Let’s start off with the elephant in the room,

Are you a secret society ?

No. Non, Nien, Nope, definitely not, no way jose, er….No

Do you have special handshakes?

I think you may be confusing us with someone else. We do shake hands when we meet, but most blokes do.

Is it formal?

It certainly has been in the past, however with time it is becoming less so. Suits may be worn for some of the meetings and there are “black tie” events, but most of the time it’s just come as you are and what you are comfortable in.

Isn’t it only for middle-aged, middle-class businessmen?

No, definitely not. We are men aged between 18 and 45, from all sorts of occupations, social and ethnic groups, and different backgrounds. This is what makes Round Table unique. Sandbach Round Table has members in their early twenties through to their early forties – but we are all young at heart.

Isn’t it all a bit old fashioned?

The organisation keeps evolving and reinventing itself, although the fundamentals remain the same – which are trying new experiences that you wouldn’t otherwise have tried, with friends you wouldn’t have otherwise met. It’s all about having a bit more fun in our lives.

How much does it cost?

For over 25’s it works out at £8.29 per month plus the cost of your local activities. For under 25’s the first two years of membership are FREE, so only the cost of local activities. How much you spend depends on how much you do, but like anything in life, the more you do, the more you’ll enjoy it.

Can I come along and try it?

Of course you can. We’re so sure that you’ll love Round Table, we usually throw the first few events in for free (as long as they are not really expensive). So it’s no risk to you. The worst that will happen is that you spend a few Thursday evenings with a load of fun people, having a laugh and sharing a beer or two. You never know, you might even like it.

Is Round Table a fundraising organisation?

Fund Raising and Charity are often incidental to the events that we put on. If they raise a few quid all the better however it’s not the only objective.

Is Round Table time-consuming?

Round Tables usually meet up twice a month (Sandbach meet on a Thursday). It is entirely down to you how much you put in and, like everything in life, the more you enjoy it the more you want to do. What you will get is a couple hours every few weeks when the rest of the world doesn’t matter. It is worth remembering we all have jobs to go to and have family time as well, so we know the situation.

I Can’t Make it Every Thursday

Hey no worries, we all have lives outside of Round Table too and family, work, hobbies and your other friends are still very important. You don’t have to come to everything on a Thursday and everything we do isn’t always on a Thursday. We do lots of other events as well on other days too; we have weekends away, events with other local, national and international tables. So if your Thursdays are currently a bit full, still pop along or get in touch and see what we can do to help you have more fun in your life.

Do you have to be invited by a member to join ?

Nope – Round Table is totally open. Most people come along for a few weeks to see what it’s like before they decide to join.

*Stolen from RTBI Facebook Page

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