Hampshire Lunch Photos

Our final lunch of the year was a great success with 42 of us enjoying a delicious curry prepared by Davina’s dedicated band of helpers. Lots of books for sale, a bring and buy, raffle and well stocked bar ensured everyone kept busy and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The photos speak for themselves!

Northern Lunch Report

We had a very sociable lunch at the Tempest Arms in Elslack, Skipton, Yorkshire on the 26th September. So sociable that our photographer forgot to take any photos! Twenty people attended, despite the fuel crisis, and we were served a very delicious curry by the hotel. There was an abundance of raffle prizes and a generous amount was raised for our Benevolent Fund. Many thanks to Jenni for organising and to all those who came.

Guildford Lunch Photos

We had a lovely lunch at Guildford Cathedral Refectory on 14th August. The curry was delicious as always and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as evidenced by the photos below:

2021 Group Lunch Dates Confirmed

We now have confirmed dates for the remaining lunch dates of the year. Please see the Dates for the Diary page.

A most convivial London Lunch

Our Post-Lockdown London lunch was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by members, old and new, and their guests. The Victory Services Club provided a delicious curry lunch, with sticky chocolate brownies to follow. After so long without the opportunity to catch up there was a warm atmosphere with the usual non-stop chatter, as evidenced by the photos below.

Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire Lunch

Now that restrictions are being eased we are holding a Somerset/Dorset/Wiltshire Lunch on Tuesday August 17th at Long Sutton Golf Club, Long Load, TA10 9JU. Details and the invitation form can be found HERE.

A Post-Lockdown Lunch

Government Guidelines permitting, we intend to hold a Post-Lockdown Lunch at the Victory Services Club in London on Tuesday 27th July. There will not be a speaker, just lots of time to catch up with all those people you haven’t seen for a long time. The invitation form can be found here and payments for last year’s cancelled Spring Lunch can be transferred to this event.

Online AGM – 27th April

We will be holding an online AGM via Zoom on Tuesday 27th April at 11 am. Please use the contact form on this website to register and receive the paperwork and the link to connect before the date.

Further Cancellation of Lunches

Having missed our spring and summer meetings and lunches, we have now reluctantly decided that the three Autumn lunches, Norfolk, Hampshire and Northern should not take place either.  The guidelines prohibit large group meetings, and as we are mostly of a certain age, we concluded that we could not safely get together, even in small numbers.  Many of us will have been shielding and will not want to venture far afield anyway. 

So sadly 2020 will pass without a single opportunity to catch up with our EAWL friends.  We will be publishing Jambo in October as usual and hope to include as much news as we can to compensate. 

Cancellation of Lunches and Events

Sadly, following Government advice, we have cancelled all lunches and events until the end of August. This includes the Summer Lunch at Guildford and all Group Lunches. The well-being of our members and their friends remains paramount and we hope that you will all remain well during this worrying time. No doubt we will all be feeling a bit isolated, so if you need support, or just a chat, please do ring any Trustee or Group Leader and we will do what we can to help. Our phone numbers are in Spring Jambo which was posted out at the end of March.