The first meeting of the new 2013/2014 Executive Committee, and the third committee meeting for the year 2013, was held on Thursday, 4 July 2013 at 1030 hours at the Meeting Room, AIROD Business Centre, Subang hosted by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ahmad bin Johan through Jen Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Shahrom bin Dato' Hj Nordin, (Bersara). The meeting was chaired by Jen Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Ghazali bin Dato' Mohd Seth, (Bersara), our RAFOC President. Present were 15 other committee members (only one unable to attend), a member of the Board of Appeal and one of the auditors.

The committee welcomed Lt Jen Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Yunus bin Mohd Tasi, TUDM, (Bersara) as the new Vice President (Air) and put on record our thank you to Lt Jen Tan Sri Dato' Seri Abd Ghani bin Abd Aziz, TUDM, (Bersara) for his contributions to RAFOC as the former Vice President (Air). The meeting also welcomed Lt Jen Datuk Nawi bin Alias, TUDM, (Bersara) and Kapt Nazir bin Mansor, TUDM, (Bersara) as the two new auditors for the year 2013/2014 and thanked Jen Tan Sri Dato' Borhan bin Ahmad, (Bersara) and Kapt Mazlan bin Jamaluddin, (Bersara), the two former auditors for the audit done for the year 2012. The meeting also welcomed Mej Jen Dato' Shahrudin bin Mohd Ali, TUDM, (Bersara), Mej Jen Dato' Mohd Yunus bin Long, (Bersara) and Mej Abd Razak bin Hashim, TUDM, (Bersara) who were re-elected as members of the Board of Appeal at the last Annual General Meeting.

The committee received the reports from the Honorary Secretary on the general administration of RAFOC and from the Honorary Treasurer on the financial situation of RAFOC since the last committee meeting. The meeting agreed that to ensure more transparent accountability and good financial governance, the auditors would audit our RAFOC accounts once in every three months instead of just once a year. Their report and findings would be presented to the Executive Committee during its quarterly committee meetings.

The meeting reviewed the direction and objects of RAFOC and deliberated on the prevailing issues related to the retired Armed Forces officers in particular and the Armed Forces veterans in general, which were still outstanding and to be monitored by the Executive Committee. The meeting also reaffirmed the portfolios of the various committee members and discussed on the activities to be held during the coming half-year 2013.

After the meeting, the committee adjourned for lunch, hosted by Tan Sri Ahmad bin Johan. Two of our retired Armed Forces officers who were with the NADI Group, namely, Jen Tan Sri Dato' Mohamad Hashim bin Mohd Ali, (Bersara) and Brig Jen Dato' Abd Rahim bin Abd Rahman, TUDM, (Bersara), joined the committee for lunch.

Our thanks to Tan Sri Dato' Seri Ahmad bin Johan and Jen Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohd Shahrom bin Dato' Hj Nordin, (Bersara) for facilitating the venue for the meeting followed by the lunch.