Past Presidents John Kidd Bob Richardson Vice-President Peter Jennings
Forum Officers - 2018-2019
Chris McDevitt Bill O’Rourke Graham Jelley 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, 69 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. 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 our Member of Parliament 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. We welcome new members and we invite you to come to any meeting as our guest (free of charge).