June Meeting

  • 11 Jun 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cordium, 130 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y4UR


  • (YCL login required)

June Meeting  

Tuesday, 11 June 2018
7.00 pm to 9:00 pm

(we will start promptly at 7:10, please try not to be late)


130 Jermyn Street

London SW1Y 4UR

Microsoft Teams Meeting

UK Telephone +44 20 3443 6268

Conference ID:     213 382 55#

Mobile Speed Dial: 02034436268,,21338255#

Please note: You must register for the meeting to be on the access list for the building. 


YCL General Admission: Free


About the Event: 
Join us for our quarterly meeting -- a quick and easy way to find out what the Club is doing, make a suggestion, or just listen in.  All members are very welcome to join! 


- Atlantic Cup Polo Match: 21/22/23 June

- 4th of July Party (MS/NC/PK)

- 1967 Whiffs in town - October: Would we like to organise and event with them?

- Website changes:

- Although we had many discussions about revamping the website from the ground up, as yet we have not yet had anyone step forward to take ownership of driving this initiative.  As a result, for the moment we have taken the decision to leave the look of the site the same and to only do a few crucial changes.

- James has very kindly implanted a new structure. Do please have a look.  Our many activities are now listed individually.  (If you run one of our initiatives -- we still need new text for a few of them!)

- Next step: we still need help with embedding more image content and improving the formatting, especially of the templates we use for mail-outs.  If you have the tech skills and a bit of time, maybe you could help?  Come to the meeting or join by phone to find out more.

 Day of Service (KA/MG) : DoS: While total numbers were down, due in large measure to a higher than previous percentage of no-shows, we delivered two successful Days of Service, as measured two levels. The first is that our partners (Refugee Council Children’s Section and Glengall Wharf Garden) are happy with the events and excited for us to partner with them again. The second is what the day means for the alumni. We had families with young children attend both days. This meant a great deal for the refugee young people and also to the families who are part of the regular user group at the garden. Another success metric was DoS2: This is the first time we offered an alternative date to the main DoS, which worked well.  Following please find some comments; it may be useful to note they are from people who’ve never previously attended a YCL DoS.

- ‘I thought it was a very well-organized day and it was lovely to take away some information as well as putting in our efforts. I would do this again.’

- ‘It was such a lovely venue and activity and a great opportunity to meet the other volunteers and to feel connected with the land, earth and community. Permablitz is a fantastic concept and it was a treat to learn more and participate.’

One interesting comment was this:

- ‘The only thing I would note apart from all the good outcomes from the day is how few from my generation or slightly younger than myself took part (I’m class of 83), but then I don’t know if this is typical for Day of Service projects; perhaps it is. If that’s the case I wonder if there is some way to encourage more age-diversity in the people who want to participate? Or perhaps my gen already feel that they donate money and efforts in other ways and this isn’t necessary to their overall giving profiles. It's just something that crossed my mind and not necessarily that constructive.’

Looking forward: perhaps we should re-look at the types of events we are doing, and/or add a question about this to our next survey.  

- Art Circle: We went to Beatrice Spengos' Art Rooms about two weeks ago. In the works with Nixi and Simon is possibly organising a trip to the Venice Biennale, that also invites other Yale Clubs across Europe to meet us there for a few days in November. 

- No shows and how to stop them: From MG: I thought I’d share this with you, which I received from BECTU (the union that covers the telecommunications and entertainment industries in the UK). "This event is free to attend for members and non-members, however, to limit the number of ‘no-shows’ (especially as we are planning to provide a free lunch, and free drinks to all attendees) all attendees pay £10 to book their ticket, but will be given a £10 note when they arrive at the venue. They can also cancel through the website and apply for a refund as long as they do so up to one day before the event starts." 

Click here to register. Please note: you must register to receive access to the building or dial-in information for the call.

Volunteering Opportunity of the Month:

London Youth Games Finale Weekend (6th & 7th July): Sports, Media and Events Volunteers Needed

- Sports roles: results & registration, scorers, results runners

- Media roles: photography, reporting, VIP attaches + media hub volunteers

- Events roles: hospitality, medal ceremonies, festival support


Please note: Photos and other forms of recording may be taken at the event and used by the YCL website from time to time.

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