SCLT Public Presentation Team Join Weston-super-Mare Tangent Group for Dinner Event
Monday 9th October 2017 has seen SCLT volunteer Ashley Jones continuing the 2017 senior safety presentation season with a visit to the ladies of Weston-super-Mare Tangent Group at Weston Golf Club which is situated on the iconic seafront in the Victorian town. The monthly gathering of Tangent ladies, was supplemented on this occasion by the presence of their husbands and partners, who made the group up to over 30 attendees.
The National Association of Tangent Clubs is an organisation for women, mainly aged over 45, with a focus on making friends and enjoying a programme of interesting and fun activities, eating out, theatre, walks as well as sometimes supporting local and national causes through fundraising events
The Inaugural meeting of the Association of Tangent Clubs took place at the Hinton Firs Hotel, Bournemouth, in 1965. It was agreed there that the time had not yet arrived to form a National Association, but that there would be a meeting each year. The main object of the Association should be to continue the friendships made in Ladies’ Circle and to help Circle when required to do so. In 1967 a Chairman was elected to serve for a whole year. A Jewel was presented and the Chairman had the honour to represent Tangent at the Ladies’ Circle Annual General Meeting in 1968 for the first time. The National Association of Tangent Clubs was formed in 1970.
Members of Tangent will mostly be, or will have been, a member of the Ladies circle or the wife or female partner of a current or past member of Round Table. With effect from the AGM held in Southport on the 18th April 2009 Clubs may, at their discretion, accept as members individuals for whom membership of Ladies Circle was not possible.
During the session, Ashley facilitated the fully interactive presentation on senior safety for the group. The theme of the SCLT presentation was staying safe into later life, by awareness of the scams, cons and deception-type offences which are often targeted at vulnerable seniors. The award-winning presentation includes a number of short videos and sound content, which is all facilitated over 45-minutes by the volunteer presenter.
At the conclusion of the presentation, Ashley commented, “I have very much enjoyed meeting the ladies of the Weston-super-Mare Tangent Group and discovering more about their activities within the community over a pleasing dinner. I was very impressed with the charity work which is undertaken, whilst at the same time offering a useful social engagement activity for the more senior members of the group”
Every member of the group received a personal copy of the latest edition of the award-winning magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, ‘The Senior Siren’, which now is made available to more than 250,000 readers every-other month.