2008 celebrates the admittance of women to the club as full members. Prior to 1908 women had been guests at functions. Some of the language used would suggest that they enjoyed a sort of "associate" member status; other language that they were only there to make the tea!

The club was a full 20 years ahead of the electoral reform which granted women the same voting rights as men.

The club held a supper evening at which the crucial committee meeting was re-enacted.