History of clubs.EVERYONE knows their local social club, but here are some facts about the popular watering holes.
More than 2,000 clubs around the country are associated with the Workingmen's Club and Institute Union (CIU CIU Convergència I Unió (Partit Polític de Catalunya-España)
CIU Columbia International University
CIU Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
CIU Criminal Intelligence Unit
CIU Criminal Investigations Unit
CIU Crisis Intervention Unit ), which provides a voice at national level for social clubs.
Founded in 1862, the CIU is funded by an army of subscription-paying members, standing up for their rights and sometimes even lobbying lobbying, practice and profession of influencing governmental decisions, carried out by agents who present the concerns of special interests to legislators and administrators. Parliament on their behalf.
A recent controversy for the CIU was the issue of the smoking ban, when the organisation campaigned in a vain to exempt workingmen's clubs from the proposed legislation.
The CIU is the largest non-profit-making social and leisure organisation in the UK, representing the interests and views of some six million club members.
But clubs are sadly in decline, with the smoking ban and economic downturn Downturn
The transition point between a rising, expanding economy to a falling, contracting one.
A decline in security prices or economic activity following a period of rising or stable prices or activity. now seriously threatening membership numbers across the North East.