Frequently Asked Questions
2. What do you do at your club?
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Our members meet on a regular basis at the club house or other venues to enjoy each other’s company and the intellectual conversation over a glass of fine wine or a convivial club dinner. We often invite our friends, non-members, members of other clubs, and those interested to learn more about our club, to our monthly Open Convivial Meetings. That’s where our members can get to know better our guests and vice versa, questions are asked and answered on both sides, both parties may occasionally treat those gathered to some artistic entertainment.
We also have a number of ‘special’ annual events designed to generate the necessary publicity about the club’s revival, its activities and charitable work, these include “The Great British Eccentric Annual Award”, “The Annual Friday the 13th Dinner”, “The Battle of Verse” and others.
We take very seriously the charitable heritage of our club, once one of the most charitable organisations in Britain. Our main work consists of the historic research and preservation of the club and its history, which is inseparable from that of Britain itself.
Just like the paintings and sculptures are being returned to the museums and galleries, the history of the Eccentric Club and its many members, recovered and preserved by us, will return to British people and the mankind a huge chunk of their historic and cultural heritage.
We believe that today it is essentially important to support our local and national charities, which far too often remain undervalued and underfunded whilst the larger international organisations' needs seem to take a priority. Having said that, the revived club does not exclude entirely its support to the charitable causes abroad – we are, for example, firm supporters of the Rotary Club campaign ‘End Polio Now!’.
In the definitions of the Charities Act 2006, the Eccentric Club is presently involved in the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and amateur sports, we are working to provide the relief to those in need by reason of their youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship and other disadvantages, we also care about the animal welfare, taking seriously the importance of protection of this country’s wildlife and birds (including, the owls, of course!).
Read more: http://www.eccentricclub.co.uk/charity.php