The Strand Club
The club was founded by a few local ladies in January 1996, who identified the need for an informal club socialising in the afternoon.
The club has remained a small, friendly group, meeting at 2 p.m.in The Barn, in Overstrand's White Horse public house, on the second Wednesday of every month except August. This means we can make use of their entertainments and alcohol licences as and when we need to. We now encourage men to join our club and actively try to choose items on each year’s programme which we hope they will enjoy. Reports covering the monthly meetings can be accessed by clicking here on Reports.
We choose a different local charity each year to support. In 2020 it was NARS (Norfolk Accident Rescue Service) who we raised in excess of £1,000 for. In 2021 it was 'Wild Touch', a local wild animal rescue and rehabilitation establishment from Ridlington, for whom we again raised over £1,000 despite no actual meetings. This year, 2022 our chosen charity is 'Hedgehog Haven' a small home-run haven for sick and permanently disabled hedgehogs based in North Walsham. We hold a table-top sale/coffee morning for the charity in August when we have no meeting.
Every year, usually in June, we enjoy a day's outing, never too far away, and in April our full programme is posted on the Overstrand village notice board. Visitors are always welcome.
Our year is finished off with a super Christmas party, and the next one started off with a new years' meal in a fairly local Restaurant.
The remaining months we are 'at home' listening to a variety of interesting speakers or enjoying a good chat over our spring lunch or later in the year a delicious ploughman's.
The annual subscription is £10 - excellent value - payable in March at our AGM. Members then pay £2 (non-members £3) at the door each month which covers refreshments. Raffle tickets are available for purchase throughout the meeting.
Strand Club Rules
1: Membership is non-denominational, open to all but not to exceed 50 persons.
2: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer are chosen by the committee, plus a minimum of three non-executive committee members voted by ballot at the AGM to manage the club.
2a: Officers to serve a maximum of 3 years, unless re-elected.
2b: Voting at the A.G.M for committee members will be by ballot and voting at monthly meetings will be by a show of hands.
4: Our designated bankers are Lloyds.
2022/23 Committee Members
Chairman/Secretary - Jackie Hudson. 01263 720866 email: email@example.com
Vice Chairman/Treasurer - Josie Dennis 01263 579748 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members - Gill Vears, Maggie Skelding, Val Marr, Anne Brocklehurst and Annie Buxton
2022/23 Meetings Programme
9th March – AGM
13th April – MIND
11th May – Spring Lunch
8th June – Jubilee Celebration, looking back over the last 70 years, with memorabilia and members stories.
13th July – Tim Bennett ‘My Time as a Headmaster’
10th August – Table Top Sale/Coffee Morning (Hedgehog Haven)
14th September – Brian Hedge ‘Overstrand’
12th October – Cream Tea
9th November – Brian Hedge ‘The Way We Were’
14th December – Christmas Party
18th January – New Year’s Lunch
8th February – Jackie Hudson ‘The Story of Tom Hickathrift’
8th March – AGM