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Craftsman : Craftsman 2012
10 RAEME CRAFTSMAN 2012 messages & reports Corps Heritage MAJ Graham Anderson Corps Funds The RAEME Corps fund continues to be in a healthy state with a steady uptake in corps subscriptions. It has been encouraging to see the strong commitment to Corps subscriptions from our newest members of the Corps as they commence their Common Induction Training at ASEME. There is also a strong representation of retired and ex-serving members who have subscribed and continue to make their annual contribution. We have issued 1400 St Eligius Medallions to date, of those there are 861 current subscribers. Financial Situation FY 2011/12 Current Funds as at 30 Jun 2012: $337,768 Income: Subscriptions: $25,763 Other: $27,261 $53,024 Cost of Sales $5,303 Gross Profit $47,721 Expenses: General: $3,618 Awards $5,444 Spanner Pac $5,000 Regional Activities $7,584 Other Expenses $14,588 $36,234 Operating Profit $11,486 Interest Income $16,285 Net Profit / (Loss) $27,771 The Corps Fund provides a valuable resource to members of the Corps both serving and ex-serving. With the ongoing pressure to achieve budget cuts within defence discretionary expenditure at unit and sub-unit level will continue to become more difficult to secure. In the past 12 months the Corps fund has funded a number of activities and provided financial assistance to regional and unit activities • Prizes for Corps Awards, • Financial Assistance to the National RAEME Association Initiative 'Operation Spanner Pack' (comfort packs sent to all RAEME soldiers serving overseas on operations) • Financial Assistance to Unit Adventure Training Activities (e.g. Tough Mudder) • Financial Spt and prizes to regional Spanner Club gatherings and Corps Activities • Financial Spt to Unit charity activities • Contribution to funerals and memorial services • Conduct of ongoing Corps Corporate and merchandise activities (Craftsman Port, Craftsman Magazine, Corps Conference, Banner Miniatures, and assorted merchandise). As the Corps Fund continues to grow it is anticipated that the range of supported activities and Corps funded initiatives will also increase number and scale. Corps Funds Congratulations to the following 'current' subscribers who's badge numbers have been drawn. You must be a current subscriber in order to be a winner. 1St Prize -- Leatherman Wave # 1083 CFN D.J. Lowe, OJT, Darwin 2ND Prize - Corps Prize Pack # 767 CPL B. Little, 7 CSSB 3rd Prize - Corps Prize Pack # 649 CAPT A. Stone, AAvn System Branch All members of the corps (serving and ex-serving) are encouraged to become corps subscribers, a subscriptions nomination form is included in this edition or is available on the corps website or by contact the HOC cell, Bandiana. Corps Banner Miniatures The Prince Philip Banner Miniatures are still available for purchase from the HOC cell, Bandiana at a cost of $200 each. With only 20 banners left of the limited 600 released if you have been considering owning one now would be a good time to order. An order form is included in this edition or is available from the Corps Website (WWW and intranet).