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.

 

FEBRUARY

TBN

 

MARCH

TBN

 

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.

www.thewrightevent.co.uk

 

MAY

TBN

 

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.

https://hushheath.com/tours-tastings/#fullexp

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!

OCTOBER

TBN

NOVEMBER - TBN

DECEMBER - TBN

 

 

 

SOME OTHER IDEAS:  And we always need more.....

HUSKY HIRE - Eagle Heights

https://www.eagleheights.co.uk/experiences/huskyhike#

HUMAN WHACK-A-MOLE -  Play the famous game, but with real hammers.

http://www.inflatable-fun.net/product/human-whack-a-mole/

 

SPITFIRE & HURRICANE MUSEUM - Manston

https://www.spitfiremuseum.org.uk/

Floating Hot Tub on the Thames

www.skunaboats.com

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.

https://www.jnlchatham.co.uk/activities/tubing-tobogganing/

 

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

DECEMBER  - 

XMAS ONE  -  "NON-GASS" CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT LANGANS - Cost NIL

XMAS TWO  - GASS MEETING - KITS COTY RESTAURANT  - Cost - PROBABLY FORTUNES

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