The Club, which has a membership of around 50, provides a meeting place for retired or semi retired business/professional men.
The Club meet weekly and, at each meeting, we have a guest speaker (occasionally a Club member). The topics cover everything under the sun and over the past year have ranged from Brunel to glass and from Pepys to the East German Secret Police.
In addition to our weekly meetings, held each Friday at the Parish Rooms off Gosditch Street, we have a number of social events. These range from the monthly informal pub lunches for members, to events at which partners are also welcome. There are a couple of coffee mornings, two formal lunches, a summer garden party and an autumn outing with the year being rounded off by our Christmas carol concert at Chedworth. All the speakers and social activities are organised by a small energetic committee elected by members at the January AGM.
The Club is very much a Club run by members for members and everybody is expected to play their part in contributing to the Club’s activities, ranging from being one of the weekly coffee stewards to pehaps, in time, serving on the Committee. The Club is run with the minimum of fuss and formality, the emphasis being on not taking ourselves too seriously and simply concentrating on enjoying each other’s company.
Membership (which currently costs £60 per annum) is by invitation of the committee but visitors are always welcome to come along and see how we tick before making a formal application to join. The meetings start at 10.30, preceded by coffee and biscuits from around 9.45 onwards.
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