Past President John Kidd Vice-President Peter Jennings
Forum Officers - 2018-2019
Graham Jelley Chris McDevitt John Lord Mel Reid Roger Lynn Peter Peachman Don Chapman John Hewson Roger Oldfield Peter Allen
Come and join us.
We offer companionship and interesting talks each Thursday morning during the winter.
TheForum was founded in 1951 when ten gentlemen held a meeting in a cafe in Harrogate. They proposed that a group should be formed which would encourage retired and semi-retired men to meet for friendship and learning. Little did they know that, 66 years later, the organisation would continue to flourish. The popularity of the Forum grew and, using it as a model, similar groups were established in other parts of Harrogate, and in Ripon and Knaresborough. Our motto, 'Fraternity and Enlightenment', describes our objectives and the affairs of the Forum are managed by a small committee consisting of the President, the current Chairman, the Officers and other elected and co-opted members We enjoy a good reputation and as a result Members of Parliament, The Chief Constable and other notable personalities have accepted our invitations to speak. The Mayor and the Chief Executive of the Borough of Harrogate visit us every 100th. meeting at which they give a 'State of the Borough' address. They also respond to questions and comments about the work of the Council and its plans for the town. Currently we have 80 members and our average weekly attendance is 50. We always welcome new members, and we invite you to come to a meeting as our guest (free of charge). St. Paul’s Church is on Victoria Avenue opposite the Public Library. The entrance to the Hall is on Belford Road.