About 11 years ago the executive committee felt that there was scope within the League for more social interaction and pastoral care. In order to test the interest we contacted each member with a questionnaire, and were delighted to receive sufficient positive replies which enabled us to set up what became “Networking.”
Small groups were formed across England, and into Wales and Scotland, the activities of each were coordinated by a volunteer member of that group. We then decided to send out a newsletter,” Cross Net” twice a year, which reflected current interests as well as members’ reminiscences.
Today, Networking is still thriving with 22 groups comprising of approximately 125 members in England and Scotland. If distance allows, members of some groups meet up during the year the outcome of which has proved invaluable; others maintain contact via phone, email and the newsletter. During these years many memories have been shared and friendships formed.
These groups are listed below and if you are interested to know more please contact Jenny Bromley on 01263 514198.
County Coordinator Base
Devon North Barnstable
England NE/Scotland Newcastle upon Tyne
East Sussex Lewes
East Sussex/Kent Bexhill on Sea
Gloucestershire Chipping Camden
Kent( North East) Committee
London (EC) Barbican
Northumberland Newcastle upon Tyne
West Sussex Committee*
We maintain contact with overseas members via email and Cross Net.
*Groups without a coordinator at present are looked after by a member of the committee.
Jenny Bromley is the central co-ordinator for the Network.