Who joins and why?
The members of Newcastle Round Table come from all walks of life and join for a variety of reasons – perhaps as a gateway to relaxation and to enjoyment, or as a way of participating in the local community. It is, of course, an ideal way for those who have moved into the area to find new friends of a similar age.
Membership of Round Table helps to create confidence and character. The individual learns quickly to mix and ‘have-a-go’ at helping to organise and run meetings and events. The organisation is run by and for Tablers as a hobby.
How do I become a member?
After attending as a guest for a time, potential members are invited to join. There are no barriers regarding one’s political, religious, occupational or marital status and the only qualification is to be male, over 18 and under 45.
What about the costs and commitment involved?
All members are required to attend at least 60% of meetings (these are normally twice a month and will often include a meal and drinks) and to support and participate in as many of the other activities as possible. As with any hobby the more you put in, the more you get out. This is the challenge of Round Table.
What if I move to another part of the country?
This is where being a member of Round Table really pays off. If you move elsewhere there will be a Round Table Club close by. Once a member of Round Table always a member. If you find yourself in an unfamiliar village, town, city or country then there will be a group of friends waiting to welcome you. All you have to do is contact them and say that you’ve moved in. You then simply transfer from your old Table/Circle to the new one.
How do I find out more?