What’s important to all of us in Moleside is that our wives, partners and friends can get involved in our extensive programme of club Visits & Outings.
Zooming – keeping it up our sleeves
We can claim that we never closed during the Covid pandemic but Zooming was not the same as our usual routine and this February we were delighted to be back holding our monthly meeting Live. Come April we’re again having to watch the local situation carefully as we continue learning how to live with Covid responsibly.
Maintaining prudent social distancing on the course the keen golfers amongst us were quick in 2021 to re-start competing for The Hackers trophy. In each of the warmer months this matches individual skills against a carefully developed handicap system that insures everyone has a chance to hold the title occasionally.
And because they don’t mean having to meet indoors we quickly restarted our carefully managed Guided Walks that introduce many of us to the hidden delights of our local countryside.
Our Wine Appreciation group managed 2 live wine tastings in 2021 only to have to call another temporary halt to our usual meetings together at the end of last year – even in well ventilated surroundings. Now we can again enjoy our tasting sessions mentored by our visiting wine specialist and look forward to an uninterrupted programme now..
Throughout the pandemic our monthly Investment Group continued to run its actively managed – and benchmark beating – small portfolio, thanks to the power of Zoom.
Visits to Concerts have been part of Moleside’s regular programme for a long time and we are back once more able to visit leading concert halls. London and the Home Counties provide an eclectic choice of great live music and the club makes it as simple as possible for members and our partners to enjoy the very best.
Throughout the pandemic restrictions those of us anxious to keep up with the tech. world continued joining our monthly Computer Group sessions remotely and once again we look forward to being back meeting again in person.
This way we all have a chance to find help sorting out the IT issues and opportunities that face us all from time to time.
And the most recent addition to our arsenal of activities to keep our brains alert is a series of monthly cribbage sessions – a game which is clearly bringing back for some of us wonderful memories of a misspent youth.
Top of many members’ priorities is to make sure that we and our partners are on the list for our locally renowned programme of Club Holidays which we hope will spring back into life in 2022 as possibilities for foreign travel expand our horizons once more. Covid forced us to postpone carefully drawn up schedules for our 2021 visits to Italy’s Amalfi Coast and to Georgia, once part of the USSR and more recently a proud and independent national state. Both destinations are still on our visit list though Georgia looks now more like a 2023 prospect. What we know is that members and their partners will look forward to adventures that always prove to be highly enjoyable, full of informative surprises and, once again, seriously oversubscribed.