What is the Wednesday Bar Night?
This is the main contact meeting, held every Wednesday from 8pm onwards, where members socialise and decide on events they wish to attend. It is usually the first club event attended by prospective club members.
What are the rules of Square One?
Everything is kept as simple as possible so there are few formalities. The main requirements are to treat your fellow members with consideration. The most important thing is just to be friendly to the other members at all club events so that everyone feels they belong. The more we mix and enjoy each other's company, the better it is for everyone. Remember it is the members who make the club what it is.
How much does it cost?
There is a monthly payment of £3 paid by standing order. The committee prefers this method.
How do I join Square One?
Complete a membership application form and hand it to the club secretary. We usually allow 3 visits or attendance at events from first arriving at the club, before we ask you to become a permanent member. Of course you can join before your three visits are up and become a member of a very successful and friendly club.
How can I help Square One?
To assist event organisers please add your name to the event list as soon as possible and be on time. Please let the organiser know if you subsequently cannot attend. Where money is needed in advance, please pay promptly as events may be cancelled if support is lacking.
Suggestions for events are always welcome and volunteers to organise these events are especially welcome. Either use the suggestions box or talk to a committee member, who can ensure your event is incorporated into the club programme. We try to avoid clashes with similar existing events and try not to change events at short notice.
When you become an established member, you may feel you would like to put something back into the club and ways of doing this include hosting an event and making sure new members are made to feel welcome. You may also like to join the committee and help with the running of the club.
What if I become part of a couple?
Surely not me - but it does happen! Don't worry, so far all committees have taken the view that couples can retain membership for as long as they wish, after all they have friends at the club and are part of the scene. Many couples do leave the club opening up vacancies for new members, but they are welcome to renew acquaintances at our dances where their additional numbers add to the atmosphere and help spread the cost. We also have "old members nights" from time to time, to enable them to catch up with friends they have met at the club.
The committee hopes that couples will respect the sensibilities of unattached members and continue to mix socially at all club events.
If you have any other questions you can email a committee member on [email protected]