November General Meeting

Wednesday 24 October


Join us Thursday, November 29, 9:30am at the Royal Geographical Society with guest speaker


Mellissa Fung is a veteran journalist and best-selling author. She covered the war in Afghanistan for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and also produced the award-winning documentaries Canada’s Ugly Secret and No Country for Horses. Her best-selling first book, Under an Afghan Sky, chronicles her experience as a hostage after she was kidnapped while on assignment in Afghanistan in 2008. In the last several years, Fung has turned her attention to human rights reporting, returning to Afghanistan several times to continue reporting on the challenges that continue to exist there, particularly for women and children. In addition to the CBC, her work has appeared in Al Jazeera International, The Huffington Post, The Walrus, The Toronto Star, and PBS, among other publications. She has received numerous awards for her work,including the Gracie Award, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association awardand the New York Festivals Gold award.  She earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia Universityin New York and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Reporting Centre.


9:30 – 10:30am           Coffee and activity sign-ups

10.35                           Doors to the auditorium opens

10:45am – 12 noon     Club Announcements followed by guest speaker

                                    (Late comers will not be allowed into the auditorium after the doors close)

12:30 – 2:30pm           Hospitality Luncheon at Park Terrace, The Royal Garden Hotel



You can now reserve your place at the lunch ahead of time by emailing Alternatively you may sign up upon arrival at the General Meeting. Note that places ar elimited and we operate on first come first-serve basis. Members, new members and guests are welcome.

There is a £10 entrance fee for non-members, which is redeemable toward your membership fee on the day.

We invite all members to show their membership card upon registration.