Two positions on the ACC Association Executive Council will become vacant in March 2018. The elected members will be your representatives on the Committee. They should be actively seeking the opinion of the membership, listening to what the membership has to say, be they complaints, suggestions or aspirations of what the Association should be doing, and bringing that to the Council meetings for discussion. Whoever is elected should make themselves available to the membership, communicate with them via email, telephone and Facebook and attend Association events so that he can meet as many members as possible. We asked those wishing to stand as candidates for the positions to submit their names to the secretary. Four members have put their name forward
Voting ProcedureFill in the information about yourself in the Voting Form on the right. Select the TWO candidates you want to elect to the Association’s Executive Council from the names in the drop-down option boxes at the bottom of the form.Clicking the “Submit” button will send an email to the Association’s Secretary with all the details you supplied on the form and your voting preferences. The Secretary will check the details you have supplied against the Association’s Membership Database and provided you are a *registered memberof the Association he will add your vote to the ballot. *A registered member is someone for whom the ACC Association has contact details in the Association’s membership databaseData SecurityThe information supplied on this form will be stored in the ACC Association’s Membership Database and may be shared with the subsidiary branches of the ACC Association and The Royal Logistic Corps Association. This information will not be shared with any other third party organisation or individual.
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David Lindsay:I have supported the association over many years and have benefited from all the work others have put in to organise the events that I have so eagerly attended. I now feel it is time I should contribute something myself to assist the Association in its work. I am putting myself forward for one of the vacant seats on the Executive Council because I have the organising abilities and the drive to get things done and I have plenty of free time that I can allocate to the Association's work now that I am retired. The Association has made great strides in improving communications with the membership over the past few years with the updated Newsletter, the website, the use of email and social media. But there are still a great number of ex-ACC personnel that we are not reaching and who are not inclined to join us in the Association. I had a Cook's typical employment and experiences during the time I served in the Corps with various postings in Germany and UK; achieving the rank of Corporal before I left the service. I feel I am well placed to represent many of those potential new recruits and would seek ways to work with the Executive Council to bring them in as full active members of the Association. For the Association to have a viable and thriving future we need to encourage the forty and fifty something's to join. They would be my prime targets as potential new members. I would also look at how the Association could listen to the views of the current membership and potential new recruits on what would make the Association meet more closely their needs and their aspirations for the Association going forward. As a keen sports fisherman I am already in the throes of planning the creation of an ACC Angling Club. Just like the ACC Golf and Ski clubs, it would be open to all members of the Association.
Erik Crichton:Having served on the Council for the past few years I feel that I am fully aware of the requirements necessary to be a full and active member of the Council and the Association. With this experience I feel that I am in the best position to be able to continue to serve and represent our Association members. I would hopefully represent the silent majority and give them a voice at Council especially in trying to foster more involvement of members at a local level. I became a member of the ACC as a boy soldier in 1961. After nine years my career took a much different path; I became a London Firefighter and remained so until my retirement in 2001. During that time, I have also been an officer in the Army Cadet Force for 27 years and retired in 2015. I have therefore never been far from a military life and feel my experiences can help me to be of further service. I certainly have the time and availability to attend meetings on behalf of our members as and when required. Over the years I have come to realise that it is very important to be part of something that engenders comradeship, friendship and a sense of belonging. As they say "no man is an Island" and as we all served together in the ACC and were proud of that, by being a member of the Association this continues to serve those needs. If elected I would continue to serve you and help the Association to prosper over the coming years.
Harry Page:I joined the ACC as a boy entrant in February 1961 and completed my service in November 1972. Since then I have been working in the retail sector until retiring about five years ago at the age of 67. I have good communication skills and have a good standing with my ex-ACC colleagues being friends on Facebook with approximately 450 of them. I am also active with the “Veterans” Breakfast Club so feel I will be able to represent their interests at Committee Meetings. I am a regular member of the association who attends many events around the country and in particular have taken my place helping to say a farewell to those ex ACC Comrades who have passed away. I am a deacon at the local Baptist church in Farnborough, Hampshire and currently have the responsibility of looking for a new minister for the church. My wife and I have two sons and we have 5 and two thirds grandchildren (next one due early 2018). I am semi-disabled but can still drive and feel I would be useful on the committee. I would be very grateful for your vote
Paul Sieloff:I would like to stand for election for the vacancy on the executive council of the Army Catering Corps Association. I joined the Army Catering Corps in 1974 and served until 1985. Since then I have been a regular supporter of the ACC Association and have attended events on a regular basis. Many members will know I have an extensive collection of ACC Memorabilia and in recent years I have loaned many items to the Association for display at events in particular the Corps Sunday event where a display is always shown. I have also given support at other events such as the RLC Open Day. This year I was able to loan an ACC Forage Cap to a lady who wished to display this at her husband’s funeral. I have participated in the veteran’s team representing the ACC Association at the Army Cookery competitions held at Grantham each year. I am a regular at the Association All Ranks event at Hayling Island each year and am proud to be a part of the ACC Contingent at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. If Elected I will support members interests and promote the name of the ACC.