Harpenden

Events

THE GENERAL MEETINGS

Normally, our most accessible activity is a fortnightly meeting on Thursday afternoons at the Harpenden Trust Hall. We usually have a speaker, followed by a discussion, or a session involving members' contributions. These meetings start formally at 2.15pm with announcements, but you will find much conversation going on from 1.45pm onwards and also afterwards as people continue to chat before dispersing.

In the pandemic situation, we have been holding Monthly Zoom meetings with a Speaker instead of the fortnightly General Meetings. This Autumn, as we are still not out of the pandemic, we plan to continue with Zoom general meetings whilst experimenting with ways to hold physical or hybrid meetings safely.

GROUP MEETINGS

These are organised independently by Group Leaders and may normally be regular meetings which are shown in the "Calendar" on the Groups page, or meetings arranged individually such as the Visits and Outing below. In the pandemic situation, some groups have been organising Zoom meetings instead or holding meetings outdoors.

VISITS and OUTINGS

From time to time we normally arrange visits to places of interest, either on a Thursday afternoon or extra to the programme. These might involve a charge for transport or entry fees. Sometimes, for a nearby location, members might make up car-loads.

Proposed visits and outings would be announced at the General meetings and advertised on the notice board, in the Programmes and Newsletters, as notices on the 'Welcome' page and on the appropriate Group page. In the current situation, no visits or outings are being organised.

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Oct 21st 14.15 – 15.15 Zoom meeting: AGM & Speaker Melanie Gibson-Barton. Topic: Ostend - More than just fish and flip flops. Melanie presented at our last AGM. This will be a shorter presentation to allow time for the AGM.
Thu Nov 18th 14.15 – 15.15: Zoom Meeting, Speaker: Charles Garland, topic: The making of Dads Army.
Thu Dec 2nd Christmas Social (1) Details to follow
Thu Dec 16th Christmas Social (2) Details to follow