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The Army Catering Corps Association The Association's Aims and Objectives The Army Catering Corps Association ceased to be a charity on 31 st December 2006 and all responsibility for benevolence or welfare passed to The RLC Association Trust. The ACC Association is now purely a fraternal organisation with its primary aim of encouraging and fostering comradeship between all past and present army chefs. Membership of the ACC Association is open to all former members of the Army Catering Corps and all former or serving food service personnel of the WRAC, CVHQ ACC, TA, Reserve Forces or The Royal Logistic Corps. Currently there are over 3000 members. Governance, Administration and Funding The ACC Association, along with the other forming Corps Associations, is a constituent but autonomous part of The RLC Association Trust; managing its own activities and subsidiary branches. There is specific ACC representation on three of The RLC Association Trust committees, these being The RLC Association Trust, Heritage and Benevolence committees. The full organisational chart of the RLC Association Trust showing the reporting and funding lines can be seen here. The management of the ACC Association is overseen by the Association’s Executive Council which meets twice a year. The role of the Council is to ensure all the necessary actions are taken for disseminating information about the Association and the functions it organises and to conserve the heritage, deeds and traditions of the Army Catering Corps. All the day-to-day administration is done solely by the Association's Secretary, a paid part-time post, which is funded by the RLC Association Trust. The Secretary is assisted in his task by other members of the Executive Council, who give their time voluntarily and free of charge to assist with communications to members, the Association’s web site and compiling the Association’s Newsletter. Not having any form of subscription or the benefit of a “Days Pay Scheme” the ACC Association has no source of income of it’s own. All funding for the Association comes in the form of very generous grants from The RLC Association Trust. The ACC Association would have ceased to function in any form many years ago without the contributions it receives from the Trust. Present Day Activities Remembrance services in November and Corps Sunday in July form the backbone of Association events. There is an Association Reunion Weekend away in May and for the golfers there are four Society meetings and 8 matches against other Corps. There are clubs and societies for special interest groups like Officer’s Club, ACC Golf Society, the Sergeants’ Past & Present Association, the Airborne Chefs’ Association as well as regional lunches and “get-together” events run all over the UK throughout the year. These subsidiary branches organise events for their own members. The in-house magazine, “The Flaming Cauldron”, is posted to all registered members ** of the Association twice a year in June and November. The magazine has a busy members letters section and ex-corps members can try to locate old colleagues by asking the readership, as well as all the news and articles on forthcoming events and reports on previous functions. ** The Term ”registered member” refers to someone who has given their contact details to the Association and these details are stored in the ACC Association’s membership database
The Army Catering Corps Association The Association's Aims and Objectives The Army Catering Corps Association ceased to be a charity on 31 st December 2006 and all responsibility for benevolence or welfare passed to The RLC Association Trust. The ACC Association is now purely a fraternal organisation with its primary aim of encouraging and fostering comradeship between all past and present army chefs. Membership of the ACC Association is open to all former members of the Army Catering Corps and all former or serving food service personnel of the WRAC, CVHQ ACC, TA, Reserve Forces or The Royal Logistic Corps. Currently there are over 3000 members. Governance, Administration and Funding The ACC Association, along with the other forming Corps Associations, is a constituent but autonomous part of The RLC Association Trust; managing its own activities and subsidiary branches. There is specific ACC representation on three of The RLC Association Trust committees, these being The RLC Association Trust, Heritage and Benevolence committees. The full organisational chart of the RLC Association Trust showing the reporting and funding lines can be seen here. The management of the ACC Association is overseen by the Association’s Executive Council which meets twice a year. The role of the Council is to ensure all the necessary actions are taken for disseminating information about the Association and the functions it organises and to conserve the heritage, deeds and traditions of the Army Catering Corps. All the day-to-day administration is done solely by the Association's Secretary, a paid part-time post, which is funded by the RLC Association Trust. The Secretary is assisted in his task by other members of the Executive Council, who give their time voluntarily and free of charge to assist with communications to members, the Association’s web site and compiling the Association’s Newsletter. Not having any form of subscription or the benefit of a “Days Pay Scheme” the ACC Association has no source of income of it’s own. All funding for the Association comes in the form of very generous grants from The RLC Association Trust. The ACC Association would have ceased to function in any form many years ago without the contributions it receives from the Trust. Present Day Activities Remembrance services in November and Corps Sunday in July form the backbone of Association events. There is an Association Reunion Weekend away in May and for the golfers there are four Society meetings and 8 matches against other Corps. There are clubs and societies for special interest groups like Officer’s Club, ACC Golf Society, the Sergeants’ Past & Present Association, the Airborne Chefs’ Association as well as regional lunches and “get- together” events run all over the UK throughout the year. These subsidiary branches organise events for their own members. The in-house magazine, “The Flaming Cauldron”, is posted to all registered members ** of the Association twice a year in June and November. The magazine has a busy members letters section and ex- corps members can try to locate old colleagues by asking the readership, as well as all the news and articles on forthcoming events and reports on previous functions. ** The Term ”registered member” refers to someone who has given their contact details to the Association and these details are stored in the ACC Association’s membership database