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BTASC (BT AtLAS Social Club)

Formerly the BT Retired Staff Section (BTRSS)

The club has been developed to provide members with a varied range of informal, social activities in which they can maintain the friendships they made in their working life. Membership is a family matter; husband and wife are covered by the one subscription – and being realistic about retirement – the widows/widowers of some staff find an interest and friendship by continuing to support the activities of BTASC.

We now have an established pattern of activities which are generally popular. They include lunches in the Spring, Summer and just before Christmas, an annual garden party in a member’s grade, informal lunches once a month on the third Thursday and outings/visits to local sites of interest. We also get invited to attend activities and functions that are held at Adastral Park, like Film Nights and Music Festivals and other social events etc. We publish a Newsletter periodically which keeps us all informed of the social programme. The Newsletter is especially interesting to those who now live too far away to join in the social life, as it also contains articles of interest written by the members and reports on the social events.

Little of what we have achieved would have been possible without the encouragement and support of AtLAS. BTASC is associated with AtLAS. It is allowed to fix its own subscription though. All of our events are designed to run on a break-even basis which allows the membership fee to be kept as low as possible, currently £2.50 per year per couple.