2024 dates

Hi everyone,

Hello, February! We start the month with good news which confirms a longer-term future for Wimbledon.

We are pleased to confirm that we’re able to secure dates with Wimbledon Library right up to the end of June when we break up for the summer break. Please put these dates in your diary:

  • February: 5th and 19th
  • March: 4th and 18th
  • April: 15th and 29th
  • May: 21st
  • June: 10th and 24th

You’ll notice there is just one May date and later April dates – these are due to Bank Holiday clashes and no availability on other evenings that week.

The starting time of 6.45pm remains the same, but we will need to finish at 8.45pm as we agreed a shorter booking.

The 10th June date is our AGM.

So let’s make the most of the remaining nine sessions of the year. In terms of fees, we’re not committing to membership fees as we appreciate not everyone is able to attend every session. Instead, we’re now asking – to make sure we can pay the Library bills and debts – to pay a minimum of £5 per meeting, or whatever you can afford at that time. We also appreciate that there’s a cost of living crisis still lingering and we want to encourage more speakers!

In other news, the London Area AGM and Competition is now confirmed to take place on Wednesday 28th February at 7pm. This will be an online event and open to all members and those interested to attend. Please let us know if you’d like to attend and we’ll send an MS Team link over. If you want to compete in a competition (Topics, Speech, Evaluation), please raise it at either February meeting, or email ascwimbledon@gmail.com.