Membership Information

The Club’s total present membership stands at around 150. Dinners are held in a variety of London Clubs, most usually The Travellers Club, The Caledonian Club, Brooks’ or The Rifles London Club. Members often bring guests to dinners and put together a table of friends. Joint membership is available for married couples.

Dinners are held under The Chatham House Rule and the usual format is an after dinner speech followed by a question and answer session. The dress code is a suit and tie for men and the equivalent for women.


Present Committee

Major General Jamie Balfour C.B.E. D.L. (Chairman)

Jeremy Archer Esq. (Hon. Treasurer)

Nicholas Bell Esq.

The Hon. James Cripps

Penny, Lady Carleton-Smith

The Hon. Virginia Lovell

Mrs Annabel Rothwell

Jocelyn Seligman Esq.

Nicholas Verney Esq.

Serena Coad (Secretary)


Privacy Notice

What personal data does the Chatham Dining Club (the “Club”) collect?

The data we routinely collect includes members’ names, addresses, email addresses and the names of guests who attend dinners. We collect this data directly from our members when they join the club or apply to attend a dinner. Membership application forms are deleted once the application has been decided by the Club committee and any new membership duly processed by the Club Secretary.

What is this personal data used for?

We use members’ data for the administration of the membership; the communication of information and the organisation of events. We provide lists of attendee names and dietary requirements to the organisers of the dinners at the venue where each is held.

Who is your data shared with?

We pass on personal data only to the organisations indicated above, who delete it after use.

Where does this data come from?

Data comes from the member when he or she joins the Club, applies to attend a dinner or when he or she contacts the Secretary to update the information .

How is your data stored?

This information is mainly stored in digital form on the Secretary’s computer and hard drive, and in the form of written documents stored at the secretary residence. Any information that is stored remotely is stored in the EU in compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations? Under the GDPR we do not have a statutory requirement to have a Data Protection Officer. The person who is responsible for ensuring the Club discharges its obligations under the GDPR is the Club Treasurer, J.M. Archer, Esq.