Region 6 Yorkshire

Gentlemen, I feel very privileged to continue as your Region 6 National Councillor for the next 3 years, my tenureship has been extended by an additional year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In our region we have 44 Open clubs from Whitby on the North East Coast to Hallamshire in the South in the Peak District and extending to Barnoldswick in the West in the Yorkshire Dales. The Region covers the Round Table 8, 9, 15 and 32 areas.

I am still aiming to visit all of our Clubs during my term and will hopefully get to visit many clubs again, to listen to your views, find out what your Club is doing, enjoy fellowship and fun and if requested offer my support as your National Councillor and open dialogue between Clubs and the National Board and Council.

I am looking forward to the White Rose Dinner in October that is being organised by my own Club Shipley 41 Club, which should be a great night full of friendship and fellowship as we meet friends from other clubs and reminisce about our Round Table days.

Hopefully, we can create more opportunities for fellowship between clubs, to this end I hope to arrange social meetings/competitions where Clubs close to each other can meet to have fun, compare notes, plan for the future and try to find ways of increasing our membership. This will help aid lines of communication with and between neighbouring clubs and our feeder Round Tables, also help recruit new 41ers and assist Round Table where practicable to recruit new members.

As for me, I joined Baildon Round Table in 1986, I was active at both club and area level. I am currently Vice-Chairman of Shipley 41 Club and the Chairman of the White Rose Dinner committee for 2020. I am now retired and like to spend time on my allotment, playing golf badly, watching rugby and travelling.

For further information about me, please look at my profile details on 41Club.org under Council – Region 6.

I can be contacted on region6@41club.org