The Club cannot run without a team of organisers and helpers at front-of-house or behind the scenes. All members are encouraged to take a hand in the running of the club and club events, within their means and ability, however small a contribution that might be.
The rota for Club Night is organised quarter by quarter, during the previous month.
Below are the duty rotas for Club events over the next few months (see notes further down), subject to change at short notice:
Club Nights (DJ / Refreshments)
NB: where no names are noted, the situation is currently vacant or not confirmed.
13th October (NO PRACTICE)
22nd December (NO PRACTICE)
Volunteers welcome to help set up at 7.30pm on Club Nights.
Tea Dances DJ Peter Tebby / Refreshments – Nadine & Dan organising
(no tea dances July, August, or December)
Volunteers welcome to help set up at 2.00pm on Tea Dances.
23th August: City of Bristol Championships – contributions required for setting up (previous day, and from 8.00am), admissions, runners (collecting judges marks, trophy receipts), registrations, trophy returns, catering for officials (refreshments and snacks for judges, other professionals, and club volunteers), clearing the hall (approx 8pm). Contact Peter Jones.
24nd October: 45th Anniversary Dinner & Dance – contributions required for setting up (from 4pm), clearing the hall (12.30am). Contact Peter Jones.
21st December : Christmas Ball – contributions required for setting up (from 3pm), preparation and serving of buffet, serving teas/coffees, collecting used crockery/cutlery, clearing the hall (12.15am). Contact Peter Jones.
Anyone wishing to join our list of volunteer DJ’s for playing dance music on Club Night’s. Contact Peter Jones.
The services of professional DJs are used at tea dances, parties and competitions.
Club Night refreshments volunteers bring milk and biscuits (reimbursed on request, or registered as a donation to the Club), put out cups etc, prepare and serve tea/coffee, then wash up and put away. This is normally performed by a couple, and their admissions are halved to compensate for loss of dancing time. Sometimes a member will come to Club Night just to run the refreshments. New volunteers welcome – and if you temporarily don’t have a dance partner for some reason, why not come and do the teas to keep in contact with the Club? All help is gratefully received.
For Tea Dance refreshments we need a minimum of three people willing to serve tea/coffee and cakes at the interval, and preferably to provide home-baked scones, cakes, and other tit-bits we can sell to contribute to covering the cost of the event (reimbursed on request, or registered as a donation to the Club).
For party and competition catering, see specific events as listed above.