BeARA weekly activities Senior Elastix & Tai-Chi. BeARA fortnightly activities Kurling, monthly Tenpin Bowling usually 1st Tuesday of the month and Bi-Monthly Walks. See "Diary of Events" for all forthcoming activities.

2024 Activity Reports

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12th February 2024 Main Meeting AGM

Presentation To Kent Air Ambulance

Our AGM meeting today was very well attended with 115 members present and commenced with a presentation of a cheque for monies raised for our members chosen charity Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance for which a total of £1,568.88 was raised throughout 2023 and presented to the KSS Air Ambulance Representative Fran, who gratefully received the cheque.

Managing Arthritis with Kyle Blackburn

Prior to the AGM formalities we were given a presentation on "Managing Arthritis by Kyle Blackburn.

It was amazing how Kyle was able to present such a serious subject with such a humorous presentation on the various types of Arthritis what the effects are and how to live with the symptoms, this was particularly interesting to to our members given the type of association we are.

Our thanks to Kyle for his presentation today and we hope to see him in the future.

After our traditional cup of tea and biscuit it was down to the normal business that included voting for our chosen charity for 2024 that was McMillen Cancer Support by a narrow margin.  

At the April 2023 Committee Meeting it was decided by those present (the webmaster was absent due to testing positive for Covid at the time) to present the member who logged in to the members area of our website the most times during 2023 with a small prize at the end of the year. 

Having noticed the winner Eileen Dunn enter the hall prior to the meeting all was set for the presentation after the end of the webmaster's report.

BUT! Unbeknown to the committee Eileen had to leave early due to a migraine so was unable to accept her prize. 

Thankfully Val Fuller offered to deliver the flowers to her door, 

Thank you Val.

6th February 2024 Tenpin Bowling

We as usual had our monthly Tenpin Bowling get together with 15 members participating. I was nice to welcome 3 new bowlers tour group. Highest scorers above 100 today were:
Ladies: Pauline Lock - 100
Men : Grahame Lock - 120 Certainly a family affair with "Team Lock" taking the lead.

1st February 2024 Social Meeting Games Afternoon

Our second Social Meeting of the year was attended by 61 members who had a most enjoyable afternoon playing a varied array of board games.


29th January 2024 Bi-Monthly Walk

9 members took part in the January bi-monthly walk around Kingshill, David our walk leader took the trouble to research the area and provided us with a guided tour giving us an interesting insight into the various points of interest, 
statues, works of art etc. On returning back to where we started the men adjourned to the Spitfire Pub for a pre meal drink, the ladies found a lengthy distraction in the form of some retail therapy in the Sue Ryder Charity shop. 

Our thanks again to Davis & Janet for organizing this walk.

15th January 2024 Main Meeting: CONCORDE A Supersonic Coverup

Concorde Super Sonic Coverup

We had a near record number of members (112) attend our January Main Meeting where everyone enjoyed a fantastic speaker Mr Guy Bartlett about CONCORDE in general but in particular the circumstances surrounding the tragic crash.

Clearly he has delved very deeply into the official crash report and compiled a very interesting and informative presentation.

We look forward to having him back for another presentation in the future about why Concorde is not flying today! 


9th January 2024 Tenpin Bowling.

10 members enjoyed our three games at our monthly session at Hollywood Bowl in Lockmeadow Maidstone. 

Unfortunately none of our ladies bowling today attained the score of 100 that we record.

Our highest scoring Man today was Dave Flexman who scored 137

4th January 2024 Social Meeting: Our ever popular Cash Bingo.

44 members enjoyed the popular Cash Bingo this afternoon.