A friendly social club
The Stilton Over 60s Club meets every Friday afternoon in the Church Meeting Room between 2pm and 4pm. The adopted badge is in the shape of a forget-me knot, which originally was the badge of the National Old Peoples’ Welfare Council, before it was discontinued and reformed with the more socially acceptable name of Age Concern.
The usual pattern for the first part of the afternoon is that some members play dominoes and some play whist. Whoever wins the most games of dominoes and whist during the year gets to keep a cup for one year.
There’s a break for tea and biscuits, and also a raffle. The last half hour is then taken up with three games of bingo.
Some afternoons feature guest speakers covering such topics as country walks, musical entertainment, wildlife, recycling, mobility aids and other subjects of interest. Most of the public services have given talks, including the Police, Fire Service, Pensions, Age Concern and so on.
Outings & Events
There are outings several times during the year, including a trip to the coast in the summer, a mystery tour with a pub meal, a Christmas show, and a Christmas Party. During the year there are also fund-raising events such as a coffee morning, afternoon tea, and a bingo evening.
The club is run by a committee of members. Details of all meetings and outings are published in SCAN, or can be obtained from Sylvia Ward (242457) or Doreen Clarke (242643).
You don’t even need to be over 60 to enjoy the club!