MEETING PROGRAMME - 2022
Annual Budget: £40 per head per month. 24 members = £11,520
Pays for Entertainment, Meal, Beers, house Wines & Spirits (anything else members buy themselves).
If a meeting is expected to be expensive then a £20 surcharge will be announced
prior to the meeting by email and whatsapp.
If you don't want to pay the surcharge then don't attend the meeting.
PAY £40 - EXPECT £40
MEETINGS held and planned in 2022
The ideas in red are just suggestions - better ideas welcome!
JANUARY - TO BE DECIDED - PUB MEETING
Just need someone to come up with a new pub we should visit.
APRIL - QUAD BIKE SAFARI - WEST MALLING
ALL BOOKED - 20 PLACES - Quads over an assault course, then a long drive round their woodlands
followed by a BBQ or maybe dinner at a pub nearby.
JUNE - SUGGESTION
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST EVER GASS MEETING
Held at the Chatham Chest on the 1st June 1982
LET'S PUSH THE BOAT OUT AND BOOK THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS VENUE WE CAN THINK OF AND DINE!!!
JULY - SUGGESTION
HUSH HEATH WINERY: Winery Tour. Or a similar visit to see some of Kent's new and amazing vineyards.
AUGUST - SUGGESTION
CHEESE ROLLING - Roll you cheese down a hill just like they do in Gloucester.
All we need is a very steep hill somewhere local, ideally next to a pub. Should be very funny!!
Watch this video for an idea of what fun it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNj67kwWBoQ
SEPTEMBER - AGM - AMSTERDAM
This is being organised by TONY TOURS.
He will have some luck beating the 2021 visit to PONTINS - quite a challenge to equal the BEST AGM EVER!
NOVEMBER - TBN
DECEMBER - TBN
SOME OTHER IDEAS: And we always need more.....
HUSKY HIRE - Eagle Heights
HUMAN WHACK-A-MOLE - Play the famous game, but with real hammers.
SPITFIRE & HURRICANE MUSEUM - Manston
Floating Hot Tub on the Thames
Cold War Bunker - Gravesend
Dinghy Sailing - Chatham Maratime
Fern Bell Zoo - Hoo
MEETINGS held and planned in 2021
JANUARY - ZOOM - COVID
FEBRUARY - ZOOM - COVID
MARCH - BUSINESS MEETING - COVID
APRIL - THE GARDENERS ARMS PUB MEETING
MAY - BIG BOYS TOYS AT GARY'S
JUNE - PAINTBALLING AT SITTINGBOURNE
JULY - MOTOR RACING DAY - Apache rally cars, Sporting Trials Cars, 4x4 Off Roading
GASS LUNCH - BLUEWATER ZIP WIRES THEN BARTELLAS MEOPHAM
AUGUST - COCKTAIL MASTERCLASS - London bar for a professional class and dinner.
SEPTEMBER - AGM - PONTINS at Lowestoft
OCTOBER - SOAR ELECTRIC KARTING GRAND PRIX
NOVEMBER - HAND CASTING AND DINNER AT STEDE COURT
GASS LUNCH - FULHAM FOR VIRTUAL SHOOT, BLETCHLEY COCKTAILS AND DINNER AT CHELSEA FUNHOUSE
DECEMBER - LIFE SIZED MONOPLOY IN LONDON
MEETINGS held in 2020
JANUARY - GREEK DANCING - An evening of prancing and plate throwing at Ela Kendro in Gillingham.
FEBRUARY - CLOSE UP MAGIC NIGHT - After a serious fright when the magician was introduced as a male stripper teacher, we went on to enjoy some amazing tricks.
GASS LUNCH - at Wright Brothers at BATTERSEA POWER STATION.
MARCH - DINNER AT STOCKBURY - An enjoyable dinner at a local pub in Stockbury.
APRIL - THE FIRST EVER 'VIRTUAL' MEETING - As a result of the COVID-19 'lock-down' we met virtually on a meeting hosted on the ZOOM application.
MAY - ZOOM AGAIN - This time with bake a cake and tell a joke added in. COVID
JUNE - BUSINESS MEETING - COVID
JULY - CLAY PIGEON SHOOT AT KENTFIELD
AUGUST - SPITFIRE RESTORATION
SEPTEMBER - THE AGM - SPORTS DAY AND DINNER IN THE FRESH AIR
OCTOBER - ZOOM AGAIN - COVID AGAIN
NOVEMBER - BUSINESS MEETING AND US PRESIDENTAL ELECTION
DECEMBER - CLAY PIGEON SHOOT
MEETINGS held in 2019
JANUARY - JEDI WARRIER TRAINING - Star Wars actor Andrew Lawden will train us in the art of being a Jedi Warrier and then join us for dinner to talk Star Wars and acting. TUESDAY 8TH - second Tuesday.
FEBRUARY - TOBOGGANING - The steel toboggan run at Chatham Ski Centre.
MARCH - BOW TIE TRAINING - How to tie a Bow Tie properly and dinner at The Three Tuns, lower Halstow.
GASS LUNCH - CECCONNIS in Mayfair.
APRIL - THE ARTFUL DOODLER - Caricatures of all the members at The Rochester Function Rooms.
MAY - PRISON ISLAND Maidstone and dinner afterwards at The Herbalist.
GASS LUNCH - ROCKSALT in Ramsgate.
JUNE - DODGEMS, SKIDWHEELS & PILLOW FIGHTS at DIGGERLAND - with dinner to follow.
JULY - KAYAKING ON THE THAMES AND CANALS - From Limehouse to the Crate Brewery Hackney Wick with dinner at The Beer Merchants Tap
AUGUST - BIG BOYS TOYS - Get your racing cars out and meet at The Rose & Crown in Hartlip.
SEPTEMBER - THE AGM - A four night city break in PALMA
OCTOBER - SNOOKER & POOL COMPETITION - At the Ashford Club
NOVEMBER - No idea what happened - the editor was away
DECEMBER - BEST PARTIES EVER - Kent County Showground.
MEETINGS held in 2018
JANUARY - LEARN TO PLAY THE BAGPIPES - THE ROFFEN - £800
FEBRUARY - DINNER AT THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON - £900
MARCH - END OF AN ERA DINNER - THE ROFFEN CLUB - £1,200
APRIL - STEAK DINNER - THE BUTCHERS BLOCK - £950
MAY - ANOTHER DINNER - THE POWDER MAGAZINE - £1100
JUNE - PETANQUE MATCH - THE HARROW PH - £600
JULY - BIG BOYS TOYS - HOOK & HATCHET PH - £610
AUGUST - AXE THROWING - VAUXHALL LONDON - £1,300
SEPTEMBER - AGM IBIZA - Cost NIL
OCTOBER - DINNER SOMEWHERE IN MAIDSTONE - Cost FORTUNES
NOVEMBER - BOX AT GILLINGHAM v BLACKPOOL - Cost £1,600 OR MORE
XMAS ONE - "NON-GASS" CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT LANGANS - Cost NIL
XMAS TWO - GASS MEETING - KITS COTY RESTAURANT - Cost - PROBABLY FORTUNES