The Association was created by the amalgamation of the Grindlays Group Pensioners Society and the ANZ Bank Retired Officers Association (UK) on the 20th September 1988. It was to operate under a Constitution which was approved by the Bank, whereby the Association was the property of the Bank, and was to be run by a Committee of volunteers from among its members performing functions in accordance with the terms of the Constitution.
Under the Constitution, the objects of the Association shall be:
a) to assist and encourage contact and communications between the various groups of Pensioners among themselves and between such groups and the Bank;
b) to provide guidance and support to Members; to encourage social activities for Pensioners, developing closer links with those living outside London.
c) to contact Pensioners and other members of the Association regularly and bring to the attention of the Bank any cases of hardship amongst pensioners;
d) to assist in the management of any financial grant which may be made by the Bank and to provide financial assistance out of funds provided for that purpose to the Association for the relief of hardship affecting any Pensioner;
e) to liaise and co-operate with the Bank and with other bodies having similar objects and generally to do all acts and provide all such services and facilities as shall further the objects of the Association to the benefit of all Members.
To enable us to meet these guidelines we have in place the following;
**We have Regional Liaisons Officers (RLOs) in place around the UK who look after and visit people in the area. Also most RLO's arrange an annual lunch for the area they are in and these lunches are a great way for everyone to keep in touch. The RLO's also keep the committee informed of any problems that we can help with.
**Annual General Meeting precedes the Association Annual Reception which is held in September each year. In recent years these have been held in the Gary Weston Library at Southwark Cathedral by London Bridge.
**The Minerva Club meets quarterly and usually on the third Wednesday in March, June, and December*. This is an informal social gathering organised by the Association for all pensioners and partners, existing staff or any other people with a connection with ANZ. At present, these are held from 3pm at the Mug House in 1/3 Tooley Street - SE1 2PF
(* in 2016, the last gathering will be on Wednesday 30 November in lieu of the 3rd Wednesday in December).
**Other lunches arranged during the year can include Ottoman Bank lunch, The Ex-Service Association, Harare Christmas lunch, Balance day lunch, Midanz get together to name a few.
**Newsletter which we send to all members three times a year which keeps us all informed of the Association actives. The Editor always welcomes articles from our members to be included in the newsletter.
** The Administration team which is made up of committee members meet at the Bank on the first and third Friday of each month to conduct the office business. Contact number 020-3229-2777.
If you feel we should be doing other activities on your behalf then please let the Chairman Peter Smith know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look at your suggestions.
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