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If you are single and on your own, you may be looking to improve your social life and meet like-minded, unattached people in your area.
Solitaire is essentially a non-profit making organisation and aims to give members the opportunity to make friends and feel part of a community.
We have been established for over thirty years and continue to provide meeting places and social events for widowed, divorced and single people in and around the areas listed below in west Surrey or east/north-east Hampshire:
Aldershot - Alresford - Alton - Ash - Basingstoke - Bentley - Binsted - Blackwater - Bordon - Camberley - Churt - Cranleigh - Crondall - Darby Green - Elstead - Eversley - Farnborough - Farnham - Fleet - Four Marks - Frensham - Frimley - Froyle - Godalming - Grayshott - Greatham - Guildford - Hale - Hammer - Hartley Wintney - Haslemere - Hawkley - Hawley - Headley - Hindhead - Hook - Lindford - Liphook - Liss - Milford - Mytchett - Odiham - Petersfield - Puttenham - Rake - Ropley - Rowledge - Rushmoor - Sandhurst - Seale - Selborne - Tilford - Tongham - Whitehill - Witley - Wormley - Yateley
Activities range from our weekly clubnight, which rotates between pubs within the area, to meal nights, walks, cinema trips and musical shows, bridge club, a book club and some sporting activities, including golf and badminton.
Additionally, there are occasional parties (village hall etc, house and garden) as well as regular Christmas and summer parties.
There have also been visits to historic houses, trips to the coast and National Trust gardens.
Solitaire sets out to offer members a dynamic and varied schedule of events every month and these are published in a monthly programme, which is co-ordinated
by a committee member.
Events are hosted by members of the club, who propose and organise one or two each a year.
New members are not expected to host an event before they feel assimilated into the club and comfortable about hosting an evening. All members, new and established, may be offered guidance and practical help in organising their proposed event.
The requirement is that you are single/unattached when you join; however, Solitaire is not a dating club.. Should you, in the course of time, meet someone within the club or elsewhere, you may remain a member.
Solitaire is governed by a written constitution, which you will receive when you join the club.
We have a private, secret Facebook group, but this is for members only! Ask to be added when you join Solitaire.
Club members are entitled to a copy of the monthly Events Programme. This includes:
If you are interested in membership and live in the Solitaire area, ask for a copy of the current month's event programme. Just get in touch and tell us what you would like to try. You can email us via the Contact Us webpage.
Non-members are welcome to attend up to three clubnights or other Solitaire events on a trial basis, without becoming committed to joining the Club.
The Solitaire subscription costs £36 a year, which is paid by standing order in two instalments of £18 in May and November.
As a general principle Solitaire makes no charge for participation in events, such as country walks, where no charges are incurred.
If you take part in any other event, you normally pay your own costs, such as admission charges and refreshments, as they arise.
If you would like to get to know us a little before deciding to become a member, then you are welcome to join us up to three times on a clubnight
or indeed at one of our events.
Just contact us and arrangements will be made to ensure you are expected and met when you come along to your chosen event.
We are proud that Solitaire currently supports four charities, nominated by certain members who work for them as branch officers, volunteers or fundraisers. These charities are:
Sometimes, at events such as parties, there will be a collection for a different charity nominated by the person who is organising the event.
Confirmation of sums raised and donated are posted in the monthly programme and on Facebook.
There is a Solitaire Club Night on a Tuesday or Thursday evening (as well as occasional one-off meetings - check here for details) of every week. The Club Night starts from about 7:45pm and goes on until about 10:00pm (but you don't have to stay until the end!).
We meet in two different venues, so please check the list below carefully. Please note that dates and locations may change without notice - check here for the latest information.
Thurs 7th December 7:45pm - Beefeater, Guildford Road, Farnham GU9 9QJ Tues 12th December 7:45pm - The Jolly Farmer, Binsted Rd, Blacknest, Alton, GU34 4QD Thurs 21st December 7:45pm - Beefeater, Guildford Road, Farnham GU9 9QJ Tues 26th December 7:45pm - No clubnight