News & Upcoming Events

The Events, News And Reminders On This Page Are Current Events and Historical Events and Date Back To Demonstrate The Acts That The Stourbridge Institute Social Club Have Hosted Over Recent Times.

MAY BANK HOLIDAY’S OPENING ARRANGEMENTS.

Sunday 5th May –

Open

Monday 6th May –

Closed (Bank Holiday)

Sunday 26th May –

Open

Monday 27th May –

Closed (Bank Holiday)

The Car park will only be open between the hours of 10am and 4pm on both Bank holiday’s and re-opens as normal on each Tuesday 

Please ensure your vehicle is removed from the car park by 4.00pm on each preceding Sunday evening  

Stourbridge Institute Social Club
are looking for a new Club Handyman.
If you know someone who could fulfil
this role, please share this advert with them.
Thank you.

Applications to include you CV are invited to the Club Secretary – 
Closing Date – 10th June 2024

Congratulations to Graham, Hannah and the team for the hard work to achieve a 4 out of 5 for the Food Hygiene Rating at the recent inspection at the Stourbridge Institute Social Club.

Graham is now looking to improve the rating so we look forward to that.

18th April 2024

Stourbridge Institute Hosts

At The Stourbridge Institute
Social Club

Stourbridge Institute – Membership Card

FROM MONDAY 8th JANUARY 2024 
You will need to use your Till Membership Card
in order to receive Member discounts.

  • In order to enjoy member discounts, as from 8th January 2024, you will need to produce your white membership card at the till when ordering anything. 
  • The club has purchased an additional 500 cards so that nominated members can also take advantage of member discounts.  These can be obtained from the office at a cost of £3 each, if you cannot make it during office hours, you can leave your request behind the bar and the office will process it and notify you when your card is ready for collection.  
  • There will be a £3 surcharge for any lost or replacement cards. 
  • A reminder that you can top up your membership card with cash which you can use at any time in the club, thus saving you from having to carry cash or to constantly use normal credit/debit cards to pay when at the club (providing you are in credit with the card). 
  • Instead of issuing vouchers, the club now puts the equivalent value straight on to your membership card by means of points. Like Vouchers the points must be used by the 30th November from the date of issue before they are removed from the membership card.  Points are different and will be recorded separately to any money a member may wish to put or have on their cards. 
  • A number of members have never collected their cards and following renewal of your subscriptions, these can still be collected from the office or bar when the office is closed. 
  • Once fully operational the committee will introduce other ways to reward members by introducing various promotions. 

Carl Southwick
Secretary 20/12/2023

19th December 2023

The Stourbridge Institute Social Club contributed to
Stourbridge In Bloom 2023.
Kingswinford and Stourbridge Lions Club
created the arrangements outside the club. 

Club Update for all Members 30th November 2023

Membership Renewals 2024:

NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS: CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR 2024

This coming year the Institute Social Club is again having to manage inflationary increases in its running costs.

These include another 10% increase on the statutory minimum wage. Overhead costs food and drink supplies have risen again typically between 10% and 20%, and heating and lighting cost increases have also continued to increase significantly.

To help minimise the impact of these rising costs, the committee have worked hard this summer on improving insulation and installing secondary glazing to make the club warmer during winter months, we have also rationalised equipment used for heating and lighting, and chilling and refrigeration, minimising club spend as much as possible.

With all of this in mind however, in view of the size of the increased operating costs that the club is facing for the coming year, we have had to increase membership fees for 2024 as detailed below.

Note these fees also include increased Credit added to your membership cards that can be spent when you to come in and use the club.

Annual Membership Door Only Access
(Includes £10 credit on your members card)

    £120 Full Year.

Annual Membership Door + Car Park Access
(Includes £35 credit on your member card)

£385 Full Year.

The new style till membership cards will be available for all nominated members from 1st January at a cost of £3 each. Any lost cards that will need replacing will also come at a charge of £3 to replace them.  

This and the club entry key will be covered by the £15 joining fee applicable to all members joining after 1st January 2024. 

The Committee hope you will continue to support us with this, and carry on enjoying using the club and its facilities in the year ahead.

Regards Jerry Roper (Chairman Stourbridge Institute Social Club)

18th November 2023

Hosted By Stourbridge Institute Social Club   The Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions Club Quiz & Bingo Night

It was a ‘full house’ which contributed to a great atmosphere for the Quiz and Bingo evening organised by the Kingswinford & Stourbridge Lions Club on Saturday 11th November. With Rod Owen calling the numbers for Bingo, Steve Rice on box office duty and David Hunt doing the quizzes, and selling raffle tickets. 

7th November 2023

Stourbridge Institute Social Club Visitor Rules

The Club Committee are very pleased to see increased numbers of members and visitors coming in and using the club on a regular basis, however this is a reminder off Club Visitor Rules.

  • Members and their nominated partners may bring in as many visitors as they wish, however under club rules, each of those Visitors may only come in the club once in every calendar month and should be signed in each time in the visitor’s book at the bar.
  • If anyone wishes to visit the club more often than that, they are very welcome to apply to join as a member in their own right.
  • Membership Application forms are available from behind the bar, from the Secretary’s Office every weekday morning or via our membership webpage.
  • Membership of the club entitles people to also include a nominated partner, husband/wife, spouse etc at no extra cost as part of their membership.
  • People attending or assisting with special events or activities within the club are also welcome to use the bar and lounge facilities when those events are on.

Jerry Roper – Chairman

On behalf of the Committee 

Stourbridge Institute Social Club

15th October 2023

Masters Senior World Badminton Championships in Jeonju, Korea.

17th September, 2023

 

Badminton England enjoyed a raft of medals in the majority of age categories.

There were a total of four World titles in the in the 75+ competition top age range as Jenner claimed her second title in the women’s singles whilst Linda Coombes and Jan Hewett took the women’s doubles by storm.

Jan Hewett also walked away with silver alongside Ian Brothers in the mixed doubles.

8th October 2023

Macmillan Cancer Support at
Stourbridge Institute Social Club

Thank you to all that supported this event on
Friday 29th September where a total of £500.00 was raised.

Notice To All Club Members

Change of Restaurant Opening Hours From 4th September 2023

Standard Opening hours for the Club Restaurant will be reduced from Monday 4th September 2023 to Sunday’s Only.

Lunchtime Meals from the Bar Meal Menu, and the Dining Room itself will still remain available for Members to use as an alternative to the Mixed Lounge throughout the week.

This is due to the current long-term decrease in demand for the Restaurant Service, and increase in demand for the Bar Meals.

The Restaurant Service and Menu will also still be available for Members to book on Normal Weekdays for Special Occasions such as Birthdays etc.
Members will need to pre-book for 12 or more places, and pay a £5 deposit per person in advance.

Regards Jerry Roper (Chairman)

On behalf of the Committee

3rd July 2023

Misuse Of Membership
Car Park Keys

It has come to the attention of the Committee that members are misusing their car park keys by letting non-car park members onto the Stourbridge Institute Social Club car park.

This practice is unfair to paying members and is a practice that must not happen.

Anyone found to be doing this could have their own rights to car park access either suspended or even stopped.

SISC Committee
16/06/2023.

(Cobs Available)

20th December 2022

Stourbridge Institute Social Club
now serves alcohol free lagers and Gin.
Come and try them without risk to your driving license.

29th July 2022

Stourbridge Institute – Membership Card

Help both yourself and the Club
by making use of your membership cards

Everyone is currently feeling the pinch from the cost of living crisis and looking at ways to save money yet still trying to carry on as normal which is not easy.  The club is no different.  

For example, did you know that for every debit and credit card use there is a fixed rate cost to the club in addition to the % of spend of the transaction? 

The Committee are therefore asking members who regularly purchase minor items of less than £5 to consider topping up their membership cards so that they can then use their membership cards for these smaller purchases or to pay in cash for anything under £5.  

It will also help the member check their debit/credit card spend more easily and will save the club money by only having to pay one fixed amount for the larger initial transaction rather than a lot of smaller transactions. 

Thank you for your help

Carl Southwick
Secretary 27/07/2022

Out of the

 SHADOWS

On Saturday 16th July, Stourbridge Institute Social Club hosted the group, Out Of The Shadows.

It was an excellent evening of music with many people attending the event. Thank you to the members of the group, Norman Skinner, Terry Hill and Peter Halpen who played the music that people have listened to and enjoyed over the years.
Thank you to all those who came along to ensure the event had a good turnout.
Also thank you to Ken Wakefield who was persuaded to sing a few Elvis Presley tracks

If you missed out on a good evening of music, you can come to the Institute on New Years Eve where Out Of The Shadows will again be playing to welcome in 2023.

4th June 2022

Well done to Stourbridge Institute Badminton Club

Well done to Stourbridge Institute Badminton Club members, Liz Hamar, Carol Kibbler, Jan Hewett and Jerry Roper, they represented Worcestershire in the over 65 Masters National Badminton Championship Finals Event at Birmingham University in April, the team finished third overall in the event which had the top teams from across the country competing there.

Well done also to June Totney, also from the club, who also played for the team throughout the season and contributed towards them getting to the finals event, but unfortunately was unable to play in the Finals weekend.

‘Just Us’

Saturday 4th June 2022

18th December 2021

Sammy Taypot visits Stourbridge Institute

Today saw Sammy Taypot’s visit to Stourbridge Institute for the Christmas party for the members children and grandchildren. Sammy entertained the children with lots of magic tricks and dancing games and the children of all ages enjoyed him being there. 

The children were very excited by the arrival of Father Christmas who bought each child a gift.

Thank you to Anita and all her helpers for organising a fantastic party for the enjoyment of those who came along.

A great time was had by all. 

Not one but Two Former World Champions

DENNIS TAYLOR

&

JOHN PARROTT