Last evening our three local Patrons' Clubs came together for their annual dinner. Each of the Patrons' Clubs (Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling and Chatham & Aylesford) once held individual dinners, but with the advent of the West Kent Group it seemed sensible to combine these events, whilst retaining the individual identity and status of the Clubs (which also host other events throughout the year).
Last night's dinner in London was addressed by the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, described by Greg Clark MP in his introduction as "beyond doubt the most effective member of the Government."
Our Patrons' Clubs were established 30+ years ago, enable those who can afford to do so to offer enhanced financial support for the Association. Patrons are invited to a number of social events throughout the year, including a Summer Garden Party and the Annual Dinner, both addressed by a parliamentary speaker. Membership of the Patrons Club is £200 for a single member of £300 for joint members, and this includes Party subscription and covers the cost of tickets for the events.
|Members of our three local Patrons'' Clubs gather for their Annual Dinner|