Membership

Mission Statement

The mission of the 2nd Helping’s website is to help, support and look after, in any way possible, any ex 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) or serving Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) member including attached cap badges, and their families.

Concept 

Financial support can be offered when appropriate. Funds are raised from members donating money or items for auction/raffle/selling site/reunions etc. Financial support can be in the form of a grant which is not repayable, or a loan.

Non-financial support can take many forms using the network of MIB/WIB all over the world who help and support our cause. The aim of 2nd Helping’s in this respect is to connect the many clever, talented and willing Tankies out there with those in need. The Buddy Buddy section on the website facilitates this.

The aim is to get more Tankies involved, and ideally have at least one Tankie in each major city/ town around the country, who is willing to assist any Tankie in need not just over the phone or email, but in person when necessary. 

MEMBERSHIP RULES

  1. Any ex-member of 2RTR or serving member of RTR, including attached cap badges, and their family members are eligible to Sign Up and Register as a member of 2nd Helping’s. All such Registrations are subject to our vetting process and in some cases eligibility checks may be carried out.

Membership

  1. There are 2 types of membership:
    1. Voting members. Voting members are members who have contributed financially in the previous year.
    2. Ordinary members. Ordinary members are members who have not contributed financially during the previous year.

Voting

  1. There are 2 types of vote:
    1. Financial. Financial votes are those which concern the management of 2nd Helpings funds. This will include all applications for grants and loans.
    2. Non-financial. Non-financial votes are those concerning any other aspects of 2nd Helping’s business.
  2. Only voting members are entitled to vote in financial votes.
  3. All members are entitled to vote in non-financial votes.
  4. At least 50% of entitled voters must vote for a vote to be valid. Thereafter a simple majority will decide the outcome.
  5. If fewer than 50% of entitled voters vote, the vote will be invalid.
  6. All votes will be counted and confirmed by a panel of 3 named members.
  7. The outcome of every vote will be publicised on the website.

Finances

  1. Financial assistance may be given to individuals either as a non-repayable grant or as a loan.
  2. The application process can be initiated in the first instance by using the ‘Contact Us’ page found on the website.
  3. Financial assistance is limited to a maximum of £750 per individual per annum. Thus once an individual has received the maximum amount no further application will be accepted for one year.
  4. Loans are to be repaid within one year. In exceptional circumstances only this period can be extended to 2 years.

Reporting

  1. A report on income and expenditure will be made as at 31 December each year. This will include total income received (including loan repayments) and payments made. Outline details of payments will be included but recipients will be anonymised.

Etiquette

  1. No spam. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.
  2. Post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.
  3. Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after two warnings are issued by moderators.
  4. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behaviour is grounds for deletion from the forums.
  5. Adult content. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted.
  6. Illegal content. No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.