What sort of competitions?
There are usually two competitions at each meeting. You enter the door prize by turning up. The winners name is drawn at random. The monthly competition often involves bringing along a pre-decided object (for example an item connected with the talk, an interesting tin, a match-box full of as many items as possible). The winner is decided by the speaker or perhaps a coin vote (you put a coin by your favourite item and the one with the most wins the prize; the coins go to a good cause). The winners chose from two, gift-wrapped, prizes (donated by volunteers). What is the yearly prize? There is a yearly prize for the person who has the most points, allocated over the year. One point is awarded for entering, and two for winning, so if you enter a lot you still have a good chance to win. Who does the tea? Everyone brings their own cup to the meeting (to tell them apart!), though we have a few spares. The tea is made and served by volunteers (on a rota). There are biscuits too! The tea is ki