Friday, December 2, 2016
Gentlemen's night at the Union Club
My Mah Jongg group is lucky enough to have one of us as a member of Victoria's ever-so-Victorian Union Club. Like many such stuffy institutions around the British Empire, this establishment was off-limits to women until about 20 years ago. Now women can be members too and Kerri is a member. Once a year instead of getting together to play Mah Jongg we get together for a buffet feast complete with bubbles and wine and desserts and gifts. It's really fun sitting in the mahogany panelled room with its portraits and Persian carpets.
It turns out that Wednesday night is Gentleman's Night but that doesn't stop us from taking over one of the salons for our evening. This year there were even some gentlemen hanging around who were willing to join us for the group photo. It doesn't really look that stuffy anymore does it?