Ladies and Gentlemen, we proudly announce that we have successfully re-launched the world-famous and highly acclaimed TAKE FIVE – English Language Club! After endless months of dire anticipation, the club has eventually regained its strength and emerged from the swamp of oblivion.
May 17th, 2012. This was the day of the last meeting that was followed by a break, more than half a year long.
What was the reason behind the shutdown? After months of grueling work, I realized that I no longer had the capacity to run the club all by myself. I found that the only way to continue was to recruit at least one co-organizer who could even take over the club in case of my absence. Fanni was the first to take this position, although we didn’t manage to restart the club during the previous semester. Then came Zsuzsi who also offered to play an active role in organizing.
Three people proved to be enough to pull the chairs together, plug the stereo in, and start Take Five.
It was a euphoric feeling to walk along the way up to the room. I stopped in the center and slowly looked around. Everything seemed as if we’d never left. The chairs rested along the walls. The two lamps, the stereo and the good old cardboard box were also awaiting us. What’s more, we found the legendary red metal box with a considerable sum of money in it. I did a little shopping while Fanni got ready to receive the early birds.
To my surprise, quite a number of people had already gathered when I arrived with the bags. The clock soon struck six and nothing but English could be heard thereafter. Despite my predictions, the session went seamlessly with a total of 12 visitors. We will keep advertising the club both online and on street posters. The latter is “on the drawing board”.
The show must go on. See you next Thursday!