Coordinator: Wiebina Heesterman
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We meet at the house of one of the members from 2 to 4pm on the third Thursday of the month. There are some people who find it difficult to come because of health reasons. Most members attend every time.
We don’t have a set programme; we simply tell each other what kind of events we find important or significant, and why. Once one member has been rather randomly selected to begin, we go clockwise round the circle. People are normally restricted to two entries, sometimes more depending on the substance of the accounts in question. Members tend to choose topics of specific types: someone appears to specialise in news of significance to health, such as new medicines or kinds of treatment, someone else comes with accounts related to legal questions, someone else again tends to bring up items concerning the environment, or children, or social issues.
It makes for a varied mixture. When we get to the last person, it is time for tea and biscuits and more general talk. The group is officially full, but as three of the members do not regularly attend we could fit in one more person.