Last week Sue and James Gibson worked together to treat a further 22 members to an inventive Christmas Social, rising to the challenge of developing entertaining activities that pitted 6 teams against one another in competition remotely via Zoom.
Everyone was assigned a team and the club experimented with the use of 'breakout rooms' for the first time. These were used to great effect alongside the more traditional group assembly over a number of rounds, including general knowledge and sports quiz rounds, a film music identification round, video observation and even a scavenger hunt!
Although it was a departure from our traditional Christmas meeting in that members had to supply their own food and drink, many people dressed up for the occasion in their finest Christmas-themed attire and a great time was had by all. I think it fair to say that perhaps because of, rather than in spite of the logistical challenges, the resourcefulness of the hosts made for an even more entertaining evening than usual and one that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
2020 has been challenging for everyone in many ways and for HPIC it has been no different. However, both the committee and the club itself have risen to the challenge at every step and carried on operating almost as normal, even down to this social evening. This meeting was the last scheduled event on the 2020 programme, so we sincerely hope you'll continue to join us in 2021 for an exciting new programme of events.