Lunch after the monthly meeting was set up some while ago when the committee decided that it would be a good idea to offer hospitality to the visiting speaker, particularly to those coming from a distance.
The speaker usually accepts the invitation to lunch, giving members the opportunity to discuss their presentation – or just to chat.
Before the meeting each month, I collect the day’s lunch menu from the Bedford Hotel and put this out with a sign-up sheet on the table next to the name badges. Anyone who wants to join us on the day can put their name down with their meal choice from the menu and pay the Bedford for what they have had.
Just before the meeting starts, at about 10.15am, I close the list and take it to the Bedford and pre-ordering your menu choice means we don’t have to wait long for our meals to be served.
Its a great way to engage not only with the speaker but with other members. If you haven’t joined us before, we look forward to seeing you.