Programme to June 2023

Final Details may be amended nearer the date


Ladies Luncheon

12.30 for 13.00 on Thursday March 16th 2023.

I am delighted to invite you back to the Bel Vedere restaurant in Bagshot to attend the Ladies Luncheon, one of the main

highlights in our social calendar. I hope very much that you will be able to join us to share in the fun, friendship, and excellent food on offer.

The cost for the 3-course meal, including pre-lunch drink, will be £32 per head.

(Costs for drinks with/after meal to be paid for individually.)

To book your attendance there are three things you must do.

First - please confirm your attendance to ASAP as we need to indicate likely numbers.

Second - Choose your 3 meal courses from the Lunch Menu below

Third - e-mail your individual meal choices by referencing the menu number and any special dietary requirements.

John must have your choices by February 28th at the latest please.

Payment of (£32 each / £64 per couple) to be paid to the Camberley 41 Club Account.

Antipasti Starters

1. Prosciutto e Coppa con Pera Cotta. Parma ham & dry-cured pork shoulder, served with poached pear

2. Calamaretti Fritti Con Aioli Speziata. Lightly fried calamari, served in lemon-garlic-ginger mayonnaise

3. (V) Tiella di Funghi Misti. Seasonal mushrooms on its own jus, tomatoes, spring onion, fresh mint, chilli, garlic

4. Casareccia al Pollo e Pancetta con Crema di Grana. Short pasta, strips of chicken & pancetta, garlic, in cheese cream sauce

(NB. Gluten Free Pasta on request)

Secondi Main Course

5. Merlano Atlantico in Salsa Aneto. Pan fried fillet of Atlantic whiting, spring onions, pea dill butter sauce

6. Fegato di Vitello alla Veneziana. Strips of calf’s liver panfried with onions in veal jus & parsley

7. Petto di Pollo in Salsa Pizzaiola. Chicken breast topped with scamorza cheese, in pizza style tomato sauce

8. Maialino Alla Mostarda di Grano e Marsala. Fillet of pork medallions, tarragon, wholegrain mustard, marsala wine cream sauce

9. Saltimbocca alla Romana. Pan roasted veal slices topped with parma ham & sage, in white wine sauce


Dolci - Gelati – Sorbetti Desserts - Ice Cream – Sorbets

10. TIRAMISU AL CAFFE’RISTRETTO. Traditional tiramisu, contains dairy products & cooked egg yolks

11. CAPRESE BIANCA. Almond, lemon & white chocolate torte, gluten free, contains nuts, dairy products & eggs

12. CHOCOLATE NEMESIS. Gluten free, flour less, part mousse & part souffle, contains eggs & dairy products

13. CASSATA ICE CREAM LAYERED WITH PAN DI SPAGNA. Contains pistachio nuts dairy ice cream

(Please use numbers 1 to 13 to identify your menu choice)

The Hope Hub Spring Walk 22nd April


The Hope Hub is pleased to invite 41 Club members...

Thank You CRFC

Delighted to announce that Camberley Rugby Club has given our Fundraising Account the incredible sum of £430, to be passed on to Home Start...

Centrifuge Visit Announced






During this 41 Club year, your Council has worked hard to ensure that our Club continues to be relevant and thriving and has a positive future. I hope you agree we have had much success.

However –Only by challenging ourselves to do better, can we secure continuing enjoyment, participation and attendance.

Consequently – Together, we will look to the future.

Howard Ford and Mike Mawtus will facilitate a discussion, where we ask each member to bring to the meeting, “one creative idea to improve our Club”

Each table will discuss and agree their best “Idea” and share it with everyone.

After all Tables have spoken, the ideas will be taken forward to the next Council Meeting for review and adoption.

As a reminder, the key areas of our Annual Programme are:

  • Dinner/Lunch Meetings with Speakers
  • Dinner/Lunch Meetings without Speakers – Games, Quizzes, Debates etc
  • Social Events – Joint events with/without our Ladies
  • Fellowship activities with other local 41 Clubs - Fundraising

OF COURSE – You may like everything just the way it is, so it’s perfectly valid to vote for the status quo.


During and after Dinner, we will have an Inter-Table competition, challenging Knowledge, Wit and Mental Nimbleness. Short, sharp bursts of action, with the Winning Table taking home the Prizes. (Beer, Wine and other Goodies)

Fundraising Triumph!

For the past 49 years, Camberley Round Table and 41 Club have toured Surrey Heath with Santa and his Float, collecting donations from generous local residents, who in December 2022, donated just short of £4000. Good on Them! With other contributions the Club was able to give £2000 each to two very worthy local charities, supporting local citizens. namely The Besom, and Home-Start Surrey Heath. Special thanks to Longacres, Waitrose Frimley, Waitrose Bagshot, and The Meadows without whose continuing support our appeals would not be possible.

The Besom are a Food Bank in Frimley. Karen Kendall, their Project Lead said “We are seeing heavy demand on our services and whilst the supermarkets and other supporters are very generous, we still need to buy food and provisions costing about £500 per month to meet demand. The donation of £2,000 from Camberley 41 Club will therefore make a huge difference. Besom - prepare and deliver dozens of food packs every week to individuals, couples and families that have been referred to them. Each pack contains enough for at least three days of balanced food, including fresh fruit & vegetables. They provide Home starter packs, bedding and towels, new baby packs, electrical packs and refugee support. For more about Besom go to

Home – Start, Surrey Heath. Local Manager, Stephnie Waight, said “On behalf of all at Home-Start Surrey Heath, we would just like to express our sincere thanks to the members of 41 Club for choosing us as your charity this year. Your donation is a huge boost for us, as like all charities, we are facing a tough funding time. A huge well done to all for the amount raised overall – a huge feat in these difficult times. Home –Start was set up in 1989 in response to a need for a support service for families in the Borough of Surrey Heath. The service is free at the point of access, completely independent and available to all. For more about Home-Start go to

Well Done All you Fundraisers

Thank you to all of you who helped with the collections this year

In addition to the money collected on the four days a couple of additional donations were made which brings the total in the Charity Account for distribution to £3,985.53.

This is after the Zettle charge (of 2%) and, for the avoidance of doubt, is all in relation to the 2022 Christmas collection.

As you know, we have collected on the basis of a 50%/50% split between The Besom and Home Start – Surrey Heath. We will add £14.47 from the club’s general account to give a very round figure of £2,000 each. 

Many congratulations to Chris Bamford and his Committee and to everyone who participated.

Here is a photo of Pat and Ray being supervised by Captain Bamford

Old Boys at Twickers

Here we were in the England Dressing Room at Twickers. This England team for this year's 6 Nations look like they have some great experience but might be lacking some youthful speed.

Thanks to John Devlin for organising a great day out for 14 of us. What an enthralling experience to be treated to the full tour of Twickenham Stadium. We were quickly steeped in the fascinating history of the Stadium, the England Rugby team, World Cups and all things Rugby. As well as the changing rooms we visited Bars, Conditioning Rooms, Conference facilities, the Shop and the excellent Museum of Rugby. The highlight was to sit in the Royal Box and absorb the magnificent view from there of the pitch and stadium. This is how it looked.

Leading Out theTeams 

Meeting 25th July - An Experiment

You wanted to try the odd 41 Club Dinner Meeting with a different Venue and format. 

So, on 25th July we met at Camberley Rugby Club and enjoyed an excellent and authentic Curry provided by Sanjha's Restaurant. Choice of 4 starters, 4 curries and all the trimmings. Attending we had 19 Camberley 41 Club members, 11 Guests of 41 Club, 4 Chelsea Pensioners (see the photo), and 5 Sandhurst and Yateley 41 Club members, so a lively group who intermingled and socialised with gusto. The beer is cheaper at the Rugby Club, altho' we served ourselves from the buffet and cleared away our own plates. We had two speakers, John Byett, the RFU Citing Officer, and Phil Burgess who with the England Rugby Sevens team won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Their presentations and the Q+A gave us a hugely interesting insight into all things rugby and a unique exposee of the physical and mental preparation and training required of a world class athlete. 

So a Great Success. Grateful thanks to Mike Franzkowiak, John Carpenter and Alan Chapman for the herculean efforts to ensure the evening was a triumph.

Proud of 41 Club

Very proud to report that Camberley 41 Club demonstrated once again this Christmas, that we are an immensely positive, thriving Club, that allows no obstacles to diminish our sense of Community responsibility. Despite having no member under the age of 68, and several in their eighties, a number in the vulnerable category, and some with limited mobility, we summoned enough of our team to take our Santa Float out into the community on five days of the past two weeks. This despite concerns and restrictions imposed by the pandemic. At the Supermarkets literally thousands of people saw our float, proudly branded as 41 Club, heard the carols playing and stopped to chat to Santa and his helpers. A huge number of Children saw us at the shops and at the Theatre as they went to see the Panto. What joy for them. There was Santa chatting to them and miraculously he knew their names because we linked mobiles as microphones to the I-Pods in Santa's ear. If their parents had no change we simply used our contactless readers to take their donations.

So, many people entertained, the good name of 41 Club spread far and wide, social media buzzing as our Facebook site had over 2000 views and the local on-line media reporting with praise for our efforts. To top it all, almost £5000 was collected and donated to a local charity called Besom, to provide food, clothing, and support to local people in need. Well Done Us!

Even a local Councillor sent their praises, as follows.

This looked like a great initiative and it sounds like it was very successful.

Whilst it is a sad indictment of our socially constructed system that charity contributions (financial and volunteers' time) is increasingly not just a nice addition but absolutely essential in these times, it does show the true community spirit that so many of our residents uphold. This is something we should be proud of.

Well done to everyone who was involved! Please pass on my best wishes to all volunteers.

with thanks and best wishes,


Sharon Galliford

Councillor Windlesham Parish Council Lightwater Ward