A reminder that our AGM will take place in Vevey on Saturday May 10th. You can sign up from the web page. Your Council will present a revised version of the Statutes with a radical change to the conditions for membership. You can see the proposed new version here. The current text can be found in the footnotes attached to each change.
Also in the even nearer future you can meet Ann Widdecombe, well-known politicuian and sometime competitor in Strictly Come Dancing in Geneva on April 25. Sign up on the web page.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the sudden death of
our loyal member and beloved husband of Angela Meier-Jones, our Vice-Chairman.
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 at 2pm at the Catholic Church, Tramstrasse 5, Muttenz.
Donations instead of flowers to Schweizerische Hertzstiftung in Bern Postal Office account 30-4356-3
The Expat Brits Campaign Team is campaigning efforts to have the 15-year rule lifted. They need to get registration levels up very significantly! They would like all unregistered voters, not affected by the 15-year rule, to register (before 7th May 2014 ) and vote in the European Parliament elections in the UK rather than in their country of residence.
You can read more here.
Regrettably, due to a sudden deterioration in the health of his father-in-law, Andrew Wells has had to resign his chairmanship. As Vice-Chairman, Nigel Coombs has agreed to assume this role at least until the AGM in May 2014.
We very much regret Andrew’s departure and your Council will be studying his ideas for reforming the BRA and making proposals to present to the AGM in May next year.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has carried out a 12-week consultation to amend part of the British Nationality Act (BNA) 1981 to allow the FCO to centralise its consular birth and death registration service from April 2014.
You see the results and follow the link to the FCO site here.