HSE and Golden Helmet Awards by all branches within Asia Pacific Region. Accident statistics to be obtained by each branch
    • Treasurer’s Report which showed that financial assistance to September 2014 remained at HK$545k from the two trusts.
    • Secretary’s Report Asia Pacific Region proposed options for video conferencing to allow greater participation amongst branches for Regional Meetings and cloud storage of documents for ease of access to Regional Committee.
    • Webpage had been upgraded and views sought from branches
    • Lighthouse Club UK and Lighthouse Club HK proposed 60th and 30th Anniversary Book – articles and photos required from the branches of their history.
    • To set up a Benefits Committee to obtain benefits/discounts from airlines, hotels and insurances for all Asia Pacific Region branches and their members.

    Meetings to be held in 2015

    The Third Regional Committee meeting to be held in Ho Chi Min City on 24 January 2015

    The Fourth Regional Committee meeting to be held in Hong Kong on 27 March 2015

    The AGM and next initial Regional Committee meeting to be held in Singapore on 16 May 2015

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