No.50 - June 2010

The Annual General Meeting of the Guild will be held at 8.00 PM on Monday the 26th of July 2010 at the Eley Park Community Centre, Eley Rd., Blackburn South, Victoria.

Any notice of motions and nominations for committee positions must be in the hands of the Secretary seven days prior to the date of the Annual General Meeting. All Committee positions will be declared vacant and nominations are called for the position (s) of President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Editor of Caps & Flints, Media Officer and five other officers.

Ordinary Business (as required by Rule 9 (4) of the Guilds Rules):

  • To confirm the minutes of the last preceding annual general meeting and of any general meeting held since that meeting;
  • To receive from the Committee reports upon the transactions of the Guild during the last preceding financial year;
  • To elect officers of the Guild; and
  • To receive and consider the statement submitted by the Guild in accordance with section 30 (3) of the Act;
  • To appoint an Auditor.

  • The annual General Meeting may also transact special business of which notice is given in accordance with the Guild’s Rules.

    Monday Themes for 2010

    For the remainder of 2010 the following themes are announced –

    June 28 - Fowlers

    July 26 - (AGM)

    August 30 – Guns of the Empire

    September 27 – Single-shot percussion and other exempt firearms

    October 25 – Derringers and duelers

    November 29 – Combined Vintagers/Guild Night – Classic English, Scottish and Irish Sporting guns and rifles and accessories. (Supper provided)

    Ballarat Show

    The Ballarat Arms and Militaria Collectors Society will hold the 21st Eureka Militaria and Collectors Fair at the Wendouree Sports and Events Centre, Norman Street (off Creswick Rd) Saturday July 10, 2010 from 9,00AM to 3.30 PM. Free entry for anyone wearing a complete military uniform.

    Contact 5342 4433 during business hours for further details and table booking


    In January 2011, (somewhere between the 7th & 17th), heritage arms expert, Dr. C.H. Roads, will be briefly in Melbourne. If enough interest is shown he will give a talk & power point presentation for us on the collection of the small arms museum he is currently involved with.

    Christopher Roads is well known as author of “The British Soldier’s Firearm 1850 - 1864”, published in 1964 it remains an exceptional standard reference. Christopher has spent a lifetime heavily involved with heritage arms. Born in 1934 he served as 2nd Lieut in the Royal Artillery on National Service & as a target shooter he championed in County, University, Army, & National competitions including Queen’s Prize, Queens 100 & has represented England internationally on numerous occasions in Match Rifle.

    Professionally Christopher obtained a doctorate in the history of firearms, he was Deputy Director of the Imperial War Museum & whilst in their employ he set up Duxford Airfield Museum & was instrumental in placing the WWII historic cruiser “HMS Belfast” on the Thames in London as a floating museum. Some collectors may recall the BBC series “The Gun”, written & presented by Christopher.

    He is Chairman of Heritage Arms Rescue, President of the Historic Breech-Loading Small Arms Association (since its foundation in 1973). Currently, as the director of H.A.E.F. (Historic Arms, Exhibitions & Forts), he is very busy restoring small arms, building & restoring cannon carriages for muzzle loading & early breech loading artillery, whilst working on several new museum projects.

    If enough members (30 minimum) contact me I will arrange for a talk & presentation, however I must hear from members by the end of July - a suitable venue needs arranging for the numbers that respond & Dr. Roads’ itinerary needs to be sorted out many months in advance. If there is not a timely & suitable response from members then a unique opportunity will be lost, so don’t dilly dally!

    Contact: Adrian Roads Phone/Fax (03)9397 1002 (leave message); Mobile 0417 772 535
    Email: Adrian@stonehengegroup.com.au

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