MEMBERSHIP has more than doubled at the Royal Society of St George over the last year.
The society, chaired by Jonty Crosse, now has about 140 members, as compared to just over 60 last year.
Officials and members met for the society's annual general meeting (AGM) and social evening, at the Dilmun Club in Saar last night.
During the event, officials and members discussed the society's plans for the year.
Upcoming evens include the Accession Day Dinner on February 10 at the Riffa Golf Club; the Easter Picnic on March 25 at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club in Saar; the Four Corners Golf on May 13 at the Riffa Golf Club; the St George's Day Banquet and Ball on April 21 at the Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel and the Bi-Centennial Trafalgar Day Ball on November 10.
Finalised details of these events will be announced closer to their dates.
A complimentary supper followed the AGM.
Meanwhile, the society last night presented Radio Bahrain DJ Krazy Kevin - also an active society member - with BD1,000 as sponsorship for his hair-raising project.
Krazy Kevin has agreed to shave off his trademark long hair to raise money for victims of the tsunami disaster.
He is also calling for others to come forward and follow suit, with each person raising a minimum of BD500 in sponsorship. The project follows the success of the Hands Across the Water fundraising event at the Diplomat on January 13, which brought in over BD30,000. Donations can be made by calling DJ Krazy Kevin on 39891757 or by emailing [email protected]
The last day for all funds to be collected is February 15.
Donations can also be made to a Tsunami Disaster Fund set up at HSBC Bank under account number 001 077403 002.