Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club TNCMC Presentation 14th July 2020.

There was an invitation from the Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club to TNCMC to do a Presentation.  The venue was the Navigation Inn Henley-in-Arden on Tuesday 14th July 2020, carried out by Donald Campbell, Chairman TNCMC.

David Burman President of Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club

The Presedent giving his welcoming and introductory speech.


Keith & Linda Degville who were excellent hosts.


TNCMC Standard on display during a cheque (£50) presentation to TNCMC on behalf of the rotory club.

The President Mr David Burman kindly welcomed and introduced me to the members, as their guest speaker. It was immediately obvious that all members were eager to hear and learn of the purpose of The National Caribbean Monument Charity, and learning indeed took place judging from the feedback and the many questions posed from individuals. It was an absolute pleasure to meet the members who were very receptive, jovial and hospitable.

Keith Degville (left) exercising elbow greetings


Robbin Suffield (left) President Elect & Donald Campbell Chairman TNCMC

Robbin Suffield was one of two members who are ex military, the other being Mike Redman (Secretary) both experiencing National Service.  Robbin served in the Royal Air Force and Mike served in the Royal Artillery. 

Members present at the meeting were :

David Burman (President)

Mike Redman  (Secretary)

Robbin Suffield (Pres Elect) and Patsy his wife

David Snell (Treasurer)

Anna Devey

Brian Glover

Keith & Linda Degville

Jeff & June Masters

John & Sussie Latham

This was a very successful venture and it is hoped that further connections will be made with other Rotary Clubs around the country so that TNCMC will continue to network and educate the nation of the campaign and ethos of the charity. It was very evident that most, if not all members, were not aware of the contributions made by Caribbean Service men and women to Britain, so the stories must continue to be told.

My thanks to all concerned and I look forward to the next such presentation wherever it may be. 

Big thanks to Sergeant Shiv Chand, TNCMC Ambassador, for connecting me to Mr Keith Degville who is a staunch member of the Henley-in-Arden Rotary Club. The President, Mr David Burman, has expressed a interest in forging a link with TNCMC to organising a joint visit to the National Memorial Arboretum at an appropriate date and time. 

Please follow this link to donate to this campaign: https://tncmc.org/donations

Blog by Don Campbell

 July 2020