Start your own local Olderhood International Club
Bill and I are thrilled to announce that the Olderhood International Club Philippines has just celebrated its second anniversary with a Western themed party which was attended by over fifty members. The day included food, music, country line dancing and games with prizes. We participated in a video chat on Skype (wearing cowboy hats of course) and had the opportunity to say hi to everyone. The hard working committee is to be congratulated on the success of this event and is already discussing what they will do next.
Would you like to start an OIC chapter in your neighbourhood?
This is very easy to do. You can start with as few as six friends and at the moment there is no fee involved as we would like to help people in other communities get started:
The Olderhood International Club (OIC) thrives on friendship and freedom of expression. You are encouraged to start your own local club as a means to encourage Oldsters to gather together in whatever manner suits you best. You don’t have to have a specified number of members, and you don’t have to meet in a particular place or conduct formal meetings. You are free to be any sort of group that meets anywhere peaceful gatherings are permitted in your country.
While it is the intention of the OIC that members be at least fifty years of age, common sense should prevail and volunteers who transport members to outings should be welcome to participate.
Please note that the OIC is not a dating club and does not prescribe to any political or religious affiliations or doctrines what so ever. Please respect this one guideline at all times.
What to do to get started:
- Register Your Chapter by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your chapter name, location, email address and skype address (if you have one). Chapter Founders will be invited to participate in monthly webcasts, and will be able to ask for advice regarding their first few get-togethers
- Start a Facebook page for your Chapter so that your members will be able to chat online in a safe environment and find out about upcoming events
- Hold a chapter “meet up” and post fun photos of your activities online. This can be as simple as meeting in a local coffee shop at a given date and time.
- Recruit additional members by posting invitations to join on the main olderhood Facebook page.
We hope that a few people will give this some thought – we would love to see clubs start in the United States, India, Canada and the United Kingdom and all parts in between.