It’s that time again: the First Sunday of the month and Leather Social on Zoom! You know the format, details below on another posting.
The other bit of news, from our President:
Dear Members and friends
I hope you are all well and managing with this endless Lockdown. Many of you have told me that they have had the first vaccine and now we are just waiting for news of the 2nd dose.
It is already March and we should be gearing up for our normal AGM. As many of you will have realised now than the Government has published its roadmap even our revised May date will mean we are restricted to at best 6 people indoors.
After much debate the Committee have decide to postpone the AGM right back to October 16th – our Birthday weekend. It has been registered as our ECMC event for 2021. There is still so much uncertainty around we thought it better to put it right back.
We do plan to get together with as many members as possible when we can but feel that it is safer to plan outdoor events. The weekend inMay (22/23rd) when we hoped to do the AGM has been pencilled in as the first date to meet up for a picnic in Finsbury Circus as we did so successfully last August. We can only confirm this much nearer the time but with a simple event like that its easy to change at short notice taking into account the regulations and weather.
Any members who have ideas and suggestion for other outdoor gatherings we can try in the 3rd quarter please let us know.
With Lockdown III still in progress it’ll be good to see each other on Sunday.
If you’ve got Zoom, great, if not here’s a shortcut to the site, just copy/paste this into your browser: https://zoom.us/zoomrooms/software
The meeting ID is 81814506 059 and the password is comptons. See you there on Sunday.
On Saturday 17th October LLM, formerly MSCLondon, will have been formed 47 years.
Raise a glass to LLM/MSCL!
Following the success of the previous ‘picnic’ we’ll be doing it again – on Sunday 13th September in Finsbury Circus, EC2. The weather forecast is good and this might be the last chance to meet as a group for a while due to the latest Government guidelines on numbers able to meet, look out for us near to the bandstand where there are plenty of benches for socially-distanced seating from 14:30. The nearest public transport is either Liverpool Street mainline, Moorgate Underground or the choice of several bus routes along Moorgate. There is also plenty of Bike parking. Bring along something to eat and something to drink from – some liquid refreshment will be available.
Hopefully there will be another dose of entertainment from the local Shakespeare group who were rehearsing The Tempest the last time we were there!
SUNDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER @ 14:30 FINSBURY CIRCUS
Here are the details:
Get Zoom on your ‘device’, then: enter Meeting ID 8820169 6440, the Password is leather. You can then see the participants. To take part in the quiz (PLEASE support LLM!) go to https://socrative.com, click login then click student login and finally enter the room number M1824. See you there?
Due to the current health crisis and as a precaution against its spread we have agreed JULY 4TH as the new date for the AGM and Annual Dinner. It is booked with the Punch Tavern and will be the same time, menu and price. The Agenda and minutes of the 2019 meeting can still be accessed in the posting below.
We hope that the situation will have calmed by then and the summer temperatures will have lessened the impact. If we need to postpone again we will move to October 17th (our Birthday weekend). In any case please keep October 17th free in your diaries as we will plan a meal and other meetings then anyway.
Many of you have written today with your understanding and support. With the current Treasurer continuing to act any bookings can be assured that the money paid for the meal is safe. If you definitely cannot make July 4th (one week after London Pride if it goes ahead) then we will issue a refund.
(Punch Tavern, Fleet Street) 04/07/20 –PROVISIONAL– @ 16:30, meal 19:00.
The next Virtual Cardiff Leather Social will be on Sunday 30th May between 17:00 and 20:00.
Once you have joined Zoom (either app or download) enter ID 183 038 724. You will then need a password, further details will be here soon. See you there, BYOB!
In summary: Friday- ‘Meat’ at Bodeans In Poland Street, 19:00. Saturday- 14:00 ‘State of the Scene panel discussion at The Bishopsgate Institute, 18:00 Rubber Social at Comptons, 22:00 Dress Code Club Night at Bunker Bar, Hoxton. Sunday- 14:00 Art Exhibition at Gear London, 18:00 All Fetish Social at Comptons.
FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER at 19:00 hrs
Curry Night at Central Station, 37 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9SD
As Martin and Duncan have sold Central Station with the new people taking over on 1st January 2020, this will be our last Curry Night there. Martin intends to make is very special so do try to come along. So we have numbers to give Martin, all we ask is you let us know by a week in advance if you are coming. we will collect the cost on the evening (approximately £7 or £8).
FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER and SATURDAY 19th OCTOBER – The club’s 46th birthday event.
This year we are keeping it simple. There are just two events:
Friday at 20:30 there is an informal meeting at The City of Quebec, 12 Old Quebec St, Marble Arch, London, United Kingdom, W1H 7AF
Saturday at 19:00 for 19:30 for dinner at The Punch Tavern, 99 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DE
The cost is £30 per person. Contact us directly for further details of menu, etc. Those with the energy are proposing to go to Backstreet after the meal.
It’s been a long time since we met, but here’s a chance:
The latest Leather Social was on Zoom and had a quiz hosted by KinkyleatherKent. Look out for the next one, here’s the link and details: