Immediate Past President - Barry Durman

As Immediate Past President I pick up the Community Services activities of 41 Club under my wing. Back in early 2017 Terry Cooper compiled a Community Service Policy for the Association which involves:

Looking after the 41 Club garden at the National Memorial Arboretum with Lichfield 41 Club. We had a lovely Round Table Family Remembrance Service in November, with over 50 people in attendance. Afterwards we had a lovely lunch at the nearby Hilton Georges Park.

Looking after the Millennium Way with Solihull and other local 41 Clubs. I have been asked to take over as Chairman of this project, which I have accepted. We have revamped the website and added GPS mapping to all 44 Circular Walks. Try to see what it's all about.

Helping the National President with his charity where requested - it's the fabulous Princes Trust - inspiring young lives! Dave Campbell is holding a Las Vegas Style Dinner Dance on March 24th as a big fund raiser.  Why not book in?

Encouraging clubs to help in their local community - after Round Table, we can still do our bit, whether it is helping our Round Table or doing our own thing. In December, I personally attended the Germany Round Table Family Christmas Parcel Convoy which went to Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Moldovia. We took 132000 parcels to the very poor children in those countries. I had hoped that 41 Club GB&I might join in gathering some parcels for this convoy, but National Council felt we should concentrate our activities in the British Isles.

Please email me (and our editor/webmaster) with any Community Services activities you do in your club. I have heard about many initiatives and, if you let me know, remember that I need to award the Malcolm Lockey Community Service award at our AGM in Belfast,