Midsummer meal was attended by 46 people, it was a lovely day, with a mixture of Suntreckers and SWOC members.
April 16th - (Easter Saturday) - Spring clean and work day - soup lunch provided (must be booked)
April 21st - 26th - Suntrecker Rally
April 24th - Tea on the lawn and raffle
May 1st - Committee meeting followed by tea on the lawn and raffle
May 28th - CNF Rally at SWOC, including Tea on the lawn and raffle
June 5th - Committee meeting followed by tea on the lawn and raffle
June 23rd - 28th - Suntrecker Rally
June 25th - SWOC Midsummer Meal
July 3rd - Committee meeting followed by tea on the lawn and raffle
July 30th - Clubs visit to SWOC
August 4th - 9th - Suntrecker Rally
August 7th - Committee meeting followed by tea on the lawn and raffle
September 4th - Committee meeting followed by tea on the lawn and raffle
October 2nd - Committee meeting followed by tea on the lawn and raffle
December 10th - SWOC Christmas Meal at the Friary
Clubs’ Visit Day 2022
As one of the attendees said, it was difficult to believe that it was three years since SWOC members
were able to invite their friends from swim and unlanded groups to come to SWOC for the day. In
the end thirty-six members of the Barton, Wimborne, Larches, Naked Swim and Quite Naturally,
accepted the invitation.
Whilst not always sunny, the day was warm enough for everyone to practice naturism. In between
the “ bring your own” Teddy Bears’ Picnic Lunch, and the sumptuous SWOC Tea on the Lawn, some
folk decided to play miniten or petanque, but most were happy to just deepen friendships and enjoy
the ambience. After tea the main game was “How many AA men does it takes to try get car keys out
of a locked car?”. The answer was two – unsuccessfully. So, while the car owner was driven home,
semi naked, by a friend to just about manage to get into the house to collect a spare key, those back
on site decided to have races on spacehoppers!
You couldn’t make it up, could you? But this friendly fun is just one of the reasons that our guests
are already asking to be invited back next year.
Every year it seems that we are saying a great big “thank you” to the catering team for our
Midsummer Meal, but every year we are royally fed by our brilliant volunteer cooks. The fact that
every year more and more visitors come to SWOC at that particular time just to enjoy the meal
speaks volumes. The rain held off – just. But we couldn’t risk it, so we all ate in the marquee with
waiter service from the clubhouse. As you can see from the photos we all had a good time.
Midsummer meal June 26th 2021
Forty two members and visitors enjoyed a wonderful Midsummer Meal. Not only were we blessed with a lovely sunny, dry day, despite the forecasts of cloud and even light rain, but it was lovely to see SWOC well populated by members and visitors, almost reminiscent of pre-Covid days. Then on top of all that we were well fed by the catering team. They spent the whole afternoon preparing the food, and what a spread it was. No one went hungry and some even took away a “doggy bag”! Thank you, to the whole team.
The Midsummer meal was preceded by the planting of a small rowan tree in grateful memory of a recently deceased member
NATURIST VW CAMPER WEEKEND
3rd & 4th July 2021
This event was not well attended, not helped by the weather. Nonetheless those present got to talk about their passion for VW Campers of every vintage.
There was a drawing competition where the brief was Draw or paint a postcard on the theme of " wish you were here" featuring a VW Camper in an iconic location. This was the winning entry
Teddy Bears Picnic
A Lovely day was had at SWOC, with our own members and the Suntreckers, it was a lovely sunny day, and all the Teddy Bears came out to play
August 3rd 2019- Clubs visit
The gates to SWOC were wide open today for several hours. The reason? SWOC was entertaining members of several other (reasonably) local swim clubs and groups. Some 45 or so members of Barton Swim, Wimborne Swim, Naked Swim, Larches Swim, and Quite Naturally came to SWOC and enjoyed a huge Ploughman's Lunch and sumptuous tea laid on by a group of SWOC members. Some have decided to camp at SWOC too. In addition some Dutch visitors enjoyed typical SWOC hospitality.
Even a short shower midway through the afternoon didn't cramp our style. It was great for SWOC members to renew former acquaintances and make new ones.
Christian Naturist Fellowship Rally at SWOC
SWOC, South Western Outdoor Club, hosted a rally for the Christian Naturist Fellowship(CNF) on Saturday June 29th, 2019. The speaker for the day was Nick Mayhew-Smith, talking about Celtic Christianity. The main activities were on the Saturday, and lunch and tea was provided on that day, we welcomed campers. The event is for anyone interested in Christianity whether a member of CNF or not.
A great day was had by all, we hope to host this event again soon
What a great day we have had, today. Fabulous weather, wonderful company. Old acquaintance renewed and new friendships made. A very interesting talk from Nick
You and the SWOC community were absolutely lovely, Christine, thank you for a warm welcome and an extremely enjoyable weekend. Confirms once again to me that naturism and naturist clubs are about the people first and foremost. And the weather rather helped too...
I'd echo all that Christine and Nick said above. I know these things take a lot of hard work to put on, and it is very much appreciated and it was very successful. Christine did more than her fair share, but her smile never faltered. It was a truly lovely weekend, so thanks again to all who made it possible. Duncan
SWOC is lovely - if you haven't been already do visit them soon. They're one of the most welcoming clubs I've been to.”
“Visited last year’s Cheese and Cider day. Hospitality was above and beyond.”
“Can’t recommend it highly enough – the club and the people.”