The Luncheon Club has a membership of around 120 people. As its name implies, it is a social club (although it does not only do lunches) and, by its very nature, it provides a good opportunity for Paviors to mix socially and get to know each other better. When attending the Company’s formal functions, the opportunity for mixing with fellow Paviors is generally limited, with priority to looking after guests. The Luncheon Club gatherings are less expensive and less formal.
There are normally four luncheons each year at various venues in London (not necessarily the City) in January, March September and November. These start at 12.30pm for 1.00pm, and normally finish by 2.30pm. Members with a busy work schedule may come late and leave early without embarrassment.
In addition, the Club organizes a summer day out in June at a notable venue normally within easy reach of London, although it has been known to venture further afield, including across the Channel. There is also an evening Gala Night in July at the Guildhall School of Drama and Music. In October, an informal evening dinner event is held. The Luncheon Club also organizes the very popular Christmas Dinner at Stationers’ Hall. Partners and guests are very welcome at all of these events and they provide an opportunity for the wider Pavior family to get to know each other.
There is an annual subscription of £25, payable in the first January after joining. After paying their subscription, new members enjoy their first luncheon free of charge.
A few weeks before each function, the Luncheon Club’s Administrator sends out a notice to all members, which they return stating whether or not they wish to attend.
Liverymen can contact the Luncheon Club via the Members’ Area of the website. Others seeking more information on the Luncheon Club should contact the Clerk (details below).