​41 Club – National Golf Finals 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

Brickhampton Golf Complex,

Cheltenham Road, Churchdown, Nr Gloucester. GL2 9QF







10.30 A.M. TEE OFF

For full details CLICK HERE

For an entry form CLICK HERE

Countdown to the Classic Rally 2017

The countdown has begun for the 2017 Classic Rally being held at Ilkley in North Yorkshire from the 2nd-4th June.  

All members and friends are welcome to come and meet the drivers and view their cars at The Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, LS29 8RQ between 10 and 12 am on Saturday 3rd June.

There is still time to book your car in. Telephone Ray Hill on 01606 832807 for more details.

Classic Rally 2017

41 Caravan Rally 2017


1st-3rd SEPTEMBER 2017


We only have 13 pitches left for the 2017 Caravan Rally which is taking place at Hardwick Pars, Standlake, Oxfordshire at the beginning of September.

This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the Oxfordshire area and see the wonderful countryside in close proximity of the site.

We have to finalise numbers with the park in July so after that we cannot guarantee you a place, or that you will be on the same field as the rest of the 41 Club caravaners.

I have had a lot of of enquiries and in Blackpool at Conference many people told me they were coming along to enjoy this. However, with no Booking Form - no booking secured!

If you want to come along – act now to secure your pitch!

You can download a Booking Form using the following link:


Further information form Martin Green – 01235 529257 or 07768 192387 or martin@martingreen.biz

Martin Green

International AGM - Sun City, South Africa

The 41st International meeting of 41 International Club was held in Sun City from the 5th until the 7th May .

The meeting was opened at 8 30 prompt by Engelbert who welcomed the guests and many past International Presidents who were in attendance. Aims and objects were read .

The secretary Mika did a roll call of 22 countries in attendance including the USA, one of our newer clubs.

We paid homage to those members that had passed away during the past 12 months including a foundation member and 2nd President Daniel Ponchon and of course the very respected John Hudson.

John Anderson, the conference convener welcomed us all.

National President of South Africa, Andre de Villars greeted us and showed his gratitude that so many countries had come to the event.

Round Table International sent their Vice President Yann Tavernier to speak. He showed his appreciation of what 41 Club is doing to help Round Table. He said " Lets all do our own part in promoting more inter-Table contact. We will all be benefactors of it "..

Italy did a presentation for their appeal for aid for the earthquakes of 24/08/16 and 30/10/16, and also for the latest four quakes on 18/01/17.

Engelbert made a donation of the money he raised from his badge sales during the year, which was over 7,000 Euros .

They are ;looking for around 150 thousand Euros , of which Italy themselves have already raised 75 thousand.

Greetings also came from LCI, Agora and Tangent.

Minutes of the HYM meeting in Bangalore were confirmed and adopted.

President Engelbert talked about the success of the workshops held at the HYM, and it is clear we should hold more workshops in Rimini at the October HYM.

Past President Makarios spoke about the extension work which has made dramatic moves forward in the last three years.

New associations in the pipeline are USA, Brazil, Hungary, Nepal, Kuwait,Uganda and Botswana.

He thanked Germany for their offer of help with finance for start ups in Nepal and Botswana.

The Secretary gave his report,as did the treasurer, both confirming that the club stands well. We have a surplus of 47k at present,

The Editor appealed for contributions to the monthly Communique.

We had a report and slides from our Webmaster.

Our very own John Bellwood took the floor to do his usual talk about the Royal household .

We then took a vote on who was going to be Vice President for 2019 -2020. There were applications from India and Italy.

A secret vote was called and the country with most votes was Italy. It is ten years since they last did it so maybe it was the right result.

The HYM in 2019 will be held in Malta.

We have received applications for affiliation from Portugal, Hungary, New York USA, and Brazil.

The Italians gave a presentation on the HYM to be held in Rimini 27th to 29th October 2017, they also announced that the International Vice President will be Luca Colombo .

The next AGM will be held in Austria in Portschach on the 27-29th April 2018.

Our new International President is Bruce McKay who gave a short emotional speech , First Lady is his lovely wife Tania who worked very hard to make sure we were all looked after in South Africa .

Ulrich Suppan from Austria is the new Vice President.

We had 20 people from the UK in attendance . A great time was had by all on pre-tours and post-tours ,safaris etc, including our National President and I going on the Zip Wire 2 km long reaching speeds of over 70 miles  an hour. It was fantastic.I think we have to do a Sky dive next Dave.

It was as always great to meet old friends and make a lot of new ones.

Peter Good National IRO

March '17 Newsletter

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Conference 2018


Winter Magazine

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International News


For the May

International Newsletter

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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

Two Leaders

Dave Campbell and Pauline pose with the last national leader to live in Westerham.

AGM Results

A summary of the AGM results


Resolution 1) Comms officer title to Comms & IT = carried, after a countback

Resolution 2) To place a financial cap on future National events = lost

Resolution 3) Advance notice of important points to Council before a meeting = carried, after a countback

Resolution 4) Voting delegate expenses = lost

Resolution 5) To conduct a magazine survey = lost

Resolution 6) National rules to include history of resolution amendments/additions = carried

Resolution 7) Reserves policy to be included with rules on the National website = lost

Resolution 8) Remove unnecessary ‘confidentiality’ wording from standing orders = carried

Resolution 9) National Past President never allowed to hold a Board or Council position again = lost

Resolution 10) National Council to hold to majority voting (no abstentions) = lost

Officer Elections:

National Vice = Phil Ellis

National Secretary = Sean McCormick

National Treasurer = David Leach

NCLO = Tom Atkins

National Capitation:

National capitation to remain at £14.50 for 2018-19

Further details will appear on the National Secretary's  page ASAP

The New Board

This year's AGM saw the most changes in the Board for many years. Many thanks to those who retired for their dedication to the Association and congratulations to those elected to new office. The Board for 2017-18 is:

PresidentDave CampbellWesterham 41 Club
IPPBaryy DurmanShirley Late Knights 41 Club
Vice-PresidentPhill EllisBangor Co. Down 41 Club
SecretarySean McCormickSaffron Walden 41 Club, Old Bored Executives (OBEs)
TreasurerDavid LeachKingston upon Thames 41 Club
MembershipDuncan KennedyBarry 41 Club
Communications & I.T.    Godwin StewartChorley Rural 41 Club, Leyland 41 Club, Dragons 41 Club
FellowshipAndrew Mackereth    Lancaster 41 Club, Dragons 41 Club
InternationalPeter GoodAshby de la Zouch 41 Club
NCLOTom AtkinsNuneaton Past Tablers

Blackpool Roxxed

For three evenings Blackpool Roxxed to the sound of the 41 Club and Tangent National Conference.

Wish you were here?

NS&SW Gallery

              Overall Winner Neil Oakden

           Golf Champion Martin Stanbury

National Social and Sporting Weekend

The inaugural 41 Club National Social and Sporting Weekend at Okehampton in February proved a huge success with 91 41 Club members venturing to Devon from afar afield as Scotland, the North of England and both Northern and Southern Ireland. The weekend kicked off with a quiz on Friday evening before the main event on Saturday,  which consisted of a golf competition and the main sports competition whereby participants had to enter a minimum of three events. There were a total of 15 events on offer catering for all tastes including darts, ice curling, green bowls, pistol and rifle shooting, ten pin bowling and various simulator sports.

Each activity winner received a prize with the overall Sporting Weekend winner and runner up being decided on a points based system out of the 3 events.

Neil Oakden From Hucknall 41 Club was the inaugural overall champion, with Simon Haydock from Cardiff coming second and Andrew Duffin from Hucknall third.

In relation to the golf the Ashbury course was chosen, conditions were good despite a flurry of snow mid morning. The overall winner was Martin Stanbury from Bideford 41 Club, with Ken Todd of Exeter 41 Club in second.

The event was a great success and arrangements have been made for NS&SW to be held once again at the Ashbury Hotel in Okehampton on the weekend of 9th February 2018.

Booking details will follow shortly.

Peterborough On The Piste

Peterborough 41 Club annual ski trip is the last week of January, and involves drinking, eating, and some skiing .

Four of us with our ski guide Arnaud. Different groups depending on competence

The long lunch

The problem of drinking wine and then skiing!

Richard Lightowler, Hon Sec, Peterborough 41 Club.

John Hurt Centre

I had the honour of attending the official opening of The John Hurt Centre at Cinema City towards the latter part of 2016, this encompasses the overall project which the Marchesi Room was part of, opened with all four Round Table Family organisation National President’s present a month earlier in August 2016.

The John Hurt Centre features a plaque in the courtyard area of Cinema City acknowledging some of the key sponsors, thanks to several 41 Club groups and individual members the Round Table Family organisation is listed amongst them.

Moving from the courtyard area taking the newly created staircase toward the Marchesi Room there is a bespoke display cabinet with some items of memorabilia, this includes a Round Table Chairman’s jewel dating back to 1937 and a colour illustrated book of Norwich signed by Louis Marchesi in 1966, given as a gift to some members attending a Euro 1 meeting in the city.

Above the display cabinet features a plaque listing the 41 Club groups and individual members who made donations toward the project, alongside other Round Table Family organisation clubs who also supported the project.

The Marchesi Room is available to hire for meetings and events with food and drinks, some clubs have already made use of this unique space in the very building where Louis Marchesi held the first official meeting of Round Table in 1927.

Des Fulture,
National Councillor Region 17

John Hurt Centre Plaque at Cinema City

RT Family Display Cabinet at Cinema City

Inaugural Fellowship Cruise - Still time to book

Be amongst the first join us on the 41 Club cruise as you can now book with our special deal.

It is a 7 day cruise to the rivers and canals of Belgium and Holland, visiting four great cities, departing from Southampton on Sunday the 13th August 2017.

Our bookings receive the following:

10% discount on all grades of cabin at the prevailing price

£50 per person on-board spend

A free evening drink reception

The inclusive drinks package is available at £15 per day

Plus other group specific items if required.

To book contact the Fred Olsen booking line (01473 742 424) quoting the reference GRP0210 and cruise Number M1720.

We selected this cruise as it is a one that nobody will have done before and is a good introductory cruise for first timers with only one sea day and no crossing of the Bay of Biscay. I do hope that as many 41ers and your partners will be able to join us and share the 41 Club fellowship.

Click here for full details and we advise booking early to ensure the grade of cabin you would prefer.

Cruise Number: M1720

Description: Belgian & Dutch Waterways

Vessel: Braemar

Departs Southampton 13th August 2017 – 7 nights

Next National Council Meeting

The first National Council meeting for 2017-18 will be held on Saturday 24th June 2017 at the King Charles Hotel, Brompton Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5QT. The meeting starts at 9:30 am.

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

Club Affinity Deal

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about our special affinity

deal with Hyundai

and save yourself money on

your next new car

The President's Car

Hyundai have kindly loaned the Club an i40 saloon for President Dave to travel around the country to visit the clubs.

If you or yours are looking for a new car then use our scheme under member benefits on www.41club.org to save up to 20% on list price.

Everyone who has bought one (and there are about 130 members who have) are really pleased with them. Reliable and the first service is at 20,000 miles.

If you would like to see the car then why not invite Dave to one of YOUR club events!

Presidential Charity: The Prince's Trust


The Prince's Trust are extremely grateful to have 41 Club's support over the next year.

We help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs,  education and training through our range of eight core programmes.

Throughout 2017/18 41 Club members will help us through fundraising and volunteering in order to Inspire Young Lives throughout the UK and to help young people realise their potential.

To donate Click Here

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

"Friendship Continued"

41 Club at Seventy

This book, by Frank Venables, for the 70th Anniversary of 41 Club is now available at a cost of £10.00 per copy (plus P&P if applicable).

Please contact the Honorary Archivist at archivist@41club.org in order to secure your copy.

Frank Venables,
Faringdon, Isis Area and Mumbles 41 Clubs