All meetings are held at:
The Steyning Centre
When you come to a new club it is always rather daunting facing a room full of people, but there will be someone on hand to guide you to a vacant chair and introduce you to the people on that table. Of course, sometimes a chair is being saved for a friend but there are always spare chairs to be found. It is advisable to arrive well before 2pm – say 1.40pm as there are a few things to do before the meeting actually starts. When you join the club you will be given a programme of events so you know what to expect for the year. You are always welcome to bring a ‘buddy’ to your first meeting for support, although no one is ever left on their own.
Format of the Meeting
The formal part of the meeting will start at 2pm when the Club’s Operational Manager or Chairman will open the meeting. At that point they will give out any notices and explain about how the entertainment for the afternoon will run. This will be followed by details of forthcoming Outings, “Birthdays” and other relevant information for the club.
When you fill in your registration form, we ask you to give your date of birth and address, including your postcode. We like to be able to send you a birthday card and celebrate your birthday at the appropriate monthly meeting.
We try to have a very varied entertainment programme, ranging through music, quizzes and talks and sometimes unusual interesting nibbles. On occasions we get out the sherry! The entertainment generally starts at 2.30pm and lasts for about 45mins and this is followed by tea & biscuits (sometimes cakes) and we draw the raffle after tea.
Each month we hold a raffle – there is a raffle table on your left as you enter the hall and the prizes are donated by our members. You don’t have to bring anything but if you do, it would be most appreciated. Raffle tickets are 50p a strip. The winning numbers are drawn at about 3.45pm.
Paying for Outings
Before the meeting starts at 2pm some members will pay for any outings they wish to go on, although there are other opportunities before the entertainment starts to make the payment. We normally take bookings for the next two planned outings.
Most people arrange their own transport to the Club but we can provide transport if required (although this is somewhat difficult). It is hoped that users will donate £1 for this service, paid with your subs at the door. The Operational Manager takes responsibility for managing the transport and we have volunteer drivers who collect members from and to their home. You are asked to inform the Operational Manager on 01273 493894 or your usual driver if you are not coming to a meeting. We are sorry but this service can only be provided in Steyning, Upper Beeding and Bramber.