Exciting Gatherings planned for 2018/2019
Alaska, February 2018
Chiba, Japan March 2018
Vancouver, Canada July 2019
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What Happens At Gatherings?
Events arranged by groups of members in their home town for other members who may come from nearby or from anywhere in the world.
They have ranged from one day to six weeks, but more usually last three to five days. Programmes include visits to places of interest, special projects, theatres, museums, walks – but always time for talking, sharing meals and just being together.
Those attending Gatherings make their own travel arrangements but accommodation, usually with local members, is arranged by the organisers.
Each Gathering is different, having its own character and flavour, depending on organisers and location.
Attending a Gathering is a good way for new members to learn about the spirit of 5W and for longer-standing members to meet up again with old friends.
Since the first Gathering in Belgium in 1986, these events have taken place all over the world, including Iceland, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, USA, Australia, Romania, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, India, Ghana, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada and the UK.
Read what members had to say about their 5W Gathering experiences!
Germany, Rhine/Main/Neckar June 2017 German Gathering 2017
London Calling – Get-Together in November 2016 London Calling
5W Members receive VIP treatment in Tours, France and in Manchester, UK – 2016 5W VIP Treatment
Australian Outback Adventure, September 2015
22 members attended from Germany, Switzerland, Japan, USA, UK, Finland, Canada and four other states of Australia. Read more ….
Segway in Strasbourg
Shiprock, New Mexico
Hot Air Balloon Festival