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The March Newsletter contains important details of actions and events after the cancellation of the AGM.  Please...

National Golf 2020

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

New Member Benefit

Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea is now offering a 10% discount for members.

For details CLICK...

Llantrisant Go Karting

John Bell (Regional Councillor for Regions 13, South Wales) visited Llantrisant 41 Club for Karting social event at the Welsh National...

Fundraising for the R.N.L.I.

Dear fellow Tangent and 41 Club Conferences goers

I am sure like me you are really disappointed not to be able to attend our annual conference and meet up with friends old and new in Cardiff this April. I know from being on the Blackpool Conference Committee what hard, but enjoyable, work it is to put these events on and I’m sure Cardiff Committee are even more disappointed than the rest of us. It will also be disappointing for our Presidents, Sue and Andrew, and for Tracey and Peter who were due to take over from them in April.

I therefore had a seed of an idea, which I ran past Sue and Andrew, and they are happy that I go ahead with it.

During a Conference weekend, we buy quite a few pints of beer, bottles of wine and glasses of gin and tonic amongst other things. While I’m sure many of you will be raising a glass to each other over the weekend of 2-5 April, I wondered if you would like to consider donating the price of a drink or two to the RNLI, the joint charity for our National Presidents for 2019-20. That way something positive could come out a situation we would rather not have found ourselves in.

If you would like to donate, please use the link below to the Just Giving page I have set up for this purpose.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/susan-nevinson

Although Just Giving take a small commission for allowing us to use their platform, I think it is still worth doing it this way as it will allow us to collect gift aid easily and also not involve any additional work in banking the money or put yet more traffic through an already stretched postal service. Funds will go directly from Just Giving to the RNLI. We can also all see how the fundraising is going by checking on the page.

Donations must be made by Saturday 4 April 2020, as that is when Sue and Andrew’s year officially ends.

Thanking you all in anticipation and hoping that you stay safe and well in these difficult times.

Yours in continued friendship

Sue Nevinson
Lancaster Tangent 238
Dragons Tangent
Presidential Liaison Committee for Andrew Mackereth, 41 Club President 2019-20

International AGM Postponed

Ladies, Gentlemen,

Yesterday the 41 INTERNATIONAL Board and the Italian Convenors decided, due to the world spreading of the coronavirus , to postpone the international AGM of Verona.

It was a very difficult decision to take but we thought that health comes first and this is the moment to stay safe at home with our families.

As soon as possible the treasurer will reimburse all the registrations and cancel the hotel bookings made with Veronabookings and Micaela.

We are working with high priority on the further details and will inform you within the next days. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Luca Colombo

41 INTERNATIONAL Vicepresident

​CANCELLATION OF CARDIFF CONFERENCE & AGM

It is with sadness that we have today announced the cancellation of the Cardiff Conference and AGMs, which was necessitated by Covid-19 in the interests of everyone’s safety.

The reason for our delay in announcing this was purely been down to the contractual position with all venues and the close proximity of the event. This could have resulted in a potential loss in excess of £80k on the functions and some guests having to pay cancellation fees/not receiving refunds on rooms booked at either conference hotel.

The Cardiff Conference Team, specifically our National Fellowship Officer Steve James, and Conference Chair Duncan Kennedy, have successfully negotiated a resolution which avoids major losses to either the Associations or the Attendees.

We acknowledge how disappointed the Cardiff Conference Team must be that all their hard work has been thwarted and take this opportunity to thank them for all that work.

We are resolving the situation regarding our AGM, the transfer of roles, and the election of officers before the end of May. We are in unchartered territory here so bear with us - we are working on it and will notify you further in due course.

At an individual club level you will be facing similar issues. Do not worry about deferring meetings including AGMs - just comply with the government instructions regarding social isolation and keep safe above all.

Yours in Continued Friendship,

Andrew Mackereth
National President

If you were booked into Cardiff Conference

If you were booked into Cardiff Conference you should have received an email sent to you this morning (19th March).  In case not here is a copy of the email:

Dear Attendee,

Many thanks for your patience regarding the decision as to whether conference should proceed or not. As previously stated your health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us, and that is why we wish to inform you that yesterday evening both Associations Boards unanimously supported the decision to cancel our conference and respective AGMs.

We know a number of you have raised queries about why it has taken a while to make this decision; the reason for this has purely been down to the contractual position with all venues and the close proximity of the event, which would have resulted in a potential loss in excess of £80k on the functions and some guests having to pay cancellation fees/not receiving refunds on rooms booked at either conference hotel.

In a virtual Board meeting on Monday to discuss the situation our National Fellowship Officer Steve James asked for time for him and conference chair Duncan Kennedy to negotiate their way through the contractual clauses in order to mitigate these losses and ensure refunds could be obtained for delegates.

We are pleased to inform you that this has been achieved, and as a result any guest who booked a room at the Holiday Inn or Angel using the 41 Club/Tangent code should be able to cancel their rooms with no cancellation charge, and any payment already made should be fully refunded HOWEVER to achieve this you must contact the respective hotel directly by telephone (do not do it via online or through central reservations). The Holiday Inn have been exceptional in their response and we would like to thank their management team for being so helpful.

Please ring the hotels between 9.30am – 5.00pm on weekdays. The telephone numbers to call are:-

Holiday Inn – 0871-942-9240 – the code used when booking was 41 Club

Angel - 02920 649200 – the code used when booking was 41Clu030520 although they should be able to recognise 41 Club

In relation to your conference booking, everyone will be offered a refund minus £10pp (to help recoup some of the losses encountered). Due to the number of bookings made all refunds will be made over the next 4 weeks so we ask that you do not contact the team during this period chasing up your refund.

In relation to those who booked any trips, the Tangent lunch or the golf, full refunds will be made.

Details on how we propose dealing with our respective AGMs will follow in due course.

Once again thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you in Aviemore.

Take care and stay safe everyone

Andrew Mackereth , National President 41 Club

Sue Hill, National President Tangent 

41 Club Guidance for Covid-19

41 Club has published guidance in an endeavour to keep members safe.

You can find an on-line version of this at https://www.41club.org/files/2020-03-11/41Club-CoVid-19_0011583955654.pdf

Oh What A Night .....

Not late September back in 63 but late February 2020. Leap Day to be exact! An excited crowd of 250 had an evening of fun and fellowship at the Joint Presidents' Ball at Crewe Hall in Cheshire.  The evening began with sea shanties provided by the Northwich Folk Club in the reception.  During the main course we were entertained by the prize-winning Roberts Bakery Band which concluded with a fabulous rendition of all of our Last Night of the Proms favourites.  Flags were waved, the sound of spoons on tables rang out accompanying the band and we all sang as loudly as possible.  During the sweet course the two national raffles were drawn and all the winners will be contacted.  The auction then took place and our auctioneer was Mr. Nick Marsh from Northwich.  The auction raised an amazing £5,000 for the joint charity, the RNLI. The meal ended spot on time and we then danced the night away to the sounds of the fabulous Zoots, who played a two hours set straight through as they were enjoying it as much as we were.

        

       

   

Almost there! Appeal Update (29/2/20)

    

The joint charity appeal has now reached £45,000 for the RNLI Lifeguards. Many thanks to the generosity of those that attended the Presidential Ball but we still need another £5,000 to achieve the target. Perhaps we can even exceed the target and buy additional equipment for the brave people who ensure our safety on so many beaches.

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

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Conference & AGM

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the Cardiff 2020 Conference and AGM has been cancelled.

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.

CLICK HERE

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

Tangent

Ladies Circle

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 in April  due to councillors coming to the end of their tenure.

Please contact Tom Atkins NCLO for further information

Tom

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

Classic Rally 2020 Postponed

Revised date to be advised later.

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

2020 National Caravan Rally

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?

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!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

THE ASSOCIATION OF EX-ROUND TABLERS’ CLUBS

GDPR STATEMENT

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 date and venue of the next National Council meeting will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed.

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