The “camaraderie” between all the guys is quite something , as the cross section of interests, personalities and experiences covers a huge area. This has been of great support to those having personal problems, to find a sympathetic ear, and to talk to someone who has had similar difficulties.
The most probable reason for the continuing success of the group is that it is purely social and totally non-structured; there is no committee of any description, only myself sending out email reminders (BCC Blind Carbon Copy) of coming events. Any suggestions/ideas for future activities are always welcome! Also, there is no cost involved - your only expenses are what you spend on yourself.