National Golf Finals

The 41 Club National Golf Competition was recently held at Brickhampton Golf Complex, Churchdown, Nr Gloucester. It was a showery day and was enjoyed by all who took part. The highlight for the observers was the 17th green which had a small lake to the front and the rear. The golf club benefited with many balls ending in the lake with one ball ending in a tree adjoining the lake. A dinner followed with President Dave presenting the trophies.

Winner of Team Trophy / Shirley Late Nights 41 Club 97 points

Runner Up / Brentwood (Essex) 41 Club 93 points

Individual Trophy Winner / Bernard Harrington Cricklade and Highworth 41 Club 39 points

Nearest Pin / Lyndon Bent Exeter 41 Club

Longest Drive / David Moore Newport(Shropshire) 41 Club

Wooden Spoon / Peter Slater Exeter 41 Club.

Shirley Late Knights with President Dave

        

      Up a tree                                        Ah that's better

Loughborough 41 Club Charter Dinner

CLICK HERE for more details and booking form

Wales Rally 2017 Pass For Auction

Whitchurch Round Table and 41 Club are helping at one of the stages of the Wales Rally 2017 and have been able to secure a pass. It is a Premier 4-day Pass providing access to all the stages of the rally based in North Wales and Cheshire. 

26th — 29th October 2017, Penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship

See map below for locations. The pass also includes an official programme (value £9). 

For more details and to place your bids, please contact Nick Morcumb at nickmorcumb@gmail.com

Proceeds from the winning bid will go to the chosen charity of National President Dave Campbell, the Prince’s Trust.

Red Rose Dinner

Discount Golfing Holidays from Hashtag Travel

Calling all golfers

Yet another money saving offer from

41 Club Member Benefits.

For more details CLICK HERE

Two New Money Saving Benefits

For the many members who cruise we have negotiated a 10% discount on parking at Southampton.  ParknCruise are located just outside the docks and offer secure, undercover parking.

Halfords is the UK's leading cycling and motoring retailer.  41 Club members can now obtain a 10% discount on purchases.

Click on the company logos for further details.

Oct. '17 Newsletter

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Conference 2018

CLICK HERE

Summer Magazine

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International News

           

For the October

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

Tangent

Ladies Circle

Book Now for The 41 Club National Sporting and Social Weekend 2018

The 41 Club National Sporting and Social Weekend will take place on the 9th to 11th February 2018 at the Manor House and Ashbury hotels in Okehampton, Devon.

The event offers an amazing weekend of Fun and Fellowship with a few competitive events thrown into the mix. The event will be held in the 3 star Ashbury hotel which boasts over 50 free sporting activities on site, a total of 99 holes of golf plus the Spa and craft centre. The competitive activities will take place on the Saturday although guests may use all the facilities/sporting activities, including golf, free of charge from the time of arrival at the hotel until time of departure

Cost:

2 night package including all meals and activities £160pp sharing a twin room

2 night package as above single occupancy £192pp

Additional nights on either Thursday or Sunday £55pp

Places are limited so please book in early to avoid disappointment. A non-refundable deposit of £30pp is required at the time of booking

For a down-loadable booking form click here

For further details on the hotel please go to http://www.manorhousehotel.co.uk/

Or contact Steve James at region13@41club.org

Region 11 News

Thank you very much to Ian Taylor and Crewe & Nantwich 41 Club for hosting the Region 11 (Cheshire and Northwest Midlands) social and bowling competition. It was a great day and it was good to see lots of friends from around the region.

Well done to the winner Mark Ashton from Newport.

Our next event is a bit of fun and indoors ! It would be good see as many clubs as possible.

DATE - SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER 2017

TIME - 11.00 for 11.30 START

WHERE – Paradise Island Adventure golf Unit 1-2 Coliseum Leisure Park, Stanney Lane Little Stanney, Ellesmere Port CH65 9HD

Nick Morcumb
National Councillor, Region 
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​Redditch 41 Club's joint skittles night

On the 13th September we had the pleasure of welcoming our National President, Dave Campbell, and members from Redditch, Alcester, Wythall & Moseley 41 Clubs plus members of Alcester & Stratford District Round Table.

Two new members (Mark Lewis and Mike Lowe) were inducted into Redditch and Barron Leigh into Alcester 41 Club by the National President.

A great evening was had by all, with £183 being raised for the Dave Campbell's charity, the Princes's Trust.

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Llay 2 Llan 2017

A 60 mile walk in three days from Llay to Llandudno in North Wales was this year's charity challenge for two Northwich 41ers. Mark Powell and Simon Clough were joined by a group of Mark's past colleagues from Barclays Bank on this epic 'stroll' through the beautiful Welsh scenery.  All objectives were achieved with only one or two blisters and a few aches and pains.

The aim of this year's walk was to raise money for The Stroke Association Wales. Barclays generously donated £2,500 in £4£ matching and the total raised is rapidly approaching their target of £8,250. A full report will be appearing in the November Club Magazine.

Mark's Just Giving page can be found here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mark-powell63

The Sun Shone on the Caravan Rally!

Thirty-six caravans and tents with 41ers converged on Hardwick Parks Caravan Site in Standlake, Oxfordshire for the first 41 Club Caravan and Camping Rally for many a year!

On Friday night caravaners and campers joined National President Dave Campbell and Pauline for fizz and canapes in the 41Club Gazebo. The sun shone and the 41 Club Caravan Rally Trophy – dusted off from living in Marchesi House for many years – was presented to Keith and Jean Woodward from Widnes 41 Club for travelling the longest distance.

A second trophy was presented to Martin & Maria Green for organising the event.

A lovely sunny day on Saturday gave everyone chance to either ‘chill’ or go sightseeing around Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Everyone then returned for a Hog Roast at the site's ‘Boat Shed’ restaurant, and for those who wanted to dance to a Neil Diamond tribute act.

Highlights included ‘Alcester’s Mother Ship’ and IPP Barry Durman cooking breakfast in his tent sitting cross legged on the floor. The President – as befits his status – was accommodated in a static mobile home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms!

A cheque for £100 was also presented to President Dave for his charity – The Prince's Trust.

It is hoped that this will start to become a regular event on the 41 Club Calendar and we are looking for volunteers to organise and host next year's!

Martin Green
National President 2013-2014 and Rally Organiser 2017

Inaugural Club Cruise

Eight couples sailed from Southampton on the 13th August bound for the waterways of Belgium and Holland.  This was the inaugural 41 Club/Tangent Cruise organised with Fred Olsen Cruises, one of our Members' Benefits partners.

The MS Braemar has a very shallow draft and was, therefore, able to navigate several waterways not usually open to ocean-going vessels. There were four ports of call Antwerp, Ghent, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, two of which were first time calls for Fred Olsen.

We all enjoyed seven days of fun. fellowship and some very interesting attractions.  A full report will appear in the next club magazine and in the meantime, we are investigating potential club cruises for 2018.

If you are interested in joining us then please keep an eye open for future announcements.

Guisborough is 50

Belfast 2018 - Latest Update

https://41club-tangent-belfast.co.uk /book-in/newbooking.php

Hello 41ers & Tangent members, a quick update to the Belfast conference for next April, 12-15 with pre-tour April, 10-11. As many of you are aware, we have had unprecedented bookings for Belfast - currently 592 and I and the team have been working hard to satisfy the demand and also make sure that you all have the best experience ever. To that end I have the latest information for you on all the events and the booking positions of them all. The Hotels are all filling up but using the “accommodation”  https://41club-tangent-belfast.co.uk/ tab on the website to Visit Belfast will direct you to the hotel for you. All the hotels selected are in the same general area and close to the Conference Hotel, The Europa. Tuesday, 10 April is the pre-tour to the National Trust - Mount Stewart house and gardens then onto a little bit of a Gin experience with lunch. We have been going through the early bookings and individuals who had expressed an interest have been asked to pay their deposits. This has opened up some places on the pre-tours and we have 7 places open on this trip. Wednesday, 11 April is the tour to the Londonderry Walls with lunch. Again, this is a guided tour to the world-famous walls of Derry and its history. The main guide will be our own Tony Henderson and as this is his home location you will be in for a treat. We have 10 places available on this tour if you wish to book in. Thursday, 12 April - all conference registrations will be at the Europa Hotel. Please note that our extended trip to the Giants Causeway & the Bushmills experience with lunch will leave at 08:30 from the Europa Hotel. This trip is fully booked. Which brings us to the evening entertainment and events at the Belfast City Hall. This was fully Booked from the third week after launch in Blackpool and is still booked out. We have a waiting list system which is managed by you emailing enquiries@41club-tangent-belfast.co.uk. This is a local government working building in the centre of Belfast and we are bound by their rules and are limited to 330 guests. This is 60 more than Blackpool which was full and the best attended in recent years. Friday, 13 April - this is a fully packed day for all. We start with the trip to the Giants Causeway & the Bushmills experience with lunch which will leave at 08:30 from the Europa Hotel. I can say that this trip is fully booked. But if you wish to be put on a waiting list for the Friday or the Thursday trip, please email enquiries@41club-tangent-belfast.co.uk. The Golf: There are still places for the golf but we will close this at 36 due to time constraints. 41 Club National Council meeting, 11:00 am in the Spires Assembly Rooms across the road from the Europa Hotel. Tangent executive meeting in the Europa Hotel. Friday afternoon there will be the customary Banner Exchange in the Piano Bar of the Europa Hotel. Friday night, Joint Presidents Ball in the Culloden hotel. All buses will be leaving from the Europa Hotel for a 15-20min drive to the home of area 11 Round Table, where years of great craic happened. The transport will be leaving from 18:30. Now due to demand, we have opened an extra room for this night. The Holywood Room is down a few stairs from the main Stewart Suite and an AV system will be in use. After the dinner, there will be moving around anyway to clear the dance floor, so I am sure a mixing the two rooms will happen during this time. Both areas are supported by their own bar facilities and no one will be disappointed. The main room is fully booked and the extra Holywood Room is filling up fast, we have now 49 places left for the Friday night. So please book now and don’t be disappointed we cannot make any more space available.

Saturday, 14 April - 41 club AGM in the Spires Assembly Rooms with registration from 08:30 and the AGM starting at 09:00 prompt. There will be no break for lunch, but we will have a café in the refreshments area for you to purchase tea/coffee and soft drinks. As this is a church building there is a total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol. We hope to finish around 14:00 so that members can visit the locals for lunch liquid or otherwise. Tangent AGM will be in the Europa Hotel and lunch will be served. To date we have 89 ladies booked into the lunch. Saturday night and our farewell Ball in the world famous “Titanic Visitors Centre”. Transport will be leaving from the Europa from 18:30 so that we can get all over to the Centre for the Fancy dress parade. As you may be aware, we are changing the format in Belfast due to time constraints and the lack of participation in recent years. So downstairs in the Titanic Centre we will have a drinks reception and a parade of large and small groups. The presidents will judge the parade on large groups and small groups for theme originality. Currently, we still have some places left for this night, around 46. Sunday, 15 April - after your breakfast the Board of 41 Club will meet for a quick meeting to set the new year’s work and welcome new members on to the Board. Room to be announced. Also will be the hand-over to next year’s AGM and Conference team - time and place to be announced.

We have tried to satisfy everyone coming to the Belfast Conference, but there will be the added factor of great Belfast craic and a welcoming city for you all to enjoy. I can arrange for those who are coming early or have not been able to get into an evening event, restaurants or a meal and show in some of the local places. If this would be of interest to you, please email in the first instance enquiries@41club-tangent-belfast.co.uk. stating what you would like and the numbers in your party plus we would also require your contact details and booking number. 

Thank you all
Phill Ellis

'The Louis' is back In Norwich

At then end of June the Norwich Evening News reported the return of the Louis Marchesi pub:

"A Norwich city centre bar has returned to its roots by being renamed in honour of a famous figure.

Take 5 will once again be named The Louis Marchesi – after the city man who founded the Round Table.

The Grade II-listed building in Norwich’s Tombland has housed the Take 5 café/bar for a number of years. Before that, it was the Louis Marchesi from 1976, having originally been the Waggon and Horses.

To a certain generation in Norwich, a drink at 'The Louis' was a key part of a city night out.

Now, after Take 5 closed, the new owner has revived the name.

Louis Marchesi, the pub’s namesake, was the founder of the Round Table Great Britain and Ireland, a charitable organisation for young men, set up in Norwich in 1927.

He was the first secretary of the club, which has continued to run to this day.

The organisation has over 30,000 members all around the world, and says it offers: “Lifelong friendships, unforgettable experiences and the chance to make a difference to those around you”, with events including hiking, cycling, and running challenges; socialising; volunteering; and charity fundraising.

Mr Marchesi was a local business owner and a member of the Norwich Rotary Club. He felt there was a need for a club aimed at younger businessmen in Norwich, and enforced a ‘retiring’ age of 40 from the Round Table.

Today Round Table members can belong to the organisations until the age of 45 – and then become members of the 41 Club, an association of ex-Tablers.

Marchesi died at his home in Norwich in 1968, and is buried in the Earlham Road Cemetery in Norwich.

The Round Table used to meet in the Louis Marchesi pub in Norwich, and its headquarters are now located in Birmingham."

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.

White Rose Dinner 2017

​Community Fundraising is alive and well in Merthyr 41 Club

Malcolm Daniel, President of Merthyr 41 Club, set a challenge to raise funds at meetings throughout the year for the Merthyr PHAB, a local voluntary organisation who encourage young people with or without physical and learning disabilities to take part in various activities and sports.

Pictured are Malcolm Daniel and members of Merthyr Tydfil 41 Club, presenting a cheque for £500 to Terry Collins, Chairman of PHAB Merthyr Tydfil. President Malcolm expressed his wishes to all 41 Club members, Steve James National Councillor and Merthyr Tydfil Tangent Club all of whom helped us achieve this target.

         

Can YOU help?

The Prince’s Trust values the support of a 6,000 strong volunteer network to help inspire young lives. There are a range of opportunities to support our young people – from progression mentoring, to online support of ‘Enterprise’ clients to inspirational speakers. Whilst we cannot guarantee an immediate opportunity across all areas of the UK, we would be delighted to explore these with you. If you are interested, further information and an application can be found here:

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/support-our-work/volunteer

New Benefit

We are pleased to announce a new benefit for members,

Receive a 15% discount on car insurance with

For full details  click here

Oxford College Dinner 2017

For a printable booking form click here

The Sun Shone In Yorkshire

Dateline Craiglands Hotel, Ilkley 2nd to 4th June 2017
 

Over 70 members and guests attended the 4th Classic Rally, this year in Yorkshire.
The sun shone brightly and 38 cars toured the beautiful moors and several attractions.
A very successful event and plans are already announced for next year's rally, to be held in South Wales on the weekend of 8th-10th June.

Hornchurch 50th Charter

Help Hornchucrh celebrate their 50th Charter in style.

The guest speaker is John Spence CBE DL.

A legendary speaker from our days in Round Table.

For full details CLICK HERE

Region 15 Annual Dinner 2018

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.

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.

Next National Council Meeting

The next National Council meeting will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 at the Ashbury Hotel, Higher Maddford, Okehampton, EX20 4NL.

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