41 Club News

Fancy a Pint?

Then the Wareham Easter Beerex is for you!

CLICK HERE for details.

National Golf 2020

Please be advised that the National Golf Finals in October is now full.  Be sure to book early for 2021.

January 2020 Newsletter

Click here for the January...

Hutton & Shenfield 50


The Grandad Stories


Look no further for presents to your young grandchildren's Christmas...

RNLI Appeal Update (31/1/20)


National Presidents Andrew and Sue are pleased to announce that their joint charity appeal has now reached £37,500 for the RNLI Lifeguards.  With two months to go, they are well on the way to raise their £50,000 target.  If you can help achieve this in any way your contribution will be very welcome.  

Please contact either president@41club.org or president@tangent-clubs.org to discuss how you can help or contribute.

Young Ambassador Program 2020 Tours


Details of all tours are now on the YAP website using the YAP Tours 2020 Tab or using the link below.


This year we have the opportunity to send young people that are children/grandchildren of 41ers on tours/programs.


  • You should be between 18 and 24 yrs old and a child/grandchild of a 41er.
  • You will be asked to pay your flight ticket, your transfer and administrative fees.
  • You should be capable of giving a presentation about your country in English and, in so doing, act as a young ambassador.
  • Before departure:
  • Send all forms digitally to your National Convenor and to the International YAP Convenor. (Application, Guest letter including photo)
  • Send Proof of Medical and Liability Insurance.
  • Pay the administration fee (in €)
  • After your return, you are expected to deliver a report to your National Board and to your club’s Media.
  • Tours are available to North India, South India, South Africa, Cyprus, Southern Europe and Northern Europe. All the dates of tours are available on the YAP website.

    Any young person wishing to apply should visit the YAP website https://yap-famex.org for more information and also to get a copy of the application form etc. These should be completed and returned to Andy Ventress IRO, international@41club.org.

    Applications are on a first-come basis and should be made before the 31st January 2020. After confirmation of an application, payment of the administration fee will secure the place on the tour.

    Articles from previous participants can be seen on the YAP website as well as a GB&I participant writing in the Winter 2019 magazine

    Any further information is available from Andy Ventress, see above

    Joint Presidents' Ball Sold Out

    Please note that the Joint Presidents' Charity Ball on the 29th February is now sold out and no further bookings can be taken.

    Many thanks to all that have booked and you will be receiving joining details by email very soon.

    Happy Cruisers

    With six months to go before we set sail for Bordeaux and Nothern Spain we already have 30 members booked onto the 2020 Club Cruise.  

    The Braemer will be sailing from Southampton on the 19th August for an eight-night cruise to the Heart of Spain and Bordeaux and as a member of our group you will receive a 10% discount on all fares, £50 onboard spend and a free group drinks party.

    The fellowship of the last three cruises is now legendary and you too can join in.

    For full details CLICK HERE.  Remember to quote the reference GRP0210 when you book.

    Win a Cruise

    This is your opportunity to win a cruise for two and help the RNLI at the same time!  

    The Presidents' Appeal raffle prizes include:

    A two-berth cabin on the club cruise in August
    A Land Rover bicycle
    A golfing break in Scotland

    Tickets cost £5 and will be drawn at the Joint Presidents' Ball on 29th February 2020.

    To purchase tickets please email either president@41club.org or president@tangent-clubs.org and you will be sent details on how to pay.

    Remember if you don't enter you can't win!

    National Councillor Vacancies

    Members, as some of you may know we currently have vacancies for National Councillors in Regions across GB&I.

    Vacancies occur for various reasons, resignations due to other commitments or councillors coming to the end of their tenure, or bereavement.

    If you feel you have the drive and passion to communicate with members in your Region, carry out visits to respective clubs in your Region and help out with organising Regional events, be able to attend council meetings (see events on website) and do it for a 3 year period on a completely voluntary basis then the role may be for you. You will find it very rewarding, and be part of another fellowship club of like-minded individuals.

    Travel and weekend expenses will be paid.

    Region1: Scotland North

    Region 3: Ireland

    Region 16 Cambridgeshire / Suffolk

    Region 21 Mid West ( currently covered by a caretaker)

    Further positions will become available at the AGM due to councillors coming to the end of their tenure.

    Please contact Tom Atkins NCLO for further information


    National AGM 2020

    Notice of the 2020 National AGM to be held in Cardiff on the 4th April 2020 can be found here.

    Resolutions and nominations for office must be with the National Secretary not later than 1st February 2020.

    Motorbike Weekend 2020


    The initial details have been announced for the 2020 Motorbike Weekend.

    Date 10th - 12th July
    Venue Dragonfly Hotel in King’s Lynn

    For latest information CLICK HERE

    Latest Newsletter

    Conference 2020


    Winter Magazine

    Millennium Way

    A beautiful 100 mile trail in the Heart of England, enhanced by 44 fabulous, circular walks of between 4 and 9 miles.


    Weekends+ Events

    41 Club National now organises several events, many for couples, which are for specific interests and cover a weekend or even longer.  Click on the ones of interest to you:
    Classic Rally 2020 
    Caravan and Camping Rally 2020
    Club Cruise 2020
    National Social & Sporting Weekend
    Motorcycle Weekend 2020

    41 Club Sales

    For a full range of regalia, clothing and gifts CLICK HERE

    International Communique

    Round Table Family Links

    41 Club is part of the Round Table Family of four clubs.

    Here are links to the other clubs' websites:

    Round Table


    Ladies Circle


    Plans are now in place for the 2020 41 Club National Caravan Rally which will take place back in the south of England.

    We are returning to Hardwick Parks near Oxford – the venue of the 2017 and 2018 Rally. This is within easy reach of Oxford and many of the glorious Cotswold villages and a popular well-appointed site.

    The Rally is from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th September 2020.

    This year in order to avoid the inclement weather we will be using the local village hall for our main Saturday night event. The weekend will include a drinks reception and fish & chip supper on Friday, a meal & entertainment on Saturday night, and afternoon tea and cakes on the Sunday.

    For those going to the Tangent 50TH Anniversary Lunch that day, Hardwick Parks is only a one-hour journey by car to Birmingham, so both events are feasible to attend that weekend.

    Tents are welcome and static caravans are available to hire.

    To book in and reserve your pitch CLICK HERE

    41 International HYM Malta 2019

    This year's International HYM (Half Year Meeting) was hosted by Melitta 41 Club who were also celebrating their 10th Charter.  Events were held in several locations across Malta, culminating in a formal ball in the splendour of the Knight's Hall in the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.  There were over 330 delegates and the largest party of 56 was from GB&I.

    Congratulations to Alex Abela and his team for organising an excellent four days of entertainment,

    Next year's HYM will be in Transylvania on the 24th to the 27th September.  Organised by Club 41 Romania it will include a party in Dracula's legendary castle .... scary or what?

    Young Ambassador Program 2020

    Last year GB&I joined the YAP program and, for the first time this year, 3 of our young people have been on tours to North India, South India and South Africa. Next year we will continue to be involved and have the opportunity to send young people that are children of 41ers on tours/programs as well as receive young people from other countries to GB&I to experience life here.

    If you have a son or daughter between the ages of 18 and 24 who would like to participate or are a club that would like to host the group visiting us in 2020 then CLICK HER E for full details.



    Classic Rally 2020

    The 2019 Classic Rally, with 64 cars and 130 enthusiasts attending, was a great success.  If you would like to be part of Classic Rally 2020 then you can now book in.  Experience the real fellowship, admire the cars and enjoy motoring as it used to be, along narrow roads, passing through beautiful villages and visiting places of interest.

    Your car does not have to be old, just one you are proud to share with others.

    For full details of the 2020 event CLICK HERE

    NS&SW 2020

    National Social and Sporting Weekend 2020 will again be held at Potters Leisure Resort Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk. Following the great success of this year's event, it was a unanimous decision by members to return.

    All your favourite sports that were there this year including the off-road Segways, rally karts, tenpin bowling, snooker, darts, kurling, bowls, golf and many more will all be available and we are also hoping to introduce some new games for you to play along with the great social meeting.

    Quiet areas are available if you do not wish to participate in the sports and just socialise with fellow members.

    All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight feast) are included in the price along with Sunday lunch so you don't have to rush away. With cheap beer and late night bars, with evening entertainment on both nights in the Atlas Theatre and with live bands and shows in the Terrace Bar.

    The Cawston Brass Band has already been booked again for the Saturday evening so plenty of flag waving to the Dambusters and all your other favourites.

    The outdoor sports and golf will be on Friday afternoon as they were so popular to allow us to get more people playing them.

    Accommodation is based on two people sharing a bungalow (see booking form for more details) and starts at £240 per person,

    A superb weekend of fun and fellowship awaits, just look at the Facebook forum and spring magazine report of this year's event to see what awaits you. You will not be disappointed.

    For a flyer CLICK HERE

    For a booking form CLICK HERE

    Pizzas for the RNLI

    Simon Clough (Past Chair of Northwich 41 Club) and his wife Frances (Past Chair Northwich Tangent Club) recently hosted three separate Charity Pizza Parties at their home in Hartford.

    Over 60 guests including partners from 41 Club, Tangent & RT attended and the amazing sum of £650 was raised for the RNLI, being the Joint President Charity for 2019/20.

    Everybody who attended had a great night out and were happy to support these fabulous fundraising events.

    Simon and Frances were thanked by all for giving up their time, garden and home to host the events.

    Simon, Frances and 41 Club Sergeant at Arms Dave Beck (aka Sous Chef) were very busy prepping and cooking the pizzas, preparing the salads, and making the desserts.

    41 Club & Tangent Cruise 2020

    Following on from the success of the last two club cruises and this year's Danube cruise in August we have already selected our cruise for 2020.

    Departing from Southampton on the 19th of August this eight-night sailing "Into the Heart of Spain and France" is the first time we have sailed south.  

    The first port of call takes us directly into beautiful Bordeaux via the gorgeous, size-restricted Gironde and Garonne rivers. Sailing this scenic route in daylight hours will be a memorable experience. An overnight in Bordeaux then on to the elegant Spanish city of Santander, the scenic city of Aviles and finally La Corunna, the capital of Galicia.

    The Club deal gives you:

    10% discount on the current price (Note that prices may change at any time)
    Free group drinks party
    £50 onboard spend
    Anchor Club members will get their additional discounts (subject to time of booking)
    Eight nights of fellowship

    CLICK HERE for full details and how to book

    We look forward to welcoming new shipmates aboard our very special cruise.

    We don't just sit there!

    Let's prove it!

    Let's show the world that we actually do things!

    The internet offers us the opportunity to tell the world that 41 Club is not just a dining club where old men talk about things that were better in their day. It provides the ability to communicate with 'like minded' people, to show others (especially current and ex-Tablers) that we do still participate in activities that may be of interest to them. We have therefore decided to create a range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) on Facebook that are open to all members of the Four Club Family. You are invited to join them if they interest you or to point your friends to them if you know they are interested. Additionally we will welcome your ideas as to what other groups we can create (golf, walking, cycling, fishing are just a few possibilities).

    So let's see some action. The groups / forums already set up are listed in the block on the right. The groups are closed so that you have to request membership and your views, photos etc. will only be shared with like minded members. You will need a Facebook account to join most of these groups. The Bikers Forum is open to all as it is not a closed group.

    If you would like to start other groups please send the details to webmaster@41club.org

    We will need your name, your Facebook ID, the name of the group and brief details on its aims. We will then set the group up for you, making you the first member and allowing you to invite other Facebook members to join.

    So who wants a football group? a rugby group? or even a cake decorating group? It is up to you. It costs nothing and will hopefully encourage other ex members to join 41 Club and Tangent. It may even get some members to start new activities!




    To enable us to validate and maintain your membership an amount of personal data will be processed to ensure (i) your right to join the National Association of ex-Round Table Clubs (41 Club) and; (ii) your continued membership of 41 Club. This data will be processed using both consent and contractual obligation as the legal basis for processing under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 [hereinafter referred to as GDPR], Article 6. The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs (41 Club) will treat that personal data fairly, responsibly and in a transparent manner.

    To protect our Club and Association status, documents proving your membership eligibility must be kept on file for the duration of your Club/Association Membership. You have the right to request us to delete those documents from your file, by doing so we will not be able to further extend your membership and your membership will be deemed lapsed without refund.

    The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs’ will process your personal data in a manner that is legal, effective and efficient. We will apply ethical best practice at the root of decision making, while protecting your privacy and confidentiality, as described in our Data Protection, Confidentiality and Website Privacy Policies. A full version of the 41 Club’s Policies is available online on the website, in print, or on request from our Marchesi House Headquarters.

    The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data:
    Right to be informed about how your data is processed and why in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible way.
    Right to access your personal data and verify the lawfulness of the processing.
    Right to rectification if the personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete.
    Right to erasure or removal of your personal data where there is no compelling / legal / financial reason for its continued processing.
    Right to restrict processing, to ‘block’ or suppress processing of your personal data.
    Right to data portability allows you to receive your personal data we hold in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another data controller.
    Right to object to processing your data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling), direct marketing or processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
    Rights related to automated decision making. The 41 Club does not employ automated decision-making processes.

    The 41 Club Data Compliance Officer (DCO), who is the National Secretary, is responsible for protecting the personal data held by the 41 Club by ensuring the Association has a suitably robust information governance function, supported by appropriate policies and processes. You can contact our DCO via email at secretary@41club.org.

    The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs takes the security of our member’s personal data very seriously, and we require all National Officers, employees and contractors to treat personal data with strict confidentiality. All the appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place, supported by privacy impact and risk assessments, to ensure a secure environment for information held both manually and electronically.

    The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs will hold personal data no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as described by GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; or if it is necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation.

    Like to Chat?

    Do you know that we now have a private Facebook Group for 41 Club members?  A space where you can communicate with fellow members from the whole of GB&I.  Start topical discussions, ask questions of fellow members or advertise your club events. It is there for you to use and we already have 450 members. If you have a Facebook account and are a registered member on CAS then you can apply to join by clicking here.

    The Round Table Family

    The Round Table Family is culmination between the four Social groups Round Table, 41 Club, Ladies Circle & Tangent.

    The Purpose of the Round Table Family is to work together with the common aim of membership development, seek commercial advantage by sharing best practice and encourage representatives of each association to interact at all levels.

    Next National Council Meeting

    The next National Council meeting will be held on Sunday, 9th February 2020 at Potters Holiday Resort, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BX. Start time is 09:00.

    Any declared member of the Association is entitled to attend as an observer.  Please notify the National Secretary if you plan to attend.

    We want to hear from YOU!

    What has your 41 Club been doing that is unusual and of interest to others?

    Send in a short article and a picture and we will publish it on this website!

    Just a  simple e-mail will do - send it to webmaster@41club.org