Mid-summer events

June was a quiet month for events, but what it lacked in quantity it made up for in quality, with a fascinating and educational talk from Jak Whitfield on the contribution autistic people can make to society, especially if their particular needs and talents are recognised. Jak also gave us an insight into his research for the Masters degree he is currently working on.

July was busier, stating with a discussion group meeting, which continues to be a popular evening.  Later in the month we had our AGM, at which the current committee was re-elected for another year.  As always, it’s really useful to hear the comments and suggestions of our paid-up members who provide such vital support for the continuation of the group. After the AGM Jessica hosted a very enjoyable barbecue for members.

The next day there was a Conservation Walk at Warleigh Point.  The effect of our efforts over many years has become clear now – the reserve remains much tidier that it was before we started, with only a relatively small amount of rubbish collected.

Finally, we had our book club the next evening, looking at Jules Verne’s sci-fi classic, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’.  As always, this was a very enjoyable discussion combined with the great food at the B-Bar.