As well as the extensive programme of concerts, exhibitions, talks, dinners, wine tasting, parties, and more, organised by ROSL and Graysons, members themselves are very active in providing entertainment for their fellow members. Whether it's the Younger Members Group, the London Group, or branches around the world, there's something for everyone.
Younger Members put on regular 'First Thursday Twist' events each month, which allow likeminded people to come together to socialise and make the most of the club's facilities. ROSL is also a member of the Inter-Club grouping, which sees large-scale events involving the Younger Member groups of several local members' clubs around London come together. The latest of which will be the Inter-Club Vogue Garden Party in ROSL's beautiful garden overlooking Green Park, this Saturday. Join the YM Facebook Group to get involved.
Branches host everything from regular coffee mornings to grand gala dinners. With representatives around the world, many Commonwealth countries and the UK play host to several branches, the details of which can be found in the latest edition of Overseas. There you will find contact details for each branch, all you need to do is get in touch if you would like to join.
At the clubhouse, a number of groups regularly meet up to play, read, and even sing. Take a look at some of the highlights below:
The Community Come and Sing Choir will begin in September 2019, depending on the level of interest, so members are invited to register their interest ASAP.
If members contribute or lend a keyboard until early 2020, that would also be a huge help.
ROSL Book Group
The ROSL Book Group meets once a month on Wednesdays, to discuss both classic and modern novels from 6.30-8pm. We meet beforehand in the Bar and afterwards for dinner, to continue the discussion.
The Book Group is free and open to all ROSL members. Please contact Eve for the list of books and dates. You will also need to register with Eve, as early as possible, before each meeting.
ROSL Backgammon Group
The ROSL Backgammon Group is free and open to all members. We play every Wednesday 2-4pm in the Drawing Room. Do join us for a game and for lunch at 1pm in the Brabourne Room or drinks afterwards in the Bar.
Monthly Tutorials: Our tutor Chris Bray is highly thought of in his field and plays at a high level. He visits once a month for continuing tuition. The cost is £20 per person payable on the day.
Beginners’ Course: For four consecutive weeks, on Wednesdays at 4.15-6.15pm, at £80, payable in advance and starting on 2 September 2019.
Contact Eve if you wish to join a game, a tutorial or for lunch.
ROSL Bridge Group
The ROSL Bridge Group is open to all members for Social Bridge at all levels, every Monday (except on Bank Holidays) from 2-4pm in the Mountbatten Room. We play ACOL.
Monthly Tutorials: Our tutor Ingar Kofoed Hansen is a professional bridge player and bridge teacher. The tutorials are held once a month and cost £20 per person payable on the day. When Ingar is present for supervised practice, the cost is £10 per person; at all other times it is free.
Beginners’ Course: For six consecutive weeks, on Mondays at 4.15-6.15pm, at £150, payable in advance and starting on 9 September 2019.
Contact Eve before joining a game or if you wish to join the Beginners’ Course.
Without the hard work and dedication of these members, none of this would be possible. A huge thank you to everyone who gives up their time to put on this fantastic selection of events for their fellow members.